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A Simple Guide To Sell Your Car Through Online Bidding

Are you planning to sell your second hand car? In this digital age, selling your car through the local newspaper classified won’t be a good choice for you. Newspaper Classified listings are designed to merely present inventory to shoppers.

Consequently, the listings have just enough information to motivate a shopper to call to make an appointment to see the vehicle. An online listing of the vehicles, on the other hand, is transactional. Online sellers have the potential of reaching a larger market than local classifieds.

Here are the key points to guide you for online trading of vehicles:

Do your Homework

While going forward to sell your car, knowledge is the most valuable thing one can use. Below are few key points you should know about the car you are looking to sell:

  • Year/Make/Model/VIN/Factory Paint Color Code/Date of Manufacture
  • What are the common issues for this particular car? Have they been addressed?
  • How large is the displacement of the engine? On average, how many miles per gallon does the car return combined?
  • What is the average selling price for a car in this condition?

There are innumerable information hubs available from where you can easily learn about the car and other related information or you can just hire a mechanic.

Proper Detailing the Car

The very first thing that buyers notice in a second hand car is the condition. Providing proper detailing of a car is an art, but on the other hand it need not be an expensive one. You'd likely be fine giving the car a cheap hand wash locally, but detailing allows you to virtually polish money into the finish of the car.

Provide as many Detailed Photos as Possible

It’s good to provide more detailed information about the car in order to attract more buyers. Don’t forget to take as many good quality pictures as possible. Modern point-and-shoot cameras have great dynamic range and amazing quality. Taking pictures with cell phone cameras in not recommended, as their lenses leave a lot to be desired, and have a tendency of compressing images and decreasing quality.

Be Easy To Reach

Always include your contact details if you want to†sell second hand cars online because it's insanely frustrating for a customer to see a good deal, but the seller only has email as a viable means of contact.

Don't Buckle On the Price

If you have a car which is desirable enough, you will eventually get a lot of buyers. A fair number of these individuals will want a significant discount on the price, for any number of reasons. It's important that you choose a price that's realistic, based on market value. If your price is negotiable, inflate it by 10 percentArticle Search, with a "Best Offer" option. That way the buyer feels like they saved some money and the seller gets the most that they can for their car.†

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Jyoti Jain is the National Head-Marketing with Shriram Automall India Limited which offers safe exchange of second hand cars in India. Jyoti is associated with Shriram Automall since its inception in 2011 & has been the key performing member of the group.

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