That’s the number one rule when buying and selling on Craigslist.
When you meet with a seller, they’ll likely ask for cash.
It’s best to give and receive payments in cash.
After paying, if you have to leave the car in order to get new plates and the registration in your name, make sure you get the keys.
How much does it cost to sell a car on Craigslist?
All craigslist postings are free, except for: Job postings in selected areas—$10-75 (fee varies by area) Brokered apartment rentals in NYC area—$10. All by-dealer categories in the US—$3-5.
Do I need to smog my car before selling it in California?
Your first step as the seller is to have the car inspected, as it is required to sell the car with a valid California Smog Certificate,which is good for 90 days from the date on the document.
What is required to sell a car in California?
To sell your car in California, you’ll need to have the following documentation: Title (you’ll need to sign this and give it to the new owner) Odometer reading (if car is less than 10 years old) Bill of sale (good to have in case of a dispute)
Should I accept cash for my car?
If the buyer for your used car pays via a check or money order rather than cash, accept only the exact amount of the negotiated sale price for the vehicle. If the bank is closed when your customer wants to pay you the money by check for the vehicle, hold off until you can verify the check’s validity.
How do I protect myself when selling a car?
Proper steps to take to protect yourself when selling your used car
- Fill out your state’s Notice Of Sale form.
- Don’t let the buyer take your license plates, they must bring their own.
- Always confirm the person buying your car has a valid driver’s license.
- Confirm the person buying your vehicle has valid car insurance.
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