Buy sell trade used cars

05/11/2012 23:25

You want to Sell Cars, Sell Boats, Sell House, Rental apartment. Selling a used car is preferable to trading. You'll receive close to full retail value rather than accepting wholesale value if you trade to a dealer.      Prepare to sell your used car    Psychology is a powerful and important part of buying and selling cars. Perception can be reality. What a potential buyer thinks and feels about your used car is more important than facts and figures. If a potential buyer sees your car is filthy inside and out, she is very likely to assume, rightly or wrongly, that you don't take any better care of your car in other ways. The implication might be that you don't change your oil, don't perform regular maintenance, don't make necessary repairs, and don't take care when driving. So, the simple fact that you didn't take the time to clean up your car could easily kill a possible deal.      Although some savvy buyers might look past the dirt on your car and see it for what it really is, you really don't want to assume that this will always be the case. So, to maximize the possibility of a quick sale, clean up your car -” well. Clean it inside and out, top to bottom, under the hood and in the trunk, under seats and inside cubby holes. Touch up paint scratches. Repair windshield dings. Pull out small dents. Balance the tires. If you can't do all the work yourself, pay to have it done. Have it detailed. Your effort will result in a faster, more profitable sale. One of the biggest predicaments facing used car sellers is what price to ask. A price that is too high will discourage potential buyers. A price that is too low means money unnecessarily thrown away.      Unfortunately, there are no standard prices for used cars. There are a number of guidebooks and online pricing sources, such as Edmunds, Kelley Blue Book, and NADA Guide that are just that -” guides. Much more is available for you to read on Buy sell trade used cars.  Prices can vary from one area of the country to another and can be affected by short-term new-car discounting and rebates. Your price should reflect the mileage and condition of your car demand for that make/model, reliability history, and your area of the country.      Psychology comes into play again when mileage is a factor. Cars with 100K miles or more, regardless of condition, are often perceived as "used-up" and almost worthless. Very low mileage cars (less than 10K miles per year) are often assumed to be jewels, and worth more money than they may actually deserve. Sellers often overvalue both of these kinds of cars. Many sellers run Vehicle History Reports to show potential buyers that the car has no secrets to hide. Even if you don't show the report to potential buyers, you need to know what it contains because most smart buyers know to get a report for themselves. If you're not the original owner, don't be surprised if a buyer finds that your car was in a serious accident prior to your ownership. Understand that most potential buyers know your price is an "asking" price and expect to get a better deal. Adjust your asking price accordingly.       There are essentially two ways you can sell your car, depending on how quickly you want to sell and how much money you want.      First, you can sell wholesale. This means you sell to a dealer for a low wholesale price and the dealer resells at a higher retail price to make a profit. If you have a relatively new, clean, low/average mileage vehicle, you should talk to new car dealers who have a used car lot. They may be interested, especially if the car is of the same make that they sell new.       Otherwise, talk to independent used car dealers, especially, if you have them in your area. Wholesale auctions in your area are also a possibility, but be aware that there are fees involved. Next, you can sell directly to buyers, which should bring you a higher price than by selling wholesale to a dealer.Click here to read more!


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