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    Selling a car

    My wife and I are looking to sell our '99 Chrysler Concorde since we don't need two vehicles anymore, but we've never done a private sale of a car before. Does anyone have any recommendations for how to go about the process and/or pitfalls to avoid?

    I think my main question is the best way to get the word out there.

    Thanks in advance.


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    Re: Selling a car

    I would post something on cyclone fanatic asking about how to sell your Chrysler Concord. :) May want to include some pictures, miles, price, condition, etc.



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    Re: Selling a car

    Quote Originally Posted by iahawkhunter View Post
    My wife and I are looking to sell our '99 Chrysler Concorde since we don't need two vehicles anymore, but we've never done a private sale of a car before. Does anyone have any recommendations for how to go about the process and/or pitfalls to avoid?

    I think my main question is the best way to get the word out there.

    Thanks in advance.

    Craigs list, take good photos for listing



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    Re: Selling a car

    Craigslist, autotrader.com, cars.com



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    Re: Selling a car

    When you do sell it... fill out the title correctly or the DMV will reject it.

    Any stray mark will get it rejected so make sure you are sure of what you are doing when filling it out.


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    Re: Selling a car

    Do not take a personal check---ever

    Bank draft/cashier's check only

    Asked to hold it? get a non-refundable deposit for $200-$500. If they balk...you never had a deal to begin with.

    The title issue advice above is correct



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    Re: Selling a car

    I wouldn't even bother with Craig's List. After a month, got no replies other than some guy wanting to trade his Harley for it. We spent about $70.00 to list it on cars.com. Matter of fact, it was listed for 3 days and I had about 7 different people call me. We sold the car within a week.


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    Re: Selling a car

    the one thing that I have always done is park it in front of your local Wal-Mart, and leave it there. I am being serious when saying that anybody will buy anything at Wal-Mart as I have sold every car I ever did that with.




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    Re: Selling a car

    Quote Originally Posted by Jambalaya View Post
    Do not take a personal check---ever

    Bank draft/cashier's check only

    Asked to hold it? get a non-refundable deposit for $200-$500. If they balk...you never had a deal to begin with.

    The title issue advice above is correct
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    If they want to take time about it, give them 3 days max and a non-refundable deposits.
    Autotrader.com is very useful. I'ts been 5 years since I sold my car but autotrader usually has a good deal.

    make sure you know the conditions of your car and you can defend it when you sell it. KBB is always a good indicator or you can try to go to the dealer to see how much you can get and then compare it with KBB - how far they are with the KBB dealer price and you can use it to tweak your price from KBB private sale price.



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    Re: Selling a car

    I sold a couple old cars by running an ad in the Verdian swap sheet(free for members). Be realistic on price and make sure you can find your title. Be patient as it can take a few months or more. I always sold for cash or cashiers check.



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    Re: Selling a car

    99 Chrysler Concord huh? You could try and drive it off a cliff and watch it explode because that will be better than they 27 dollars you will get for it.


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