Want to sell
your Mustang ?
LIST FOR FREE UNTIL
1. Read the tips below.
2. Send your pictures and description to Wal Marshall
3. Sell the car, and then,
4. Make a donation (if
it sells through the site).
(ALSO: Consider using the
Extra Value Services to sell faster. See the
bottom of the page)
Tips for Best Results:
A: Get Great
Pictures: It really does makes a huge difference!
Take several good photos
of the car. I suggest an absolute minimum of four, (see below) but up to 10
is better. (There is a
limit of 10 photos per free listing).
and one side, (If its only going to be one picture then this is the one
* Rear and other side,
* Engine bay, and
Take the photos outdoors (never in the garage), and preferably not in the driveway, but
in a more
Choose a bright (but maybe not full
sunny) day for the exterior shots. Watch for shadows across the car
including your own.
needs to be evenly lit with no very bright or dark shadowy spots,
sun above or behind you. Move the car to achieve this
for each shot. For the photo of the interior and engine bay, a
cloudy day may be best to ensure even lighting. Use the fill-in flash
setting on the camera for the interior and engine bay to ensure
any darker spots
If you have a digital camera you can
email me the images direct, but please watch the file
size. When I get the files I will crop out unneeded
areas, adjust brightness and image density etc for best
results, and blur out number plates if you require
If you don't have a digital camera or
scanner, ask for the prints to be placed on CD when the
film is developed.
If you only have prints,
post me the photos and I will scan them for you (and return them if you want them back
- please include stamped self addressed envelop). If you
have access to a scanner, scan them at 150 dpi, and
preferably save them as JPG format files, for quick
emailing. Picture files should ideally be between 100 and 150kb in size, but no bigger than
200 Kb for
web site use. If you don't know how to resize them send me full size
pictures and I will reduce them for you. Note that most email programmes
will not like it if you attach to many large photos to one email so keep
each email under 5 Meg to make sure they go through.
When emailing files from Outlook,
please use the attach file button on the top tool
bar (the one that has a paper clip symbol - Rather than
embedding the images into the message body).
Please don't send me images embedded
inside .pdf or MSWord files as its a lot of work to
B: Include a
Full (and Accurate) Description: Buyers Really
Describe your car fully: e.g. year, model, mileage, engine
size and type, transmission, paint colour, options fitted, wheels,
mechanical work done, body work done, modifications, special features, show
prizes obtained etc.
Significant defects should be included
in the description. All cars have problems, and it gives
the buyer more confidence when the seller is up front
about whats wrong, rather than trying to hide or pretend
they are not there, and making buyers worry about what you are hiding!
Small defects such as paint chips etc do not need listing unless
you are selling a concurs category car.
Contact Details: Provide Buyers with Multiple Ways to
Provide good contact
info: Always provide a phone (lots of buyer like to call
up and talk) + mobile if you have one. An
email address MUST also be provided.
Advise which city/town (or approx location) the car is in. (Note:
street is address not required and will not be included if provided).
D: Get Real about the Asking
Be real about the price.
The very best time to sell is within 2 weeks of listing
the car. After that the odds of selling fall, as does
the final selling price.
The #1 reason
for failing to sell is an unrealistic initial asking price.
Remember that ultimately you do not decide what your car is worth - the
market does that for you. No enquiries? Your price is probably too
Troll through the
archive of sold
cars to get a feel for what the market value
might be. Note: Mostly these are asking prices not
selling prices. There will usually be a significant
difference unless the car sold quickly. Note also the
time required to sell - the longer to sell the more the price will have
fallen. Look on US websites for similar cars for sale, and adjust for
freight, duty Vinning and a significant allowance for unknown
problems, to get the car to you and to a drivable
Always include an initial asking price.
Typically no price will result in your time being wasted with dreamers. Perhaps start a little high unless you are in a hurry to
sell. If the car
within 4 weeks, then drop the price. Just email me and I'll make the
E: Get up to Speed on the Latest Scams
Go to the scam
message page and so you know what to expect. Scammers are not quite the problem they once
were as sellers are more informed - you just need be able to recognise them and so delete them.
Never reply and never follow any embedded links.
Check list before sending the advert
Good pictures. (Maximum of
10 for a free listing, but no limit for extra value services below)
Full description of the car
Full contact details
provided: Phone, Mobile, email
Location of the car
provided (e.g. Auckland)
Asking price included. $
G: Finally: Once the Car is Sold
Remember to advise when the car is finally sold, so the
advert can be moved to the archive listings.
Then you will not be needlessly bothered by
more prospective purchasers, nor will you be wasting their time. You will also not continue to be pestered by ongoing
Preferably advise me what the sale price
was so the archive can reflect the actual sale price
rather than the asking price.
If your car sells
through the site, please make a
recognition of the work involved in listing your car
and the service provided.
Extra Value Services to Sell your Car Faster
In addition to the basic free listing as detailed
above, NZMustang also offers two extra value services:
1. A home page "splash" section that can feature your car. This provides massive
extra exposure for a one-off fee of $50 a week.
2. Special dedicated feature page clickable from a home page splash and/or from your free listing that
sets out more extensive photos and features of your car (Here
is an example). There is no time limit on feature pages, and cost is
dependent on the amount of content and the time required to build it, but
between $100-200 is typical. This is an
ideal option for expensive or immaculate cars to showcase them better, and also
good for extensively modified cars.
Contact me for more details: