You enjoy repairing old cars. You own a four-door, 20-year-old car, your father’s car. In the middle of the night about one week ago, both doors on the driver’s side were damaged beyond repair in a “hit and run” accident in your parking garage. A local salvage operator (junkyard) has offered you $300 for the car for parts and scrap metal. Here are a couple of tips to sell wrecked cars.
How To Sell Your Car – Tip 1
Pick your time. If you can help it, don’t sell your car after Christmas when no one has any money. Consider holiday periods: will the people be in town or away. Sometimes this can work in your favor because if people are not at work, they have more time to look for cars and are usually cashed up with nothing to do.
On the reverse side, when buyers are busy working, they don’t have the time to do a lot of car shopping, making negotiating easier.
Additionally, if you get a buyer to come on a weeknight, he is unlikely to compare yours to other cars – which can sometimes work in your favor.
How To Sell Your Car Tip 2
First impressions are everything. Just like you are going on a date – first impressions are everything. Get all the rubbish and junk out of it. Deodorize it. Wash it, clean it.
How To Sell Your Car Tip 3
As the excellent boy scout says. Be prepared. Get your paperwork in order. Find the spare keys. You don’t want to be rushing around at the last minute, just when the buyer is ready to go for it. You can’t find something. He may just say he’ll get back to you. Believe me, it happens. So get organized beforehand, and you’ll have a much smoother run.