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post #16 of 30 Old 01-10-2018, 09:27 AM
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We do the same thing here. We make fun of the people that made poor life choices and are forced to drive 12 year old high mileage cash cars. Even worse the schlubs that get their hands dirty working on their own Honda. Peasants
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I have gotten these letters over the years and it's usually a win-lose. I've had good luck selling to Carmax. Having owned over 50 cars, I have sold my fair share to private people but this day and age, I don't like strangers rollin' up to my crib. Too many sickos out there. The one exception is selling a minivan. I sold the Odyssey 10 years ago and the family came by to buy it and while the adults were talking, their kids were playing on the the swing set with our kids.

I sell to the dealer these days. Less money but very safe.

It is generally true that selling private brings "mo money" but there's always an exception: My '06 Saab 9-3 Combi Wagon was for sale for 3 weeks in the paper and on Cars.com for $9,600. This was well before Saab was shut down by GM.

I didn't get one call or email.

On a whim, after leaving Costco with all my junk in the trunk, I swung by Carmax.

They explained how they are the the second largest auction house in the US and THE largest seller of used cars in the US. "We don't go by the blue book or the black book, we are the book and we set the price".

The agent was talking from behind the computer and spins the monitor around to show me the offer. It read $11,000.

I said, (holding back a watermelon grin) "well, I appreciate how you explained your pricing and I know that KBB is higher, but I think I can live with $11,000".

The cut me a check on the spot, I emptied everything, called the wife to come get me (on stand by just in case they had any offer remotely close to asking price), and we immediately went to the bank to deposit. I was "worried" they'd see the ad in the paper and cancel the deal.

The car was gone in a week to Colorado.

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I have gotten these letters over the years and it's usually a win-lose. I've had good luck selling to Carmax. Having owned over 50 cars, I have sold my fair share to private people but this day and age, I don't like strangers rollin' up to my crib. Too many sickos out there. The one exception is selling a minivan. I sold the Odyssey 10 years ago and the family came by to buy it and while the adults were talking, their kids were playing on the the swing set with our kids.

I sell to the dealer these days. Less money but very safe.

It is generally true that selling private brings "mo money" but there's always an exception: My '06 Saab 9-3 Combi Wagon was for sale for 3 weeks in the paper and on Cars.com for $9,600. This was well before Saab was shut down by GM.

I didn't get one call or email.

On a whim, after leaving Costco with all my junk in the trunk, I swung by Carmax.

They explained how they are the the second largest auction house in the US and THE largest seller of used cars in the US. "We don't go by the blue book or the black book, we are the book and we set the price".

The agent was talking from behind the computer and spins the monitor around to show me the offer. It read $11,000.

I said, (holding back a watermelon grin) "well, I appreciate how you explained your pricing and I know that KBB is higher, but I think I can live with $11,000".

The cut me a check on the spot, I emptied everything, called the wife to come get me (on stand by just in case they had any offer remotely close to asking price), and we immediately went to the bank to deposit. I was "worried" they'd see the ad in the paper and cancel the deal.

The car was gone in a week to Colorado.
I, too, really enjoy dealing with CarMax . . . . I find their "take it or leave it, Mother Funker" attitude refreshingly honest. They don't play games, and I like that.

As one gets older, he realizes that time is a valuable commodity, more so than money in many cases. Why waste hours on end in a stealership, you know?
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I, too, really enjoy dealing with CarMax . . . . I find their "take it or leave it, Mother Funker" attitude refreshingly honest. They don't play games, and I like that.

As one gets older, he realizes that time is a valuable commodity, more so than money in many cases. Why waste hours on end in a stealership, you know?
Yes and when selling, why waste a Saturday afternoon waiting on some cat to show up who never does and doesn't bother to call. Like the country song goes, "if the phone doesn't ring, it's me".

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I have had these letters at numerous times and also the one that sends you a car key to play some kind of Cinderella raffle. 'Who the key fits wins a new car'. When you go into the dealership. Alas, the key will not fit and sales guys try to work some (CRAZY) deal with you. Does anyones key ever fit? If not is there not some legal grounds to nail the dealership? Just wondering.

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I have had these letters at numerous times and also the one that sends you a car key to play some kind of Cinderella raffle. 'Who the key fits wins a new car'. When you go into the dealership. Alas, the key will not fit and sales guys try to work some (CRAZY) deal with you. Does anyones key ever fit? If not is there not some legal grounds to nail the dealership? Just wondering.

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It's actually possible, however very unlikely.

When I got a key code for my Accord, I asked the same thing, seeing how the code is only 4 digits. The parts guy told me that, yes, there is a possibility someone's key can fit in the Accord, but it will likely be a different model, like a Fit or a Civic. And remember, if the ignition chip doesn't match with the car's immobilizer, the car won't start.

Also, don't modern cars all use push button start now? Of course I can press a button.

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Yes and when selling, why waste a Saturday afternoon waiting on some cat to show up who never does and doesn't bother to call. Like the country song goes, "if the phone doesn't ring, it's me".
I love private buyers who:

1. Never show for an appointment.
2. Flake out at any point in the selling process for totally unexplained reasons.
3. Try to slash my throat.
4. Emit exquisite body odor that resemble 4-day old raw garbage in the summer in Nevada.
5. Can't get financing after spending an hour negotiating the car price.
6. Try to negotiate by text or email even before looking at the car ("U still have ur 2017 accord exl? Im a poor Millennial student on Medicaid suffering from leprosy and anal wort, can you give me a deal." - see #9 below).
7. Can't really drive stick but pretend they can.
8. Have no qualms about wasting your time.
9. Offer 50% of the NADA/Black Book as "an initial negotiation strategy."
10. Say, "Ever seen the movie called The Hitcher? How about The Deliverance?" while we are on a test drive.

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I wondered what was up with my local dealer and was worried that they did not want to buy back my car. But today I got this email, so everything is right with the world! I have that warm and fuzzy feeling of knowing that I have a car that they want to buy!

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...Iím the General Manager of David McDavid Honda Frisco. Iíll cut straight to the point so I donít waste your time. We are looking to purchase and buy back your vehicle, and weíd like to do it this month, if possible. We are offering top dollar for trades right now. Even if you have negative equity in your current vehicle, please bring it down to our dealership and we will work through it. As youíve probably seen on television and online advertising, Honda has really become very generous with their customer offers, and weíre putting an additional kicker on top of those so you get the best Honda deal possible.

Please click on the link below to our website, or call our direct line and say youíve seen this email. As an additional kicker, if you show this email Iíll add an additional $1,000 to your trade-in vehicle. Iíll only honor this $1,000 trade-in until January 31st, 2018. We look forward to seeing you here!
I wonder what vehicle they are referring to here. I should play it cool, take my 7th gen there and see what they say.

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I sold my last three cars to private buyers. First guys to come look at them bought them for cash and drove away with them in the same visit they came to do the look over and test drive. Paid my asking price all three times. Guess it matters where you live and whether your asking price is reasonable I guess.

The dealers can go pound sand. You will ALWAYS get screwed in some fashion by trading in a car.


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