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"I purchased Tecno Camon 17 from a vendor I met via Buy and Hire and I am very happy with my purchase. The item was exactly as described in the listing and arrived in excellent condition. The seller was very responsive to my questions and provided excellent customer service. I highly recommend trading via Buy and Hire!"
"I had a fantastic experience buying a car from Buy and Hire Marketplace. The seller was very professional and easy to communicate with. Overall, Buy and Hire made shopping easy."
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"We started listing our cars on Buy and Hire not quite long and have had great success in reaching new customers. The platform is user-friendly and easy to navigate, and our listings have received a lot of interest. We appreciate the support and guidance from Buy and Hire team and would definitely recommend this platform to other car dealers."
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"I have had an incredible experience selling my electronics on Buy and Hire. Buy and Hire has a large audience and has allowed me to reach a wider customers. Placing advert was simple and their team has been very helpful in guiding me through the process and answering all my questions. Kudos to the team!"
How to sell your item, fast
Guides to selling your item
Preparing your itemFrom keeping it clean to sorting repairs, here's how to get your item ready for sale.
Creating your advertGood-quality adverts lead to a fast sale. Read our tips to create an effective advert.
Taking paymentCash, bank transfer, cheque? Learn the best way to accept payment and keep yourself secure.
Avoiding scamsLearn how to stay safe online and protect yourself from fraud.
Your questions answered
With Buy and Hire, you’re twice as likely to sell your item within a week. We are excellent at what we do.
You are in full control with your own sale. You can create and upload your advert in just three steps, and the size of our audience means you’ll get your item in front of more buyers in Nigeria.
When you sell your vehicle, you will need to hand over the vehicle handbook, the service logbook (plus receipts) and, if the vehicle is over three years old, the MOT certificate. Buyers may also appreciate older MOT certificates and maintenance receipts. You will also need to hand over property documents when you sell your property.
After you’ve sold the item, you’ll need a receipt with the specific item, date and price featured. You will also need the buyer’s name, phone number and/or address.
You will need to mark your item as sold on your account portal. If you have sold a vehicle, you will need to tell the DVLA the vehicle has been sold. If your vehicle has a V5C (registration document) then fill in the bottom and send this to the DVLA. You will need to give the top part to the buyer alongside other paperwork.
There are plenty of places to sell your old item.
You could sell it directly to a dealership, or you can sell it online. If you have got the time to wait for the right buyer, selling your item privately on a website like Buy and Hire can earn you more money.
There are also options like part-exchange and, sometimes, a scrappage scheme is the right choice for older vehicle or metallic items.
Learn more about your options in our guide to selling an item.
An item valuation will tell you exactly how much you can sell your item for.
To get the best price for your item, make sure it’s clean and in good working order. Scuffs and scratches can knock the price down, so be realistic about the item’s condition and see whether it’s worth paying for repairs. For instance, a vehicle full-service history (where you’ve had a service every year, or within its set mileage) can fetch a higher price for that vehicle.
Other factors can affect an item’s price. Some brand, make, models are more desirable than others, and an item’s age will also affect the final offer. Older items tend to sell for less, though remember the depreciation curve of new items means they lose most of their value in the first few years.
Another factor is the number of previous owners (the fewer the better, usually). You can find this in a vehicle V5C document.
One trick is to sell your item at the right time of year – umbrella are more popular and expensive in raining season, so make sure you’re ready to meet demand! We’ve got more tips in our guide to the best time to sell your item.
Selling your item through Buy and Hire puts it in front of Nigeria’s largest item-buying audience. We recommend you accurately and fairly price it and follow these tips on creating an eye-catching item advert.
We help thousands sell their items, and our platform makes it easy for you to list your item and find the right buyer for it. To sell your item, simply follow these steps:
- Prep your item for sale, giving it a clean and fixing it up if needed.
- Price it fairly, using an item valuation.
- Make sure you have the right paperwork.
- Create an eye-catching advert for your item.
- Arrange to meet a potential buyer.
- Get paid!
We have plenty more advice on creating an advert, what to do in a vehicle test drive, and how to get paid safely online – check it out here.