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Writing your advert

To make your advert as effective as possible we need as much information as possible to help you sell your items. Try to include the following information:

  • Title of advert - Try to describe your item and include the lorry type (curtainside / flat bed etc.), it's make and model.
  • Description of item - This should include as much information as you can find out. Include the following: mileage, the condition of the tyres, cab and body as well as the size and height of the body and any other information you think is relevant. 
  • Price - This is the price you would like to charge for the lorry.  
  • VAT -  If you are VAT registered you can either choose to include VAT within the price or add it to the advertised price.   However, most private individuals should choose VAT free (i.e you don't charge VAT).
  • Location - Give us the postcode so we can include it to localise searches. Unless specified we will use your address from payment or company location.
  • Delivery notes - Your location, or if you can deliver how much you are going to charge. Also include details about your payment requirements.
  • Contact details - Provide a phone number and / or email address. (If you don't supply us with this information we will use the email address you have contacted us with and any phone number we have for you).

We also advise that you include key words in your advert, for example if you want your advert to appear when someone types in "DeWalt" you need to include the text within the title or body of the advert. 

Click here for our price list and instructions on how to advertise with us

Photographs

To get the best interest, it is advised that you include the best photos you can get of your lorry or van. A customer will base 90% of their purchasing decision on the first photograph they see. I would try and take a photo showing the front and side of the truck. The following photos can show the cab and back as required. 

Taking time photographing can make the diference between getting the best price for your lorry or not.

You can have one or as many photos as you feel necessary to sell your lorry (within reason).  

If you are sending us a lot of photos it may be worth resizing them. We normaly suggest at least 640 x 480 and no bigger than 1200 x 900 . Click here for information on how to resize your images

Tips and things to avoid:

  • Try to make the truck as large as possible in the photo and do not to capture random objects or distracting backgrounds. If there is rubbish in your photos customers will assume your truck is rubbish as well! 
  • Avoid camera shake - Take your photographs in a well lit area or outside. 
  • Make sure the photo is taken with the lighting from behind the photographer. Back lit subjects often appear much darker.