The lure of selling your car to your own self gets down to one thing: you have a chance to make more money. What other reason do you want?
If you can pull it off then selling your car on your own is a great way. When you sell your car on your own, there are many risks that you do not want to be troubled by, or they can make it impossible for you to sell your car on your own.
If trying to sell your car on your own does nothing else, it makes you appreciate the people who sell cars for a living. Selling your car is tough. We like to imagine that all we need to do is put a "For Sale by Owner" sign in our window and people will beat our door until we sell them our car. It doesn't take long to realize that it's not going to happen.
Generally, selling your car is the most convenient and most profitable option while doing business is the most convenient and least profitable. Again, this is generally speaking. There are exceptions to every rule.
We do not need to educate you about identity theft, fraud, vandalism, and other crimes that can occur on sites like Craigslist and eBay. If you are likely to stop burning, you will have to do your homework. Car selling is an important financial business and must be met with caution.
Prepare yourself to do a little bit of advertising, promoting, photography, test-driving, client follow-up, title function, automobile history investigation, detailing, repairs, closure, contract writing, as well as a few schmoozing. Scared yet? If this is so, trading might be a better choice. Otherwise, read on.