Archive for May, 2011

Selling Your Used Car Post 5

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

We go for a test drive. If they’re from a non-industrial country, they find 24 things wrong. They will make the car creak, rattle, and groan like it never did before. They find a steep hill, turn on the air conditioning, and show how the car has no power. They say the compression is bad. They say it will cost $1,000 to fix these things. Because of these problems no one but them will buy the car. But they will pay you $1,000. You say: “No, thank you.” They discuss it among themselves. (more…)

Selling Your Used Car Post 4

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

If you’re selling your car for less than $4,000, life will be more interesting. You’ll get more phone calls. You’ll meet kids buying their first car; people who don’t have the credit to get financing at a dealer; eccentrics; cheapskates; people who like to work on cars; representatives from around the world — and with luck, grownups who just want a cheap car that will last a year or two. (more…)

Selling Your Used Car Post 3

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

With the exception of a few born chiselers, it isn’t that hard to make a deal with these people. If there’s a problem, it’ll come later, when their check bounces, or when they call back in three weeks and want you to pay for a $500 repair bill, claiming you knew about the problem when you sold it. (more…)

Selling Your Used Car Post 2

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Selling A Car Yourself

If you can, you grab a convenient man (husband, boyfriend, father, uncle, son, third cousin), and get him to do the whole thing for you. Some men actually like selling cars! And as you can see from the comparison chart between selling yourself and the dealer trade-in price, you can definitely afford to bribe them. (Best dinner in town, a football game, a new tool, etc.) (more…)