Where to Sell Cars: The Best Places for a Fast and Profitable Sell

January 27, 2012

If you have a car that you want to make some money from, you probably need to know where to sell cars to make a quick profit. There are a number of options to choose from, but some of them will yield faster and better results than others. To make a lot of money in a quick amount of time, consider the car selling options below.


Craigslist is a free website where you can post your items for sale just like you would in the newspaper classifieds. With Craigslist, all you have to do is choose your city or a major city nearby and then place an ad in the auto sales section. When local people want to buy a car, they can come to that section of the site and send you an email based on the email address you put in Craigslist (made anonymous if you want it to). If you put your phone number in the ad, they can call that too. You can add a few pictures of the car to help it sell faster and entice people to contact you. Then it's just a matter of working a deal.

When dealing with Craigslist though, you need to be aware of the fact that a lot of responses you may get about the ad will be fake. If you get an email written in poor English saying that they need the car urgently, it's probably a scam. Be especially leery about someone wanting to send you checks for more than what you posted the vehicle for. As long as you weed out the bad seeds, you should be able to sell your car very quickly.

eBay Motors

You can post your car on eBay Motors for a small fee, and then people will have a chance to bid on it. You can set a minimum bid value so that you don't end up selling the car for anything less than what you want. Then if there happens to be a bidding war in effect, your car could sell for a lot more than what you posted it for. That's the great thing about eBay. Because it is an auction site, you could potentially see huge profits from your auto sales. You can also set a "Buy It Now" price for the vehicle which allows you to sell your car to a person if he or she offers a certain amount of money before the auction ends.


You can run an ad in your local newspaper for your car as well. This will be most beneficial if you live in a big town. This will cost more money than the options above, but it is another venue. you can pay for the ad to run a week, but the smartest thing to do is put the car in the classifieds under an "until it sells" ad. This will cost more than a weekly post, but if you have to keep your car up for several weeks in a row, you'll save a lot more money going the "until it sells" route.