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Selling Your Car Online for Free

Selling Your Car Online for Free

By Jeff Youngs, February 24, 2012
Twenty years ago, selling a used car meant placing a small advertisement in a local newspaper or auto trade publication. Priced by the word, most owners were limited by budget to just a few lines and the process of placing the ad was cumbersome. At best, a small grainy black and white photograph would accompany the abbreviated announcement to an audience limited to just regional distribution.

More recently, the Internet has transformed the way consumers sell their used vehicles. Online advertising introduced a way for private individuals to reach millions of potential buyers for just a fraction of the cost of a printed advertisement. Even better, the auto ads were accompanied by multiple color images, they were simple to place, and they could be easily edited from any computer.

Today, online automobile advertising has become even more consumer-friendly with the advent of free sites specializing in for-sale-by-owner automotive listings. Sites such as Freebo.com, Vehix.com and Mota.com offer sellers listings without fees or hidden catches. Freebo.com is one of the largest and most comprehensive no-cost sites. Powered by the automotive experts at Cars.com, the site features photos, pricing information, selling and buying guides, and unbiased reviews designed to help buyers and sellers with the transaction.

Placing the advertisement takes just a few minutes. Answer a few questions about year, make and model, and then fill out the vehicle details. Calculating an asking price is simplified as the more advanced sites link directly to Kelley Blue Book automotive values. Lastly, upload a few digital pictures and the vehicle advertisement is complete. While none of these sites promise your �70s-era gas guzzler will sell, their free offer is the next best thing short of delivering a buyer to your front door.

Visit Freebo.com
Visit Vehix.com
Visit Mota.com
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