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Ways To Turn Your Car Into Mobile Marketing

Good marketers are always looking for ways to promote their business. If they are not marketing their business in some form, then they feel that the moment is wasted. They use whatever they can to get the message through that they have something to sell, and do whatever they can to sell it. It is thus only natural that they would find a way to use their car as part of their marketing strategy.

The usual method is to use magnetic stickers on the side of a car either owned by the business owner or one hired to drive around with the advertisement on his car. Mobile wraps are also used, but the magnetic stickers are cheaper. In order to work, the ad must stand out, prompting the use of bright colors or color photos to draw attention to the car. Advertising a contest can also work; in some cases advertisers have a random drawing based on entrants that have submitted pictures of the car or information on the car’s location when spotted.

If the business owner decides to hire someone to drive around with the advertisement, then they need to keep in mind certain issues. The advertisement tends to work best on cars that are new or otherwise grab attention, such as older cars or cars that are unique; some companies have actually had a car designed and built or modified specifically for their business. City drivers are obviously preferred, as more people will see the car, and the driver must drive a certain number of miles a day in order for it to be worth the employer’s money. As long as a person is willing to abide by certain conditions, it can actually be profitable to even have their car wrapped as a moving advertisement.

Although vinyl wrap can be used, most people use magnets to turn their car into a company car. This allows the car to switch modes, allowing it to act as a personal car as needed; there are just some times when coming in with advertisements is not acceptable. Also magnets can look more professional than wrapping, especially as wrapping tends to the brighter and more garish. Nonetheless, a company is more likely to get more business, especially in areas where there are constant jams.

One issue that needs to be noted is that the cost of driving may be a possible deduction. Although the IRS frowns on using company cars as a deduction due to their use as personal transportation (the use needs to be delineated, and that is harder to do than most people think), the mileage can still be a source of deduction. Nonetheless, using a car as a roving advertisement can be an effective means of marketing even a small business.

Government Seized Cars Auctions – Good Quality Cheap Cars

Several auctions begin with a $100 bid. The seized government cars auctioned are part of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The Police Department cars also form part of the proceedings.

These government cars are either pre-owned or surplus cars. They are in good condition and are rarely more than 3 years old. There are over 4000 online seized car auctions held throughout America with cars sold off in each state.

Information For Getting The Maximum Benefit Out Of Government Seized Car Auctions:

Most auctions may need a bank draft so make sure you have cash reserves in your bank account
Decide on the cars that you like well in advance of the auction date and carry out a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) check on them to check that their titles are valid. You can also find out if the cars were stolen or involved in an accident
Get a Kelley Blue Book value for the cars you are interested in to get a rough estimate of their market value
As far as possible, bid on cars that have clear valid title on them
You may have to incur a buyer’s premium of 5% to 10% on top of the winning bid. Consider for example you won at the auction a car for $1000, you will have to pay a buyer’s premium in the range of $50 to $100 extra and making it $1050 to $1100 as the total price of your car

Now that you have found an affordable way of purchasing an affordable car at government seized car auctions, commute around your favourite city to your unbounded delight catching up with friends and work commitments. Get your vehicle of choice and save masses of $ at the same time.