Record numbers of vehicle owners are turning to online car buying companies to sell their vehicles…with good reason!
Yes, selling a vehicle privately can still often be the way to maximise sales price, but be aware that it takes time and effort to organise a sale and comes with a chunk of inconvenience and a myriad of potential pitfalls.
The negatives of selling privately
Not only is there a fair amount of ‘legwork’ required just to gain an accurate valuation and produce an attractive advert complete with photographs and detailed description, but there are also the associated costs of advertising expenses.
Even if you’re lucky enough to attract a would-be buyer fairly quickly, that is only half the battle given that most potential buyers would want to check over the vehicle beforehand and take a test drive.
This obviously leads to the inconvenience of organising viewings and quickly puts sellers at the mercy of time wasters and the dreaded ’tyre-kickers’.
Given that most would-be buyers of used cars are well-versed in the art of ‘haggling’, this can often prove to be an uncomfortable experience for sellers, particularly if the buyer turns up with friends or family members for support. And don’t forget the distinct possibility of ‘after-sale’ issues!
On top of everything, private sellers will always be vulnerable to fraudsters and criminals with stories of counterfeit money, bounced cheques and PayPal scams still, worryingly, commonplace!
The growing appeal of online car purchasing sites
Given the drawbacks, stress and potential vulnerability of selling a vehicle privately, it’s easy to see why an ever-increasing number of motorists are shunning the private sales market.
Instead, record numbers are now prepared to take a small ‘hit’ on sales price to take advantage of the extra convenience, expediency, safety and transparency which car purchasing sites like Best Car Buyer offer.
At Best Car Buyer, all you have to do is enter your vehicles' reg number and current mileage onto our website.
Once the condition of the vehicle has been ascertained, you will receive a guaranteed offer and - only if you're happy with the sales price - we can arrange a ‘handover’ at your convenience (often within 24 hours).
Payment would be made via a secure bank transfer and rest assured our driver will wait with you until funds have cleared, and you’re happy with everything.
What’s not to like?