(Closed) Have you ever sold a car?

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I don’t know where to list it, but make sure you have a solid contract that says you have no liability if anything goes wrong with the car. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee

We listed our cobalt on craigslist a few months ago and a dealership contacted us and bought it. We only got what he owed but we didn’t have to worry about liability. We got a fair amount of people contacting us from craigslist so that might be a place to start.

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

If you have a Carmax nearby–they go by a different name in some states, they buy cars & in my experience are surprisingly fair.  

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

When I sold my car I posted on Craigslist and Autotrader and maybe some more sites don’t remember. I got very good responses on Autotrader and was able to sell fast within a few days. I priced it fair to sell and it was popular model. If you are selling yourself you need to invest time and effort- take it to mechanic to inspect/fix any issues, clean interiors well, test drive for potential buyers etc.  You could sell to dealer and avoid hassle but you are not going to get the best price.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@sassy411:  I was going to suggest Carmax as well.  I work at a car dealership and we always recommend going there to get your car at least appraised so you have a good idea of what it’s really worth.  They are very fair.  It can also save you the headache of dealing with Craigslist or other sites like that.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We’ve sold quite a few cars, all after listing on craigslist. We usually get a lot of responses fairly quickly. Just my preference, is when you have the people come look at the car, I like to meet at a shopping center parking lot rather than at our house. I know a family that was robbed after trying to sell an item on craigslist, and the did catch the person & it was the guy who had come over to look at the item. I’m just a little paranoid 🙂

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I was just gonna say my Fiance just bought an Equinox last month & we LOVE it! 🙂

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We’ve sold almost all of our cars on Craigslist.  It’s really easy and free.

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Craigslist is always a good place to start – My husband has bought one and sold several cars on ebay. I don’t know much about the process though it always worked out well for him.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’m about to start the process of selling my car so I’m really interested to see these responses!  OP- Why did you decide to sell rather than trade in?

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