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Old 11-28-2015, 06:45 AM   #61
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I was just in Dallas for the holidays. Where in Texas are you and how are you asking?
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Old 11-28-2015, 08:25 AM   #62
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this post shows a lot of different experiences.......a lot of buyers are bottom feeders....they want to steal a car......many used cars for sale by owner have more owed on the car than it is worth....they want you to "take over payments" So.....if you have a nice car, as was stated on this post, find a friend who you trust and trusts you, sell it at a fair price or take it to CarMax. Save the hassle and time of getting/taking checks.....going to the DMV.....in California, vendors charge $300 to do all the paperwork......Maybe, some have time and enjoy the hassle experience of selling their own car but.......never.....never would I do other than sell a good car to a friend I trust.
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Old 11-28-2015, 08:30 AM   #63
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Another positive experience with Craigslist. Listed a 2000 BMW 528i with 115,000 miles in 2014 at 6pm. I had my first response within 5 minutes. Agreed to show the car the next morning at 9 AM. Test drive and visit to the buyers car repair guy and had the cash in hand by 4pm the same day. Between the first response and 9am I had numerous emails and several very disappointed prospective buyers. Some were even irate that the car was not available. Guess I should have set it up as a bidding war.
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OP here....Based on several comments, I decided to give Carmax a shot at an appraisal. They came in just between the Edmunds and Kelley estimates so I sold it to them. I could have gotten 1k more in a private sale, but Carmax was hassle-free and easy to deal with. I avoided the tire kickers and wheeler dealers plus saving me time. Thanks everyone, for your comments. Now does anyone have any recommendations for a golf car ?
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......... Now does anyone have any recommendations for a golf car ?
Yea, check with Carmax.
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Old 12-02-2015, 05:00 PM   #67
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I recently sold an older, low mileage Mercedes-Benz because we moved and didn't need that car anymore. I didn't have a lot of time to deal with this along with moving, so I asked the mechanic (non-dealer) who had been servicing the car if he knew anyone. He said he would make a few calls. We agreed on a price, maybe a little below blue book retail. I dropped the car off, his buyers came and looked and one was interested. We agreed on the sale date a few weeks in the future, I drove over with the car and the mechanic wrote me a check on his company's account, said he would get the money from the buyer. I asked him if he was getting a cut, and he said no, he just does this for people.


In addition to asking your mechanic, realtors also seem to always know people who are looking to buy stuff.
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Tailgate, the only thing I can say about golf carts is that Club Car is generally considered the best of the bunch. The Cadillac of golf carts. I had one and it served me well. I recently purchased a used EZGo and it's fine also.
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