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Best Practices for Selling a Used Car

There are many steps to selling a used car - including the ad, the test drive, and handling payment. Handle all three well and selling a used car becomes an almost pleasant experience.

Questions and Answers About CarBuyCo
CarBuyCo.com is a newish website for people looking to sell their used cars. It makes a lot of sense if you have a used car you want to sell but don't want to go through the hassle of used car trade-ins with a dealer. It also makes sense if you're trying to sell a used car for someone else (like an estate sale).

Selling Used Cars to Younger Buyers
Want to know what used car young buyers are interested in? Track the new car market and then learn all you can about Twitter.

Resolutions for the Used Car Business
It's the time of year when the pundits look ahead, which is why now is an opportune time for a list of resolutions for the used car industry to improve the used car buying experience for consumers.

Bookitout.Com Targets Used Car Buyers and Sellers
Bookitout.com is a relatively new website offering buyers and sellers the opportunity to search listings from more than 5300 dealerships with free listings for sellers.

Caveat Emptor for Buying and Selling a Used Car
Caveat emptor, which is Latin for buyer beware, is applicable for both the buyer and seller of a used car as demonstrated by a story shared with me by a reader. The seller needs to be aware, too, that once a legitimate sale is done – it's finished. There is no need to accept responsibility once a vehicle changes hands.

Now May Not Be the Right Time to Trade In
All of the prognostications are in that used car values are dropping but now may not be the right time to trade in. You have to ask yourself certain questions to determine if now is the right time to trade in your used car.

Use Facts for Fastest Ways To Sell a Used Car
According to statistics from CNW Research, used car buyers are quicker to pull the trigger on their purchases. That's a tidbit that smart used car sellers, both private and dealers, should take advantage of in this primer on selling used cars faster.

Some Used Cars Sell Better to Specific Genders
Interesting research should help how you market your used car to the correct gender. Not surprisingly, males and females have different tastes when it comes to used cars.

Let the FTC Know About Used Car Financing
How is the used car buying experience for you? The Federal Trade Commission is seeking the public's input on new and used car buying from dealerships through April 1, 2012. Don't be left out. Let your feelings be known.

Independent Used Car Dealers Struggle with Supply
An independent used car dealer wanted to speak up and share his perspective on the state of the used car world. His comments to me were thought provoking, which is why I share them with you.

Used Car Industry Poised for Growth in 2012
The used car industry had a good 2011 and it's looking to have an even better 2012 based on predictions by an industry expert who sees strong sales numbers continuing and strong prices ongoing in certain segments like compact cars.

Questions To Ask a Prospective Used Car Buyer
The process of selling a used car can be time consuming with a lot of efforts wasted on people who are not serious about buying your used car but may just want a look, especially if you are selling something exotic or unusual. Pity the poor used Corvette owners who probably get flooded with time wasting phone calls when their used vehicles hit...

Questions To Ask a Prospective Used Car Buyer
The process of selling a used car can be time consuming with a lot of efforts wasted on people who are not serious about buying your used car but may just want a look, especially if you are selling something exotic or unusual. Pity the poor used Corvette owners who probably get flooded with time wasting phone calls when their used vehicles hit...

How To Sell a Used Car in Winter
Don't be discouraged. It is possible to sell a used car in the winter but just remember that it's cold and your cars flaws might be more apparent or exaggerated in the cold weather months.

Get Cash for Your Leased Used Car
There is an interesting phenomenon going on with people with leased cars. They might be able to get out of car leases with extra cash in their pockets. Edmunds.com has come out with research and advice that might be useful – and I’m going to add some pointers as well to help you end a lease to your financial advantage.

Review of Carfellas – Discovery's Used Car Show
In the ever-expanding desire for shows about cars, it's only natural that eventually a show was going to be made about used cars. It's called "Carfellas" and I took some time to review this new offering from Discovery so you don't have to watch it.

Service Department May Be Best Place to Buy a Certified Pre-Owned Used Car
The best place to find a certified pre-owned used car or sell a late-model used car might be at a dealership's service department.

Five Things That Will Hurt a Used Car’s Resale Value
Five Things That Will Hurt a Used Car’s Resale Value

Five Things That Will Hurt a Used Car’s Resale Value

Not being prepared when it comes time to sell your used car will hurt its resale value. There are five things you can do that could earn you hundreds of additional dollars on the price of a used car you are selling.

Cash Is King When Selling a Used Car
Advice on safe used car payment transactions and options. When selling a used car, most peoples number one concern is, How am I going to handle the payment? After all, its increasingly easy to counterfeit a cashiers check, personal checks can be written on empty bank accounts, and who wants to handle thousands of dollars in cash?

Safely Allow Others To Test Drive Your Used Car
Hi, Im a complete stranger. I want you to hand me $10,000. Im going to take it for 15-20 minutes and I promise to return the full amount. Sounds pretty crazy, doesnt it? Well, thats exactly what happens whenever you sell your used car and allow people to take it for a test drive. Youre handing off one of your most prized possessions and allowing it to be driven away. Follow these steps to safely allow others to test drive your used car.

Used Cars & SUVs Can Be Attractive To Foreign Buyers
Used cars and SUVs owners attempting to sell your vehicles - there is a light at the end of the tunnel and its not an oncoming train. There is a market for your used cars and SUVs if youre willing to sell them to overseas buyers. Its not as difficult as it sounds.

Get Started Selling Your Used Car Online
Before selling your used car online youÂ’ll have to take the following steps to be successful. Preparation is the key to selling successfully your used car online. By the way, forget selling your ad through print ads like newspapers or those throwaway directories you see at your favorite Chinese takeout joint. Print is no longer the way to go...

Safely Selling Your Used Car Through Online Auctions
The National Consumer League's Internet Fraud Watch has good common sense advice for selling your used car through an auction site. While the advice is largely geared toward buyers, take note of tips such as getting name and contact information ahead of time and using an escrow service for items not covered by insurance or warranties.

Advice on Escrow
Considered the top site for online escrow services by msnbc.com and other sites. It’s important a buyer of your used car feel comfortable when dealing with an escrow site, so go with one considered among the most reputable.

Get Out from Under
Cars.com helps people out with advice on selling a car when the loan exceeds the car’s value. It's possible to sell a car even if you still have an outstanding loan balance on the vehicle.

Make Sure the Paper Is Good
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has advice on protecting yourself from people who want to take possession of your car without rightfully paying for it.

Selling Advice for Women
It’s an unfortunate world where women are at a disadvantage when it comes to automotive transactions. Founded in 1989, ROAD & TRAVEL Magazine was the first multimedia corporation to specialize in automotive content aimed at female consumers.

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