Archive for June 6th, 2012

How to Sell My Car Online

Once upon a time when I wanted to sell my car, the choices I had on how to do this were pretty limited. Before I could sell my car online, I may have opted to advertise my car by putting an advertisement in the newspapers classifieds section or be forced to sell my car to a used car dealer and in all likelihood not get it’s true value for it. Then the internet came along and not only revolutionised the way we buy and sell things but more importantly to me, allowed me to sell my car online not just cheaper but to a much wider audience. It used to be that in most cases before I could sell my car online, I would have to advertise it to people within the same city at best but these days I can sell my car online not just to this small base of potential customers but to individuals around the country, both private and commercially.

The harder thing to figure out when looking to sell my car online, considering how many different websites are out there, is exactly which websites to use to sell my car online. The first step when I sell my car online is to always think about two things, the first is that to have the best chance of being able to sell my car online I would need to advertise it a place where interested people will look at it. For example there would be no point in my advertising to sell my car online on a site that is designed to allow people to buy and sell houses! So before I sell my car online on a particular website, especially if it is a paid advertisement, I always check to see that there are plenty of other similar adverts or at least vehicle adverts! The next thing to consider is the amount of people that will see my advertisement to sell my car because without plenty of visitors to the site the chances of me being able to sell my car through it is pretty small.

There are plenty of websites that allow me to sell my car online but fit the requirements above, from specialist car sale websites such as autotrader to the more general sites such as gumtree, craigslist and even auctions sites like eBay. All of these receive hundreds of thousands of hits from around the country every month and as a result let me sell my car online not just locally but to any interested party in the UK. The majority of these are also free to sell my car online, with gumtree and craigslist being free classifieds site with optional features to help increase the chances of being able to sell my car online or enabling me to sell my car quicker. Autotrader also has a free listing facility with optional paid features such as an advert included in their magazines.

If I was to sell my car online via eBay on the other hand, they would charge a fee dependent on the amount that I sell my car online for – which is worked out on a percentage basis. The positive side of that is that if I don’t sell my car online via eBay for whatever reason, I wouldn’t have to pay any fees for trying to sell my car through eBay.