Getting rid of the old vehicle

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How does everyone plan on getting rid of their old vehicle to make room for their new JL? Trading it in is basically a waste of money although extremely convenient, and selling privately is more lucrative but comes with its own issues. I posted my truck on Craigslist today and had scammers try the whole google VOIP thing within five minutes. As for the dealership they offered $5000 on the vehicle im seeing for $11-$12 everywhere. What is everyone doing, and what is the best way you have found to sell a used car or truck lately?
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My dealer offered me 31k for my JKUR. I bought it for 35.5k almost 3 years ago (not including tax, dealer fees, etc). I always sell my old vehicles private but I couldn't pass that deal up. The tax savings make it worth it for me in this scenario. I think I would have a hard time selling it for much more on the private market.
 

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doug what year is your rig and how is it set up? Mine is 2008 with a 170k an dthe dealer said they woul just wholesale it. that doesn't sound good.
 

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Yeah! A 2018 Manual Trans Tacoma TRD Pro. Anyone want it? Dealer made a pretty sweet offer, but I know I could sell if I wanted to.
 
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doug what year is your rig and how is it set up? Mine is 2008 with a 170k an dthe dealer said they woul just wholesale it. that doesn't sound good.
It’s an old 2005 Chevy avalanche, but it’s in great shape and has low miles. I don’t really care how much I get for it, but I just don’t want to leave money on the table since that my upgrade fund. It’s been so long since I’ve had to sell one I didn’t know the best way to do it. I’ve already had one scam job and want to avoid another. It’s probably another 3-4 weeks before my rubi shows up so I have time.
 

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I’ve bought and sold a number of cars on eBay with mostly good results. You are appealing to a national audience so this sometimes makes the transaction a little more complicated than a local sale but still manageable, IMHO.
 

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It’s an old 2005 Chevy avalanche, but it’s in great shape and has low miles. I don’t really care how much I get for it, but I just don’t want to leave money on the table since that my upgrade fund. It’s been so long since I’ve had to sell one I didn’t know the best way to do it. I’ve already had one scam job and want to avoid another. It’s probably another 3-4 weeks before my rubi shows up so I have time.
take it to carmax. they will give you the higher of their value or the kbb instant offer value. they came in $1500 higher than my dealer did. ended up getting the dealer to come up about half way and still traded it for the tax savings.
 
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take it to carmax. they will give you the higher of their value or the kbb instant offer value. they came in $1500 higher than my dealer did. ended up getting the dealer to come up about half way and still traded it for the tax savings.
I was planning on doing that tomorrow morning. Thank you.
 

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doug what year is your rig and how is it set up? Mine is 2008 with a 170k an dthe dealer said they woul just wholesale it. that doesn't sound good.
Anything close to 10 years d and 100k miles is a wholesale piece. The reason is that banks don’t generally finance anything in those ranges. So, even if it’s top notch, the dealership makes its money on finance and it rules those vehicles out.
 
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Anything close to 10 years d and 100k miles is a wholesale piece. The reason is that banks don’t generally finance anything in those ranges. So, even if it’s top notch, the dealership makes its money on finance and it rules those vehicles out.
That makes total sense. I will try carmax and then just play the private seller route.
 

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I plan on trading a 17 392 charger daytona. I didn't get the best trade quote, but will also save over 3k in taxes. Maybe I will go to a car max and see what they can do.
 

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Think it all depends on what you have and who you can deal with.
 

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I'd use carmax as a backup (they seem to hit REALLY low), negotiate with a dealer for trade value if you special order and let them know you may still sell/keep it. Then try private sale.

I'd assume most dealers will want the new car sale, thus let you take or leave the trade...
 

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How does everyone plan on getting rid of their old vehicle to make room for their new JL? Trading it in is basically a waste of money although extremely convenient, and selling privately is more lucrative but comes with its own issues. I posted my truck on Craigslist today and had scammers try the whole google VOIP thing within five minutes. As for the dealership they offered $5000 on the vehicle im seeing for $11-$12 everywhere. What is everyone doing, and what is the best way you have found to sell a used car or truck lately?
I'm selling mine outright on Facebook marketplace, and I'll probably put it on Craigslist also. Didn't even try trading it, since it's a 1996 Cherokee.
 

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so will carmax take a 10 year vehicle with 170 K on it?
 
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