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Good selling median, but the process could be improved
Car sold reasonably well and had no problem with the overall experience
Some of the advertising options are a bit sketchy
Not real keen on the constant upselling
Tends to be a bit tricky to NOT say yes by mistake
Advertising through carsales made the process very clear and reduced the risks and stresses of selling a car - especially if you are not familiar with the process. It was easy to put up the ad , and carsales provided very good advice on all the steps involved in selling a car - pricing, advertising, negotiating, inspections, payments, and then what to do when you have sold the car. Also carsales had very useful statistics on ad performance. I recommend carsales highly.
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Very Efficient and it works
Advertising my car on Carsales was effortless and very cost effective. It took about 5 minutes to place the advert. Then my car was sold within a few days. The site was so so easy to use and any updates were actioned within seconds. Thank you
Was selling an older car (around 12 years old). Platform for uploading photos was fast and accepted high resolution data resulting in good quality ad photos. Ad overall was easy to set up and within 4 hours started to receive calls and emails from interested parties. Sold the vehicle the next day for the asking price.
This is probably outside the control of Carsales.com but a word of caution though. Received a call from an individual who was posing as a private buyer seeking a car for his wife but was in fact a wholesale dealer. I don’t know how prevalent this is but it’s something to be mindful of because in my case the individual had no desire to pay anything near the asking price,
The best web site and it works. Can't ask for more.
Not having sold a car in 23 years, I chose Carsales because of your reputation. I got the first enquiry three hours after putting the ad up and sold the car to the first caller. That is as good as it gets.
Not happy! Paid fortune for ad got more interest from facebook posts.
Listed premium ad $150+ the only contacts we got were from carsales themselves offering extremely low offers.
By comparison we posted the same thing on facebook for free and have had dozens of messages.
Complete rip-off carsales definitely doesn't have any reach to get buyers.
Easy to set up and post a car ad
Easy to use site, was a joy to set up and post the ad, being fee below $5000 was not expected, good choice of methods of communication between buyer and seller, all worked well, very satisfied. When I had a problem very quick reply and sorted out no trouble, Problem was even though I have changed my address it still gave the distance to buyer as old address. Excellent place to sell your car.
Expensive, scams and more!
Way too expensive, not one enquiry after 2 weeks. Sold on Facebook marketplace in 3days with zero cost. I would expect carsales to continue to loose business, I will not be using again, other than the ridiculous price to list my car, I received so much more spam and dodgy scams . Lift your game
Questions & Answers
G'day Carsales team.
I want to track down the original ad for a car i bought on carsales in 2012-2013.
Its an imported specialty vehicle so theres never to many ads up at any on time
Do you keep all sold ads on file?
Hey Ben, We might be able to help. Could you please call our customer service team to ask? 13 72 53 (13 SALE); Mon - Fri: 8:30am - 5:30pm AEST; Sat - Sun: 9am - 1pm and 2:30pm - 5:30pm AEST -Alex
Are these cars validated and certified? Do they provide you with warranty of any sorts for some time? As a buyer can I trust the quality of the car?
Hi Rashmi, We provide a platform for sale connecting buyers and sellers, but do not own the cars. The cars are owned by dealers and private individuals. You can filter these sellers by going to Other > Seller Type.
Typically, a dealer would be more likely to offer a warranty and/or certification of a cars condition before sale. If you are looking to buy a car privately, you may like to have a look at our service RedBook Inspect. This service can send a qualified mobile mechanic to inspect the car, before you make an offer. https://www.redbookinspect.com.au/prepurchase/car.
We have a filter option for cars that have been certified/inspected as well look for 'certified/inspect'. -Alex
Hi Amanda, Thanks for getting in touch. We provide a platform to sell cars, but don't sell parts. If you're after some parts for your Toyota, a place to start might be calling a few local mechanics or a wrecker. Best of luck! -Alex
Looking for a vw Beatles around 72 or 73 modle in good working condition .How much ?? Please.
Hi Tony, We currently have 4 Beetles from 1970 (not 72 or 73) advertised on site. They seem to range from $15,000 to $28,000. They are located in SA, Vic, and NSW. If they're not quite what you're looking for, you might like to use the 'save search' button near the top left corner of the page to get alerts when we have more advertised. Good luck! Follow this link to see the cars - https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/1970/volkswagen/beetle/ -Alex
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