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Selling Your Used Car

Tips on how to sell used cars. Prepare and document your vehicle, beware of common scams, selecting advertisers, preparing yourself for the sale, and other topics covered here.

 

Prepare And Document Your Vehicle

  • Do an accurate "stock-in" of your vehicle. You may print out our Vehicle Stock In form to help you with this task. Our form asks some of the most pertinent questions which are relevant to your prospects. You should document the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number), Mileage (Actual, Over, Unknown), and all vehicle options. We have found that the more information (text and images) you reveal, the faster your vehicle will sell.
     
  • Once you have completed the form you should wash or detail your vehicle so you can take some quality digital images. As the old saying goes, "a picture is worth a thousand words", so a dozen or so pictures will really tell the story and eliminate most questions a potential buyer may have.
     
  • Select advertising sources for your vehicle. There are many ways to advertise the sale of your car, truck, or other type of vehicle. Placing an internet ad will help reach a greater audience than most printed forms of advertising, although this route should not be discarded. By placing both internet and local newspaper ads you will attract a larger audience than only placing one type of ad. Most newspaper readers will be looking for something local, while an internet buyer may travel hundreds or even thousands of miles to get your $5000 vehicle that is worth $6000 in their market area.
     
  • Prepare yourself for the sale of your vehicle. By reading the information contained in our Buying Tips, you will see what is expected of you as a seller to complete a vehicle transaction in the US. The information source is from the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) and should be followed by both the buyer and the seller.
     

Beware - Known Scams

  • The Nigerian Scam
    A Five Billion US$ (as of 1996, much more now) worldwide Scam which has run since the early 1980's under Successive Governments of Nigeria. It is also referred to as "Advance Fee Fraud", "419 Fraud" (Four-One-Nine) after the relevant section of the Criminal Code of Nigeria, and "The Nigerian Connection" (mostly in Europe). However, it is usually called plain old "419" even by the Nigerians themselves. For more information Click Here to visit The 419 Coalition Website.
  • 419 Block List
    Our website tracks and blocks much of this activity with our own 419 black list. When you sell a vehicle on our site, each visitor to you listing will need to pass through our 419 Block List

If you believe you have been scammed on the internet or want more information on how to protect yourself, please visit the
Internet Fraud Complaint Center IFCC


 

Selling Your Used Car

Tips on how to sell used cars. Prepare and document your vehicle, beware of common scams, selecting advertisers, preparing yourself for the sale, and other topics covered here.

 

 

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