How Safe Is It to Sell Your Car Online?

How Safe Is It to Sell Your Car Online?

Buying and selling products and services online has become so commonplace in the past few years that it’s possible to buy almost anything you need without leaving your home. Does the same concept work with buying cars online in South Africa?

The Dangers

The dangers of buying a car online are the same as buying anything online. Buying from an irreputable seller could leave you with a product that isn’t the same as what was advertised. In the worst-case scenario, your product could fail to arrive entirely. The same goes for buying a car. You’d need to know that the seller is trustworthy, honest and has your best interests at heart. This is becoming increasingly hard to determine though. That’s why the E-Dealer Portal is focused on complete transparency. We screen and pre-approve all of our vehicle dealerships before we allow them to advertise on our platforms. That’s why you can browse our vehicle listings with peace of mind knowing that you’ll get the best value for your money, an incredible car and fantastic customer service.

The Benefits

Buying a car online definitely has more benefits than drawbacks. Here are some of the benefits of buying or selling your car online as opposed to buying it at a lot:

  •         You’ll have a greater variety of options. You don’t only have to choose from the cars on the lot. 
  •        You can tailor your online searches to show the exact car you’re looking for.
  •        You can organise to meet your seller where you feel comfortable.
  •       You could potentially find the same make and model for different prices.

The Verdict

Buying a car online in South Africa is as safe and reliable as the sellers you work with. If you’re buying from an unreliable or unknown online seller, you could face some risks that you’re not willing to deal with. But when you work with honest and trustworthy sellers, you could be making the best and easiest decision yet. The outcome depends on how you approach it! The E-Dealer Portal screens and pre-approves each and every dealership that signs onto our portal before we allow them to post their vehicle listings. We do this to ensure that you’re getting exactly what you see in the images and that you can rest assured that you’ve bought a reliable and affordable vehicle.

If you’d like to sign up to the E-Dealer Portal as a dealership, please visit our website at or contact us directly. We’re ready and waiting to help you get your vehicles the best possible exposure. If you’re looking to buy a high-quality new or pre-owned vehicle, please feel free to visit any of our vehicle listing websites. You can find a list of these websites on our blog page. We look forward to working with you!


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