10 Tips for Selling a Used Car Online

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Author's Note: 10 Tips for Selling a Used Car Online

I've written about cars for online sources for nearly a decade, and during that time I have learned one thing, both from editors and from user behavior: photos sell cars. Outside of that adult activity much Internet use is dedicated to, car buying is one of the most visual experiences you can have online. Car shoppers want to see what they're getting. If there's one tip you should take to heart when it comes to selling a used car online, it's that you should have as many photos as possible. Cars with photos just sell faster.

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