When the time comes to sell your pride and joy and purchase a new car, there are plenty of ways to do it. Each method comes with its benefits and pitfalls, which can affect the sale price of your car, and the time and effort you must go to in order to get the right price. Let's look at some of the ways of selling your car, and some of the pros and cons of each.
Sell to a dealer
Selling directly to a trader or dealership can be the easiest and most hassle-free way of selling your car. At Thame Cars we will give you three prices then do a visual inspection to give the most accurate figure.
Part exchange is where you sell your car to a dealer and purchase another from them. This can be advantageous because you only must pay the difference in value between the car you're selling and the one you're buying - so it is a great idea if you are upgrading. The dealer can sometimes offer you a little more for your car when part exchanging, than you would get by just selling yours to them. They'll inspect your car, agree a price and the deal is done. At Thame Cars we offer part exchange, find the value of your vehicle here.
Most of us have spent many a happy hour surfing auction sites such as eBay for fantasy cars, but equally it can be a great way to sell yours. Sites such as eBay generally offer two listing types; an auction style listing where prospective buyers bid for your car, and a classified listing where you set an asking price. Before you list, check out the site's selling fees to make sure you don't end up paying more than you expected.
There are now several companies offering "We buy your car" style services where you enter a few details on their website and receive an instant valuation. If you agree with the price then the company either collects the car or you drop it off at a specified location, and the money arrives in your bank account shortly after. Some of these companies are auction houses who will sell it through their auction network, others are car dealerships looking for stock, so get a range of quotes to find the best price.
Make sure you describe your car honestly, because it will be inspected, and the company could reduce their offer if they find damage that wasn't declared.
Here at Thame Cars we offer a car purchasing service where we aim to pay more than other companies. We will inspect your car, take it for a test drive and offer you a firm price which will be valid for ten days. If you'd like to know any more, Click here or give us a call - we're always happy to help where we can.