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Car Trade-in


How car dealers price your trade-in and what you can do to get it higher

Pricing Your Trade in

We’ve all heard that to get the most money for your trade in, you should sell the old car yourself. But that’s not always practical. And many car dealers will give you a fair trade-in allowance if you approach the situation properly. Not only that, there are tax benefits to consider. What you need to […]

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What paperwork do you need to sell your car to a private party?

What paperwork do you need to sell your car to a private party?

Alright, it’s time to get rid of your old beater. Maybe the dealer didn’t offer you enough for trade in. Or maybe you just need some room in the driveway. Either way, selling a car yourself usually allows you to get a higher price. So place that ad, and start taking phone calls! Obviously, you […]

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Trade-it, Junk-it, or Give it to Charity?

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What are you going to do with that old car when you buy a new one?  There are more options and considerations than you might think.  You’ll probably get the most money if you can sell it to a private party, but a trade-in could actually net you more because of the tax implications.  Donating to […]

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What Pictures Will Sell Your Car on Craigslist

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Thanks to the expertise of my friend and long-time car salesman, James, the Bay Area Car Guy, today I’m able to show you what pictures you’ll need in order to sell your car on Craigslist, AutoTrader, and other used car websites. When posting a car ad online, you must present the right pictures of your […]

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Don’t Forget Your Trade-in Tax Savings

Pricing Your Trade in

When you get a lower than expected trade-in appraisal at the dealership, it can be tempting to stop negotiations.  You may believe you could get a better offer somewhere else.  While this may be true, you must remember to factor in tax savings to perform a true comparison. Most states will credit the value of […]

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