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Farewell Old Friend

July 10th, 2008 Posted in Selling Online   Print This Post Print This Post   Email This Post Email This Post

Side view of my 2003 Yamaha YZF-R6 Limited EditionIt’s been over 4 years since I bought my motorcycle, a 2003 Yamaha YFZ-R6 Limited Edition, and I am sad to say it’s time for me to let it go. It’s given me a lot of good times and a couple bad ones. I put a lot of time and money into my R6 and have gotten a lot of enjoyment in return; however, all good things must eventually come to an end. But enough about my memoirs of my R6; the more important thing here is how would someone go about selling a motorcycle or vehicle in the day and time? As you may remember from 10 Things Worth Trying Electronically, I have decided to use Craigslist as my means to selling my R6 and will share the process of doing so, including some extras that make the selling experience a little better.

Posting to The Craigslist Classifieds

There are two options when it comes to posting on Craigslist:

  1. Apply for an Account, then Post to the classifieds
  2. Post without an Account (link to Buffalo Craigslist Post)

I personally recommend applying for an account, this way it makes it much easier to post things in the future; in addition, you can see all the items you have posted on Craigslist in your account page.

Additional Tips to Know About Posting

These are just some extras that I do while selling on Craigslist.

HTML

Craigslist allows for some basic HTML tags; therefore, you can differentiate yourself from people by using HTML to create a nice looking classified ad. Craigslist allows headers, lists, images, links, tables, formatted text to name a few. For the complete list of allowed HTML, please visit Craigslist Help.

External Web Page

I prefer creating an external website that I can track some statistics on. Within my Craigslist classified ad, I link back to my 2003 Yamaha YZF-R6 For Sale page on verITableLIFE. When people click on my link from Craigslist, I can track that by looking at the Landing Page statistic.

E-Mail Address

In addition to my external web page, I like to create additional e-mail accounts to avoid clutter in my personal e-mail inbox: on my 2003 Yamaha YZF-R6 For Sale page, you will notice the e-mail address r6 [at] verITableLIFE.com.

Wait for the Offers to Come In

After all this is done, you just have to sit back and wait for the sale. I tend not to jump on first offers if they are lower than what I anticipated. So while you are patiently waiting for potential buyers, try a few more things from my list of 10 things to try electronically.

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  1. 4 Responses to “Farewell Old Friend”

  2. By Jude on Jul 16, 2008

    I tried Craigslist last year without much success so I figured I wasn’t doing it right. Maybe I’ll look into it again. I did look for a Rebel through them without much luck.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and when Bill teaches me to shift gears I hope I don’t ever panic and forget the clutch. I’m really looking forward to learning.

  3. By juzten on Jul 22, 2008

    hey thanks for wanting to advertise on my site thru entercard, anyways, i like the bike,
    thanks again
    juzten
    Daily Free Software

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