We are a B2B online marketplace for automobiles. We do not directly sell vehicles. We only provide a veritable platform for buyers and sellers of vehicles to meet and safely transact business. We strive, through our quality control mechanism and Internet marketing knowledge, to provide quality leads for car sellers and buyers.
In order for your vehicle to quickly attract prospective buyers and sell in no time, we advise you to take the following steps into consideration:
When selling your car make it as attractive as much as possible. Have it washed and cleaned thoroughly. You might take it to a car wash centre for a professional clean up.
Make sure any mechanical or electrical fault is fixed and in proper condition. Remember some buyers do come with their own mechanics for checks before buying.
Make a copy of your vehicle titles (particulars) in readiness for prospective buyers. Do not give out the original copies until a price is agreed with a buyer and money collected by you.
Do not carry the original vehicle documents with you when meeting the buyer for inspection.
Always make sure the car keys are with you at all times during talks with the buyer.
Do not collect cash from the buyer. Insist money be paid into your account before the car is released. Confirm the payment with your bank directly or from the ATM. Do not rely on bank’s SMS payment notification.
When buyers contact you and ask about the car, do not give your bank or any financial details.
Also do not give your actual overnight location of the car.
Note that genuine buyers will not offer to pay for the car without inspecting it.
Note that genuine buyers will not offer to pay more than the asking price. Beware if the offer looks too good!
Note that genuine buyers will not offer to pay for custom charges, shipping, etc.
Do not release the car for a test drive without your being inside it with the buyer. And do not test drive in a hidden or where there is no regular human or vehicular movements.
Highlight special features that may stand your car out among others. Buyers love to see what differentiate yours from the crowd.
Buyers also want much graphical details about your car as much as possible. So take clear and sharp pictures to market your car. Recommended photos to take include:
o left front (offset)
o Right front (offset)
o Left rear (offset)
o Right rear (offset)
o Left side
o Right side
o Interior dash
o Driver’s seat
o Back seat
Close the Deal and Take Payment
When a buyer contacts you prepare for a test drive and gather the copies of the paperwork.
Note that it is a good idea to meet in a public place and accompany the buyer as he tests drive the car. You can take somebody with you.
Be prepared to negotiate on the asking price but have in mind the barest minimum you would take.
Insist on the electronic transfer of payment which you will confirm from your bank. Confirm the receipt of the fund in your account yourself by checking with your bank or through the ATM with your bank card. DO NOT literally accept the buyer’s proof of payment or rely on bank’s SMS payment alert.
Do not accept Western Union, Money gram, etc, as a means of payment.
If you are to accept cash do so inside the premises of a bank and immediately make deposit in the presence of the buyer. DO NOT accept cash under any other condition.
If you are to accept cheques confirm the fund is cleared into your account before you transfer the vehicle to the buyer.
Issue a receipt to the buyer to confirm purchase after you must have received payment.
Make sure the payment is cleared before you hand over the vehicle’s title and keys to the buyer.
Sign over the title, write receipt and hand over the car keys to the buyer. Insist the buyer take receipt and you keep a copy for your record.
Make copies of all the paperwork transferred to the buyer.
Click Sell a Car and submit your car for listing.
Gone are the days when if you want to buy a car you would have to start looking at roadsides whether cars are displayed with FOR SALE sign on top. Sometimes we rely on words of mouth to know who is selling.
With automarta, an online vehicle marketplace, the sky is your limit to search and buy cars of your choice anywhere in the country.
We strive, through our quality control system and Internet marketing knowledge, to provide quality leads of genuine sellers of cars. As a buyer, we advise you take the following steps into consideration when looking for a car:
Make sure you speak to the seller on the phone after you might have made the initial contact through phone, email or SMS.
If you cannot speak to the seller through the telephone number displayed on the listing or you are being directed to another person please do get in touch with us before proceeding further.
Note that the car you will be seeing on our website can either be new (never used), tokunbo (foreign used and still in good condition) or Nigerian used (already registered in Nigeria and has been used). The listing will specify.
Beware if the price of the car is too low or too high than a car of same make, model and year advertised on the website or general street price. Compare different prices vis à vis the condition of the car and you would have an outlook of prices in currency.
Make sure you test drive the vehicle before settling on payment.
Do not carry cash when going to inspect the car.
For added security and confidence go for the inspection with another person, preferably a technician. The latter should help you check for any mechanical defect, short and faulty electronics and salvage and rust history.
Meet the seller at a location that is public where there is a regular human and vehicular movements.
Do not send money to the seller without seeing the vehicle.
Ensure that the vehicle’s paperwork conforms to the description and appearance of the vehicle.
Do not send your personal financial information to anyone.
If need be print the vehicle advert you want to buy from our website to confirm it is the actual one you are shown by the seller when you meet up.
You may visit Fraud Awareness for more safe selling and buying information.
Click Buy a Car and check for a desired vehicle of your choice.
Please Contact Us for any further assistance.