What do do when selling my car?

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  1. Ted Lee

    Ted Lee Lead Actor

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    hi all -

    as i live in CA, here is the link from the dmv.ca.gov site:

    How to change vehicle ownership

    so, i know what the official policy is, but i was wondering if you had any other suggestions that i should follow?

    the car is in fair shape (could use body work and minor engine work).

    obviously i'm only accepting cash and i do want the buyer to be aware that i'm selling the car "as is".

    so, is there anything else i should do? any other steps i should take?

    thx in advance,

    ted
     
  2. Anders Englund

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    Common procedure is that the buyer gives you money and then you give him the car. [​IMG]

    --Anders
     
  3. Scott Merryfield

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    Make sure you have the buyer sign a purchasing agreement that specifically states the conditions of the sale, including that the vehicle is sold "as is" with no warranties. Include the car make/model, year, VIN, odometer reading and selling price, as well.
     
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  5. Ted Lee

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    Ted,

    Here's a consumer sell=your=car column from the LA Times today...

    LAT

    bill
     
  7. Ted Lee

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    thanks bill!

    believe it or not, i actually ended up selling the car to CarMax! they offered exactly what we thought the car was worth! plus, no hassles with dealing with private parties, etc.

    if anyone is thinking about selling their car, i highly recommend they at least go to carmax and let them give you a guesstimate.

    woo-hoo!
     

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