Advice to Help You Effectively Sell Cars & Trucks Online
The first step to listing your vehicle is gathering all the information you need to make a complete and compelling listing. Before you do, check out this sell your vehicle checklist for some handy tips and tricks. Also read the following brief but informative guide in order to create the most effective eBay listings possible when you decide to sell your vehicle.
What details must I include in my listing when selling my vehicle?
Clear and concise communication is necessary when trying to catch the eye of potential buyers browsing on eBay. Start with the vehicle's make and model. Continue with all the vehicle options. Conclude your listing with as many photos as possible. We suggest you include 14 exterior and 10 interior photos. Don’t forget photos of the dashboard illuminated with the engine on, under the hood and inside the trunk .
How do I determine a fair price when I am selling my vehicle?
It is important that you take some time to investigate the value of your vehicle. You can decide to go for an auction-style or a fixed-price listing. Auction-style listings can be exciting, and you may earn a higher than expected price this way. With a fixed-price listing, you decide how much your stuff is worth. This might help sell it more quickly.
Be sure to note the following in your listing
- Additional equipment and accessories in your vehicle
- Are there any additional accessories or equipment on your vehicle that you want to share? Have you done any upgrades to the vehicle that might interest a buyer? Example: Anti-theft system, heated seats, towing package, satellite radio, built-in navigation/GPS system, iPod/MP3 jack, upgraded wheels/rims, rear seat entertainment center.
- Maintenance history
- By offering buyers maintenance records on your vehicle, it increases the confidence to bid or purchase your vehicle. It is also a good idea to let potential buyers know about recent maintenance or repairs performed, such as new tires or a new timing belt. Example: Completed 60k tune-up 6 months ago, new tires, all maintenance records available.
- Warranty details
- If the vehicle is still covered by factory or extended warranty, share what type of coverage it is and if it is transferrable.