Cargo Vans For Sale

Selling Your Cargo Van

Selling a cargo van can be seen as being a little easier than selling a traditional personal vehicle because of its numerous uses for both business and private use. It simply requires a little research on your part. By educating yourself on market values and local market trends, you will be able to post your vehicle and have it sold in no time with very little stress on your part. You just have to know where to start.

Researching market trends involves cross-referencing various websites and automotive guides. NADA guides and Kelley Blue Book are great places to start. Simply search for your van by make, model, year, and condition to give yourself a pricing estimate. From there, checking out local classified ads and worldwide classified websites will give you a feel for what other people are selling their own vans for and what customers are willing to spend. Auction websites will give you a better feel for the latter. When it comes to assessing your own price point, consider all of these factors. You will want your price to represent a fair value so you are getting the money you deserve, but you also need to compete with the other private sellers out there. Your best bet is to aim for the middle so both parties are satisfied.

List your vehicle on multiple outlets to guarantee the most offer possible. Post ads in your newspaper as well as on online sites like Craigslist. These ads will allow you to post your own price plus “obo” which means “or best offer”. This will open up the grounds for negotiations between you and the buyer. Of course, if you would rather auction off the vehicle on a site such as Ebay, you have that option open to you as well. Here, you start with a base price and the bids will raise it from there.

Sometimes you can get a lot of bang for your buck on these types of websites, other times bidders won’t bite. It’s up to you to decide – through your market research – which will be the better option for you. In fact, if you want to avoid this market completely, you can always call local businesses in your area and see if they need a cargo van. Many privately owned businesses only require one or two vans for shipments, and they may be willing to work with you if your van is in good condition.

Bear in mind that, as you approach possible customers with a possible sale, you will have to offer a fair price which may be significantly less than the market value. It is up to you to decide whether or not you are willing to sacrifice that amount. As vehicles immediately start depreciating in value as soon as they are driven off the lot, you have to understand that you will not get back more or even equal to what you paid for. This is not meant to be a profitable transaction, only a fair one.

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