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Below you will find a list of frequently asked questions with answers. If you have a question that is not answered below, please
How much does it cost to register?
Nothing. Registration is FREE.
Do I have to register to use the site?
No. You can browse and search ads without registering. You should still register, to save time, as the site will remember various preferences for you. If you want to create ads, you will need to register. Registration is FREE.
Pricing and Payment
How Much Do Ads Cost?
QC-Cars.com is the least expensive automotive advertising option in the Quad Cities that reaches a significant number of potential customers. Advertising starts at just $19.95 for 90 days! Why not list your vehicle today?
How Long Does an Ad Run?
You have the option to select a level of advertising that works best for you, we offer 30, 60, 90 and 120 day individual advertising options.
Creating and Managing Ads
Do I Have to Register to Create Ads?
Yes. You must be a registered user to create ads. Registration is free.
I created an ad, but it does not show up in search results. Why?
All you need to do is "run" your ad. Go to My Account and click on "Run ad" to the left of the ad you wish to run. The system will ask for your credit card information, and your ad will run as soon as your payment is processed.
I sold my vehicle. How do I stop my ad from running?
From the "My Account" page, click on the "Stop" link to the left of the ad.
What Category Should I Put My Ad In?
If you don't see a category listed, please choose "other".
What region should I put my ad in?
The region you live in. By default the region will be the region you specified on your profile when you registered, but you can change this at any time.
Will my ad be visible in other Cities?
Yes. All ads are visible in to users from all cities. The system will, however, always show a person ads in their city first, then ads from outside their city.
I don't want my name, phone number or email address to appear on your site. What should I do?
You can have all your personal information remain private. Update your personal privacy preferences from the "My Account" page.
If all my information is private how can a buyer contact me?
When your ad appears, instead of showing your contact information the following appears: "This seller has chosen to remain private. You may contact this seller via anonymous email by clicking here." The prospective buyer completes an on-line form and the system sends you an email without revealing your information to the prospective buyer.
QC-Cars is dedicated to your privacy and security. We encourage all our users to keep your email address and phone number private.
QC-Cars will never share or sell your private information, unless you authorize us to do so. For more information: See
How Do Cities Work?
QC-Cars.com covers a 50 mile radius of the Iowa, Illinois Quad Cities and we have included most of the main cities around the area. When you register or create ads, you select a city. Then, after you log into the site you will browse ads from your city first. When you search for ads, ads from all cities will be shown.
I don't see my city listed. What should I choose?
Choose the city closest to you or the state you live in.
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