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Best way to sell a used car?


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04-17-06, 07:57 AM   #1  
Best way to sell a used car?

I have a used car.

I am trying to figure out the best way to sell it. A one week ad in the major newspaper here costs about $30. Or I could try e-Bay Motors or some online car selling website. I am wondering what my best approach would be for selling this car?

Any advice is appreciated.

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04-17-06, 10:24 AM   #2  
I ran it on NADA and the low retail value comes up as $2550, so your asking price is not out of line. For less than the newspaper ad you can get two weeks from AutoTrader [www.autotrader.com] that includes both print & on-line ad with picture. That would be my first choice.

Oops. Check the autotrader rates for your area. Looks like the rates and combinations differ by area.


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04-17-06, 11:31 AM   #3  
Thanks, I will try autotrader.com.

 
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04-18-06, 06:34 AM   #4  
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04-18-06, 09:06 AM   #5  
Sorry, I thought that I was asking how to sell it. I certainly had no intention of trying to sell the car here.

I only included some details to give the reader a better understanding of my situation. Selling a 13 year old car with high mileage and some mechanical problems is not like selling a two year old car with low miles and perfect condition.

The reply from The Tow Guy suggested using Auto Trader. That was exactly the kind of advice I was seeking.

Any violation of rules was unintentional. Yesterday the thread just disappeared, so I assumed that I had run afoul of your rules.

 
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04-18-06, 09:23 AM   #6  
sorry - it was just too detailed. it read like an ad. more general terms, like it reads now, still get your point across.

thanks for understanding.

 
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04-18-06, 09:45 AM   #7  
Got a CarMax nearby? If so they give a better than expected price and you don't have the hassles of selling privately. I've sold several cars to them and always felt they gave me a good price.

 
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