Used cars and trucks can be purchased online through specialized used car search sites such as Edmunds.com and CarMax as well as from general classifieds sites such as Craigslist. Internet auction sites such as eBay also frequently contain listings for used trucks and cars.
The Edmunds.com website allows users to search for used cars and trucks either within a specified geographic location or by the make, model and year of the vehicle. Listings on the site contain information about the vehicle, such as its condition and available features, as well as pictures of both the interior and exterior. Results can be sorted based on several factors such as asking price, location of the seller and the type of seller, such as an owner or a dealer.
Craigslist segregates automotive listings into two groups, keeping private sellers separate from auto dealers. The site does not require its users to enter any minimum amount of information into the listings, so the quality varies between postings. The site does allow sellers to enter several ways in which buyers can contact them, including via email, phone or text message. In some cases, it may be necessary for the buyer to contact the seller for additional information about the vehicle's condition or history,