Sponsored by Blinker
By Holly Reisem Hanna
I remember when we sold my husband's old 4×4 pickup truck. He was upgrading to a newer model (new-to-him) and decided to sell his old one through Craigslist since we were purchasing the new vehicle through an individual and not a dealership. The process was slow and sometimes a little intimidating.
Meeting unknown people in parking lots and letting them test-drive the car without knowing them made me a little nervous. When we finally sold the truck, the buyer decided to pay us in cash, $100 bills, that we had to verify and count in a parking lot — people probably thought we were up to something shady. While this approach allowed us to earn more money, the process left us craving an easier solution, and that's where Blinker comes in.
Sell Your Car with Blinker
Blinker is a smartphone app that connects sellers with potential buyers, and it makes the process of selling your car easier, safer, and quicker. To get started, download the app to your Apple or Android device. Once you have the app downloaded, snap a photo of your car, and the Blinker app will automatically pull up all the details on your vehicle, including mileage, specs, and the estimated Black Book value.
When all of your information is filled in, just click on the list button and Blinker will automatically list your car on all the major marketplaces, so you don’t need to do any additional legwork to reach buyers. Potential buyers will message you directly via the app, so questions, negotiations, and meetup times are easily arranged.
When an offer comes in, you will immediately receive a push notification via the app, as well as an email. From here you can accept the offer or message the buyer to negotiate a better deal. If you decide to take the offer, just click the accept button and Blinker will walk you and the buyer through the remaining steps to finalize the sale. Payments are issued in as little as one business day, and the funds are directly deposited into your bank account.
Want to Purchase a Car?
If you'd like to save money when purchasing your next vehicle, forgo the dealer, and check out Blinker. Just pop your zip code into the app and search for cars in your area. Not only do listings include photos, price, make and model, but they also include price comparisons, vehicle history, the Carfax report, miles per gallon (MPG), and lots more!
Another cool feature that Blinker offers is financing and refinancing in a snap (literally). Simply browse their selection of cars via the app, and when you find one that you're interested in, just snap a picture of your driver's license and you can pre-qualify for a loan directly through the application.
Why Use Blinker Over a Dealership
Buying a new car is a major financial decision that can impact your budget significantly. That's why it's so important for you to research which car will give you the best bang for your buck, but also how to get the most money out of your old car.
Every year in the U.S., millions of people sell their car to a dealership only to lose thousands of dollars. Since launching, Blinker has saved buyers and sellers an average of $3,000 on every transaction by cutting out the middleman.
Blinker is currently available in Colorado, Texas, and Florida and has been featured on Forbes and ABC. Blink has also won the 2017 SXSW Interactive Innovation Award, and they have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.
What Are Others Saying About Blinker?
“It’s super easy. It’s more user-friendly than Craigslist, which is what I’ve used in the past … it saved a ton of time, and just the hassle.” – Travis B. made $2,000 more selling his car with Blinker
“Blinker made it very easy because they really took us by the hand and walked us through it.” – Jay R. made $2,000 – $4,000 more selling his car with Blinker
“My experience selling my car on Blinker was awesome … The app provides you with all the tools you need from start to finish, throughout the whole selling process.” – Amy D. made $4,500 more selling her car with Blinker
What stories do you have about selling your car for cash? Have you used Blinker? If so, drop us a note below we'd love to hear about it.
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