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Why are cars so expensive on Craigslist?

We tried to negotiate the price for some but the sellers were always firm. We ended buying one in a dealership with warranty within the same price and mileage range. Why people are selling cars in ...
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How does this scam involving buying a used car cash-only work?

This is almost certainly not a scam. This is the seller trying to avoid any chance of you scamming him, with for instance a fake transfer. While I don't know details of Canadian motor vehicle laws, ...
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Why are cars so expensive on Craigslist?

They're not being sold for those prices, they're being listed for those prices. Are sellers expecting to be negotiated for a lower price more aggressively? Yes. (generally) Additionally, KBB ...
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Why are cars so expensive on Craigslist?

Cars, (and stuff in general), are worth whatever someone is willing to pay, not what an authority like KBB says they're worth. Likely, the Craigslist sellers in your area either have a warped sense of ...
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Time, money and probability: Should i sell my electric bike

Electric bikes are a newish thing, and with it you can expect technology to improve. Considering that, the tech in your current bike, even if new might be considered antiquated in 3 to 5 years. ...
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Why are cars so expensive on Craigslist?

It's probably not the only reason but one aspect is probably that dealers get trade-ins for next to nothing. When you go in and start talking with a dealer, one of the first questions they will ask ...
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Selling unneeded items to make ends meet when it seems only scammers reply

Its super challenging to do things like this in today's market and there are a number of reasons for this. You point out one: scammers. They are annoying and part of the cost of doing business. ...
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What factors should I consider in buying a used car?

Take an overall view: Expected depreciation in value + Insurance premium + Expected repair cost + Fuel consumption = Total cost of Ownership Some of these are a little bit hard to guess, but there ...
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What should I take into account when deciding whether I should sell my car?

It's really impossible to answer without knowing what you intend to do. You could sell the car, paying off the balance of the loan, and have $11,900. If you don't need another car, you have that ...
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Do I have to collect sales tax when reselling used personal items?

Yard sales and the occasional Craigslist sale are considered "casual sales" so generally are not taxable. There are, of course, exceptions, and laws vary by state. Source: https://www.avalara.com/...
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Getting a refund from online seller (used engines seller)

First off, review the store's return/refund policy for details (hopefully they have it spelled out...). Do you have confirmation in writing that they will refund you? If you bought it with a credit ...
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Time, money and probability: Should i sell my electric bike

What you paid for it isn't relevant. All that matters is what you can get for it if you sell now, and how much it will cost you to purchase a similar bike in the future. For this item, it is almost ...
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Why are cars so expensive on Craigslist?

I'm surprised it hasn't been mentioned, but there is an additional factor that inflates the prices on Craigslist beyond those advertised in local newspapers, magazines, etc.: It's free to advertise on ...
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Are vehicle history reports truly reliable?

I just sold my car. I saw the Carfax report for it. It listed the collision damage with the correct amount (someone else hit my parked car). It also listed every single piece of maintenance I did, ...
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Do you need both a bill of sale and title when buying a used car?

Each state is different, here is the information from [New York state]: About transferring vehicle ownership and acceptable proofs of ownership: Cars, Trucks, and Motorcycles Model year 1973 or ...
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Do I need to transfer the manufacturer's warranty to the buyer when selling a second-hand laptop?

It depends a lot on the terms of the warranty. Some are not transferable at all. Some require that the new owner registers the warranty. Some just require proof of purchase, such as the receipt. ...
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If accepting more than $10K in cash for a used boat, should I worry about counterfeiting?

I would not do a bill of sale for less, but a legal and safe way to reduce the taxes is to write separate bills for the boat, motor and trailer. The taxes are paid at different rates and will ...
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