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December 26, 2010, 04:11 PM

IF you want to sell it quickly on craigslist, here's what to do.

I agree with the other poster about a daily effort.

To sell it quickly,

You'll need a video at YouTube, which goes all around the vehicle, shows the VIN number, interior, engine (running), tires and the Blue Book value too.

Then you need to have a good REASON for selling it. Give your buyer a reason they are getting a deal.

Take as many pics as you can, use Photo Bucket or some other pic hosting site to put up the pics, along with the YouTube video.

This is way above and beyond what other people do...but it is the WHY it works so well. You don't have much "marketing" competition on craigslist, so the better your car is presented, with reasons and salesmanship in play...the faster you will sell the car.

Where are you located? I may know someone in the market for that type of vehicle, send me an email, gjabiz@yahoo.com and mention KIA in the subject header.

Gordon Alexander

Perhaps you can help me with a problem I am having selling a car. Here are the details:

I was in the market for a used car. Nothing fancy. Just a reliable mini-van in a price range of no more than $5,000.

My wife and I went to a car auction and found a couple of vehicles which were possibilities. One of them, a 2003 KIA met our criteria and other one had a book value higher than what we were willing to pay but it was a nice car.

At the auction, we bought the KIA. The other vehicle was coming up in the auction about ten minutes later so we decided to stay and see what it sold for. As the vehicle was being auctioned, no one was bidding so the auctioneer kept lowering the starting bid price. When he took it down to about 40% of book value, I bid. Soon there was more bidding but I ended up getting it at a real good price.

So now, I'm trying to sell the KIA. I posted it on Craigslist but didn't get one phone call. I also have the car parked on the street with a For Sale sign on it but so far, no phone calls.

I have the car competitively priced but I can't even get any "tire kickers."

I would really appreciate any ideas on what I can do to sell this car quickly.

I don't want to consign it to the auction because of the commission and fees I would have to pay. Also, I don't want to lose money on the car and there is the possibility of it selling at the auction for a very low price there.

Thanks for any help you can offer.


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