Effective Online Selling
Selling a pre-owned car online. (Photo Credits)
Unlike before when buying a used car meant going to pre-owned car markets and garages, car selling now means going online and talking to a dealer or a private re-seller.
For private sellers, it could sometimes be challenging to sell a car quickly especially since there too are a lot of private sellers and car dealers that are selling their cars online, and in physical stores.
For those wanting to sell their used cars online, the website Car Connection came up with tips on selling pre-owned vehicles in Craigslist.
“Craigslist now allows you to upload two dozen photos. We really can’t think of a good reason not to fill this entire space. You should easily be able to shoot 24 good photos of your car. Here’s how we recommend breaking down your shot list: (1) One overview from each angle of the car; think front profile, rear profile, side profile (times two), a 3/4 shot from each corner; (2) Detail shots of any exterior damage and a shot of the wheels and tires showing about how much tread is left on the tires; (3) Photos of the front and back seats, the dashboard, and the odometer showing current mileage; (4) Open the hood and take an overview photo.”
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MoneyMax.ph for its part advises its readers to be as transparent as possible in posting details about the car, as well as in negotiating.
“Nobody wants to be thought of as a scammer, especially with today’s stringent security procedures over the Internet. As a seller, details of posted items should be clear and the price indicated if negotiable or not. Always use the correct contact details and location of the item, so that buyers can get in contact with you easily.”
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The Canadian website Wheels meantime advised its readers that old-fashioned elbow grease is still very important when it comes to convincing people to buy a pre-owned vehicle.
“If your vehicle is no longer under warranty it is a good idea to have a mechanic inspect the vehicle to advise you of any problems or future issues that may come into question through the selling process. In order for a used vehicle to be licensed for road use in Ontario, it needs to pass a safety inspection performed by a licensed mechanic. The mechanic will inspect the tires, brakes, lighting system, airbags and other safety features to ensure everything is in good working order. As a seller it is important to know if your car will “pass safety.” The certificate costs on average $100 or an hour of labour time plus any necessary repairs.”
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Window and windshields should be carefully inspected as well to ensure that there are no chips or cracks, and if there are any, it is always a great idea to have it fixed before putting up the used car on sale.