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Article Teaser: Are you ready to cash in your existing vehicle for a newer model, or are you just looking for ways to unload a gas guzzler? Selling your car can be daunting - from listing to showing and all of that paperwork. But done correctly, your efforts can pay off in the end. Here's a few tips on selling your used car or truck:

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Deals For My Wheels! How Do I Sell This Thing?

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Are you ready to cash in your existing vehicle for a newer model, or are you just looking for ways to unload a gas guzzler? Selling your car can be daunting - from listing to showing and all of that paperwork. But done correctly, your efforts can pay off in the end. Here's a few tips on selling your used car or truck:

1. Price it Right. Like anything, customers won't bite if you advertise an over-priced item. Find out what your car is really worth, not what you want to make on it. Use the Kelley Blue Book (http://www.kbb.com), or check Ebay (http://ebay.com) for similar vehicle sales prices. The Consumer Guide (http://www.consumerguide.com) will let you know the going market rate.

2. Write a Compelling Description. Consider the buyer when you write your description. What would you want to know about a car before spending your time calling and test driving? Detail every feature your car has, describing its honest condition and recent maintenance. Read other advertisements to get ideas, and answer questions proactively to save everyone's time.

3. Create a Listing. While newspaper classifieds are a great way to advertise your car, the Internet has also opened up a plethora of used car sales venues. You can post an ad at online auction houses like Ebay (http://ebay.com) or general classified websites like Craigslist (http://www.craigslist.org) and Cars Direct (http://www.carsdirect.com).

4. Make a Donation. If you have an extremely old car and it's simply not worth your time and trouble to sell it, consider a tax deductible donation. Look in your local Yellow Pages for charities near you, or visit America's Car Donation Charities Center (http://www.donateacar.com). That unwanted car just may be someone's lifeline.

5. Clean and Detail Your Car. Nobody wants to buy a dirty car. Even if you're comfortable with it, a stranger will expect a spotless car and will pay more for this extra attention to detail. Wash, wax, vacuum, shine the dashboard and clean all the windows and mirrors. You might even want to shine the tires and hubcaps while you're at it.

6. Prepare the Paperwork. Have all the paperwork ready when buyers visit and test drive your vehicle. Check your state requirements for smog certificates, title transfers, tax requirements and odometer reading statements. Ask the local Department of Motor Vehicles if you're not sure. Plus, have all parties sign a bill of sale.

7. Be Cautious of Scams. Finally, when dealing with online transactions, be leery of foreign buyers requesting payment via wire transfers, escrow services or Western Union. Keep your personal financial information including your social security number, checking account number and eBay/PayPal data to yourself. It's always best, also, to stick with local buyers who can come and test drive your vehicle first.

While car selling has changed a bit in the past decade, most of these changes have made it easier and more efficient to unload your vehicle. Follow these simple tips, and you'll have cash in your pocket in no time.


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