CarBuyCo is offering me my asking craigslist price for my vehicle I haven't been able to sell? [more inside]
So I was interested in this old Mercedes posted on craigslist and called the guy. He said it had just been crashed into in his driveway by his cousin and his insurance was "totaling" it; however it was really just cosmetic damage and there was a buyback option. The car would have "salvaged" on the title, but since he was getting paid by the insurance company, he would just let me have the car for whatever the buyback cost was. Called a few days later and he said that cost was $1000 less than the price he had originally advertised the car at, so I figured I might as well go look at it. Read on for the whole story... [more inside]
Selling a car on craigslist -- are there any drawbacks to including the VIN in the ad?
If I want to get rid of a car that isn't inspected/registered, how would I do that? In NC, if it matters. [more inside]
Common-sense precautions for a woman to take selling a high-end car privately? [more inside]
I'm trying to sell my car: is this potential buyer trying to scam me by paying with a "credit card check?" [more inside]
I've been looking for a specific, older car model and found one on Craigslist in beautiful condition. It's in Philadelphia, I'm in New York. I'm going this week to look at it / buy it.
I think the guy is asking too much for it. Some people I've asked say don't discuss price until you show up, but I'm not sure if that's right. How do I do this? [more inside]
I'm considering driving a car cross-country for a stranger in exchange for money. What do I need to know and do to protect myself? Alternately, is there a succinct and easily Google-able phrase that describes transporting a car for someone by driving it? [more inside]
Car selling questions: (1) Is there any reason for me, as a seller, not to disclose the VIN in a car ad, say on Craigslist? A Carfax lookup would reflect favorably on this car, but I don't know if there are "car identity thief" issues here. I know dealers list VINs all the time. (2) What is considered a reasonable precaution if someone wants to take a test drive or have their mechanic inspect the car? I'm not sure what would stop a thief from asking for a test drive and then never coming back. This is an older model car so I don't have any loss/damage coverage, but I'm guessing I should until it's sold.
I am looking to buy a used car for cash from a local (CA) private party, not a dealer.
What do I need to know? [more inside]
She's selling the Mini for $10k under retail and will ship it out here at no cost for me to inspect. It's just like nice Mr. Oreck and his vacuum cleaners! So what's the scam? Or is it too good and
true? [more inside]
First-time car seller looking for best way to sell a car in NYC? [more inside]
Can I sell this car? And how? [more inside]