With increasing cost of commodities and recession looming everywhere, selling a property like your used car is not a bad idea these days. Besides, maintaining a car will also mean maintaining a fixed expense of fuel and maintenance expense. It will definitely constrict your shrinking budget every month. How you wish you could divert that expense to something more important?
The next question is how to find a buyer for your used car. There are many ways to find a buyer for your precious used car. Below are some of the most popular ways used by car owners.
Sell through friends, relatives, peers, and colleagues. Your brother might be itching to own your car, why not sell it to him? Or your newlywed officemate might be looking for a car but shy away the idea of a secondhand that he doesn't know who used it. Why not offer your car to him? You might be surprised to know that you can find a buyer in your inner circles. Maybe through word of mouth you can find your buyer, and will ease your emotional baggage that someone you know will take care of your precious possession.
Advertise in a newspaper. Free ads newspaper like Buy and Sell offers different items for sale, including used cars. The advantage of posting your used car in a free ads paper is that you can have a benchmark for your pricing. You may then gauge the competitiveness of your prices against other sellers of same model and year. Best of all, it is free and will not cost you anything.
Advertise online. There are many ways to advertise your used car online. You can join a car forum or groups and post your advertisement. You can also post your status in Facebook stating that you are selling your car. You can even write all the specs of your car for your potential buyer to appreciate. Another advantage of advertising online is the rich media content. You can post a picture or a video of your car to attract buyer as if they are actually using the unit.
Use your car as your advertisement medium. I have seen a lot of people using this strategy. What better way to sell your car than labeling that your car is FOR SALE? All you have to do is to add your contact number under a FOR SALE sign and then stick it at the back or sides of your car. Potential buyer will actually see your unit while you are driving on the street. Potential buyer will then have a first hand encounter of your used car.
When you finally have your potential buyer, just remember to be honest in your declarations for your used car. Be considerate and fix all the paper works to help your buyer. This way your good reputation will spread out and then you will have easier time looking for a potential buyer the next time around. A little helping hand goes a long way.