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How to get rid of a car?

By johnboy 28 March 2010 25

Once again we turn to the knowledge (if not wisdom) of the RiotACT hivemind.

Let’s say someone has a car which will cost more to repair than what it’s worth.

Who can take such a car off one’s hands? Scrappers? Junkyards? Used car salesman?

Recommendations and advice welcomed!

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Mathman 10:12 pm 02 Aug 10

Hang on to it until after the election – you might get a free $2,000 towards a new car.

AllStar01 8:42 pm 02 Aug 10

I went to All Star Transport and Towing services and I found their services was heaps better than ezy scrap.

Funky1 1:21 pm 30 Mar 10

Simple solution (but not legal yet (sort of) environmentally friendly):
Night time + Lake Burley G (or any of the other local lakes) = addition to the man-made reef that lurks below the water.


cranky 9:05 pm 29 Mar 10

Interesting program on Fox a couple of weeks ago. Pommy. Guy bought an un-reregisterable clunker from a seller for about 150 quid. Cashed in the balance of the rego after delivering it to an auction house. Got about 40 quid from memory. The car was auctioned to a room full of dealers AND SCRAP METAL merchants. Went for about 250 quid. For scrap. Suspect that we are not getting full value for the metal from local dealers. This would equate to about $400 in value for a wrecker. Their buy price. And they will make a profit when selling it on.

The Ezyscrappies of the world would be laughing all the way to the bank.

One 3:16 pm 29 Mar 10

Check if its commercial or has commecial parts then you can sometimes get up to $300 or more from junking it. If any parts can be used on another car that is common on the road. Some engines end up in things like generators, etc. By commercial I mean something that has an engine that may be reused in a light/small truck.

The Ebay’s of the net (yes there are free local sites too) are also great place to find car people and collectors seeking manuals, badges, mats, rubber things, trim, etc – some wreckers may pay more for scrap that includes a manual (depending on make/model).

If it has a set of plates and rego papers then it can be transported without additional cost as tow or freight (check with Transport operator incase things have changed before loading a truck up in your driveway).

I would also check into willo’s area – some cars can simply double or triple in value by getting a number painted on the door

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