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Why are cars so expensive on Craigslist?

I was helping a friend to buy a cheap car in good condition in California (less than 100k miles for less than $8000) and we looked into Craigslist for cars, since we thought that Craigslist was ...
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If accepting more than $10K in cash for a used boat, should I worry about counterfeiting?

I'm selling a boat through a broker (a friend of a friend) taking a consignment. The buyers offered to pay in cash, but want the bill of sale to say less than the actual price for tax reasons. ...
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For net worth, should I value physical property at my cost to replace it, or the amount I could get for selling it?

I recently was a good little consumer and picked up a relatively expensive set of new home furnishings, some furniture, a TV, some other electronics ... items of that nature (don't worry, been ...
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Time, money and probability: Should i sell my electric bike

I bought a second hand electrical bike for a very reasonable price (600 euro) more than a year ago. Since then i changed jobs and i now commute by car and the bike just sits in the shed. If I sell it ...
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How can I run a profitable garage sale this summer?

Have you done garage sales before? Any key learnings to share? How to do one well, what to do, what not to do?
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What is the average margin on a vehicle from a used car dealer?

I'm going to be looking for a used car here from a dealer, and I'd like to be as informed as possible when entering negotiations. A dealer has the car I want, used (looks like it was brought back from ...
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Selling unneeded items to make ends meet when it seems only scammers reply

We have a major appliance that we needed to replace - not because it was old (under 3 years old) or didn't work right, but because it wasn't meeting our needs. So as a result we had to get something ...
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What's the best way to get cash for an old car? [closed]

If I am not going to trade in my car what are other good options to convert it into cash?
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How do I figure out the market value of used books?

I have some used books and I would like to figure out their market value. Does anyone have any suggestions for how I should do that? Should I use prices on Amazon? If so, what formula should I use? I ...
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How can I make the most money when selling used stuff in a mass "spring clean" on eBay?

Have you ever had a mass "spring clean" so to speak of items and put on ebay? Do you have a habit or hoarding stuff? Lots of DVDs/Books/Electronics you never used? If so have you ever cleared the lot ...
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Tax liability for selling inherited collectibles on eBay?

When I was a kid, my grandfather gave me some collectible items, which at the time were worthless. Many years later, this stuff is actually worth a few thousand dollars. If I sell this stuff on ...
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What factors should I consider in buying a used car?

I am looking to purchase a car to use for one year and to sell again. It'll be used mostly for driving around a suburb, but with a few extended road trips as well. My wife and I have three elementary ...
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Can I transfer the warranty of an item to someone else when selling via craigslist?

I want to sell a used item via craigslist. The item (it's an iRobot Roomba cleaning robot) is very new and in full working condition and I am the first owner. I bought this item in an online shop. It ...
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Can used books bought off Amazon be claimed as a tax deduction in Australia?

I recently bought some used books on Amazon. The books are directly related to what I do for a living. In Australia, I know that if you have the receipt for books like that, you could claim it as a ...
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Are there any services/sites/organizations/clubs at which video games can be traded?

My family plays a lot of video games (PS3 and Nintendo DSi) - are there cheaper alternatives to buying the games new? Library service of sorts? Wishful thinking?
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Do I have to collect sales tax when reselling used personal items?

I bought a new dehumidifier off of Amazon. I used it in my apartment for a month but don't need it anymore. I want to sell it used, at a price lower than the price I bought it for. I listed the item ...
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How do used vehicle exchange programs at car dealerships work?

I've gotten numerous offers from car dealers in the past to trade in my used vehicle for a new or a [newer] pre-owned vehicle "while keeping my monthly payments the same." They also say that I can ...
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Advice to decide on buying a newer model used car or old one

I am planning to buy a used car, as everyone seems to suggest that is more financially good decision. I am more interested in being frugal than getting flashy stuff. Going by that, this car is a ...
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Are vehicle history reports truly reliable? [closed]

Are services like Faxvin, CarFax, etc. valuable in finding past problems in used vehicles? I found a pickup truck at Enterprise Car Sales I like, but leery of spending my money at rental company ...
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Do you need both a bill of sale and title when buying a used car?

I am attempting to make my first used car purchase from a private party in New York. I understand that the title should be transferred to me after the sale but what about a "Bill of Sale" ? Would I ...
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How does this scam involving buying a used car cash-only work?

I'm in pursuit of a used car. I came across this 2010 Camry for 4200 CAD. The car is good, I test drove it in the city and on the highway and there are no problems with it as far as I can tell. ...
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Acquiring first office clothes

I'm currently a student who will be starting out in a position where business attire is almost a given. The thing is that saving up for suits, a change of shirts and dress shoes seems very hard on the ...
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What should I take into account when deciding whether I should sell my car?

I purchased a 2016 Acura TLX in 2017 for ~$28,000 (2k down, 26 financed at 4.45%). I now owe ~$4,600 on the car. The car has a few damages to it (dented hood tip, cracked windshield, cracked taillight,...
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Getting a refund from online seller (used engines seller)

I've had the worst experience with online used engine sellers. My question is how to receive my refund from the seller. Here's a short summary: I've been trying to find a used engine for my old car. ...
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Do I need to transfer the manufacturer's warranty to the buyer when selling a second-hand laptop?

I intend to sell a second-hand gaming laptop on Gumtree soon; it'll be my first time selling an item online, so I've done all the research I could to prepare for this. At first, I was convinced that ...
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