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mr beauxjangles

Anyone ever sold a car to CarMax?

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Funny you should ask... We just sold them my wife's car yesterday...

It was a 2012 Chevy Equinox that we've had since March, and put almost 12k miles on... Got $24,000 for it, which was an $8,000 hit from what we paid.

I think it was a fair offer, since most of the comparable ones we've found for sale online are around $26k-$28k. but I figure that is the dealer/seller's haggle price.

We also, back in February, sold them a 2008 Chevy Tahoe. We were just taking it in to see what kind of offer they would give us, and a car carrier ended up backing into it when the Carmax girl was test driving it. They ended up giving us $33,000, which was only $900 less than KBB. Yeah, because of the circumstances, they probably gave us more than they would have, but they treated us right.

Several years ago, we sold them a 2001 Chevy Blazer that we had bought from them a couple years earlier for $9,000. They gave us $6,000 when we sold it back.

I dunno why people give them a bad name. They've been nothing but great to us. They are a very valid alternative to having to post it online, deal with potential buyers negotiating, etc. etc.

Their offer is good for seven days. Give it a shot and see what they offer you.

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They will give you a week to accept their offer. Take it to them and see what they offer you.

Take that number and use your own good judgement on a reasonable markup to ask for on craigslist. If you can not sell it within a week and get nervous then go back to carmax and take their offer if you thinks it's fair.

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When we moved out of the country I didn't have time to sell my car by myself. I think Carmax took about $3k off what I could have gotten independently.

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Doing something as simple as paying someone to detail inside and out and clean the engine compartment will fetch you another $1000-1500- believe it or not.

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easiest couple hours you'll ever spend

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They'll low ball the poo out of you, and they don't usually buy cars over 100K miles anyway.

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