Car buying sites are all over the web these days. Checking them all is next to impossible and choosing one or two at random is unlikely to get you the best deal. If you need to sell your car online, which are the most popular sites to try?
Please buy my car?
Websites, like Webuyanycar.com are big news at the moment. If you need to sell a car online, for cash, quickly and easily, then they can be very tempting. They work by asking you a series of questions about your vehicle's condition and making you a provisional offer on it. They then turn up, at an appointed time, and assess the car. If your description is accurate, they take it away and the money is credited to your account.
Trademymotor.co.uk works in a similar manner and has dealers all over the country. If you prefer to talk to someone in person, then they have people at the end of the phone to give you advice and help you through the process. Dealerbid.co.uk Dealerbid.co.uk works in a different way by taking offers from dealers all around the country and giving you the best to choose from. The benefit is that the price that you get is likely to be better. The downside is that the service costs you around £10 in the first place. Cash4cars.co.uk Cash4cars.co.uk has the, not inconsiderable, advantage of branches around the country that you can visit in person. They will then carry out a first-hand assessment of your vehicle and make you an offer on the spot. Money is transferred directly into your bank account and the whole process can be concluded in a matter of hours
Cashcarbuyer.co.uk. Finally, try Cashcarbuyer.co.uk. With this firm, you can still complete an online form, but they then phone you back and discuss their offer. If you wish, you can call them directly on a free-phone number for the same service.
What to watch out for
Prices of the vehicles
Most of these sites will offer you a price, regardless of whether your car is running or needs repairs. MOT failures are also included and the process is simple and quick. Some sites will not consider vans or commercial vehicles, so owners of these may need to shop around. Do bear in mind that these are profit-making firms, however, and the price that you get will be considerably less than you might achieve, if you sell privately as they need to build-in a margin for resale.