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Where does one go to sell used parts these days?

I used to sell quite a bit on eBay but that seems to have gone to the Chinese spammers now. Craigslist is nothing but low-ballers and scammers. Facebook market place is a joke.

I need to sell a set of winter tires/wheels/TMPS from my MINI and have had zero luck. I've dropped my pricing as far as I think is remotely fair.

I'm out of ideas.

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I’d try the Mini forums or boston craigslist (list for $100 over intended selling price - i’ve had success this way). I know you said you dont like craigslist or facebook marketplace but maybe a Mini facebook group like NEMO (New England Mini Owners) would work too.

PM me the details, I know a guy who is into minis and he has a lot of friends with those cars that are local. It’s a long shot but maybe one of those guys might be interested in your snow tires.

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Agree that CL is a pain, but for something like tires / wheels it's the only way to go as the cost of shipping anywhere past regional will exceed the price. Takes patience.
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Have you considered Letgo? I had decent luck selling a few items there.
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Offer up is another good one.
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On some items (especially something like tires and wheels) I look at it this way: you either want them out of your way or you don't. Set your price with that premise in mind.

Unless you understand and acknowledge the lack of real-world value for used ones (unless there's something genuinely unique or special about them) and price them accordingly, tires/wheels are a tough sell. Too often, what a seller thinks is worth a grand ("These would cost you over $1,500 retail, and, by golly, I used them for only one season") the market says is worth about a third of that - sometimes more sometimes less.


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For me, selling and buying Porsche and Corvair parts, I find that the forums are the best resource (such as Rennlist for Porsche) nowadays. I avoid Ebay and Craigslist anymore. I did sell one set of GT3 Euro seats using Facebook marketplace.

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The Mini FB group would be recommended or the Mini Forums

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