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How NOT to sell a car online.

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Timtim2008, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. Timtim2008

    Timtim2008 Member

    Jan 7, 2013
    Alpharetta, GA
    I've been hunting for a vehicles online for a while now.

    In the course of doing so, I've read a lot of car ads on online, ebay and on craigslist. I must say, the quality of these ads is all over the map.

    It's clear to me that some folks actually want to sell their vehicle while others, for reasons that escape me, seem intent on not ever selling a thing.

    In order to help that second group, I've assembled a list of things you can do to help ensure that your auto classified does not result in any interest, much less a sale.

    1. Never post a single photo or a link to photos of your vehicle. (or bad, blurry, dark pics too.)
    2. When contacted via e-mail asking for photos, say that there are none and don't bother offering to take any.
    3. Leave out essential information, such as the mileage, model year, and color OR LOCATION?!!?
    4. Post your ad on Friday so that the folks who plan to go looking at vehicles on the weekend are likely to see it. But make sure you're out of town.
    5. Repost the same ad every 2-3 days for several weeks and never realize that you're probably asking too much for your pos.
    6. List "Towing package" in the ad, but provide pictures that show the tow hitch (or anything related to one) notably absent.
    7. (Same as above) List features such as navigation, then post a pic of a "Tom-Tom" on the dash.

  2. Krugerrand

    Krugerrand Well-Known Member

    Jul 13, 2012
    Oh, those tactics don't just apply to cars.

    Love the flipped Acura ad! Seller gets major points for being honest.

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