How to sell your car to a private party

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Selling your car privately requires a bit more effort than simply trading it in at a dealership, but it can be worth it. Unlike a trade-in, where a dealer must factor in costs of reconditioning, marketing, and reselling your vehicle, a private sale goes to the end customer. As a result, you’ll likely see more money from that transaction. 

Here’s how to sell a car privately and get the best price for it.

Gather your paperwork

If you’re selling a car that you own outright, it’s important to have your title with your name on it in hand. The title is the legal document that says the car is yours. If you still owe money on the car, you need to either pay if off to obtain the title. Or, you can work out a deal with your buyer and your lender to either take over the

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Christie’s online watch auction to sell timepieces with links to Middle East

Christie’s Important Watches auctions have been replaced with digital events in New York, Geneva and now Dubai. Watches Online: The Dubai Edit will offer virtual viewings and online bidding opportunities between October 15 and 29. For those who prefer to see the timepieces in person, appointment-only slots are available to book until Wednesday, October 14, at Christie’s Dubai’s offices in Dubai International Financial Centre. Viewings will take place between 10am and 8pm.

With 161 lots on offer, and a combined estimate of $5 million, the sale is billed by Christie’s as “the most valuable online watch sale ever”, which is probably an accurate statement, given the enduring strength of the horology market in the GCC.

Lot 155. A steel Submariner Milsub Rolex, c. 1977, made for the British Royal Navy. Courtesy Christies.
Lot 155: A steel Submariner Milsub Rolex, circa 1977, made for the British Royal Navy. Courtesy Christie’s

The watches will appeal to the first-time bidder as well as the dedicated auction-goer. For the serious collector,

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Should You Sell Your Car If You No Longer Commute?

Have you thought of ditching your old car? It could be the easiest way to shore up your finances by allowing you to reduce thousands of dollars in annual expenses. Of course, most people own cars because they need them, but is that still true for you? The pandemic has killed the commute for many of us, and you might be one of them—with a depreciating asset sitting on the driveway.



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Should You Let Your Insurance Company Track Your Driving?

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Cars are expensive 

Transportation is a typical household’s second-largest expense after housing. When you include fuel prices, repairs, insurance rates, license/registration, taxes, depreciation, and finance charges, the average annual cost that people spend on their car is $9,282, according to AAA.

Of course, if you own an old clunker you likely spend much less. You’re also paying less insurance because of depreciation, but

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Costco Wants To Sell You A Chevy, And A Volvo

Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ: COST) has been in the car sales business for years. It occasionally runs the equivalent of a “sale”. The most recent sale promotes many of the models in the Chevy lineup, and niche cars made by small and troubled Volvo.

The Costco Auto Program is available to the big-box retailer’s members. Unlike most other retailers, Costco charges customers for the privilege to shop in its stores. The program sets prearranged prices with manufacturers, which in theory saves Costco members money. The plan covers new and pre-owned cars. Its car maker partners have to be thrilled with the results. Last year, members bought over 600,000 vehicles via the plan.



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Costco said it picked Volvo and Chevy because they are the most popular cars in their classes. The Volvo XC90 falls into the luxury SUV category. The Chevrolet Silverado is the top

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Continental to Sell Partition Panels for Cars

  • Improved safety when traveling: A protective panel minimizes the spread of coronavirus while offering drivers and passengers improved safety when traveling

  • High-quality plastic film as a partition panel in passenger cars, ready for the market in just eight weeks

Technology company Continental is helping to improve the drivers and passenger’s safety when traveling. As deep concern about COVID-19 continues, many people are looking for additional protection and safety in their cars.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200928005120/en/

The partition panel can be quickly and easily installed in passenger cars. Adjustable belts mean the product can be used in almost any vehicle model. (Photo: Business Wire)

“We wanted to develop a product that provides an added level of safety in the fight against coronavirus, while not detracting from the driving experience,” said John Duncan, who is responsible for surface materials for the automotive OEM market at

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OVERNIGHT ENERGY: California seeks to sell only electric cars by 2035 | EPA threatens to close New York City office after Trump threats to ‘anarchist’ cities

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IT’S ELECTRIC: A new executive order from California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) seeks to phase out the use of gas-powered cars in the state by only allowing the sale of zero-emissions passenger cars and trucks by 2035.

The executive order also aims to require medium- and heavy-duty vehicles in the state to be zero-emissions by 2045.

The executive order

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With Used-Car Demand Up, How to Get the Most When You Sell

From Car and Driver

  • It’s pretty easy to understand that a cleaner car is likely to sell than a dirty one, but do you also have paperwork to back up your claim that the car was only serviced at the dealership?
  • You want to get the best price, sure, but “aggressive negotiations” work better in Star Wars than with a dealer whom you want to buy your car.
  • There’s a special kind of vehicle history report you can get if you’re selling an EV, thanks to a new startup called Recurrent.

Used cars continue to be in high demand these days and, as we mentioned last week, that can give sellers the upper hand. But if everyone knows that they can get a good deal for their old car right now, then how can you make your ride stand out?

Most sellers can name the basics, like having good, clean

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Meet the ID.4, a cheaper alternative to the Model Y designed to sell against America’s most popular cars



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  • Volkswagen unveiled its first fully electric mass-market car for the United States on Tuesday: the ID.4.
  • The $39,995 compact SUV is priced to compete with the Toyota Rav4, Honda CR-V, and similar four-door hatchbacks. 
  • VW Group’s CEO for North America, Scott Keogh, says the company took many nods from Tesla in designing the new car. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Volkswagen knows exactly what it’s up against if it wants to actually sell electric cars to Americans, and it’s not backing away from the challenge.

The automaker on Tuesday unveiled the ID.4, its four-door hatchback answer to Tesla’s Model Y, with a slightly shorter range and cheaper price tag that could allow it to compete against some of the most popular crossovers in the US.

The first models of the new car will be made in Germany and hit the US in the first months

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California seeks to only sell electric cars by 2035

A new executive order from California Gov. Gavin NewsomGavin NewsomEPA head questions connection of climate change to natural disasters Trump dismisses climate change role in fires, says Newsom needs to manage forest better Evacuations ordered in California desert communities as wildfires burn MORE (D) seeks to phase out the use of gas-powered cars in the state by only allowing the sale of zero-emissions passenger cars and trucks by 2035. 

The executive order also aims to require medium- and heavy-duty vehicles in the state to be zero-emissions by 2045. 

The executive order comes as the state deals with another terrible season of wildfires that has taken dozens of lives, destroyed property and left California with sickening air quality. Climate change is seen as a huge factor in the fires.

“When we are looking to achieve our audacious goals to get to a 100 percent carbon-free economy by 2045, we can’t

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MetLife Looks to Sell P&C Auto and Home Insurance Business: KBW Analysts

MetLife is pursuing a sale of its property/casualty auto and home insurance business, according to a report by analysts following the company

Keefe, Bruyette & Woods (KBW) analysts, Ryan Krueger and Meyer Shields, said the insurer is looking at a sales price of between #3 billion and $4 billion, which they say is “reasonable for a personal lines business with a solid track record.”

“P&C has never seemed like a complete strategic fit despite MET’s worksite distribution efforts, and a $3-4b price would significantly exceed MET’s 6.5x multiple,” wrote he analysts.

MetLife Auto & Home writes about $3.7 billion in annual premiums through both independent agencies and worksite sales.

From 2015-2019 the property/casualty business generated an average operating ROE of 13% and a combined ratio of 97%, according to KBW.

Operating earnings were $344 million in 2018 and $249 million in 2019.

Krueger and Shields think “strategic buyers would be

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