How to Sell your Used Trailer
If your willing to invest a bit of energy and thought, you should be able to sell your used trailer at the best price possible within your local area. There are many ways to sell your trailer, some free and some services that will cost you a bit of money. To get the best price and a faster sale its best to use more than one service to make sure your trailer has a good chance of selling.
Ways of finding a buyer for your used trailer
Around 80% of buyers will look online when thinking of buying a used trailer. So its a no brainer, use the internet, its cheaper than newspaper advertising and has the largest audience of buyers. You can use sites like ebay as well as online classifieds site like gumtree and trailers-for-sale.
The price needs to reflect the type, age and condition of your trailers. A price set too high may delay your sale, and a price too low, costs you in missed revenue. So take survey of the current Second hand trailer market, to determine an average price for your trailer type. You can then increase or decrease depending on condition and age.
A well written Advert Description should accurately highlight the most important features of your trailer. A short but precise ad will result in more qualified buyers and a quicker sale.
Include the following:
Explain why you’re selling the Trailer – This is a common question a buyer will ask.
Maintenance history. If you have any maintenance receipts or had servicing work done recently, make sure you mention it.
Disclose issues that might need fixing – Show your an honest seller, and let the buyer know of any issues. Trust is worth a lot when buying any type of used road Trailer.
Use proper punctuation - Capitalizing entire words or sentences is difficult to read and makes it seem like you’re shouting at buyers. Using slang can also drive some people away from your ad.
Are you open to offers- Be sure to mention if your price is fixed or flexible. This will save a lot of hassle and let the buyer know where he stand simmediately,.
Photos will give your potential buyer a first impression of your Trailer. A photo will definitely quicken your sale, use multiple photos if possible.
Try to take the photos outdoors on a clear day. Common sense ideas such as washing the trailer first are all good ideas. A photo of the id plate is also useful if the trailer has one. Include a photo of any feature that makes your Trailer stand out.
A lot of digital cameras now have a short video option on them. A video is probably the best way of showing off your trailer without a viewing. This will likely cut down on time wasters and viewings that lead to no sale.
Getting the Used Trailer Ready for Market
Cleaning your trailer makes it easier to sell and attract a higher price. Its a cheap simple way of making your trailer look newer and more attractive to the buyer.
There’s always something small that needs top be repaired. You can leave it and the buyer might try and knock the price down. Some repairs are quick, cheap and easy. Get any simple repairs sorted and rule out any doubt.
Completing the sale:
Make a printed receipt up stating that the buyer is purchasing the trailer “as-is,” with no warranties. Keep a signed copy for your records. An instant form of payment is the best and safest way to accept funds. So cash, instant bank transfer are the best ways to make sure you have been paid before releasing the trailer to the buyer.