Buying and selling used auto parts online, and particularly parting out vehicles through online sales, brings parts to a large audience of buyers. However, the price sellers pay is usually time sifting through emails and direct messages of questions and part offers. The problem? Unless sellers spend a large amount of time keeping a detailed part list available to the public a large percent of those emails and direct messages are repetitive, which equals wasted time. The founder of PartingOut.com calls this “noise in the marketplace.”
In addition, to spending time deleting the “do you have part X” emails that refer to parts already sold or not available, sellers must also try to determine if the part offer is qualified and will end in a sale if pursued. Unfortunately, buyers on the internet are looking at similar parts on multiple venues and could be sending out the same offer to others. This means a large portion of the emails and direct messages the sellers spend time reading and responding to never amount to a sale. PartingOut.com distinguishes these types of offers as “unqualified offers.”
PartingOut.com’s main goal is to eliminate these distractions and only put relevant and qualified offers in front of sellers, or in other words, “remove the noise.”
This is accomplished by a number of unique features of doing business on PartingOut.com, but one in particular is the automatically updated part list, that is easy to edit. Sellers are able to add any parts they want to the part list of a PartingOut Listing; sellers usually add the top 10-20 parts they know buyers are looking for. In addition, sellers are able to add parts to the list that are “unavailable.” Sellers might mark parts that are too badly rusted, broken, or already sold as “unavailable.” Marking these parts this way means the seller will never get offers on these parts that would only take time to reply to with “this part is already sold,” or “this part is not usable.”
Also, if a buyer does list a part that turns out not to be in good enough condition that the seller doesn’t feel comfortable selling it, they can deny the offer and with one click add the part to the part list as “unavailable,” to keep any other offers coming in on that part. As well, when a part is sold the part list updates to show the part has sold and no offers can be made on it. This is just one of the tools that make the sales and negotiations easier when parting out a vehicle.
Buyers on PartingOut.com are serious and qualified buyers. Each offer a buyer makes is binding if the seller accepts the offer; this makes every offer qualified and worth the seller’s time to accept, counter or deny. Sellers need to know who the buyer is, where they are located, and how much they are willing to pay for the part. This information is clear with every offer a seller receives. This knowledge allows sellers to react to offers more quickly knowing the offer is qualified.