You can buy or sell just about anything with a motor!
MotorCartel has ten different categories, each of which have sub-categories so that buyers will easily be able to find your ad. In some categories there are listings for multiple types of vehicles or machines.
We have a huge range of vehicles and equipment for sale and our listings change every day. At times you may find that your desired vehicle, craft or piece of machinery is not available, especially if you are looking for a rare item such as a hovercraft, stump grinder or house boat, which may only come onto the market periodically. Be sure to check back regularly if you don’t find what you’re looking for today.
A : At MotorCartel we only display the information that’s necessary for buyers and sellers to find each other. Your first name, suburb and telephone number are all that will be shown on your ad - your street address will be completely excluded. MotorCartel will never share your email or details with any third party. We will also preserve the privacy of your email address and it will never be shown in your ad. Instead, we will include a contact form in your ad to allow potential buyers to send you a message directly and privately to you personal inbox.
A : All aspects of your ad will be fully editable for the duration of the ad. Yet all advertising on MotorCartel is provided on a per-item basis, and it is our policy that you create a new ad for each new item you want to sell.
A : Your advert will run for 6 months. Your ad will then expire and be moved into your ‘Expired Ads’ folder. We realise that sellers sometimes forget to mark an item as ‘sold’, so we use a 6 month block of time to minimise the number of ads on our system for expired items. This policy reduces the clutter on the site caused by neglected ads, and prevents potential buyers from phoning the sellers of items which are no longer available.
A : MotorCartel offers a unique search engine experience. Ten item categories and ten specific search engines will help you find exactly what you need. You can run an advanced search after making your initial selections on the homepage. From there you’ll be directed to the search results page, where you’ll have the opportunity to refine your search according to your specific needs.
Alternatively, you can bypass the homepage options by clicking the ‘Search’ button on the category’s homepage. A list of all the items being advertised in that category will then be displayed. You can further narrow your search by entering specific criteria into the form on the ‘Refine Search’ page.
Every category offers a keyword search on its ‘Refine Search’ page, so you can also search according to your keywords if you choose to.
A : Registered users can sign up for email alerts to advise them when new ads for specific types of items are uploaded to the site. With MotorCartel's email alerts you’ll never miss out on what you’re looking for again!
Online shopping should always be undertaken with care. The fact that users must register with MotorCartel does not guarantee that you’ll always be dealing with honest people. Take a few precautions.
To help you ensure that you’re not dealing with a scammer and get a fair, honest deal, MotorCartel recommends taking the following steps:
Be aware that information in an ad could contain errors or inaccuracies. It’s in your best interests to confirm the accuracy of all details in an ad for an item you want to purchase.
Ask the seller for the registration papers so you can compare things like the Vehicles Number Plates, Vehicles Identification Number (VIN) and/or the Engine Number (EN) to ensure they match the seller’s registration papers.
If your item comes with a warranty, make sure you understand thoroughly when the warranty is due to expire, to avoid a nasty surprise if it expires during your ownership.
If you buy a used vehicle with a previous owner still owing money to a lender you run the risk that it could be repossessed, potentially losing you the vehicle or craft you just bought. So you should seriously consider running a history check first before making a used vehicle or used craft purchase.
Never give money to a seller until you have thoroughly investigated the seller and the item. Meet your seller in person. Don’t pay the seller until all legal documents are in place and signed by both parties.
If you have reason to believe that an ad on MotorCartel is fraudulent, or a seller is being dishonest in any other way, please alert MotorCartel by using the ‘Report Ad’ link on the item sale page, so we can take appropriate action.
A : MotorCartel does offers commercial sellers the opportunity to sell new inventory online. At present all MotorCartel user accounts have the same features. For the future we are considering offering a commercial account option, with suitable features.