Price Indicators

Price Indicators help buyers identify a car selling at a good price or great price. 

You'll be glad to know that sellers can't pay to have a price indicator appear on their listing. 

 

FAQs

How does the price indicator work? 

We've looked at our data to indicate how this car's price compares to similar cars recently advertised. 

Remember this is just a starting point for you to make your own assessment of the car and price. 

 

What has carsales taken into account in calculating "market average" price?

Make, model and badge including year, engine size, body style and transmission

  • Standard features

  • Kilometres

Factors not accounted for:

  • Car's condition

  • Optional extras

  • Location

  • Whether it's "manufacturer certified"

  • Benefits that may be gained by purchasing through a dealer

I saw a car that looks like it should be a great price, why doesn’t it have a good or great price indicator tag?

While we endeavour to price as many cars as possible, there are a number of cars we are unable to price:

  • Cars that have many options included.
  • Cars priced under $5,000 or over $70,000.
  • Cars under 2 years old or over 15 years old.
  • Cars that we have been told have hail damage or have been written off.
  • We may not have sufficient data for the car.

 

If I qualify for a good or great price indicator tag, when can I expect the tag to show up?

If your car is priced within the good or great price range compared to similar cars (and does not fall into one of our excluded categories), the tag will show up once your ad has been approved.


Can I buy a price indicator tag on my listing?

No. This tag cannot be purchased as an add-on.  It is based on how the car is priced compared to similar cars.


As a seller, why would I have a price indicator tag one day but not the next?

Our pricing indicator is dynamic and based on live market pricing. Therefore it can vary from day to day- even if your advertised price stays the same.

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