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]
posted by thebazilist
on Jul 11, 2010 -
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.
posted by crapmatic
on Sep 24, 2009 -
I'm considering buying a used car on Craigslist, but the seller disclosed to me over the phone that the car had been stolen, then recovered. If everything else checks out, would you buy the car? If so, are there any pitfalls I should look out for? [more inside]
posted by anastasia
on Sep 18, 2007 -