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Car sold quickly, but...
Carsales.com.au certainly provided great exposure for my ad, with almost 200 views in the first 48hrs. However, I had more responses from an ad on FB Marketplace, & though that attracted mostly time wasters, if selling again in future, I would consider trying FB Market place first because it's free.
However, if I didn't receive any serious responses within the 1st week, then I would definitely list on carsales.com.au again.
Great site for selling a car
I have sold a number of cars over the years via carsales.com and it has always been a simple and seamless process.
The site makes it very simple to list the car and it's specifications, and the price guidance seems to be spot on.
All in all a great product!
This is perfect and good experience!
The process was easy to write an ad and upload photos. The response was really good, received my first response within an hour after listing the ad and most of the people were genuine buyers! Sold my car within a week. Overall very satisfied with Carsales, they do really look after their customer. Thank you.
Took time but an excellent result
I had to adjust the price down twice to find the "market". After that, I had an avalanche of inquiries from as far afield as Kununurra in WA.
Features that appeal are, advertised until sold, easy access to the advert for modification, & video on the advert, which stong positive influence on the sale according to this purchaser.
A late entrant from Roma actually would have paid an extra $1000 but I had already committed to selling & was meeting the buyer halfway between residences as I live in Hervey Bay. I had a very positive feeling from our conversations about his intentions so I ran with it!
Sold my car in three hours of putting ad up!
I put the ad up at 10am and the car was sold by 1pm for a very satisfactory price. After I sold it I received 7 more contacts and had to rush home and cancel the ad! thanks car sales
Can't filter out dealers anymore.
Noticed to-day that Carsales has stopped the ability to search for private sales only. It is now -new/ used- so when you click on used all the dealers are still there. 98% of cars sold by dealers on Carsales are used.
The reason why people use these websites is to escape them now we have to wade through pages of adds to find the private sales,turns it into a complete waste of time.
l hope Gumtree doesn't do the same.
The last time l bought a car from a dealer l had push it out of the dealership and clutch start it being told all it needed was a good run to charge the battery Yeah Yeah l know!!! but that was a long time ago.
Watch out for the scammers!
So many scammers!!! No warning given by Carsales, when placing the ad, as to what a scam looks like and how they operate, what to avoid etc. nearly lost thousands. Genuine buyers hard to come by. Every extra comes with a price. More competition with used car dealers advertising on the site, losing visibility of private buyers who can’t afford the flashy extras.
Don't waste your money in Carsales Ad
If you are a private seller, It is wasting money to put your car in Carsales app. Because their offered price is much more than the market price and there are no buyers for that range of price. Even I decreased my selling price to great value in Carsales term. Also, It is not good support for your Ad from Carsales team. I do recommend using gumtree or Facebook which is more reliable, much better buyer attention to your Ad; and also free.
Very good online services and sales opportunity
Recently l was looking for a used vehicle carsales.com have me direct mages and contact with seller's giving me a greater understanding of the various pricing and model range outlook.
Easy and quick sale
Was quick & easy to set up. Good info and resources online for gauging price etc. Got a steady stream of enquiries and got a sale in just over a week. Paid for my ad and a little extra for a 'car facts' sheet to give buyers extra confidence, but I think it was worth it.
Great experience fantastic outcome
I was so happy at the response my van got and sold it really quickly. I highly recommend carsales.Com.Au. I'm also buying another car and it's fantastic to be able to see the details of the car before you go out to see it.
Questions & Answers
Hi - wondering what your fee structure is for your adds? I understand that you have four different categories for adds and it can depend on the value of the car. I have tried to find this information on your website and cannot locate it. thanks
Hi Rick, Thanks for contacting us. This link should help: https://www.carsales.com.au/sell-my-car
If you have any further questions, our Melbourne-based call centre are working from home and will be happy to help: 13 72 53 (13 SALE); Mon - Fri: 8:30am - 5:30pm AEST; Sat - Sun: 9am - 1pm and 2:30pm - 5:30pm AEST -Alex
What is the cost of selling my car through Car Sales
Hi Chas, Thanks for your question. The price to sell depends on the value of your car (if it's under $5k, it's free), and the type of ad you choose. Here is a link to the sell page where you can see the prices and what each price point offers: https://www.carsales.com.au/sell-my-car. If you have any further questions, you're also welcome to reach out of our call centre in Melbourne. 13 72 53 (13 SALE); Mon - Fri: 8:30am - 5:30pm AEST; Sat - Sun: 9am - 1pm and 2:30pm - 5:30pm AEST -Alex
With cars that have been saved it will mark then as on hold in the list, but then upon clicking into the page it is listed as sold?
Just wanted to confirm which one is correct
Hi Adrian, The one in the saved cars list showing 'on-hold' would be correct. This means the ad has been placed on-hold (paused) by the seller.
Because the link is no longer active, it shows 'sold/unavailable' if you manage to click on it.
Thanks - and sorry for the slow reply!
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