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    Looks like newest BaT competitor is picking up steam, some nice cars listed over the past few days. Currently have a nice E34 M5 and a E31 850 (though, automatic and in Calgary) on there:



    I decided to sell my M6, and it will be going up for auction this Friday. Will be an interesting experience.

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    This is Doug's site. For the most part, seems to be more affordable and less rare options than BaT, which is cool that it's somewhat different. I'm sure that could shift at some point in the near future.

    Good luck with the M6!
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    • #3
      Originally posted by SpaghettiM3 View Post
      This is Doug's site. For the most part, seems to be more affordable and less rare options than BaT, which is cool that it's somewhat different. I'm sure that could shift at some point in the near future.

      Good luck with the M6!
      It is his site, yes. Good and timely move on this part, I'd say.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by TexaZ3 View Post

        Good and timely move on this part, I'd say.
        Agreed!

        I'm curious to see how the sale of BaT affects the site moving forward.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by SpaghettiM3 View Post

          Agreed!

          I'm curious to see how the sale of BaT affects the site moving forward.
          I just looked that up... that will be interesting to see.

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          • #6
            My M6 listing is live. Spread the word!
            https://carsandbids.com/auctions/3oz...6-bmw-m6-coupe

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            • #7
              Originally posted by TexaZ3 View Post
              My M6 listing is live. Spread the word!
              https://carsandbids.com/auctions/3oz...6-bmw-m6-coupe
              Hope it does well for you, Alex.

              I think I prefer the C&B organization of information more than BaT. Hopefully the bidders are as equally loose with their money.

              Not sure how I feel about Doug's Take at the top. "These cars are problematic but it seems ok because those problems are addressed". Sets a negative tone imo.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Braymond141 View Post

                Hope it does well for you, Alex.

                I think I prefer the C&B organization of information more than BaT. Hopefully the bidders are as equally loose with their money.

                Not sure how I feel about Doug's Take at the top. "These cars are problematic but it seems ok because those problems are addressed". Sets a negative tone imo.
                Haha, I thought the same thing - but, I think it is no secret what general public thinks about E60/63 generation of the M5/6 in general, and S85/65 in particular as far as their reliability. What people for the most part do not understand, is that there are $12-15K beat up dogs that never seen any maintenance, and there are cream puffs that were maintained like the supercars that they are, and the later will perform as they suppose to for a long time, while the former are ticking time bombs and money pits. And that is the reason why reserves exist on these type of listings.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Braymond141 View Post


                  I think I prefer the C&B organization of information more than BaT.
                  It looks so much cleaner this way, no need to read through a bunch of junk to look for the necessary info.
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                  • #10
                    How do you feel about the auction, Alex?

                    I don't know what M6 are worth.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Braymond141 View Post
                      How do you feel about the auction, Alex?

                      I don't know what M6 are worth.
                      Well, here is my take...the site is new, and they need more bidders. There are a lot of tire kickers (expected), but not a lot of people with money. Having said that...when I tried trading the car in - I was offered $13k for it. When I tried selling it, I got one serious offer of $18k. This sold for $19.6k without me doing anything, to a guy I actually somewhat know from M5Board. So - all in all - I think it worked out fine and the car is going to a good home.

                      Site staff is polite, courteous, and reasonable. They are quick to answer and make changes, though getting your listing up takes forever. From the time my submission was done and approved, it took a week to get it scheduled and then another 5 days before it got actually listed. So obviously this is a bit of a drag. But overall I think it has potential.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by TexaZ3 View Post

                        Well, here is my take...the site is new, and they need more bidders. There are a lot of tire kickers (expected), but not a lot of people with money. Having said that...when I tried trading the car in - I was offered $13k for it. When I tried selling it, I got one serious offer of $18k. This sold for $19.6k without me doing anything, to a guy I actually somewhat know from M5Board. So - all in all - I think it worked out fine and the car is going to a good home.

                        Site staff is polite, courteous, and reasonable. They are quick to answer and make changes, though getting your listing up takes forever. From the time my submission was done and approved, it took a week to get it scheduled and then another 5 days before it got actually listed. So obviously this is a bit of a drag. But overall I think it has potential.
                        Sounds like a success, considering how new the platform is. Congrats on the sale!
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                        • #13
                          Anyone in here own this? https://carsandbids.com/auctions/rbJ...7-bmw-m3-coupe
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by SpaghettiM3 View Post
                            That car is in rough shape. I bet it needs every maintenance item done.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by SpaghettiM3 View Post
                              ​​​​​​Curious to see how it does. Looks very cheaply put together and it hasn't even been cleaned up for photos.

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