Wednesday August 24th, 2011 12:48 New Ways of Selling Used Cars

If I was to sell my car on the internet, then there would be a number of websites that I would naturally gravitate towards. I’m sure I wouldn’t be the only person to think of going straight to Autotrader, Ebay and Gumtree.

All three websites are hugely popular in different ways. Autotrader has been in the used car business for over 30 years, Ebay is the most popular place online when it comes to buying and selling things, and Gumtree is the UK’s number one classified ads site. The Autotrader website boasts over 10 million users per month, far exceeding the volume of any other used car website.

With that in mind, using these websites would potentially expose my car to a greater audience, but would that increase the likelihood of me being able to sell my car?

As is the case on Autotrader, listing my car on Ebay and Gumtree requires me to spend time making my car look as appealing to potential buyers as possible. That requires taking photos and writing a detailed description. With so many cars up for sale, there is a great deal of pressure to make my listing stand out without bending the truth. It’s a time consuming business and, let’s be honest, when I’m selling something, I just want to get the business over with as quickly and as smoothly as possible, whilst getting what I think is a fair price.

Unlike other websites, I am not required to create a detailed listing on the Wewillbuyyourcar website. I also don’t have to worry about trying to convince someone to buy my car.

All I have to do is enter my car registration number and provide them with key information about the condition of the car such as its mileage and any scratches or marks it may have. Once Wewillbuyyourcar has this information, they offer you a price and if it’s an acceptable price for you, then all you have to do is choose where you want your car to be picked up. It’s a simple process, and certainly plays into your hands if you are looking to offload your old car quickly.

Providing them with the facts is a lot easier to do than come up with a description to make your car stand out from the crowd. Another major plus of the website is that, unlike Autotrader and Ebay, you’re not subjected to any selling or listing fees. With that in mind, it makes sense to make my first port of call the next time I sell my car online. After all, if I don’t like the offer they make, I can always try my luck convincing someone to buy my car elsewhere.

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