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4 Tips to Sell Your Car Easily

4 Tips to Sell Your Car Easily

Selling your car can be a costly affair if you are not ready or fail to plan accordingly. Though there are both online and offline channels available to sell your car, but to make sure you sell it at a profit, you need to consider a lot of different factors.

Selling a classic vehicle or truck should not be necessarily complicated. Occasionally, the choice to sell a car or any vehicle boils down to the profit you will gain through the transaction.

Before you make the actual trade for your car, make sure you have your paperwork ready. A much better approach is to gather everything you will need to complete the transaction once you have decided to sell your vehicle or truck privately.

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Once you gather all the paperwork and have made up your mind to sell your car at profit, here are some really nice tips for you:

1. Find out the realistic value of your vehicle

Before you can determine if the process may be worth the effort, you will need to learn just how much your vehicle is worth. In case your vehicle is not worth just as much as you believed, you might consider going for a trade-in through a dealer instead of selling it.

You can either contact your nearby dealers or an advanced search on classifieds sites can easily provide you a good indication of at what rates autos for sale are going for.

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2. Maintain your car and clean it before the day of the sale

Keeping up with scheduled maintenance may increase the value and credibility of your car. Periodic maintenance would not only increase or maintain the value of your car but can also save you a lot in terms of subsequent breakdowns and normal wear and tear.

A clean car may be more appealing to prospective buyers and give the impression that the vehicle or truck has been rightly cared for. Before you take photos of the car or list it on online classifieds, you will need to detail the exterior and interior of the car.

3. Creating a good advertisement

After the vehicle is clean and detailed, you may want to take lots of pictures. This could help in your attempts to promote the car and attract prospective buyers. To advertise your vehicle correctly, you will need to find an online classified service where prospective buyers will be shopping.

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It is also critical that you should provide the correct information about your car. Make sure you put the right color, model, make, year of manufacturing, any special or extra additions made within the body of the ad. This would help your readers to know more about your car before they make their mind to contact you through email or phone.

Answer any questions by email or telephone, and only put up a test drive for serious buyers. Ensure that the buyer knows monthly installments are not acceptable. There is no way for you to gather your payments if your buyer chooses to stop payment.

4. Check if your car is under manufacturer’s guarantee

In case the car continues to be under the manufacturer’s guarantee or a drawn-out guarantee, you may wish to have these documents prepared to provide to the new owner. In case there are not any guarantees, make it clear that the prospective owner may assume all liability for repairs and damages once the car is sold.

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This guarantee form will likely keep you from being responsible for any damages incurred after the car is sold. Without it, there might be a dispute over injuries or other events that happen before the car is authorized under the new owner.

To sell a used car for profit or at a reasonable price requires consideration of a lot of factors. Above are just some simple and easy-to-follow tips which can help readers to understand how they can sell their cars at profit and easily find good customers while limiting their own liabilities.

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Last Updated on August 20, 2018

30 Fun Things To Do With Your Friends Without Spending Much

30 Fun Things To Do With Your Friends Without Spending Much

Spending time with friends is, in and of itself, a great way to pass the time without spending a lot of money. But if you and your friends are used to going out to clubs, pubs or eateries together as your way of hanging out, then you can change it up a bit and save some money too.

No matter where you live, there are plenty of places to go and do fun things that don’t cost a lot.

If you are having trouble convincing your friends to do things on the cheap, then be upfront with them. Tell them straight out that you can’t spend that kind of money right now — and don’t let them pay for you either. But here are some great alternatives you can offer.

30 Fun Things To Do With Friends Without Spending Much

1. A potluck dinner party. Host a dinner party and ask everyone to bring a dish to share. If you are not comfortable with cooking, maybe try and learn how to cook a new dish together with your friends.

2. Host a spa day. Give each other manicures. Try out new hairstyles. Make some facial masks or exfoliates using natural, at-home ingredients. Then drink mimosas.

3. Movie marathon. Log into Netflix and watch every episode of “Stranger Things” Or do an ’80s movie marathon, watching “Pretty in Pink,” “The Breakfast Club” and all of our old favorites. Don’t have a Netflix membership? Get the free trial just for the marathon!

4. Pinterest party! You know all of those cool Pinterest crafts you say you’re going to do? Do them. At home one night with friends. Then make up some of those bacon-wrapped whatevers you’ve been dying to try!

5. Go to the park. Pack a picnic. Hang out. Watch people. Play on the swings.

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    6. Have an organization party. Set up a day of each weekend where you go to each of your friends’ houses and help them clean out a closet, a room, a garage, whatever. Serve drinks and food and trade stuff among yourselves.

    7. Hold a yard sale. After all of that cleaning, why not hang out together and make some extra cash too?

    8. Concerts in the park. All summer long, many parks host free concerts. Go with your friends. Hang out, bring a picnic dinner. This is a very relaxing way to chill out on a hot summer night after work.

    9. Volunteer together. Offer to do the yard work for the local senior center or hang out with the kids at the YMCA. After a few hours of volunteering together, you will have new respect for each other and something new to chat about.

    10. Play board games. Drag out the Scrabble or the Yahtzee. You can hang out and play all sorts of games with large groups or small ones. Hold a tournament and compete against each other. Here’re some board games ideas.

    11. Video game tournament. Not into board games? OK. Well, how about a video game tournament? Whether it’s the latest dancing game or “Call of Duty,” play against each other and award prizes (or food) to the winners.

    12. Grab a ball and a bat and go play baseball at the local park. Grab a basketball or a tennis racket. Most parks have courts and fields you can use for free as long as there isn’t an organized event going on.

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    13. Go to the school play. This might cost a little for admission, but it’s a great way to support your community and have a fun time.

    14. Iron Chef night. Bring your friends over and have an Iron Chef night where you cook dinner out of only the items in your pantry. No buying anything!

    15. Go dumpster diving. Yup. I said it. Check out the dumpsters in your area and see what you can find. You might even find dinner! Here are some tips for respectful diving.

      16. Go to yard sales. Take all that money you made at your yard sale and cruise around your town together looking for cool stuff. Maybe you could even fix something up and resell it.

      17. Go fishing.

      18. Go camping.

      19. Find some cool trails around your town and go hiking. Here’re some of the best hiking trails you should try.

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      20. Get out the bikes and bike everywhere for a weekend.

        21. Dig out the old croquet set — or borrow your Mom’s — and play croquet. Do it! Totally fun.

        22. Swap movies and music. Have everyone bring over a box of old movies and CDs they don’t want anymore — or don’t watch anymore. Then swap with abandon.

        23. Go on a walking tour of your town. Most towns or cities have a historic district. Find out if there is a walking tour available. If not, make one up!

        24. Scavenger hunt. Put your friends to the test — yes, this is for grown-ups — to find different things in your city…like a certain bike rack, a vintage sign, that sort of thing. The winner gets a dinner cooked by the losers.

        25. Find out when the free days are at your local museum or zoo. Most have them and they can be great fun to visit with friends.

        26. Hold a quilting bee. No, you don’t have to be fancy — or old — for this. Grab some old T-shirts that you love, old jeans, whatever. Cut them into squares and sew them together. Who knows? Maybe it will become a regular thing?

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        27. Go to Open Mic night. Your town is likely harboring some great talent at an open mic night that has no cover and cheap drinks!

        28. Go to a religious service. Even if you’re not religious, going to a service in an unfamiliar religion can be enlightening and a great way to meet new people.

        29. Find a swimming hole. Head to the old town swimming hole — or find a new one. What a great way to spend a lazy afternoon with friends.

          30. Start a book club, card club (canasta anyone?), sewing club or scrapbooking club. Something you and your friends like. My parents used to belong to a cooking club where once a month all of their friends gathered at one house and the host family cooked a meal from a different country. I learned a lot about food that year.

          You don’t really need to spend much to have lots of fun with your friends! Pick a few of these ideas and start trying them out this weekend with your friends!

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