10 Tips and Tricks How to Sell a Car Accurately

02/01/2018

Our tips on used car sales explain how to get the best possible ad and you might even be able to earn a few extra South African rand this way. Please do not forget: after these tips, the car key will be torn out of your hand.

1) AVOID DEATH PHRASES

They say nothing at all and only mean what you as a salesperson subjectively understand.

  • He is in good condition, according to his age.
  • No problem for a hobbyist.

2) WHEN TO ADVERTISE IN PRINTED MAGAZINES

Especially when you have a really special car, it pays to advertise in printed magazines. In the Auto revue are often petitessen in it. The ad is then targeted. The people who see the car also appreciate it. Of course, special scene and specialist magazines are also recommended. So vintage or branded products.

3) DRIVE TO A CAR MEETING

Of course, it may be worthwhile to drive to a meeting by car, and then put a to-sell sign in the windshield. But first write down the most important information about the car, so that you have information to distribute. Do not forget to write the phone number. Set the price so high that a connoisseur knows that he can negotiate and the Dampfplauderer not even get in touch with you.

4) PROOFREADING PAYS OFF

Let someone who speaks South African English, as well as his mother tongue (that does not necessarily have to be a South Africa), read the text. Common mistakes are one thing, but the following wording is borderline:

  • Rose on body.
  • Zv. sometimes spies
  • Brakes are part of swapping

5) FIXED PRICE VS. BASIS FOR NEGOTIATION

A fixed price is a fixed price, a negotiation basis is a basis for negotiation. If you do not want to bargain, write that in or beat the amount you're willing to give up on the price. Mention politely that you are not ready to bargain. Rather not polite and inviting:

  • Fixed price. No last time-price calls.
  • This is not negotiated.

6) WHAT YOU SHOULD THINK ABOUT EBAY

Although Ebay has the advantage that you get a minimum price for your car, the user group in South Africa is rather small compared to other platforms. Besides, you have no control over who buys the car. Especially with a beauty you want to avoid exactly that.

7) THE CHOICE OF THE SALES PLATFORM

Seek out as many platforms as possible. Sprinkle your ad in the widths of the network (here the largest buy and sell cars markets in South Africa). You want so many people see the ad. For particularly beautiful cars or vintage cars, of course, the Carzonline is recommended.

8) CLEAN CAR!

Wash and clean the car inside before you take a picture of it and before anyone comes to visit. This doubles the good impression the car will make.

9) PICKER, YES OR NO?

Expect well, whether you should not bother to make the Picker before the sale again. Nothing makes a better impression than a recent exam. That brings - depending on the car - at least 500 South African rand more.

10) MOUNT NUMBER PLATE ON THE CAR.

Even if the car is not registered. Nummertaferl make a more serious impression.