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DesperateSeller.co.uk is one of the UKs largest digital automotive marketplaces

With a selection of over approximately 274,000 used cars to choose from, DesperateSeller.co.uk is one of the UKs leading independently run online car classifieds websites. Founded in 2001, DesperateSeller.co.uk now connects car buyers with thousands of sellers and car dealers across the entire UK.

The website is primarily aimed at helping car buyers find the right car for their needs while fitting neatly within their budget. The site is also aimed at helping car owners sell their cars effectively by providing various advertising packages.

Why use DesperateSeller.co.uk?

Along with our credible online history, weve become one the most respected independently run automotive websites. Not only is our car search facility quick and simple to use but vehicle information is displayed in a clear and concise manner. This helps finding the right car online a much easier process.

Its vitally important that our users can view, enquire and purchase the right car in a safe and secure environment. Therefore we provide guides with useful tips and advice on the different aspects of the car buying and selling process.

Helping people to sell their car is also a big part of what we do. This is why we have created a unique service that allows private sellers to advertise their cars on multiple car classified websites. This not only gives them additional advertising exposure but it also provides this exposure at a reduced cost.

Who are our partners?

Over the years we have established strong relationships with major players within the automotive industry. Its these very relationships that have helped us cement our position within the industry.

The Independent The Independent newspaper - We have been privalaged to have powered the Independent's "Car classified" section since 2007.
WhatCar WhatCar - Our partnership with the UKs biggest car buyers guide enables us to offer free car valuations to all of our users.
Motors Motors.co.uk - We are one of only a small handful of specially selected websites to be part of the Motors.co.uk dealer advertising network.
VSTAG VSTAG.co.uk - We are part of the Vehicle Safe Trading Advisory Group (VSTAG), an industry forum created to combat online vehicle related fraud.

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Where are we?

Our registered offices are located in the unique cathedral city of St Albans. We're just 22 minutes from London St Pancras, a short hop off the M1 and M25 motorways, within easy reach of London Luton and Heathrow airports.

Why you can trust us

Primarily, we believe you can trust the DesperateSeller.co.uk website and its services as weve stood the all-important test of time. We have been established since 2001 which is a lifetime considering the web has only existed, as we know it now, since 1991.

We are fully UK VAT registered which therefore shows that our annual turnover exceeds 70,000. Any unregistered business could be deemed unsuccessful or even illegal.

We accept all major Credit and Debit cards, this offers our users financial security. Obtaining the ability to accept card payment online is difficult which means we have proven to a bank (in our case Barclays PLC) that we are financially responsible.


All sensitive data is encrypted to the maximum security levels using TLS and SSL technology and digitally-signed protocol using PGP, RSA and MD5. Our payment system is certified by Verisign for your complete assurance. Verisign enables organisations to secure online transactions, confirm and protect identities, and operate fully managed trusted environments for conducting e-business.

Data Protection
DesperateSeller.co.uk Ltd is a registered member of the Data Protection Act 1998.
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DesperateSeller.co.uk has been privileged to have been acknowledged by receiving multiple recommendations and award nominations.

TopGear review TopGear - Review headline "To sell a car easily it needs to be advertised in as many places as possible and not just one magazine or website. This is where DesperateSeller comes in.."
AutoExpress rating AutoExpress - DesperateSeller has been awarded 4 out of 5 stars in the AutoExpress "Car Group Test".
MotorTrader Awards 2007 MotorTrader Awards 2007 - Nominated for two categories as well as featuring in many spotlight articles.
Web User WebUser Magazine - Featured in the WebUser magazine "Bright Spark" section.

Get in touch, we're here to help!

DesperateSeller.co.uk does not own any of the cars shown on this website. If your enquiry is regarding a car that you have seen on the website then ALL contact numbers for dealers who advertise their stock on our site can be found on either their dealer pages or on the individual adverts themselves. If you have a different type of query or require any support then please feel free to contact us at any time. All questions and queries will be answered within 24hrs.

Desperateseller.co.uk is an Introducer Appointed Representative of Zuto Ltd who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) 452489