What do I need to know in order to sell my car online?

If you want to sell your car online – what is the best way of going about it?

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Although there has been an explosion in the way goods of every size and description are bought and sold on the internet, it is probably short-sighted to believe that simply by posting your car for sale online is a sure-fire way of guaranteeing a sale at fair price.

It’s unlikely to be good enough simply to have your car listed, for example, if very few people visit that website. The number of visitors to any particular online auto-trading magazine, of course, is something quite beyond your control. You might try to increase the chances of your listing being spotted, of course, by subscribing to a premium listings service – but this may cost you an expensive fee.

Thinking “I want to sell my car online” might sound like a straight forward option, but even if you manage to interest a buyer or two, you are still likely to have to deal with requests not only for inspections, but also for test drives. This means keeping the vehicle, taxed, insured and covered by a current MOT – everything in other words to keep it roadworthy and street legal.

All in all, therefore, there may be the world of difference between simply advertising your car for sale online and actually persuading someone to buy it – with one notable exception.

The exception – the professional car buyer

The exception lies in finding a buyer who is already in a position to make you an offer on your car, whatever the model, make, mileage or condition.

This is the professional car buyer – the biggest and most reputable of which maintain an online presence for the sole purpose of establishing contact between you, the seller, and themselves, the permanently committed buyer.

When you visit such a site, you may be asked simply to register your interest by keying in the registration number of your vehicle, briefly describing its age, mileage and condition, and leaving your contact telephone number so that they are able to get back to you.

In a very short space of time, you may then receive the call back from the buyer, who may talk you through a description of the car you wish to sell. Once its description and condition has been verified, you are likely to receive a definitive quotation and, if you agree to the terms, arrangements may be made for the vehicle’s collection. If you’ve chosen one of the best online car buyers, you don’t have to pay anything at all for the valuation, quotation, collection or transfer of ownership – the price you are quoted is the price you receive and some buyers may even give you the choice of receiving that payment in cash, by cheque or by banker’s draft.

So, if you want to sell your car online, using the services of such a committed, reliable buyer, such as ourselves, may be the solution.

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