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Advice on How To Write a craigslist Used Car Ad

By September 14, 2010

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As I've mentioned before, I visit a lot of websites in my work as the About.com Guide to Used Cars. Sometimes the information is useless but other times you come across gems in unlikely places, such as advice on how to write a craigslist used car ad.

Wojciech Kulicki writes a blog called Fiscal Fizzle. He recently went through selling and buying a used car. [Kudos to him, by the way, for buying a 2007 Mazda5.] To sell his used car, he headed over to craigslist and sold his car within hours.

Wojo, as he calls himself, had lots of great advice on how to write a craiglist used car ad but the one piece that stood out was this:

Format the listing like a blog post. Use short, concise paragraphs with a few sentences each. Too many Craigslist ads look like a giant blob of text goo. Being clear & legible will go a long way. Enclose each idea (what's good with the car, wrong with the car, etc.) in a single paragraph.

Ads on craigslist can be downright painful to read at times. This is a great idea that you should incorporate into your next used car ad on craigslist.

BTW, Wojo's not the only guy to post advice about selling a used car on craigslist.  I have a little advice to offer, too.

What's your best tip for selling a used car on craigslist? Submit your ideas by clicking on comments below.


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