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Question DetailsAsked on 8/18/2013

How to sell car

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First, check out and to check out what people are paying for your make and model and condition car, both wholesale (what a dealer will pay you for it) and retail (what a private buyer will pay).

Then check out web articles for further hints on car preparation, listing,, and selling. If you google this search phrase, Angie's List has several articles on selling a car -

car selling angies

Ways to sell:

1) advertise on web, in paper, on Angie's List Marketplace, Craigslist, eBay etc

2) let friends and neighbors know you have a car to sell

3) put a sign on it and leave it in prominent spot during the day

4) put up flyers with a colored picture on bulletin boards at grocery store, etc

5) go from used car dealer to dealer to see what they will give you for it (typically about 30-50% less than if you sell it privately)

If sold privately, be sure to keep info in file of buyer's name, drivers license state and number, bill of sale, title, etc. in case it gets in an accident or crime and the records track back to you.

Be careful about turning over the title before you have cash in hand - best to go to their bank with them and get the cash in hand, then go to the DMV and get the title and registration changed. Failure to do the first risks losing the car to someone passing you a bad check, not doing the second risks them not reregistering and retitling the car, so if it gets into an accident the victim comes looking to you for damages.

After transfer is complete, be sure to cancel your car insurance.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD

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