Why sell your car?
Well, for one thing, you may have a need for some emergency cash. Of course, getting rid of a car without a backup plan (i.e. – buying another one) would be silly. So, we’re assuming here that you would be selling it in order to raise money to buy a new car.
How should you sell it?
The first thought that comes to mind is word-of-mouth. You can tell friends that your car is up for sale, and if they run across someone in the market for a car, they can tell the hopeful purchaser about it.
The next thought that comes to mind is the bulletin board you may have at work, or perhaps at a local grocery store or laundrymat. I’ve seen many cars advertised on posters or cards at various locations on bulletin boards.
To get a broader reach, you need to advertise in some fashion. Most newspapers have a section with used autos for sale, but I’m not a fan of the prices they usually charge for ads like this. Craigslist and/or Backpage (or some other online advertising venue) are better because they have pretty good reach and they are free.
Be careful, though, there’s a lot of scammers that target these online advertising “magazines”. Always tread lightly when communicating with potential buyers.
So, there you have it. A few thoughts about selling cars for cash. I hope you enjoyed it.
- This Guy Sold His Car on Craigslist, Stole It Back, and Then Tried to Sell It Again(complex.com)
- 8 Vile Craigslist Scams to Watch Out For(wisebread.com)
- How To Get The Best Price For Your Car When You Trade It In Or Sell It Online(aftertheclock.com.au)