Using Craigs List to sell your car or truck faster and cheaper!
From time to time we all end up in the predicament of selling a car. Now sometimes many of us skip this predicament by just taking the vehicle to the car dealers and trading it in. The problem here is you’re getting ripped off whether you see it or not. The car dealer and his used car manager will never pay you above rough, wholesale value for your vehicle. So you’re always better off selling it on your own. But rather than using the usual classified ads in your local newspaper and spending a ton of money on a tiny little ad, you can use CraigsList absolutely free (its even better then using online auction sites like Ebay!)
Not only is Craigs List free, but also provides unlimited words and the opportunity to use as many pictures as you would like to fully convey the condition and worth of your vehicle to prospective buyers. This is a great help as your local classified ads won’t let you list 20 or so words with no picture for an exorbitant price. Most of time nowadays when you list the car under local newspaper classifieds the majority of the calls that you will receive are from wholesalers who are literally trying to steal the car out from under you.
For instance, if your car is worth $5000 and is in really good shape, these scumbag wholesalers will show up at your house at 7 AM and try and flash $500 cash in your face. And they will basically nag you to death to try and get your car for that low of a price. Who needs that? The good thing about craigslist is that most of wholesalers are a little slow at learning how to use the Internet so most have not discovered Craigslist as of yet. So the calls you will get off craigslist tend to be real buyers and they tend to be very targeted buyers at that.
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This is because of all of the wording you are allowed to put for free in your ad on Craigslist plus all the pictures you can place there. This leaves no question as to the condition of the vehicle, its features, colors, etc… Now, obviously, if you don’t take advantage of the unlimited words and pictures on Craigs List and make your ad look like the local newspaper classifieds with small ads then that is your own fault and you will have poor results at best from that listing or ad.
To see what works best is easy. Just log on to Craigslist for your local town by going to Craigslist.com and selecting your state and city. Then just cruise through the posts and listings for people selling or looking to buy cars or trucks in your local area. Look at the difference between this you’ll classifieds. Obviously you can see far more information and great pictures on craigslist so you undoubtedly know exactly what you’re looking at. This is why your buyers will be so targeted they will know exactly what the vehicle is your listing, the condition of the vehicle and basically everything you know about it so they can take a look at it and buy it.
Generally, the people that come calling from craigslist are serious buyers and not the tire kickers and wholesalers you will find your local newspaper classifieds. I have actually seen this firsthand as I used to own my own car dealership and the results from using Craigslist versus the local newspaper classifieds here in Charlotte (which would be the Charlotte Observer) are not even close. Craigslist provided far superior results, sales and profits. We had hundreds of more people come in and buy the cars through Craigslist then we ever did from the Charlotte Observer classifieds.
So, rather than getting ripped off by trading in your next vehicle, and rather than using expensive classifieds, use Craigslist to sell your vehicle regardless of whether it’s a car, truck or even motorcycle for a higher price and much faster. With craigslist you will have a far higher number of serious buyers which is what you want because one of these buyers will most likely end up buying your vehicle. No one wants to waste time with tire kickers, joyriders, wholesalers, etc…
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