Can I sell my car today?

It may be the case that you have been trying to sell your vehicle privately for sometime and not much has been happening.  Perhaps you are now asking yourself, can I sell my car today, simply because you need the money urgently and are becoming frustrated at the delays.

The good news is that it may be possible to do so through the services of organisations such as ours, specialising in the purchase of cars online.

In these types of situation, it may not be unusual to find that there is inevitably some thought about whether or not you are likely to get the price you expect.

There is no definitive answer to this question but there may be some points of business reality that might come into play in such circumstances:

  • if you set what you consider to be a fair price before trying to sell your vehicle privately, then the fact that the market has not responded may indicate that, to put it bluntly, you got it wrong;
  • although none of us like to accept it, the reality of life is that when we are trying to sell something, its price is what the market is prepared to pay and not what we think it is worth;
  • if you are selling to a professional organisation, a dealership or using your vehicle as a trade-in on another car purchase, you may be unlikely to receive a price that equates to its theoretical private individual sale level (the organisations concerned will need eventually to make a profit on their purchase). Do note that, on the positive side, dealing with a professional organisation as opposed to a private buyer tends to be quicker and more efficient.

You should never feel pressured to sell your vehicle for a price that you believe to be woefully inadequate but if you do need to dispose of it quickly, you may need to be pragmatic and think about the price you are setting.

You may also need to think about what is called opportunity cost – in other words, how much it may be costing you to not have even a reduced purchase price in your bank account for extended periods, as well as car insurance and road tax costs.

So, you may be able to get a positive answer to your question, can I sell my car today, if you are prepared to be realistic on the price.

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