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When it comes to selling a junk car for cash, be careful

junk car selling tips

A guy tries to sell his BMW on Craigslist. A guy shows up, stabs him several times puts him in the trunk and drives off with the car. In Oakland there was a string of robberies that got their start with supposed car buyers showing up to look at a car listed on Craigslist. Spammers use Craigslist and other online classifieds to gather emails, phone numbers and other personal information. These sites are also the go-to sites to commit fraud, schemes and scams.

Listing a car in the newspaper or on eBay is expensive and results are often inconsistent.

"But I want to sell my junk car," you’re thinking. What’s the best way to do it? If you’re looking to sell your junk car for cash, make sure you stay safe doing it.

Never agree to meet someone for the first time alone. Also, never take a check from someone online who wants to pay you more than the car is worth with some vague explanation that the additional money will be used for transporting the car to another country. You’ll wire them the additional money, then your bank will demand all the money back once they figure out the check is worthless.

Getting cash for cars is tricky, whether you're selling in the local paper, online or selling to a dealer. Mills Motors is licensed, bonded and insured. We work with you to negotiate a fair price for your vehicle, usually within 48 hours, pay you cash for cars, then drive or tow them away.