By: Revanche

Selling the truck: Nary a bite

June 26, 2008

This is getting tres frustrating. I know the economy’s tanking so it’s going to take a while, way to go me for waiting this long to sell the truck, but still, it tries my soul that there has been absolutely no response to my Craigslist ad in the past several weeks. Not even a single flaky, half-interested email. None. Zip. Nada. Zilch. Nothing.

I went to AutoTrader and found that they don’t even have their 90-day, sell or get your money back guarantee anymore. Dangit!

I’m doing so well with the little things, but the big things are really breaking my budget.

So, am I a standard, enhanced or deluxe ad buyer? I’m so anxious to get rid of the thing that I’m willing to consider springing for the deluxe ad!

Standard: $29

  • Online Ad
  • 3 Weeks
  • 1 Online Photo

Enhanced: $49

  • Online Ad
  • Magazine Ad
  • 8 Weeks
  • 9 Online Photos
  • Single Photo
  • Thumbnail Photo

Deluxe: $79

  • Online Ad
  • Magazine Ad
  • Run ’til It Sells: Your ad runs online and in the magazine until you sell your car – up to a full year.
  • 18 Online Photos
  • Single Photo
  • Thumbnail Photo

The mood I’m in? I just want to spring for the $79 and pray for the best. It’d feel worth it get the craptacular payments off my expense sheet!

3 Responses to “Selling the truck: Nary a bite”

  1. SavingDiva says:

    Good luck selling the truck!

  2. Susan says:

    Exposure is the most important factor; if your ad doesn’t reach the people who might be looking for a truck, pretty photos are useless. I’d go for the standard ad. The deluxe version adds more photos, but if someone is interested, a single photo will do–and people are suspicious when something has been listed for many weeks (they figure that it has been rejected by many other shoppers already, so why even look at it?). Anyway, who reads this “magazine”? Nowadays, people read classified ads online, for the most part. Maybe consider a one-time ad in your local/big city newspaper’s online classified. Or try for your city; they offer free classifieds.

  3. Revanche says:

    savingdiva: Thanks!

    susan: AutoTrader’s a fairly standard used car shopping tool, but I’ve held off on that for now. I’ve reposted with Craigslist and posted on (thanks!) I’ll look at the local papers to see if that pricing is worth an online ad with them, but I don’t know if people really bother with newspaper classifieds for cars when they can just go directly to a website featuring cars for sale.

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