Back in history: The DesperateSeller.co.uk "Sell my car" service

DesperateSeller.co.uk was created back in 1999 specifically to help people sell their cars privately. It was aimed at people having trouble selling their car. So much trouble that they were in a state of "desperation" to sell their car quickly so that they could purchase their next one. The focus of the website has changed significantly since then where today we also focus on helping people find the cars they want.

My options

The options you have to sell your car has changed significantly since 2011. You’ve now got three conventional routes when it comes to selling your car. You can sell it to a dealer, you can sell it online to a car buying company and finally, you can sell it privately.

The car dealer

Selling your car to a car dealer is probably the easiest and most common way of selling your car. It’s better known as "part exchanging" and involves the dealer buying your car off you for a set price and then taking this price off of the price of your new car. The only downside to this approach is that the dealer is likely to value your car less than what it’s actually worth.

Car buying companies

An increasing number of people now sell their "cars for cash" online to car buying companies such as WeWantAnyCar. It usually just involves entering the details of your car onto their website and then waiting for them to get back to you with the price that they’re prepared to pay for it.

Privately

You’ll usually get the best price by selling your car privately. This involves advertising on car classified websites such as DesperateSeller.co.uk and Autotrader.co.uk.

Advertising my car on DesperateSeller.co.uk

If you’re prepared to do a little legwork then selling your car privately is the best way to maximise the true value of your car. Thousands of car buyers look for cars for sale on the DesperateSeller.co.uk every week. Therefore, if you’re prepared to take a couple of photos of your car and create your advert then you’ve got a really good chance of getting the most money when you sell it.

My options

We understand that there isn’t an option that’s right for everybody. Therefore we've suggested three of what we feel are great options to help you sell your car.

Option 1




Reach 1.5 million car buyers each week by advertising on these three leading websites (worth £19.95)...more


only £4.99

* Special Offer *

Write a small review about your car to get Option 1 for free - find out more

Option 2



Sell your car quickly and easily to x3 more buyers than any other car site with Auto Trader...more


from £9.95

* Special Offer *

Advertise with Autotrader.co.uk and get Option 1 for free - find out more

Option 3




Get a guaranteed cash offer for your car within minutes by selling it with WeWantAnyCar...more


£ free
Enter your vehicle registration in the yellow box below to get your offer.


Advertise my car for free

If money is a little on the tight side but you love the idea of advertising with DesperateSeller.co.uk then we have you covered. Submit a review of the the car that you’re selling and we’ll advertise your car for free. Let people know why they should buy a car similar to yours. Write a mini review now it only takes a couple of minutes!



Help, advice and tips on selling your car


The best options to sell my car

You’ve got four options when it comes to selling your car. You can sell to a dealer, sell it privately, sell at auction and finally sell online to a car buying company. We’ll tell you which option will get you the best deal....[cont]

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...[cont]

Selling tips and advice

With a little attention to detail and some elbow grease, you can save thousands of pounds by selling your car online. The following tips from DesperateSeller.co.uk the UK’s premier car selling and buying website will show you how. ...[cont]


Your asking price

Before you decide on what car selling method is best for your situation it's important that you know the true valuation of your car. If you ask for an unrealistically high price for your motor then it will almost certainly mean you’ll struggle to find a buyer. On the other hand, placing too low a value on your car could mean that you miss out on hundreds of pounds. Therefore, you really do need to know the true market valuation of your car before you sell it.

Free used car valuations

If you've not got any idea on how much you car is actually worth then head over to our used car valuations section. Simply select the make, model and year of your car and we will provide you with a rough market value to get you started.




Car selling market analysis

Our demand index is a mathematical tool which can be used as a general indicator of vehicle demand across areas of the UK. Our demand index combines make, model, geographical, volume and price data to provide you with a list of the most popular selling cars and the selling demand for these cars. Click here for the stats


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"You don't have to be "desperate" to sell your car, just make sure you find the solution that works for you."
"Advertising your car privately will get you the most money if you're prepared to put some work in!"
"DesperateSeller.co.uk has been helping to sell cars since 1999. With over 200,000 cars it's a brand you can trust."

DesperateSeller.co.uk Ltd
Rowan House, Hill End Lane, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4 0RA - Company No. 04369782 - Vat No. 789378352  - est. 1999