You’ve driven the hard yards, consistently gotten the farm work done and transported every ‘Tannie and her Hond to town. It’s always better to have a bakkie! Eventually, the time comes to part with your trusty four-wheel drive and upgrade to a bigger and better monster. Top of your agenda will be figuring out how to sell your bakkie for the best cash price in SA. Our Blog serves the purpose of informing vehicle owners on best practices for selling their used vehicles. In our previous article, we highlighted the importance of taking photos that stand out. Bakkies are entrenched in the culture of South Africa, and a mainstay of rural and construction work in the country. In recent times, this has extended to a strong increase in lifestyle bakkies in urban areas for all walks of life. With a burgeoning market, there has never been a better time to sell your used bakkie and get the price you deserve.
Single or Double Cab Options = Customers Galore
The unending challenge of maintaining South Africa’s vast network or tarred and dirt roads means there will be a constant demand for tough, reliable bakkies on our roads. This is highlighted in the 20% increase in light commercial vehicle and bakkie sales for the first half of 2017 (while passenger vehicle sales plummeted by 29% in the same reported period – Source) In the current climate where the manufacturing industry is receding and mining sector can’t get their act together, the champion for the demand of used bakkies appear to be the agricultural sector. Farmers appear to be using their windfall to invest in single cab bakkies, while double cab bakkies increasingly being bought as family vehicles. In order to sell your bakkie for the best cash price and reach a nationwide market, the ideal platform is to sell online.
Selling your Bakkie Online – Stretch your Market and your final Price
Remember the days you advertised your used bakkie in the classified papers? Crunching your Ad text because you were being charged ‘per-word’. The internet has changed everything- you can now post your used bakkie ad online to a nationwide audience over your lunch break! Naturally, this results in a saturated market. Consumer Behaviour will boil down to; the quality, and the authenticity of your used bakkie ad. If you are selling your first used bakkie and not sure where to start, our recent article on successfully selling your used car online in SA equally applies to selling bakkies and light commercial vehicles.
Weelee is a gamechanger in the competitive and fast-paced online used car market. In a response to the rising distrust of shady car dealerships and general classified sites, Weelee has created an online platform where the general public have a quick, safe and easy way to sell their used car or bakkie for the best cash price. Rather than offer your used car to all and sundry, Weelee has carefully assembled a pool of registered car dealers around the countries. Your used vehicle is then auctioned to pre-approved customers with genuine bids. With no time-wasters, no registration costs and no obligation to accept the highest price offered, there’s really NO reason why you should sell your used bakkie or car anywhere else. Don’t just sell it, Weelee it! Register today