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Getting Paid: How to Handle Payment as a Private Seller

by Melissa Crumish on

After days of working on selling your car, you finally find a buyer, shifting attention to getting paid. Depending on the price of your used car, you may not feel comfortable holding such a large amount of cash, but if you accept check – personal or cashier – there’s always the remote chance it could […]

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Selling Cars vs. Donating Cars: Which is Right for You? by Kathy Teel on

Most folks are familiar with the process of selling a car, even if they’ve never actually sold or bought one. After completing some paperwork, one person walks away with some extra coin and another drives away in a new ride. Vehicle donation, however, isn’t as common. Donating your car to charity is a quick way […]

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Buyer Beware: How To Avoid a Car-Buying Scam by Cara Hopkins on

Buying a car is a big deal. Outside of a house, it is often the most expensive item in our possession. It is also one of the riskiest investments you will ever make. If you aren’t careful, you can find yourself paying hundreds (or even thousands) more than your car is worth. In the worst […]

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Best Times to Buy a New or Used Car by Kathy Teel on

When we need a new car, most of us go car shopping at times of the day and week that are most convenient to us. But did you know that certain times are better than others for purchasing a new or used car? Follow these tips to get the best deals and the lowest prices. […]

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What to Disclose When Selling a Used Car by Melissa Crumish on

After cleaning your used car in preparation for selling it, you now must decide how much information to disclose when talking with prospective buyers. This conversation can make or break auto sales. To help with your sales pitch, consider the following advice: Be honest. A potential buyer can verify if you’re being up front or […]

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Income Tax Implications of Selling a Used Car by Melissa Crumish on

There are many things to consider when selling a used car; some less obvious than others, including income tax liability. Income Tax Liability When Selling Your Used Car In a nutshell, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) views all personal vehicles as capital assets. If you sell it for less than the original purchase price, it’s […]

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