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  1. Autotrader trap 
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    I have had my 03 2.5Tdi Quattro Avant on Autotrader for nearly 3 weeks with no response apart from an email today to say the TN wasnt working.Checked and found last digit missing so rang and asked why they had no system to pick this up cos it was correct in my a/c details but told this is due to their self service advert set up. I think this is their nice little earner cos Ive got to pay again and I expect others have been caught before.Next time will be more careful and double check
     
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    You should get them to run the ad again for free, or extend it for the time the numbers have not worked. They did for me when the numbers didnt work on my ad..
     
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    I tried that but they said that they had no system for picking up a fault which was mine
     
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    if you put your number in correctly, how can the fault be yours?
     
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    Thats it I missed the last digit off but you would think they would have a setup to watCh this or take my details off my a/c Anyway the adverts on and the first caller has just rung back to say he is on the train tomorrow to buy it.He says he must have a Quattro for the winter but does not seem to know much about Audis let alone the rather special 2.5Tdi.We have an04 Tiptronic waiting to take over which the wife says she will drive so we can share again!
     
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    Have had much better luck selling cars on eBay than AT. Had my Audi Cab on AT for a month with no interest and sold it within a week on eBay. Bloke even came down from Newcastle to buy it and drove it home! Read somewhere that more private cars sold on eBay now than on AT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Horse View Post
    Have had much better luck selling cars on eBay than AT. Had my Audi Cab on AT for a month with no interest and sold it within a week on eBay. Bloke even came down from Newcastle to buy it and drove it home! Read somewhere that more private cars sold on eBay now than on AT.
    Thanks I will remember that but my buyers done the deal at my price so just made it with only 3 days of a working advert.The 2.5 Tdi Quattro seems a very small market .I am still surprised that someone would spend nearly 4 hours on the train to come and view and he wont be back in essex until about 8pm
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeybutch View Post
    Thats it I missed the last digit off but you would think they would have a setup to watCh this or take my details off my a/c Anyway the adverts on and the first caller has just rung back to say he is on the train tomorrow to buy it.He says he must have a Quattro for the winter but does not seem to know much about Audis let alone the rather special 2.5Tdi.We have an04 Tiptronic waiting to take over which the wife says she will drive so we can share again!
    Ah well thats great news you have sold it, I hope he turns up and the sale goes well

    But just to play devils advocate (No I dont work for autotrader ) its not really a trap if you put the wrong info in......................

    I can second DH's view as well. The last three cars I sold all sold from ebay. In fact the last one got no calls at all from AT..................
     
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    Yes Paul it was a stupid error but as with many logins I dont see why they cant have something that flags an incorrect TNo so some idiot like me doesnt waste 44 and weeks of wondering why there was no interest.Iwas about to rebook at a lower price so it was a close run thing.When I rang to fix the fault I got the impression that this happens and cant help thinking that Atrader are not bothered cos they end up winners
     
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