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Selling your car privately?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by jmasterj, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. Aug 25, 2009 at 8:19 AM
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    jmasterj

    jmasterj [OP] Samsonite...I was way off!

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    In the past I have always traded in my vehicles but with looking at how the dealer wants to ass rape me on a trade I thought I'd give Private Party a try. Any horror stories out there? Anything I need to look out for? Would you suggest listing on Craigslist, Cars.com, or autotrader?
     
  2. Aug 25, 2009 at 8:47 AM
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    c2thegreat

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    Ive sold two cars on craigslist. Both were easy to sell. Just make sure you get paid in cash.
     
  3. Aug 25, 2009 at 8:50 AM
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    Jester243

    Jester243 mod status????

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    Also be careful on local laws. I was told in my state that if I sold a vehicle in a private sale and it did not meet emissions that the new owner could come back at me for the cost of repairs. However if it was traded to a dealer then that did not apply. Like mentioned above cash, paid in full before they take delivery and fill out the form on the registration to release the title. :)
     
  4. Aug 25, 2009 at 10:06 AM
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    Janster

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    Private sale is easy.... Just make damn sure that you get paid!!

    Whether in cash, check, or whatever - DO NOT let them have the truck and/or the title until all funds have cleared and you have the money. PERIOD.

    Always go to a Auto Service place (Brimmers, AAA, etc) to transfer paperwork/Title, etc. NEVER just sign the papers. Always do it officially.
     
  5. Aug 25, 2009 at 10:55 AM
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    FL Forester

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    If you are going to buy something else from a dealer, work out the sale with the private individual first and then run it through the dealer as a trade in on your new purchase. That way you don't have to pay all of the taxes on the new one. You might have to give up a few hundred dollars for the dealerships troubles of dealing with the paperwork, but you will save more than that.
     
  6. Aug 25, 2009 at 3:55 PM
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    Simon's Mom

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    The tax laws differ in each state.
    In VT, I have up to 3 months after the sale to apply for a tax credit :thumbsup:
    The paperwork is all online & not that hard. I've done a few times without any issues.
    So check your particular state tax laws.
    I've used both craigslist & the guaranteed ad on cars.com. No problems, put As Is on the title & as others said, cash or local check where I can go to the bank before letting ownership go.
     
  7. Aug 25, 2009 at 8:44 PM
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    MattN03

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    I've sold my last three trucks myself. To me, it's worth the time and hassle to sell it myself and get an extra $2000-$3000 out of the vehicle vs trading it in. Just make sure you're paid with a certified bank check and you should be could. I'd call your local DMV and ask what must be done to complete this type of transaction however.
     
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