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How To Post Your For Sale Car


If you're looking to put your vehicle for sale online, it's important to know that you can advertise, promote and sell your car online. What's even better is that you can do all of these things for free, most of the time.

Step 1

The very first thing you'll need to do is to prepare your classified ad. You'll need to find out relevant details about your for sale car. Consider the make and model, and price of your for sale car. When you sit down to start writing your ad, be sure to include any relevant information about your for sale car (such as make and model, as mentioned above), contact information, options (such as financing or open trade), and anything else you may deem relevant. Include as many details about your for sale car as possible.

Step 2

Let the buyer know exactly what you're selling them. Consider any additional details that you can add. Think about what you would want to know if you were buying the car. Many buyers want to see details about make, model, possible 2nd owners, color, etc. Be sure to tell them if any changes have been made to the for sale car, like a paint change, or history that might include accidents, damages, etc. Be sure to write in the ad if you're willing to ship or deliver the for sale car.

Step 3

Make sure that your pricing is reasonable. If your for sale car is overpriced, many buyers will simply skip it, and move onto a more reasonably priced vehicle that will suit their needs. Before you set the price of your for sale car, research what other sellers are selling theirs for. KSL, eBay, and Craigslist are all good place to look for reference. Also, be sure to actually post the price your selling your car for on the ad, rather then letting the buyer know later.

Step 4

Once your for sale car is posted, you want buyers to easily be able to contact you. Include information such as phone, e-mail, fax, and website. Include what times your most available, and the best time for buyers to contact you. Because you're selling online and you may get customers from another state, be sure to include your time zone and location.

Step 5

Make absolutely sure that you include a photo of your for sale car in the ad. If at all possible, it's best to include multiple photos from different angles. Take photos all the way around the car, and of the engine. Re-assure your buyer that they're making a good decision by buying your for sale car.

Step 6

When someone decides to buy your for sale car, have all the documents and paperwork ready for them when they get there. If at all possible, include a recent vehicle history report to ease your buyer's mind.

Sites to Post Your Ad

1. Craigslist

Craigslist is a very popular website for a for sale car ad. A great many sellers and buyers go to Craigslist for their automobile needs.

eBay Motors

At eBay, buyers can auction for your for sale car, and the highest bidder gets it.

USFreeads Classifieds

A simple easy to use site to post your for sale car ads.

Free Automotive Classified Ads

With this site you can post all the details about your for sale car, and add a photo with ease.


KSL is similar to Craigslist, and brings in a great amount of buyers and sellers of vehicles.

By Savanna Lujan, published at 02/22/2012
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