Every car owner sooner or later thinks about buying a new car. In recent years, official dealers have been actively promoting the trade-in service, but this option is not suitable for everyone. And then two main ways arise before the owner: place an advertisement for the sale of the “iron horse” on the notice board, or contact a special company that carries out car buyback.
For some reason, many do not think about the latter option, preferring to sell a car over the Internet. We offer below to compare these two methods and consider the pros and cons of both.
Selling cars through ad sites
This is the classic way when you need to create an ad to sell a car, fill in all the necessary data, upload photos, come up with a description and pay for the placement. Yes, the days when ads were posted for free are long gone. Depending on the site you choose, you will either have to pay for placing your ad right away or after some time.
Plus, Internet services will constantly attack with offers with their paid services, for example, to raise your ad in the search, highlight it in color or place it in some special block. Suppose that you are absolutely satisfied – then we go further.
Further, communication with potential buyers begins by phone. If you have not sold a car for a long time, then certain surprises may arise. Not always adequate people who are really interested in buying will call you. Most often, these will be annoying outbids, which will start bargaining over the phone, without even looking at the car in person.
Okay, we filter out dubious people and come to an agreement with a normal buyer. A serious buyer will most likely come with a dedicated sourcing person. He will thoroughly inspect the body, study the interior details, rummage under the hood and will probably connect a computer to read errors and determine the real mileage.
As a result, one such show can take from half an hour to an hour of your time, and then they will say that it does not suit them, or they will think. If, on examination, “shoals” are found, then get ready for a long bargaining, because pickers are often hired not only to find a good option, but also to lower the price tag – they know how to do this with reason.
You will be very lucky if you can quickly and profitably sell the car yourself. It is worth remembering that if you have a common model, then there are many competitors on the secondary market who sell a similar car. If you have a rare model, then the expectation of the buyer can be seriously delayed. Let’s summarize:
- Sell at market price
- It is impossible to predict the sale date
- Waste of time on phone calls and screenings
- Certain stress during the execution of the transaction, the risk of running into scammers
Selling a car to a buyout company
Now imagine that when you decide to sell a car, you immediately contact a car buy-out firm. You don’t need to create any ads, pay for them and promote them. You do not need to constantly answer calls from buyers, answer their numerous questions and stop meaningless trading. Here everything happens as follows:
- Carry out an online vehicle assessment
- Bring the car for inspection at a convenient time for you
- If you are satisfied with the offered price, fill out the documents
- You get money in your hands – the deal is done
In other words, when you apply to a car dealership, in fact you can actually sell your car in 1 day. This is especially true if urgency is important. Of course, in this case, you will sell the car at a price slightly below the market price. But if the proposed amount seems too low, then you have the right to refuse. As a result:
- Significant time savings on sales
- No need to contact a large number of people
- Transparent deal without the risk of running into scammers
- Selling a car at a price below market value
As you can see, in the second case, there are noticeably more advantages. If you are going to sell a car, then you should immediately contact the ransom and make an assessment. If the price suits you, save a lot of time and hassle. If not, you can submit your ad and try to sell for a higher price, especially if you are slow to sell.