In the past, there were two popular options for unloading an old car: Take it to the dealership or take it to the junkyard. While some people might find these options more convenient, they are actually shortchanging themselves by taking one of these routes.
The local classifieds are a much better option for those looking to sell a car. Here are a few reasons why the classifieds have become the superior option for selling a car:
Should you decide to take your car to a dealership, you will be limited in your options. If you trade the car in, you will have to choose from the stock that the dealership currently has on hand for your new car. If you choose to sell the car, you will not get nearly as much as you would have for your trade in.
On the other hand, if you sell your car in the classifieds, you will get cash every time, and you will be able to do with it whatever you like. You can buy any car from any dealership, or you can buy no car at all.
The classifieds allow you to reach individual buyers directly. Those are the same buyers that dealerships are trying to reach. Except dealerships have to also make a profit when they sell a car, so they must pay less for their stock than what they sell it for. When you sell to a dealership, you are providing that stock. You will not be offered as much for your car as you would get if you sold it yourself on the secondary market.
No matter where you live, the local classifieds will give you more exposure for your car sale. You will be able to reach hundreds or even thousands of buyers. Even if you have a “junker,” you’ll be able to sell it more quickly because you’ll reach a lot of people who might have a particular need for it. The speedier sale will help you reach your financial goals faster.
Don’t limit yourself when you are ready to sell your car. Take advantage of the exposure and the convenience that the classifieds offer you, allowing you to sell your car more quickly and for the price you deserve to get for it.