You’ve perhaps thought about selling your van on your own. It is possible to do so, but it’s not an easy and painless experience. You have a few options if you’re trying to sell your van. These include private sale, advertised or dealerships.
To sell your van privately you’ll need to either have contacts that want to buy it or advertise your van so it gets sold. This takes time and money from you with no guarantees that it sells.
You’ll spend hours on the on the phone to potential van buyers. This wastes your time trying to follow up with strange people who may or may not even want to buy your van.
You’ll then end up getting calls from salespeople telling you they will sell your van for you (for a fee) which takes up even more of your time.
If potential buyers want to test drive your van, then that poses new risks. Not only will you have to handle strangers coming to your house, but you’ll worry that they might damage your van on their test drive. Most likely you don’t want visitors over, and you definitely don’t want damages to your van.
One choice you have is to sell your van to a dealership, but they are experts in getting the lowest possible prices. You’ll end up spending hours trying to get a better price and met with offers way less than what your van is worth.
Dealers are great at getting you to sell your van at the lowest value possible, so they can resell it and earn a profit. Their “Valuations” can’t be legitimate, since you know they have a motive to make a profit.