How Not To Sell Your Car On Craigslist

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You've got a 1966 Ford Galaxie 500 you need to sell, and so you break out the camera and start shooting some photos. You need to let buyers know what they're getting, so what do you photograph?


That's right, you shoot the AC vents, a hupcap, and the engine. So that nobody can identify the engine, you'll need to make that shot extra blurry and indistinct, then include it twice in the Craigslist ad you put up. As for the text of the ad, here's what you say:

1966 Ford Galaxie 500 500.00 OBO. A REAL STEAL!!!

Yes, this one might have won our Worst Online Car Listing Contest. Too bad, because a '66 Galaxie for 500 bucks does sound like a steal, if it's all there and reasonably non-thrashed.
[Craigslist Norfolk, go here if ad disappears]


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Your posts on horrible CL ads inspired me to put a lot of work into my own car ad. I had two people compliment me on my ad, so I guess I did a good job, although I have not yet sold the car in the 2 days it has been online.

On that note, anyone want a Crown Vic? []