Where Can I Sell My Campervan?

Sell my campervan in New Zealamd

‚úÖ Last Update: May 28, 2024 @ 10:15 am

You will find different markets, dealerships, or other quick-sale options depending on where you sell your car in New Zealand.

For example, selling your campervan in Auckland differs from selling it in Queenstown.

While Auckland is the busiest city in New Zealand and hence easier to sell, you will find other places that are much more difficult.

The following post gives you different options and tips for selling your campervan.

Where Can I Sell My Campervan in Auckland?

The best option for selling a backpacker car in Auckland is trying all the different Facebook groups. 

At Travel Cars, we have an extensive network of Facebook Groups only made for backpackers. You can find them here ‚ÄĒ¬†TCNZ ‚ÄĒ Facebook Group List.

If you are leaving New Zealand soon and need to sell fast, then you can contact us for a quote. At Travel Cars, we buy cars throughout the year.

How does the process work?

First, we will need photos and details of your car. You can send them by email to info@travelcarsnz.com

After that, we will give you a price range. If you are happy with it, we can arrange a viewing to check your car and give you a final price.

Please note that¬†an appointment is necessary, so we won’t be able to attend to you if you make an impromptu visit.

‚≠ź To increase your chances of selling your campervan, you can list it on our website:¬†Listing a Campervan – TCNZ

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Where Can I Sell My Campervan in Wellington?

Wellington is not the best city for selling or even buying a campervan, but it is not an impossible mission.

Your best option here will be using our platform, where you can list your vehicle for sale or Facebook groups made for backpackers; no campervan businesses in this city offer buy-and-sell services.

Additionally, you can try pages like Trademe, where you will pay a high fee for listing your campervan targeting a local audience, so expect very lowball offers, if any.

Where Can I Sell my Campervan in Christchurch?

Christchurch is the second-best city for selling and buying a campervan. The market is active as it has a small international airport.

Note: The car market in Christchurch doesn’t exist anymore (at the time of writing in June of 2024)

Selling Your Campervan in Small Cities / Towns

You have a big challenge ahead in a small city or town. During the high season, you can find buyers all around New Zealand.

If you don’t, running a¬†$1 Reserve Auction on TradeMe is the best option.

Selling your car this way guarantees you a sale. You won’t target backpackers looking for a vehicle;¬†many locals will see your car for sale and bid until the last minute.¬†

For example, if you have a cheap car for sale worth under $4000, there are cases where people from remote towns end up selling such a car for $50.

Not that if you run an auction, you can find a buyer who will buy the car hassle-free. Usually, auctions end up with sales of over $500.

Tips to Increase The Chances of Selling Your Campervan

At Travel Cars, we prepared a list of things you should take care of before listing your car and when you meet someone for negotiation.

  1. Fully clean it. This is a simple but essential tip. Many people need to clean them and put everything to sell their cars. Also, avoid listing the car with food inside, as it will smell.
  2. Make nice pictures of your car. That means from all angles, interior panels, seats, tyres, and so on.
  3. Sell it with a new or long WOF. Only dealers will likely buy a car with short or no WOF. That will decrease the price of your campervan.
  4. Keep the registration up to date. It’s not the most indispensable thing, but some buyers will prefer to buy a car with a current registration. It doesn’t give a good impression if your vehicle’s registration expired two months ago.
  5. Post it for sale everywhere. This means posting on any website or Facebook group where you can find potential buyers. If you do it during specific times, you will also increase the chances of selling it. (Such times include between 9 am and 10: 30 am and 7 pm and 9 pm).

If you found this post helpful, please leave a comment below. We will respond to any questions you may have.

ūüöź Best of luck selling your campervan!

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Travel Cars NZ is a platform where private sellers and car dealers can list their campervans, backpacker cars, vans, wagons and other types of cars for sale all around New Zealand. General and useful information about converted vans and small campervans for sale is available at the TCNZ blog.