Car sellers rush Vince
VINCE Testa and his helpers were nearly knocked down in the rush of sellers when the weekly Coffs Car Market opened at Coffs Harbour Showground on Saturday.
Mr Testa, who has established the market for private car sales, said about 120 vehicles, including more than 100 cars, were displayed at prices ranging from $1800 to $30,000.
He said private sellers were not required to notify him of sales, but he did know that two cars were sold within 30 minutes of the market opening and there were already more than 30 cars listed on the car market website at www.coffscarmarket.com.au
Large queues of sellers formed early as Mr Testa and his helpers struggled to complete the paperwork required under the Motor Dealers Act.
"It was like the first day at school," he said.
Mr Testa said sellers did not have to stay with their cars but had to present their current registration papers and current driver's licence before their car could be displayed.
He said the $49 price for displaying a car was a 'show it until you sell it' price which was paid once and entitled own- ers to display their cars at the market every Saturday until sold.
He said the price included a sale poster to put in the car and a photograph and description of the car posted on the website.
The market will now be held every Saturday and Mr Testa can be contacted on 0432 498 118.