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where do private parties go to sell cars now? #5342332 02/05/20 11:28 PM
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on the internet. still searching for a vehicle. Craigslist is mostly dealers now. So is FB marketplace. i rather buy something from a private party if i can. So where do private party go to sell their car these days?

Re: where do private parties go to sell cars now? [Re: WhyMe] #5342335 02/05/20 11:35 PM
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cars.com

Re: where do private parties go to sell cars now? [Re: WhyMe] #5342350 02/06/20 12:34 AM
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west coast/PNW?
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Re: where do private parties go to sell cars now? [Re: WhyMe] #5342391 02/06/20 03:31 AM
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Just listed a car on CL and FBM. CL had better response. Worth the $5.

Re: where do private parties go to sell cars now? [Re: WhyMe] #5342402 02/06/20 04:15 AM
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Sold two cars over the last 2 years, both were listed on AutoTrader and Craigslist. One sold from CL the other from AutoTrader. When looking for private party sellers I like that you can filter for it on AutoTrader.


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Re: where do private parties go to sell cars now? [Re: WhyMe] #5342415 02/06/20 04:57 AM
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CL still because that is where buyers still look. Many buyers not aware of $5 listing or really care.

$5 is a screaming bargain.

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Re: where do private parties go to sell cars now? [Re: WhyMe] #5342422 02/06/20 05:14 AM
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I found cleaning the car and parking it near the local Home Depot entrance or exit sells them pretty quick. Over the years my brother and a few friends took my advice and sold their cars fast and free doing just that.


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Re: where do private parties go to sell cars now? [Re: WhyMe] #5342423 02/06/20 05:14 AM
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Seems to be a LOT more private party sellers on FB Marketplace than CL around here.


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I like browsing auto tempest. They pull from a large number of sources, except FB marketplace, and let you sort from dealer or private.


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Re: where do private parties go to sell cars now? [Re: WhyMe] #5342427 02/06/20 05:32 AM
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FB is a horrible place to shop. No way to filter for specific things and listings are garbage. I have noticed on Craiglist that the $5 fee has helped some with junk listings, and just filter from private seller (although some dealers stick it in the private seller listings).
I have used auto trader in the past, but not any time in the past few years, so no idea how good or bad it is.


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Re: where do private parties go to sell cars now? [Re: WhyMe] #5342430 02/06/20 05:49 AM
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I have had excellent luck with Facebook marketplace. I sold two snowblowers this year and they sold right away. It works good for cars or trucks in my area as well. Craiglist works too but it seem as if it's more farm equipment I see on there than cars or trucks.


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I have sold my last few cars on CL. Yes there are dealers but a lot of private party also. I start with a high price and once I get down to the proper price the vehicle sells.


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Re: where do private parties go to sell cars now? [Re: WhyMe] #5342443 02/06/20 06:09 AM
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I've always used CL, OfferUp and Letgo and was able to sell within a reason amount of time.

Re: where do private parties go to sell cars now? [Re: WhyMe] #5342456 02/06/20 06:31 AM
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Ebay. You can sort by private or dealer among a dozen other criteria. A minimum $25 listing fee ensures they are reasonably serious sellers.

Re: where do private parties go to sell cars now? [Re: WhyMe] #5342460 02/06/20 06:39 AM
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I've had good luck on craiglist. Sold my wifes car for full price within 20 minutes of listing it.

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