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5 Tips for Selling Your Car Online

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By Amanda Taylor, NEWS 9

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Sooner or later, you will probably sell one of your cars. A popular and easy way to do it is online. But before you post your ad, the experts at eBay have 5 things you should know to get the biggest payout from your ride.

Step 1: Do your research. Know how much your car is worth. A good starting point would be by checking the Kelly Blue Book Value by going to www.kbb.com.

Step 2: Make the headline searchable. Avoid words like "neat" or "nice". When someone's searching for a vehicle, they're going to put in the basics like "Leather" "2008".

Step 3: Take pictures – and lots of them. Shoot for 40, but at least 12. Show all angles and any problems. You want to prove that you're being transparent in the sale.

Step 4: Work on the description. This is one of those areas that you can usually do better than a dealer. Dealers have so many cars, they don't have time to put in all the details.

Step 5: Follow-up with buyer. This will benefit you if you're selling on a site like eBay. If the buyer's happy, he or she will likely post good feedback to your account, encouraging others to do business with you.

Watch the entire, unedited interview with Clayton Stanfield, an eBay Motor's manager, about how to sell your car online.

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