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Self-build Valuation Tool

Postby crinklystarfish » Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:22 am

The valuation tool has now been tweaked and tidied and can be downloaded from the relevant links on this page.

I'd be obliged if one or two of this forum's members would give it a test run at some point to make sure it all works and seem plausible. Please try the new [Registration Status] and [Deductions] facilities to see the effect on valuation in particular.

I've had a bit of fun crunching one or two of the trucks that have shown up on eBay recently (guestimating cost price). They say £30,000 - computer said no.

Please let me know if you spot any howlers, plus any suggestions for tweaks welcomed.

For now, as before, it's only available in .xls format but should run on most Microsoft-compatible Office systems. If it beds in OK I'll probably devote a hundred years or so to convert it to work direct from websites etc.

Cheers.

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Re: Self-build Valuation Tool

Postby Brian-reynolds » Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:09 am

Hi Steve, I have had a play and it looks good to me Sir!

It values my truck at £96K so I am happy with that! Yeah right! I wish!!!

Good work.

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Re: Self-build Valuation Tool

Postby PeteB » Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:49 am

It values my truck at £96K

… and 90k of that is the remote control spotlight!

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Re: Self-build Valuation Tool

Postby Brian-reynolds » Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:44 pm

PeteB wrote:
It values my truck at £96K

… and 90k of that is the remote control spotlight!


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Re: Self-build Valuation Tool

Postby Rusape » Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:38 am

I thought this excerpt from a facebook post, sums it up very well

I always think there are two sections truck builds fit into.

1 A lorry with a box on the back and a caravan inside the box.
2 A lorry with a yacht that can sail around the world unsupported on the back...

...The trouble is with truck builds is that some people think that their option 1 build is worth option 2 money. .

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Re: Self-build Valuation Tool

Postby Brian-reynolds » Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:05 pm

Rusape wrote:I thought this excerpt from a facebook post, sums it up very well

I always think there are two sections truck builds fit into.

1 A lorry with a box on the back and a caravan inside the box.
2 A lorry with a yacht that can sail around the world unsupported on the back...

...The trouble is with truck builds is that some people think that their option 1 build is worth option 2 money. .


I like that! I like that a LOT!

How very true!

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Re: Self-build Valuation Tool

Postby crinklystarfish » Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:51 am

Rusape wrote:...
I always think there are two sections truck builds fit into.

1 A lorry with a box on the back and a caravan inside the box.
2 A lorry with a yacht that can sail around the world unsupported on the back...

...The trouble is with truck builds is that some people think that their option 1 build is worth option 2 money. .



They missed category 3: Lorries that look like those in category 2, but which are - in reality - not as fit for purpose as some of those in category 1.

The valuation tool should take care of the deluded in category 1 who think their shed-on-wheels is worth more than the sum of its parts.

We maybe need a tool to take care of categories 2 and 3...


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