Selling

Vroom.com Asks: Would You Buy A Used Car If You Knew You Could Return It?
Vroom.com Asks: Would You Buy A Used Car If You Knew You Could Return It?

We've all seen them. Many of us have considered buying from them: those shady-looking used car dealerships protected by chain-link fences that line downtown streets and shabby suburban avenues. "Sure, the prices seem good," we think to ourselves, "but can I really trust a guy who sells cars out of...Read More»

Used car salesman
Selling A Car On Craigslist? Watch Out For This New Scam

Craigslist is great for many things. Finding jobs that no one wants. Finding beds that have seen better days. Finding companionship. For an hour, anyway. It's also very popular with people selling cars. If you're one of them, watch out for a new scam that could defraud you of your vehicle, leaving...Read More»

Selfie of Noel Rudloff (via Wikimedia)
7 Photo Mistakes To Avoid When Selling Your Car Online (Illustrated With Selfies From Wikimedia)

Selling a car online is easy, right? Type in the make/model/year, offer a little description, name a price, post a few pics, and -- boom! -- you're done. Except it's not that simple. If you're selling your car, you should spend just as much time planning your pitch as Madison Avenue types prepare...Read More»

Gay Flag
Gay-Marriage Win: Sell Car To Same-Sex Spouse, Pay No Tax!

On Sunday, July 24, at 12:01 am, same-sex marriage became legal in New York state. New York is thus the most recent (and largest) state to join a growing list that includes Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Same-sex marriage is also legal in the District of Columbia and...Read More»

2010 Ford Flex
Selling Your Car: The Video Walk-Around – Post It On YouTube

The economic downturn is forcing more people to sell their cars privately instead of trading them in with car dealers. Most of us only sell a handful of vehicles in our lifetime, so there are new skills to learn now that most vehicle sales begin on the Internet. When I teach private owners how to...Read More»

Kia storefront on eBay
Kia Gets A Sleek New Storefront On eBay

Remember when auction sites were the hot new thing? When eBay was groundbreaking? When authors around the globe made a pretty penny selling books and pamphlets and CD-ROMs (remember those?) showing you and your grandmother how to make a fortune selling your posessions online? Yeah, it's a distant...Read More»

2010 Mazda CX-7 s Grand Touring
Selling Your Car Online: Setting Yourself Apart From Dealers

The economic downturn is forcing more Americans to sell their cars privately rather than trading them in with a car dealer. For those brave souls venturing online to post their used car ads, it can come as a surprise to discover just how many dealers are posting individual used cars on both premium...Read More»

2008 Ford Taurus SEL
Buying From A Car Dealer: Getting The Most For Your Trade

The world of car sales—private sellers or at a dealership—is like the Wild West. It’s free-wheeling and whoever does the best job negotiating the terms of the deal, wins. It’s the unpredictable nature of the business that turns off many people to selling vehicles themselves...Read More»

2011 Hennessey HPE650
Selling Your Car Online: Free Websites Or Premium?

More Americans than ever are having to sell their vehicles privately rather than trade them in with a car dealer. It’s well known that you can put more money in your pocket by selling privately compared to trading in. In fact, you can often not just make more money on the trade, but you may...Read More»

2001 Toyota Camry sedan
Selling Your Car On Craigslist: Be Honest

A friend of mine needed help selling her 2001 Toyota Camry on Craigslist. No wonder. The car was beaten up: someone side-swiped this sedan, breaking off the driver-side mirror, leaving scraped metal down the side. There were other cosmetic issues, including stained seats and torn-up fenders. The...Read More»

2010 Honda CR-V
Sales Ethics: An Ethical Dilemma In Car Sales

During a particularly grueling period when I was establishing myself in car sales—eventually becoming Internet Manager for a major car dealer—I relied on a good friend of mine to help me through the treacherous ethical waters of my new-found profession. We all know that car dealers have...Read More»

2010 Honda Accord Coupe
Car Dealer Tricks: Increasing the Term of the Loan

Dealers are between a rock and hard place. The downturn in the economy has decimated their ranks and consumers are using the Internet to get great deals on the selling price of new cars. One way that dealers make up the lost profit is to work hard at increasing their profit margins at the many...Read More»

2011 Toyota Camry LE
Car Dealer Tricks: Car Loan Tactics

It’s crunch time for car dealers. Their ranks have been decimated by the downturn in the economy. If that weren’t bad enough, savvy car shoppers are using the Internet to negotiate great buys on the selling price of new cars. It’s no longer the norm for dealers to sell cars for...Read More»

2011 RTR Mustang
Car Dealer Tricks: Getting The Best Deal Possible

Today’s car buyers are using the Internet to make great deals when buying cars from dealers. It’s now become the exception for consumers to pay the full sticker price for new cars. Instead, the norm is to have customers walk into a showroom knowing the dealer’s actual invoice cost...Read More»

2010 Volvo V50
Car Dealer Tricks: Multiple Profit Points

The Internet has changed everything when it comes to buying cars. Consumers no longer have to begin their car buying search by walking through the front door of a local car dealer. In fact, if you’ve been following this website, you know that I frequently tell my readers that beginning your...Read More»

Car Dealer
Is Carfax Better Than Its Competitors?

Carfax promises the world in their ads. I've used Carfax once, but the information wasn't impressive. Have they improved? Is their competitor AutoCheck better or worse? Carfax can be as good as their ads promise, but is not consistently that good, nor is it always better than the two other services...Read More»

2006 Nissan Sentra
Great Advice: Buying A Nissan Sentra Makes Dollars And Sense

A friend of mine recently asked me what car I would recommend for her to buy. She needed an affordable used car, one that would be reliable for years to come, and she was on a tight budget. When someone tells me they need a car that will be reliable for years to come, that usually means they need a...Read More»

2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue GLS
How To Find The Gas Mileage Of Your Next Car

Gas prices still aren’t cheap! In fact, the fluctuating price of gasoline continues to be a serious concern for many new and used car buyers. Do you rely on the seller to provide fuel economy figures for you? It’s best to do this research on your own. When I was Internet Manager for a...Read More»

2007 Toyota Camry 4-door Sedan I4 Auto LE (Natl) Angular Front Exterior View
Car Buying Guide: A Tale Of Two Car Dealers: Part IV

When you pre-negotiate a trade value, the figure is not cast in stone. The dealer has to see the car in person for a “hands-on” inspection before they can confirm the actual trade-in value. I worked long enough as an Internet Manager for a major dealer to know that car dealerships hate...Read More»

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