Now we all know it’s a fact that cars are marked up much higher than they are actually worth, especially on individually owned small dealership lots. They always add on hundreds and even thousands more than it’s worth, whether it’s brand new or five years old. So where do you look to find a nice used car that’s not too expensive, who do you by from? The obvious place to buy from is another owner, think about it, you’re looking to buy and they’re looking to sell. The place you should look to find the places are the newspaper classifieds and the Internet.
Finding nice used cars for sale by owner is as simple as opening up the daily newspaper, people pay to put a small ad in there to show their available vehicle with a listed price and number. The same thing goes for the Internet, people post pictures of their vehicle with a description and contact method. Couldn’t get much easier than that right? So what are the steps you should take to purchasing the vehicle you like? First, you need to contact the owner and make sure it’s still available and if so, can you have it looked at by a mechanic. Second, if everything is in good shape, see if you can negotiate on the price. Lastly, once the price is settled, get a check made out at the bank and meet the owner at your local DMV to get the tags put in your name.
Let’s go recap on how to find used cars for sale by owner, there are two methods, the classifieds and the Internet. Find the vehicle you would like to purchase and contact the owner by phone or email. Find out if it’s been sold and whether or not you can have it checked out, then settle a price. After this is done, just meet them at the DMV with a check and have the tags transfered to your name. The process of finding a used car is as easy as that, it’s not always that cut and dry, but this article should give you a general idea of the process.