Patrick Collinson, Gdn Money 15.2.14, gives some advice on getting rid of a banger.
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He was trying to sell a dead 13-year-old Alfa estate, in need of an MoT.
Autotrader suggested advertising it at £600 but didn’t check if it was a runner.
Gumtree was a possible advertising site he didn’t try.
Webuyanycar.com quoted £285, assuming one month’s MoT and two sets of keys, plus driven delivery to a local centre.
Scrapyards signed up to cartakeback.com or rewardingrecycling.co.uk quoted £150-£200 delivered, £50 less for collection.
A dodgy scrapper offered £120 cash but cash payments are illegal.
Road tax is reclaimable via gov.uk/apply-for-tax-disc-refund-form-V14/
Donate your wreck to charity via giveacar.co.uk or charitycar.co.uk or oxfam.org.uk/