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Where to Sell
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Private Sale

Selling privately is the favoured method of getting more than a trade-in price for your car - though it takes effort to get the best price.

Selling privately is cheap: less than 30 for an illustrated ad in Auto Trader (your ad will go online, too) or 101 websites until sold with Advertising in local papers is even cheaper. Or put a 'for sale' sticker in the car's window or a card into local shops.

The downside is that you may need to be patient, particularly at quieter times of the year or if you're selling an unpopular model.

And a private sale can be a hassle. Waiting about for potential buyers to view your car eats up time, usually at weekends.