Where to sell a used car

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  1. barr08 macrumors 65816

    barr08

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    Hey all,

    I am trying to sell my dad's 87 VW Vanagon, and I wanted some reccomendations on how I should go by doing this. I have only posted on Craigs List so far. I was thinking maybe autotrader.com?

    Any ideas? Thanks
     
  2. imac/cheese macrumors 6502a

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    I have always had success by putting a large sign in the window with the price and telephone number. Make sure the sign can be read from another car. Then drive the car around as much as possible and people will start calling. I have never had a car go for more than a month without being sold. Of course, a good selling price is always important. if your price is too high no one will ever call. Set the price just above what you actually need to get for it.
     
  3. e²Studios macrumors 68020

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    If you are in a hurry and want the best bang for the buck try a carmax dealer. They tend to give higher amounts than most other dealers and will buy it the same day they make an offer.

    If you aren't in any hurry, what about your local newspaper? Autotrader works very well too :)

    Ed
     
  4. ErikCLDR macrumors 68000

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    AutoTrader, Cars.com, eBay motors seems to have good results, Craigslist perhaps
     
  5. lag1090 macrumors 6502

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    I would sell on Cars.com. Whenever I look to buy a car, I'm always on there, so it's what site I like best. Otherwise, hang a "for sale" sign in the window and put the thing near a semi-busy road if you can.

    By the way, how much are you planning on selling it for? What kind of condition is it in? Depending on the details, I might be interested.
     
  6. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

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    Why argue with Mac nerds when VW nerds are the breed you are looking for.

    Can always try the marketplace at.

    www.vwvortex.com
     
  7. lag1090 macrumors 6502

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    If you really want to see some VW-centric people, try:

    www.thesamba.com
     
  8. barr08 thread starter macrumors 65816

    barr08

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    I signed up at vwvortex and thesamba, good tips.

    I am heading to cars.com next, then maybe autotrader.

    Thanks guys, keep em coming if you have anything else!
     
  9. rockthecasbah macrumors 68020

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    You can try an ad in the local newspapers? Other than that and Craigslist i think you've got most of the bases covered.
     
  10. barr08 thread starter macrumors 65816

    barr08

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    Got 14 replies from users of this forum in like 2 hours. Wow! Thanks for the tip!
     
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