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This Genius Used Car Seller Showed a Little Originality Goes a Long Way

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Marketing geniuses know the truth: you can sell almost anything, you just need to position it right. Carrie Hollenbeck’s boyfriend might just be a marketing guru, because he got millions of people interested in buying her 21-year-old Honda Accord.

The 1996 Honda Accord Named “Greenie”

Hollenbeck needed to sell her ’96 Accord, and if you’ve ever sold a used car before, you know it can be tricky.

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Fortunately, she had some help from her creative boyfriend, Max Lanman.  With some stunning camera work and clever narration, Lanman put together a slick commercial advertising the vehicle. The results will have you wanting to hire Lanman the next time you sell a used car.

A ’96 Accord Worth $150,000?!?

The couple listed the vehicle on eBay, and it gained rapid traction as the commercial racked up over 4 million views.  As the view count rose, so did the bidding to a grand total of $150,000! Sadly, eBay closed the listing due to suspected fraud.

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“Apparently, someone in the fraud department, who was unaware of the ad and story behind it, could not believe that a 1996 Honda Accord was bidding for $150,000, and canceled the auction,” Lanman explained.

The couple was forced to re-list the vehicle, and they hoped that they would get positive results once again.

Commercial Has Given The Couple A Great Profit

The car currently has a bid of $5,600 on it, and for a 1996 Honda Accord with roughly 141,000 miles on it, that’s pretty good!

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The Kelley Blue Book value for the vehicle is $1,500. After an intense bidding war, the seemingly outdated and cheap used car was sold to Carmax for no less than $20,000!

You’ve got to check out the brilliant commercial that Lanman put together below. Perhaps it’ll give you some inspiration the next time you try to sell something!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=71&v=4KlNeiY4Rf4

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