The new-car dealer offered a $1,500 trade-in for my 2003 Expedition. I turned him down and put the gas guzzler up on Craigslist. Four days later I had in hand a $3,500 cashier’s check.
This essay will tell you what I did to make a quick sale and complete it safely. It is particularly aimed at solving the knotty problem of how to get paid.
It’s a scary world out there, scary enough that car dealers can make ridiculous low-ball bids. Recent headlines:
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