Okay, this is my first time selling a used car (close on the heels of my first time buying a new car ), so I have a few noobish questions.
The car is a ’96 Accord with ~95k miles on it. In addition to a few other minor dings, there is a large dent in the front passenger-side door. I’d assume it’s best to mention this in my listing, with pictures and all? I know it’ll become a haggling point, so it’s probably best to state it in the beginning so it’s assumed (rightfully), that I’m factoring this into my asking price, yes?
Speaking of price, I’d like to get $3,000. How’s “$3,300 OBO” sound as a starting price?
Based on some postings here, I’m thinking of posting this up on Craigslist…which I’ve never used before. Now, I’d rather not be answering phone calls at work; does the Craigslist community get suspicious/cranky if a phone number isn’t given up front? For that matter, do they raise an eyebrow if a total noob comes in and starts selling big-ticket items?
Lastly, the fraud front. The last post in this thread asks how long a cashier’s check takes to clear, and generally how safe they are, but this wasn’t answered. This thread says it’s not unreasonable to ask for a transaction in the $3-5k range to be paid in cash. Is this still the consensus, or is that unnecessarily paranoid? Are there any general precautions I should be taking?
Thanks in advance for any help. Sorry I ran long.