I Quite understand that most people are looking to buy from private sellers or owners instead of going through dealers. The bitter truth is, most cars sold online are done by the dealers, however, there are some real honest sellers online looking to sell their used cars which no longer have a use of.
If you have been searching for websites online where you can buy cheap used cars online, then I have got some to share with you.
Sites To Buy Used Cheap Cars Online Via Private Sellers
Nairaland Autos Forum:
As you probably know,
nairaland is one of the biggest online forum in Nigeria. Having said
that, the forum has got a wide range of sessions which fit in to most
discussions that concerns our every day living. One of those sessions is
‘Autos’. Full meanings of Autos is Automobile and on that forum, cars
are mostly talked about. Not just talking about, buying and selling can
be done on that session. I bought my first car last year from a seller
which I got in contact with on Nairaland Auto Session.
OLX.com.ng Cars Session:
this isn’t my first time of taking about OLX Nigeria MarketPlace. Even
though I had initially said that there are lots of scammers on the marketplace, there are still some sincere and honest people trading on
the platform. Upon visiting olx.com.ng, there is a car session and under
that, you’d find lots of people selling their cars. In such cases, I
wouldn’t advice going for brand news cars on the platform as ‘most’ of
them are scams. Especially for those with offers too good to be true.
like OLX, tradestable is another online marketplace. Its also got wide
sections ranging from mobiles to cars and more. Its just an online
marketplace like olx hence, there are possible scammers on the website.
Just be sure not to go for offers that seem too good to be true.
far so good, these websites are sites I can recommend to which you can
buy used cheap calls from. Not just buying cheap cars, but buying from
Safety Tips When Buying Used Cars Online
Having disclosed these sites to you, you should be aware never to send any money to anyone over a car you intend buying.
you should get in contact with anyone and he tells you to send any
amount of money whatsoever, just bang the person off your phone and stop
chatting with him. That’s an obvious sign of a scammer.
should meet the seller on a face to face agreement. Properly inspect
the car and the papers before closing on a deal. If you are in Lagos, I
would recommend going with a VIO officer or an officer who can easily
spot fake car document from the legitimate one. After all, if the deal is clean, the
seller shouldn’t be scared about anything or you coming with anyone.
One more thing, if you are meeting with the seller, please endeavor to meet in public places and try going cashless.
Buying cheap cars online in Nigeria is very much possible. With the tips above, you should be good to go.