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  1. Corbic

    Corbic Premium Member Premium Member

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    Ummm people actually use this garbage?

    Out of curiosity I ran my cars and a few others through their trade in / buy estimator.

    Essentially, take a typical trade in offer, cut it I half.

    $3,000 for my rust free '05 Tacoma V6 4x4... Surrrrh
     
  2. Stanley

    Stanley Premium Member Premium Member

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    I'll match it.
     
  3. thomas91169

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    They offered me $9500 on my Gen. Private market rate is around $11,5 but the market is slow for gen coupes (little demand). CarMax offered the same. Its close, if I was in a pinch I could see dumping it off to one of them. My buddy used another service (givemethevin?) on a few of his and they were giving him private party sell rates.
     
  4. Corbic

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    The Cobra. I tried using multiple Zips all over the country and same "market adjustment".

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  5. Corbic

    Corbic Premium Member Premium Member

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    Ha!

    Wouldn't let it go for triple.

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    thomas91169 # of bans = 5203 Established Member

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    Oh yeah you definitely wouldnt use a service like this for a specialty car.
     
  7. CompOrange04GT

    CompOrange04GT I like Wood, and not Oak Established Member

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    Givemethevin wanted to give me 11k for my ‘12 Camaro
     
  8. 08mojo

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    I lose respect for any man driving a car with a carvana plate. "did you pick it up from one of those vending machines with the giant token?"
     
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    Maybe they value "newer" cars like Carmax does?

    For the hell of it I've run cars/trucks that are under 4-5 years old and their trade in offers were higher than other online instant offers.
     
  10. PaxtonShelby

    PaxtonShelby RLFDSA - LOL Established Member

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    These services are for lazy people who would rather sell quick for $3-$5k less than take a few hours to sell the car themselves. Same goes for trading in a vehicle. You will always take a financial beating.
     
  11. jeffh81

    jeffh81 Deplorable Established Member

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    I bet. Probably get 8 grand for it down here
     
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    jeffh81 Deplorable Established Member

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    The tax break we get in Tx puts a little lube on the dick before insertion though
     
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    PaxtonShelby RLFDSA - LOL Established Member

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    Haha on the lube easing the pain. Tax break on a trade-in? I guess that helps a little. But you’re still getting poked up the butt. If you’re trading in a newer vehicle with significant market value chances are you’re still taking a beating on the trade compared to selling outright.
     
  14. jeffh81

    jeffh81 Deplorable Established Member

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    IMO. Again IMO the time i saved dealing with tire kickers who couldn’t afford to pay for the truck to begin with and how much i was afforded plus the tax break was worth it to me. Everyone is different and had a different opinion that is my experience.
     
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    ON D BIT Finish First Established Member

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    Carvana wont let you drive before you purchase.
     
  16. PaxtonShelby

    PaxtonShelby RLFDSA - LOL Established Member

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    Everything I have sold is gone in a couple days. I hear ya on it being a bit of a pain to sell outright but the $3-4K I consistently save is worth it to me.
     
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    It depends on the area and at the time I didn’t have access to all the stuff we have now. We put it in front of the house and waited. I dont go through cars like i used to so i just deal with the dealer.
     
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    CompOrange04GT I like Wood, and not Oak Established Member

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    I didn’t get one offer for weeks other than “ can I make payments “ on my Camaro.

    Was insane
     
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    PaxtonShelby RLFDSA - LOL Established Member

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    I hear ya Comp - I always put a comment at the end of the ad....cash only - no payments - no joyrides. At least that will weed out half of the morons. I just tell myself the aggravation is worth the payoff.
     
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  20. jeffh81

    jeffh81 Deplorable Established Member

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    Dude camaros attract the trailer park payment crowd and that is why mine will be traded in and not sold to an individual. Screw that noise.

    @PaxtonShelby i used to have my brother working at a dealer and knew the salesman real well. So long story short: Ive made more off a couple trade ins than i could have selling them. My mustang traded in for what they sold it to me for and the truck i got after the mustang traded in for a thousand less than they sold it me for.
     

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