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Discussion in 'Automotive Products not listed here' started by danoneil, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. danoneil

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    Hello to all..

    My first post ! Hurray :hello: ... I found www.carsforsale.com . Any feedback ? Any one currently on this site ? Not very expensive, plus you can list cars with up to 12 pictures, free of charge.

    There are no additional fees for the leads that your vehicles generate on Carsforsale.com and the $99 is a flat rate to list 100 vehicles. The rates go up from there depending on how many vehicles you would want to put on our site:
    $99 - - up to 100 vehicles
    $149 - - 101 to 199 vehicles
    $199 - - 200 to 299 vehicles and so on.
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  2. danoneil

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    here's other things I was emailed by carsforsale.com

    Did you know?

    If you only sold 1-2 cars a year from Carsforsale.com, it would pay for itself!

    Did you know?

    If you go to Google and search "cars for sale", we are #1
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  3. danoneil

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    Our store is always looking for alternative lead providers and seeking opinions. I'm bumping this thread to see if there are any dealers who use this website.
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    I did a quick check, using this random car:

    HTML:
    http://www.carsforsale.com/used_cars_for_sale/1967_Alfa+Romeo_Duetto_114678211_2
    Did a search in Google for "1967 Alfa Romeo Duetto"

    They're at the bottom of page 2, not too impressive for a phrase that has 48,000 SERPs

    I'd be surprised if you get 1 quality lead a month out of it, let alone 5 or so to make it worth the investment.
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    I was leery of it at first - but due to the cost I signed up one of our stores. We actually just sold our first car off of it and made decent money. I don't have any long term data but so far I have made my money back x 15.
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    We sell new and used Honda's. Of all the vehicle to search for why a 1967 Alfa Romeo ?
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    I was just looking at their site's authority for an easy to rank for phrase.
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    Thanks Scott I appreciate your help.
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    Checked out this site, found my Used inventory listed thru a 3rd part Vendor I use, very interesting, I mean, it's not a full blown ad about my store, but it does have some quality's, most importantly, as I'm not paying extra for it.,....Free is a very good price :woohoo:
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    Marc, keep us in the loop on how this plays out for you over time.

    There are a TON of sites out there like this. Most will accept your inventory feed at no cost. Some offer upgrades for more photos and such but it's usually not worth the extra money.
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    We are jumping off the dealix bandwagon and just looking at other opportunities. Glad we have this forum to bounce information around.
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    That's where the feed is coming from, I'm just curious as to the "freshness factor" how long does/will it take for update's, especially updated prices, photo's, etc. I have had fielded inquiry's on rig's that were sold months ago from some of these "extra" sites...............and just how many hit's this site get's in my market?
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    We used carsforsale.com for about three months with no leads generated. The cost is great but I just felt we coudl use that money elsewhere.
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    Anyone still using this? Our GSM is considering picking them up, he asked me to look into it. He said they also push your listings to craigslist?
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    JesseJ,

    They have a very-very-very basic tool for YOU to push the cars manually to CL.

    What they have that I like is that they usually come with a free basic website that you can sue with a different domain for marketing purposes.

    Given that your regular webcompany (Dealer.com, Cobalt, Motorwebs, etc) will not look at anything fro $100, that I thought it was an interesting tool to have.
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    I agree with Yagode. I think the tools they provide are worth the $100. We have not received quality leads, but the little extra tools such as HTML for craigslist are worth the fee.
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    Let me ask this then, if any of you are familiar with Auction 123 or I suppose many more will be familiar with homenet. Does it offer anything new?
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    Cars.com is the #1 search result on Google when you search "cars for sale".

    Sorry, I had to. :D

    I'm going to look into their tools a bit more and see if it's anything we could use or don't already have. Great info here!
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    Nothing new. If you already have 2 CL tools then you are set. The only companies that have 'better' CL tools are the ones dedicated specifically to it. Homenet and Auction123 have other things as their main biz.
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    Well is it worth it for anything aside from the craigslist feature?

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