The Bundle: to sell your car as quickly as possible and get your full asking price it needs to be seen by as many car buyers as possible.
Advertising your car with DesperateSeller.co.uk can help you reach millions of car buyers instantly by advertising your car on these top car selling websites in one go.
ADVERTISE YOUR CAR ON
8 top car websites
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Why this package works so well
Save time and money by simply placing one advert with us then leave it to us to ensure your car is featured on these ten premium online car classifieds!
Reach over 5 million buyers locally and across the UK
75% of our customers sell within a week
You can amend your advert at any time
4 weeks advertising
You can add up to 6 photos
There are NO hidden fees
Large savings in advertising costs
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DesperateSeller: for just £9.99 your car will appear on one of the top car classified websites where it will continue to be advertise until it's sold! There are NO hidden fees. You can add multiple photos of your car along with detailed description. Your advert will also appear in our iPhone app.
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AutoTrader: you can now advertise your car on the
Autotrader website from just £9.99. Click on the "Place your
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Your asking price
Asking for an unrealistically high price
for your car will almost certainly mean you’ll will struggle to find a
buyer. However, placing too low a value on your car and you could miss out
on hundreds of pounds. It's vitally important that you know the true
market valuation of your car.
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it on eight top car selling websites. Save time and money by simply placing one advert with
us then leave it to us to ensure your car is featured on these eight premium online car classifieds!
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Frequently asked questions
These FAQs are designed to provide a better understanding of how our advertising package works. Click on any of the most common questions below to view the answer.
1. How does your advertising package work?
All you need to do is place an advert with us by entering your vehicle details and making one £19.99 payment. We will then advertise your vehicle for sale across the specified car classifieds websites within 24 hours.
Your car will continue to be advertised for the period of 4 weeks and there are no hidden fees or extra charges. The process is illustrated in the diagram below:
Place advert £19.99
top car websites
5 million car buyers
Placing your advert
To place your ad simply click on the "Place your advert button" below. You will then be able to register your details or login if you have already registered with us.
After you have registered just complete our simple form with your vehicle details. You can add multiple photos you you wish to do so.
Finally, make a £19.99 payment. Within 24 hours of us receiving your payment your advert will appear on the specified car classifieds websites.
Potential buyers will search these websites and will contact you about the possibility of purchasing your car. All we ask is that you let us know you've sold your car so we can remove your advert from all websites
2. How do you compare against other services?
DesperateSeller.co.uk was created with the aim of selling your car at the right price, whilst offering value for money. You may have considered some of the below options. Before deciding how to sell your car we advise you to read the following:
Trade car buying websites or dealerships (Trade-in's)
There are now many car buying websites out there that will make you an instant cash offer for your car and even offer to pick it up from you, there are potential risks:
1. It is highly unlikely that you will be offered the true value of your car.
2. The price that they originally offer may differ from the actual price they pay you after they physically inspect your car.
3. When they inspect your car they will pressurise you, by using hard sell tactics, into accepting their “derisory” offer.
This is the more traditional method of advertising. However, advertising space can be very expensive and your advert has to compete with a clutter of other car sellers. Not only are you advertising to a restricted audience as 93% of car buyers now search online, but also your car will only be advertised for a shorter period.
3. How successful is your service?
Our recent poll concluded 75% of our customers sold their car within the first week.
DesperateSeller.co.uk now offers you a targeted audience of over 5 million car buyers giving you the best possible opportunity to sell your car in the quickest possible time.
Potential buyers will search these websites and will contact you about the possibility of purchasing your car. All we ask is that you let us know you've sold your car so we can remove your advert from all websites.
Once you have placed your advert with us, amending your advert is easy. You can amend your advert as many times as required completely free of charge.
Simply use your registration details created when placing your advert (email address and a password chosen by you) to log into the "MyAccount" area.
Any amendments made to your advert will appear on all specified car classified websites within 24 hours. You can also delete your advert once it has been sold.
6. How safe is my card payment?
DesperateSeller.co.uk's website payment system is highly secure and uses established security techniques to protect our customers and ourselves against fraud. DesperateSeller.co.uk believes that online security is paramount
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.
Our Secure Payment Process
To enable you to make a safe and secure payment DesperateSeller.co.uk uses the world renowned Barclaycard Business (ePDQ) online payment system.
Paying for your advert online is safe and secure. All transactions are carried out over a Secure Socket Layer with 128bit technology for increased security. Barclaycard take full responsibility for capturing and storing your card details. They always ensure that your information is held with the very high levels of security you would expect from a major financial services company.
If you have any questions about any of our advertising packages that are not covered here then please feel free to email us at email@example.com.
Selling your car safely and securely – How to keep safe with our simple guide
Selling your car privately can add hundreds of pounds onto the value of your car. However, being conned or scammed by fraudulent buyers can leave you out of pocket. The chances are high that you will sell your car to a genuine buyer without any issues. However, by taking a quick look at our simple guide and following a few simple steps you can help to protect yourself.
The safest place to meet buyers is at your home address in daylight hours. Not only does this show the buyer that you’re genuine but criminals are less likely to target you at your home. If possible, try and have someone with you. Their presence alone could be just enough to stop anything untoward happening.
One of the golden rules is to never let a buyer test drive your car by themselves as there is always a small risk they won’t return. Don’t accept anything as “security” against taking your car out alone as whatever they give you may not be their own.
Criminals will do whatever it takes to be alone with your car. This usually involves making up ways of distracting you. This could be in the form of a phone call or asking you to retrieve something from inside your house. As soon as you go then the criminal has the perfect opportunity to drive away with your car. We advise sellers to keep hold of their car keys at all times and avoid leaving the keys in the ignition.
Nine times out of ten the buyer will ask to test drive your car which is fine as long as you accompany them. However, you need to ensure that whoever is test driving your car has a valid driving license and the necessary level of insurance cover otherwise you could be liable for any accidents that may occur.
A serious buyer will always take time having a good look at your car. They will give it a thorough inspection and ask you questions about its history. Therefore be suspicious if a buyer takes little interest in the car and seems to be in a rush.
Fraudulent Buyers – Payment Fraud
You need to be suspicious of a buyer if they turn up with large amounts of used notes to purchase your car. There are a lot of fake notes in circulation that are almost impossible to detect. Although taking cash is tempting you need to be wary of the risks. Ask yourself, would you bring this amount of cash with you to purchase a car with the same value? If the answer is no then alarm bells should start to ring.
If cash is best for you then the safest way would be to deposit the cash into your bank before handing over the keys to your car. The same rule should apply to personal cheques or bankers drafts as these can be easily forged. Again, make sure any cheques or bankers drafts are cleared before handing over your keys.
It’s important to be aware of fraudulent buyers proposing PayPal as a method to pay for your car especially if the buyer is offering the full asking price without even seeing your car. Scammers can quite easily create PayPal accounts with fraudulent credit card details. You can protect yourself by asking the buyer to meet with you in person.
Once the buyer is happy with your car and you have accepted their offer there are a couple of things you need to do before handing over your keys.
The first thing you need to do is create two receipts, one for you and the other for the buyer. The receipts should contain details about you and the buyer such as your full names, dates, addresses etc. They should also contain details about the car that’s being sold such as the cars registration, VIN number and description. You must also include the selling price that has been agreed by both parties along with the phrase sold as seen. This gives you some protection should the buyer return for a refund because the car has broken down. Finally, both you and the buyer should sign each receipt.
Finally, the most important document that needs to be completed is the V5C registration document. The buyer needs to complete their details, and take the new-keeper section, which helps show they now own the car. Once the V5C document has been signed then you need to ensure that you post it off to the DVLA as soon as possible.
The chances that you will encounter a fraudulent buyer are extremely low. However a vigilant level of suspicion is fine. Just make sure you remember and follow the simple steps in this guide and you should be able to sell your car without any issues.
If there’s ever a moment in the process where you’re a little suspicious then simply walk away. Never hand over your keys until you have been paid and the money is safely in your bank account. If you think you have been conned then immediately contact the police.