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I Need To Find The Private Sale Value of My 2019 Civic

Discussion in 'General' started by In Your Corner, Sep 19, 2023.

  1. GixxerJohn011

    GixxerJohn011 Well-Known Member

    Take it to Carmax and you know that’s a real offer you can turn in to a check in an hour or so. Then hit a Honda dealer. At least here in Texas other makes have full lots but Honda lots are EMPTY. They might throw good money to get a good example on the lot that they can certify. If you have time and patience to put up with the headache and tire kickers that want you to finance it for them list it for at least $2,000 more than the highest offer.
  2. Boman Forklift

    Boman Forklift Well-Known Member

    Or I will send you the $15,400 and you can have it later today or tomorrow, if that is of help to you?

    Having said that, if you can get 1-4K more right away by driving/calling around, I would do that, if you have the time.
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  3. Spang308

    Spang308 Well-Known Member

    Adjusted MMR is $23,500
    NADA trade is $22,500
    NADA retail is $26,100
    Real world retail asking price on it is $26,995.
    A Honda dealer will gladly pay you $23,000 for it. Carmax is buying like absolute maniacs lately, so let them take a swing at it too. They may outbid the Honder dealer. There's only 8 for sale within 750 miles of you and yours would be the lowest miles.
    Good luck.
  4. Boman Forklift

    Boman Forklift Well-Known Member

    Wow, that earlier mention of $15,400 from Carfax makes me look ridiculous now.

    I'm not willing to spend $23K on a commuter that I have to drive or ship across the country. Good Luck and I hope you get your money as quickly as you need it.
  5. Spang308

    Spang308 Well-Known Member

    You wanted one with a buck fiddy on the odo and fraying timing belts anyway.
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  6. chobes

    chobes Well-Known Member

    Overheating - @Boman Forklift will buy any rig with that custom feature enabled...
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  7. In Your Corner

    In Your Corner Dungeonesque Crab AI Version

    I went to the Kelly Blue Book site which quotes a price
    and connects to local dealers and they quoted $23,276.
    Within 5 minutes I got calls from 3 dealers offering to
    buy it for that price which leads me to believe I could
    sell it for a little more private sale.
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  8. pickled egg

    pickled egg There is no “try”

    Of course you could.

    But then you’d have to deal with Craigsbookers. :Puke:
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  9. Spang308

    Spang308 Well-Known Member

    Give Carmax a shot at it and then use one's offer for leverage against the other. If they get you to 24k or more, dump it. Doubt you want to deal with the retail public for an extra grand and you aren't offering financing or warranty. Hell, half those clowns are going to want you to deliver it to their driveway like Carvana. Sell it to a dealer willing to hit that number and move on...unless you have time on your hands and don't mind dealing with the buying public.
  10. auminer

    auminer Renaissance Redneck

    You won that car... I'll give you about a hundred dollars.
  11. Boman Forklift

    Boman Forklift Well-Known Member

    Hey we replaced the belt, that wasn't ever an issue.
    I prefer that feature to be enabled remotely after a few years of ownership, with an over the air update that is all the rage now. :D
  12. ChemGuy

    ChemGuy Harden The F%@# Up!

    Boman forklift could cause a Tesla to overheat from a bad head gasket.

  13. Boman Forklift

    Boman Forklift Well-Known Member

    Now that would take some talent.

    Having said that, a friend of ours just called me over the weekend and his Prius blew a head gasket with only 135K miles. He got the dealer down to $3500 and I told him to go to an independent, evidently they were quoting $2500 to do it. He stayed at the dealer because it was already towed there and they had it part way apart, so he wouldn't have saved much to move it.
  14. In Your Corner

    In Your Corner Dungeonesque Crab AI Version

    After checking cargurus and cars.com and a couple of others I think
    the easiest/fastest way to go is check with the 3 dealers who called
    and see which one will give me the best price. They are all within
    sight of one another so not much time would be wasted and I
    wouldn't have to deal with private buyers and possible payment
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  15. In Your Corner

    In Your Corner Dungeonesque Crab AI Version

    I still have the car because my need for cash isn't quite so immediate.
    The reason I needed it is because I need to get my house re-roofed
    and I needed money down to get the work started but I found a
    company that doesn't need cash up front to do the job so that buys
    me a little time. I'm going to try listing it on Autotrader and maybe
    cars.com for a few days to see if I can get any better offers. My question
    now is how does one accept payment from a private buyer in a safe
    fashion? I was thinking of asking for a cashier's check drawn on my bank.
    Does that make sense? How do you sell expensive items without getting ripped off?
  16. bpro

    bpro Big Ugly Fat F*****

    Here in Kentucky where I live you have to get the title notarized upon sale. The few vehicles I have bought or sold used I simply met the person at the appropriate bank and handled the transaction there. In most cases it was a cash deal, but I did accept a cashiers check which was deposited immediately.
  17. BigBird

    BigBird blah

    not worth the time or effort to get a couple more bucks private sale.

    Between coordination, cancellations, and three fiddy offers, and payment as mentioned I would sell that to the dealer 101 out of 100 times.
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  18. pickled egg

    pickled egg There is no “try”

    Fractional Reserve Car Sales

    The latest investment product from Motion & Bird, LLP
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  19. In Your Corner

    In Your Corner Dungeonesque Crab AI Version

    Two years ago I would have agreed but I live on Social Security
    these days and money is very tight. My mortgage is actually a line
    of credit and I'm able to pay just the interest for 8 more years and
    since I probably won't live that long with my current heart problems
    I wasn't looking at the best long-term financial planning solutions.
    However, with the rise in interest rates, my monthly payment went from
    about $280 per month to (the last one) $960 per month. I'm also
    carrying massive medical debts costing over $1000 per month so even
    just a couple of thousand dollars is a big deal to me. $2000 would come
    close to paying my heating bill for the winter. Plus I have to come up
    with half of my property tax bill money in December which is $3300
    so I can't afford to leave any money on the table if I can avoid it.
    I don't even have money for groceries, I've had to go to the food bank
    the last few months. The rise in interest rates has been a total disaster for me.
    I'm trying to find a work-from-home job (since I am currently using a walker and
    cannot drive anywhere) but it's proving to be difficult because there are a lot
    of ads online for remote work but most seem to not actually be available. It's
    very frustrating. I have a lot of customer service over-the-phone experience,
    I just need to find a legitimate job offer. But enough sob stories, the upshot is
    that I can use every penny I can get.
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  20. In Your Corner

    In Your Corner Dungeonesque Crab AI Version

    You'll have to explain further, I'm not familiar with that. I lease my vehicles.

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