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Selling advice

More selling advice

Selling your car can be frustrating and time-consuming. The aim is to get the best possible price in the shortest time.

Here we give you advice on the different ways you can sell and explain the different selling terms and abbreviations, so your ad can work for you.

Method Advantages Disadvantages
Private sale
  • Can usually get the best price
  • Taking phone calls
  • Negotiating face to face
  • 'No shows'
  • Home phone number and car details are published
Auction
  • Usually fast & easy
  • No negotiating with buyers or sellers
  • You won't get your best price
  • You're charged an entry fee
  • There's commission payable on sale price to the auction house
Trade-in
  • Generally fast & easy
  • A dealer won't give you what you could sell it for privately
Consignment
  • It's sold for you
  • You won't get the best price as the seller takes a cut

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