IPD sale XeMODeX - Experts in Volvo Electronics Free shipping all USA - Experts in Brakes
Did you know? 🤔
Logged in users can get email notification of topic replies Log in or register (free).
Amazon Link Buy anything with this and it helps MVS!

To Sell or Not To Sell that is the question...

Help, Advice, Owners' Discussion and DIY Tutorials on Volvo's stylish, distinctive "P2" platform cars.

2001 - 2007 V70
2004 - 2007 V70 R
2001 - 2007 XC-70
2001 - 2009 S60
2003 - 2007 S60 R

cuhfs
MVS Moderator
Posts: 540
Joined: Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:28 pm
Year and Model: 850,V70,C70,XC90
Location: New Jersey
Has thanked: 8 times
Been thanked: 10 times
United States of America
cuhfs

To Sell or Not To Sell that is the question...

Post by cuhfs » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:37 pm

Okay that was a teaser headline. I have a 2003 XC 70 it failed a compression leak down test... it has tons of new parts including tires, rebuilt engine head, PVC, and transmission. Had it sold on Ebay and the buyer backs out. Now here is the question. I had it sold for $800 which did not cover my costs of the car purchase and new parts. Has anyone had success parting out such a car? What would I typically make doing it that way, Will it take forever to get enough sold to cover my costs and labor... Seems like a lot of work to pull the engine and transmission and then have to store them and body parts like the doors, hood, etc. in a shed or leave it being dismantled on car, which becomes an eye sore.

Any tips about parting out a whole car is appreciated.
95 850 Sedan Auto Trans
98 V70 Manual Trans
01 C70 Manual Trans
03 XC70 Auto
04 C70 Auto
06 XC90 Auto (ORE)
96 850 Wagon Manual Trans (parts car)

User avatar
abscate
MVS Moderator
Posts: 20433
Joined: Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:54 pm
Year and Model: 99T5 ,99S70,2005V70
Location: NYC, ALBANY NY
Has thanked: 283 times
Been thanked: 894 times
Trinidad & Tobago
abscate

Re: To Sell or Not To Sell that is the question...

Post by abscate » Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:14 pm

They part out slow. I’ve done better than most but I covered my purchase price in week one, doubled it with needed parts, and have probably tripled up again. I’m basically giving the rest of the parts to those in need at this point

Most of the partners are lame though , I put part numbers and price in a sheet and complete sales in one email. I update it periodically or when something large sells.

Why don’t we tackle the bottom end in the Spring? Is it driveable up to my summer place??
Empty Nester
A Captain in a Sea of Estrogen
1999-V70-T5M56 2005-V70-M56 1999-S70 VW T4 BMW
Link to Maintenance record thread
Link To Volvo Glossary

cuhfs
MVS Moderator
Posts: 540
Joined: Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:28 pm
Year and Model: 850,V70,C70,XC90
Location: New Jersey
Has thanked: 8 times
Been thanked: 10 times
United States of America
cuhfs

Re: To Sell or Not To Sell that is the question...

Post by cuhfs » Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:32 pm

Abscate, I appreciate the offer and the idea but I have accepted my defeat, I surrendered... and don't like facing it daily. In fact, i want to sell all my tools because of it. Once it's gone I can stop using a skate boardj and work on Volvos again.
95 850 Sedan Auto Trans
98 V70 Manual Trans
01 C70 Manual Trans
03 XC70 Auto
04 C70 Auto
06 XC90 Auto (ORE)
96 850 Wagon Manual Trans (parts car)

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post