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  1. Penny @ She Picks Up Pennies

    These are great pointers! They apply to selling many things on Craiglist. Great photos are important, but I also think it’s important that they’re realistic. I love your suggestion about an odometer pic. It always amazes me how some people post really blurry photos or only a few words in their description and then wonder why their items don’t sell.

    • Laurie @thefrugalfarmer

      I agree, Penny! In order to expect a good sale, some effort has to be put in. That’s a great comment!

  2. SavvyJames

    This was great timing and these are useful tips. My brother is thinking of selling his car and I had mentioned Craigslist without being intimately familiar with the process.

    • Laurie @thefrugalfarmer

      YAY! You have no idea how happy that makes me, James. 🙂 I’m glad to be so useful on a Tuesday morning!

  3. [email protected] and the Beach

    At one point in time it would have probably been considered somewhat outlandish to sell something like a car on Craigslist, but now it’s pretty commonplace. I might consider buying one, but I would probably need a friend’s help who has done it before if I were to sell that way.

    • Laurie @thefrugalfarmer

      It can be a bit overwhelming, buying on Craigslist. There’s a lot to think about. I might write a post on that next.

  4. TuffGong

    I know this is a bit of an old post, but do people realistically sell cars on CL? Everyone I know who tried selling a car for over $10k on CL never sold them – despite having agreat listing and many images. I am one of them. I always detailed my car and was honest, but I never found any buyers. What’s your thought? That being said, I usually have 4-5 year old luxury cars asking close to market value based on condition. ex: I couldn’t sell my last 2010 Infiniti Fx35 w/49K miles and uber clean. I ended up going to Carmax and taking their low ball.

    • Deacon Hayes

      It really depends on the car that you are trying to sell. I helped my aunt sell a Mini Cooper and it sold fast for around $16,000. Some cars that are more rare, like the Mini Cooper, sell well because there is not a lot of competition. On the flip side, cars that are very popular, like Honda Accords, also sell really well. The challenge is when you are selling a luxury vehicle that not many people are searching for – it can be more difficult on Craigslist. I have an Infiniti G20 that they don’t make anymore, and it has been a challenge for me to sell that vehicle.

  5. Joss

    I posted my car on Craigslist on 04-03-16, and as of today, 04-11-16, I have had 0 replies to my ad. If any of you are out there reading, please feel free to share any advice.

    I listed two cars in the past on Craigslist and they sold within 1 to 3 days (maybe because they were old and cheap). I’m not sure why it’s not working this time.
    Thank you

  6. Jasan Deen

    Craigslist is a good place to list your car. I would also recommend using social media platforms to sell your car. You can use car evaluation tools like SellAnyCar to get an accurate value for your car. In fact, you can sell your car instantly with the help of this platform.

    • Deacon

      Yes, social media has been a game-changer for people who need to sell stuff.

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