When selling something online, it helps to put your item in the best light possible. Great photography and flattering descriptions go a long way in selling everything from houses to jewelry, and when you’re selling something as big as a car, a good ad is especially crucial to getting the most money possible for your efforts.
Don’t tell that to UK man Tommy Rayson, though.
Tommy recently decided to sell his Volvo V70 on Facebook Martketplace. The car is, well, not something you’d want to drive to a first date. Maybe not something you’d want to drive at all. How could Tommy even try to convince people to buy such a dilapidated excuse for a vehicle?
Why, with brutal honesty, of course!
Tommy decided to just tell it like it is when it came to the sale of his car, which he’d originally bought because “it was cheaper than a taxi home,” according to an interview he did with Bored Panda. When it came time to get rid of the car, he knew his best shot was to just tell it like it was.
|“Hey everyone! |
Is anybody after this absolute weapon? And by weapon I mean piece of sh*t.
It’s a Volvo V70 on a 54 plate with 374k on the clock. You read it right- 374k!
It needs a lot of love, and I mean a Gemma Collins portion of love. It has zero history, vibrates like a Whacker plate when idling, and I’m hoping that someone has stolen it while I’m writing this advert.“
“It’s filthy inside and out, like next level filthy. Like a farm vehicle. Or a skip full of dog turds.
I actually don’t know whether the window is stuck closed or missing.
That being said it’s a diesel estate with MOT until August with a TowBar that starts and drives and the brakes work. Cruise control, heated seats and full leather.
Comes with one key, V5 and a priests blessing that you’ll get home alive. I’ve actually just driven it from Penryn to Truro and was exciting.
Come take it away please as it’s attracting rats and I think It’s haunted. “
“I originally put the ad on Facebook Marketplace and it’s gone viral. It’s in the papers today (19/01/21) and I’ve had messages from as far as Canada!! I thought it only fitting to list at 99p start and give people a chance to snap it up before it goes to the scrappy. I feel at that mileage it deserves a crack at some sort of gumball rally, or epic long way round for the brave.
Please don’t ask what’s wrong with it- just presume everything. And there’s no best price. I am however open to swaps. I have been offered a generous Scrap value of £198 so no offers less than that please.
As it turned out, Tommy’s strategy turned out to be effective! He’s found a buyer for the beat-up car, and it will be taken off his hands in just a few days. Honesty pays off!
All images via Tommy Rayson via eBay