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Best way to sell my old car?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by ckessel, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. ckessel

    ckessel Active Member

    Jan 15, 2011
    Not sure where to put this, so Off Topic it is.

    I literally have not sold a used car since before the internet. Well, not a useful internet as it was 1993. Googling "selling a used car" gives me an overload of options: craig's list, ebay motors, all sorts of ways to get a quote online to sell to a broker (prices don't look good for that though).

    So, I'm looking for recommendations. Is Craigslist the way to go in any urban area (I'm in Portland, OR)? Ebay motors looks decent, but then it looks like I might need to deal with shipping it to somewhere. I used Autotrader back in '93 and they have an online presence, but no idea what their audience share is these days.

  2. Sig698

    Sig698 Model S Sig Perf #698

    Jan 18, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    I've always posted my cars on both Craigslist and AutoTrader. In my experience, all of my sales have come from Craigslist and all of my spammy used car dealer calls came from Autotrader. I say start with CL and se where that gets you, I've had success with it. Obviously, beware of scammers.
  3. Zextraterrestrial

    Mar 11, 2010
    Humboldt/Los Altos
    I sold my old car to my next door neighbor! TODAY! and getting my S tomorrow!! :love:
    He had his eyes on it since the day I bought it - 2008 Rav4X4 limited V6 (48k miles)
    I got it smogged today for sale (only time you need it here) and gave the tech a Tesla S brochure. Told him that was replacing the car he smogged and he said 'Enjoy your Tesla!"
    I said hell ya and smiled as I walked away. No more smog for me!

    I was pretty lucky selling mine :smile:
  4. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

    Apr 2, 2010
    Ottawa, Canada
    I've used AutoTrader in the past, and it worked okay.

    This time I'm going to trade in (my Infiniti, not my Roadster!), mainly because I'm waaaay too busy.

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