One of the main advantages of having access to the Internet has always been the ability to search online for products and services. It also allows us to buy and sell things online whereas before we were limited to printed media or having to place ads on local bulletin board.
The obvious advantage of going online, whether to buy or sell products, is twofold. The first is that you instantly get access to a huge market and the second is its so easy get or find you product or service online. As an example lets look at selling your car online. In the old days of being restricted purely to news papers and such you were very limited to the amount of information in your ad because they would charge you per word and forget using a photo as that alone would cost you an arm and a leg. Sure you could place an ad on the local bulletin board that could include a photo and as much text as you like but then you’re limiting yourself to local passerby therefore limiting your market.
So in reality, even though it wasn’t all that cost effective, your best option used to be the various print media and they used to be great in their day but unfortunately do not have as wide a distribution as what’s available online.
So, let’s say you want to sell your car online the question is How to sell your car online? Naturally that would depend on what site you choose to sell your car. The one I’m using as an example in this post is an English company and I’m using them as their method of selling your car is rather unique. You start off by entering you car registration, if you don’t have one you simply give them a description of the car. Once they have your rego it enters their database and within moments you get an offer! I found that you can get an instant offer online for car pretty amazing
If you accept their offer they will transfer the money to your account and the car remains in your possession until you have received confirmation from you bank that the money has been deposited. Once you’re happy that the money is where you want it you just tell them where to pick up the car, whether at home or work and they will pick your car up for free.
I found that you could sell your car online, without even having to place an ad, pretty bloody amazing.
So, tell me, have you ever seen such a service before. Have you ever sold a car online and if so what was your experience. For my non English readers, does such an online service exist in your country. If you having anything to ad please feel free to leave a comment.