The 1.6-litre, S-reg model was kindly donated by M25 Audi, and we listed it on auction website eBay a week ago.
Because the car had a few issues – a running problem and brake judder – we listed the car as spares or repairs with a detailed description.
We even included a basic video of the car to give our punters a full view of the Audi. The technique worked a treat, for most of the week it gathered lots of watchers and as usual most of the bidding happened in the last few minutes.
With a minute to go it was at £670, but rose within 60 seconds to the final price of £790.03p. It’s a great start for our challenge.
Buoyed by the success we’ve listed the Golf on the auction site too. We were originally going to advertise it locally in the paper but weren’t sure how well it would do, so decided to go the eBay route again instead.
We’ve produced another cheesy video and used pictures from the photoshoot that graces the cover of the next issue to advertise the car. It went live on Wednesday evening.
We started this one at £112.75 – the cost of the 6 months tax we shelled out on when we picked it up from Auction4Cars.com, who kindly donated it.
Hopefully we can get a couple of hundred for this one and with that take the tally for our first purchase to £1,000. We’re rather nervous about what to get this time and where to spend the money so any help or advice would be appreciated.
If you want to keep an eye on the Golf auction, it can be found here, or just watch the ‘high quality’ advertisement we knocked up for it yesterday below.