Everyone has wanted to sell a car at some point and in the age of Internet auctions, there are more options than ever when it comes to selling your car whether it’s an ’05, ’78 or a ’20. With this ever expanding world of options comes the need to make delivery after you’ve sold the vehicle and that requires a car transport service.
Depending on the auction service, you can list that shipment of the item is completely up to the buyer’s discretion or offer a method of transportation to fold into the final price.
The first is often more preferable to buyers because it allows them to shop various car transporters themselves to find the one that suits them best. However, if you decide to fold the cost of the shipment along with a hand picked transporter into the auction of your car, there are some things you need to do.
First, you need to narrow down your selection of transporters in some fashion that incorporates not only their price ranges but also their reliability and service records. Remember, that by folding in the selection of the transporter to the auction, you are in some way taking responsibility for the shipment both before you deliver it to the transporter and after.
Second, to simplify the matters with regard to the auction, make sure you have all the information about your selected transporter at hand. Include this information in the auction information. When buyers look through potential cars to buy on auctions they are as concerned about the cars they are looking at as to how they might get there.
Some buyers may not want to use the transporter you have selected; you may or may not wish to include that as an option to turn down on the buyer’s part.
Finally, when you are ready to list the car as well as the transporter information, be sure to include a series of price quotes from the transporter from the car’s location to major hubs on both coasts, the mid-west and include both upper and lower sides of the coasts, mid-Atlantic and so on.
This will allow the buyer to guess based on their proximity to one of those locations what the cost will likely be. Always be sure to list that the quotes are not exact and are not final until the buyer’s shipping information is received.
It may seem like more work than it’s worth to go through all of this prior to listing the car that you want to sell, it will pay off at the auction’s closing. As the seller, you simply wait to confirm where the car is being transported to and confirm a final quote from the transportation company.
Once the seller receives the payment from the buyer they can get the car to the transportation company of their choice and not have to worry if the buyer chooses a transporter that will be a hassle for you the seller.
While most buyers and sellers work in fairly cooperative relations in order to receive the item sold and the payment for the item, sometimes having the game plan set will save a lot of time.