We had a call from a fellow in Sydney the other day. His opening words were “Please help me sell my car … shall I drive it through to Melbourne?” Sometimes I really want to tear my hair out. We buy any car in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Darwin, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra, Townsville, Mackay, Cairns, Wagga Wagga, Albury, Wodonga, Echuca, Mildura, Horsham, Bendigo, Ballarat and Geelong. And if you live elsewhere chances are we can help you too.
I assured the fellow that we’d pop by and visit him at his home to inspect his car. I also explained that he needn’t worry about the out-dated car buyers guides he mentioned reading. “We ll buy the car from you for a price that will knock your socks off,” I promised him. And we did so too. In fact we beat any other valuation he had by 10% at least.
If you have a private car for sale anywhere in Australia you really ought to visit our Trade-In Valuation pages. Our service is completely free and without any obligation. We also won’t pepper you with emails or sell your address either. Sell the car to us for cash and we won’t contact you again unless you like receiving special offers.
We came across the idea of selling cars like this when we were operating off the Melbourne High Street. All of us were in the same neighbourhood, were targeting the same population base and had similar expense profiles. A fellow who wandered up and down the road asking everybody “please help me sell my car” would receive offers in a tight price band. We were going nowhere slowly like a couple of cowboys herding cattle across the Texas plains.
When I woke the next morning I had a new used car sales strategy singing in my head. From that moment on we were going to be known as “The Car Buyers” and our slogan was going to be “we buy cars everywhere in Australia and we pay the top cash prices possible”. But Kane,” my wife asked me “who are you going to sell the cars to?”
“No worries sweetheart. I’m going to create networks like you never saw”. As our used cars sales volumes began rocketing up believe me I had no shortage of takers hungry for the opportunities this offered. I issued a quick press release entitled “We Buy Any Car Australia is Selling as Long as It’s a Decent Runner” that had the telephone company complaining I was locking up their fancy electronic switchboard.
If I was going to stand a chance of responding to even half the letters starting with “help me sell my car please Kane” I needed a website and I needed one really fast. What you see now is several evolutions further on, although it still has the three buttons car valuation, trade-in valuation and insurance valuation running like a ribbon across the middle of the home page.
In the beginning several used car auction chains tried to fight back. “We Buy Cars” and “We Sell Cars” were emblazoned across their storefronts. Problem they had is that premises and auctioneers cost a tidy sum of money and they couldn’t compete with my business model.
So five years later when I advertise “I want to buy a used car (any area)” I get deluged with invitations from places as far apart as Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Darwin, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra, Townsville, Mackay, Cairns, Wagga Wagga, Albury, Wodonga, Echuca, Mildura, Horsham, Bendigo, Ballarat and Geelong. I’m so far ahead now that nobody can catch me now. But I’m still running off those tiny margins.