6 Craigslist Alternatives to Consider

Most people probably use and know about Craigslist.  Stories pop-up about all sorts of wacky things people sell through the local free classified service.  It’s great for those looking to get rid of something fast, but may not always be the best option depending on what you are selling.  If you are looking to sell a car I’d recommend these 6 Craigslist Alternatives.  You might save yourself time, hassle, and get more money for your car or vehicle.

1. eBay

If you take great pictures of your car with a very detailed and accurate description you might get more money through eBay.  The thing with eBay is it encourages people to pay more since it’s an auction style.  Craigslist is more about a buyer getting a better deal.  Also people feel more comfortable since there is a 3rd party involved.

Typically rare or hard-to-find vehicles sell well on eBay although listings for “regular cars” are popular now.

2. Forums or Communities

If there is a specific forum or community for the type of car or vehicle you are selling you could try listing it there first.  Just Google for “Toyota Corolla Forum” or something like that.  This way you know those people are interested in what you are selling and will have serious buyers that will not waste your time.

3. Friends, Family, and Neighbors

Don’t be afraid to ask you friends, family, and neighbors if they are looking for a car or vehicle.  Chances are someone probably is and you might get a sale through people you know.  Just make sure you are honest about the condition of what you are selling.  You don’t want to ruin a relationship or burn any bridges.

4. Flyers

Your local community center, church, college, etc. still has old school bulletin boards where people post flyer and posters for events, news, and even a classified ad.  Why not make a nice printout with all the information and contact info.  Then go around town posting these if it is not too inconvenient for you.

5. Yahoo Groups

Yahoo Groups could be considered a community but they are really more old school email lists.  (It’s like Mailman.)  While these were a lot more popular years ago they are still active discussions there centered around specific topics.  It might be worth it to revive or get a Yahoo account to sell through a Yahoo Group.  Typically moderators like it as long as you have an acccurate and detailed listing.

6. For Sale Sign

Again a bit old school, but why not go buy a “For Sale” sign at your local hardware store and put it on your car in front of your house.  You might get interested buyers that way.

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Adam loves cars and anything with wheels. He has many interests and passions but he especially loves writing and blogging. Hence starting this auto blog.

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Adam loves cars and anything with wheels. He has many interests and passions but he especially loves writing and blogging. Hence starting this auto blog.

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