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Selling classic cars in Illinois is a tough business. However, considering the amount of classic car dealers in Illinois, there is obviously a market for them. According to Antiquecar.com, no less than fourteen separate classic car dealers exist in Illinois alone. So the market is there, it just requires a little bit of finessing your thoughts and actions in order to market and then eventually sell a classic car in Illinois. First of all, classic cars are not being made anymore. The reason classic cars are considered "classic" is because their number is very small compared to any current or modern car. Since they're not being made anymore, it's hard to find a large classic car wholesaler, and when you do, they don't just sell to anybody. So if you don't have a few classic cars currently to sell, you're already in a difficult position. Joining a classic car club in Illinois will increase your chances of finding someone to buy classic cars from, and also refines your knowledge of classic cars. Events occur every once in a while that many people who are part of the club attend. Many of those people are either large scale classic car dealers, or have sold a few cars on their own time and know some things that they can impart to you. Buying cars is the tough part. The best way to look at buying classic cars in Illinois, and anywhere in the US for that matter, is to take as many steps possible to learn as much information about the car you're potentially buying. Kelly Blue Book is a good way to find out how much a car is usually worth, but if the classic car is in bad condition, craigslist.com or other online classifieds are solid ways to figure out a general monetary worth for a vehicle. After the classic car is bought you need to sell it. Even if you have a dealership location, putting the classic car on craigslist.com, ebay.com, or your local paper will definitely increase consumer traffic and in the end, produce more sales. Say something on your advertisement like, "Will accept any offer" or "Need to Sell" as that will bring in all potential costumers. As in any sales business, the more people you're talking to, the better off you are. Since you joined a classic car club and live in Illinois, that part should be simple, as there are plenty of buyers in the area. Honesty is also very important. If a potential customer loses their confidence in you, the chances of a sale decrease greatly. People are not stupid, and can usually tell if a dealer is lying, so that won't help in long term business situations. Make sure all your classic cars are ready to be sold when you begin advertising them. If a potential customer asks to see a vehicle and its dirty or something needs fixed that a dealer didn't list in the ad, they will lose confidence in him, and the chances of a sale will decrease. Being a classic car dealer in Illinois is a great way to make money as long as you put the time in, are honest, and take the correct paths to make as much of a profit as possible by buying at the right price and selling at a better one. Remember to ask lots of questions, research your product, and put the work in, and selling classic cars in Illinois should be a breeze.
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