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Best places to Advertise your car on-line (for FREE)

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Obviously we think HCC is the best place  Smiley

There are two other sites you should also advertise your car to give yourself good coverage with the backpacker market:

www.globalgossip.com  

and

www.gumtree.com.au

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We are happy if you advertise here @ HCC, then copy the ad format to the two others sites.
Our ad format is clean and tidy and helps to make sure you don't forget vital info!

I personally like the people @ globalgossip, they are friendly and allow us to advertise on their site. They also run one of the most popular backpacker Internet chains in Australia.

Gumtree is owned by eBay ... and are not friendly to HCC ... banning us from advertising on their site, even though we offer FREE help and advice and try our best to help YOU for free ... but hey ... they are bigger than us and maybe able to help you sell your car - so you may as well use them too!
Gumtree is not just for backpackers ... here is how we think we are better:

1. We don't charge you to have your ad @ the top of the page

2. We offer free advice

3. We specialise in backpacker cars

4. We monitor the site to try ensure bad people stay off (example: illegal dealers)

5. We don't have duplicate ads and we keep the site as tidy as possible  Cool

6. We are a small and friendly website ... built for YOU  Wink


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Re: Best places to Advertise your car on-line (for FREE)
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There is also www.carsguide.com.au which is free for web advertising and consulted by more Australian residents
And you can e-mail your ads to the CQ Buy & Sell booklet (Central Queensland) at: freeads@cqbuysell.com.au
You can also post your ad on http://www.australia-australie.com/annonces/ to target French backpackers

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Thanks Hexsail,

Carsguide is free for four lines of text ... if you want to put a photo, they charge $30  Shocked + more money for extra text !!

(HCC you can put as many pictures as you want free!)

Agreed, that you should probably also place an ad on cars guide (why not?!!) ... but in our experience once a local discovers you are a backpacker, they will buy a different car ... so really you need to sell to a backpacker, which is why we started HCC  Grin

Good tip about CQ and australia-australie ... I had not heard of these before  Smiley

Maybe you could post something about HCC on australia-australie to help French backpackers find HCC?! This will help our google ranking, which would help HCC and help HCC to help others  Cool


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Gumtree is owned by eBay ... and are not friendly to HCC ... banning us from advertising on their site
how long did it take them? just asking because someone was trying to scam me on gumtree ('please ship the car from australia to brazil - i send you a check that bounces...') and it took them 6 months (!) until i got a canned response 'thanks for your email. we take this matter very serious blah blah blah....' from them.

craigslist is free and you can also post pictures; however its much more popular in north america than australia:
 
cars & trucks in sydney: http://sydney.craigslist.com.au/cta/
for other cities: http://geo.craigslist.org/iso/au


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From memory, it was about 1 month ...

The good thing about HCC (we think) is that we are built for backpackers cars (only) and have a small team that watches the site and answer questions and comments quickly.

We are a free site too ... but with customer service better than most of the sites you pay $30 to use!  Cool

Beyond that, we even have special offers and links to helpful sites ... we gota be the best?

Hope you agree?!  Grin


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There are multiple options but recently I came across carcatalogue.com.au and it is a good website though with very little car sellers base. I hope this will improve with time.


For info: here is the link http://www.carcatalogue.com.au

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I am a licensed motor trader and I can tell you Carsales.com.au is hands down the Australian website with the most traffic and it is certainly where we get most of our enquiries selling our retail cars.

BUT there are three major BUTS:

1.  It is expensive.  At least $60 per advertisement.

2.  It is a waiting game.  Rarely will you find a line of buyers arranging to meet you where you are staying.  It takes time (our average is 35-45 days to sell a car online).

3.  There's a good chance you have useful stuff like camping gear and fittings to your car you'd like to throw in the deal.  Most local retail buyers will not value this stuff at all and put no money value on it.

Free forums made for travellers like this one are your best bet to sell your car.

Maybe try Gumtree.com.au - but it is very hit and miss and they will charge you to get your ads visible in the first few pages after a few days and then repeat the process.

If you can't wait and need to sell your today or soon in Brisbane, as a QLD licensed motor trader here in Brisbane, I may have a cash offer for you.

You can call me on 0411 362 229 and explore this option.

BRISBANE ONLY PLEASE!

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Paul







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I am a licensed motor dealer in Brisbane and usually I can pay cash for your car today. I do all the paperwork with Queensland Transport too. See more and get in touch with me here: http://www.sellmycarforcashbrisbane.com.au or call me on 0411 362 229.
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Thanks for this info, it was helpful for me.

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