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Selling a Car


#1

won a car in a golf tournament over the weekend and wanting to sell it. What is the best way to go about this vs just put it on Craigslist?

If someone wants to do a test drive or take it to their mechanic to check it out what do I do there? simply go with them to make sure they dont steal it or take a copy of their license or something?

If someone wants to pay me i Cash to we go to the bank directly so they can make sure the cash is legit?

any help is welcome.


#2

Cars.com?
Ebaymotors?
carmax?

Have you looked into any of these?


#3

You could try stripping naked and holding a sign that reads “will put clothes back on if you buy my car” and see what happens.


#4

If you won a car at a golf tournament then I’m assuming its brand new from a dealership?
Why would someone need to take it to a mechanic?
Craigslist


Autotrader.com
Or the eBay one.

You have tons of options.
You’ve never sold a car before?


#5

Offer car on ebay and autotrader.

Keep %30 of the proceeds set aside for taxes.

If they want to take it for a test drive, make sure the car is insured and make a copy (take a pic) of their insurance card and drivers license.


#6

So…that’s a no on the stripping thing?

Look, I keep throwing 'em but you keep missing them. I’ll keep my great ideas to myself if that’s how it is…


#7

[quote]jeep69 wrote:
won a car in a golf tournament over the weekend and wanting to sell it. What is the best way to go about this vs just put it on Craigslist?

If someone wants to do a test drive or take it to their mechanic to check it out what do I do there? simply go with them to make sure they dont steal it or take a copy of their license or something?

If someone wants to pay me i Cash to we go to the bank directly so they can make sure the cash is legit?

any help is welcome.[/quote]

If you haven’t taken ownership of the car yet, then tell the dealership that you’d rather have cash.

Keep in mind you’ll have to pay taxes either way


#8

^best avatar on this forum. What’s her name?

I have nothing to say to help you in this thread. Congrats on a nice win- what kind of car?


#9

[quote]Professor X wrote:
I’ll keep my great ideas to myself if that’s how it is…[/quote]

If only…


#10

Thanks for the help, its actually a used car that I won that was donated to the tournament from a local dealer that didn’t really offer a cash option, he literally handed me the keys and title on the spot and I drove it home.


#11

Just take it to another car lot and sell it to them, then.

Used car dealerships do buy cars. In fact, thats how they get them.