That is surprising , typically CarMax only offers wholesale.Carmax.
I hate to say, but you'll have a hard time trying to privately sell your ST. I sat on mine for three months with a handful of inquires but nothing serious. Carmax offered me a surprising amount which I took. It sat on their lot for nearly another three months before they either sold it or sent it to auction.
Just one question? Why does the dealership have your $21,500 instead of you short-term investing it even if only Money Market ?i sold my 2014 ST3 in late summer with around 14k miles on it for $21,500. It was in perfect shape. I only got one inquiry on it and it sold to that guy. Out of curiously it left it on auto trader until last week. It only had about 3 more interested buyers in many months. I was shocked that i couldn't "sell" it may times over. It was fully loaded, clean, garage kept, just about flawless. Of course i wouldnt have sold it if i wasnt ordering the RS. My $21,500.00 has been sitting with the dealership since the day I sold the ST.
Is 'Craig's' the mark down, sale, reduced to clear liquidation auction house place?Craig's
Just one question? Why does the dealership have your $21,500 instead of you short-term investing it even if only Money Market ?
soooo... here is the story on that. It's a pretty good one. I listed my car for sale via autotrader but "traded" it to the ford dealership in a "Complimentary Trade"
Here is the best way i can explain it as i am not super familiar with it
1 I found the car buyer
2 I negotiated price.
3 I brought buyer and car to ford dealership
4 dealership took car in on "trade"
5 dealership financed my buyer
6 all money from sale went to ford
7 $21,900 sitting with ford secured the 1st RS allocation they had
it was a win on so many levels here is why
1 I got private party value for my car $21,900 (dealership offered me 19k on trade) netted me $3000.00
2 I didn't have to pay sales tax again on the $21,900 (7% tax rated) saving me $1,500
3 All of the transactions happened within the ford dealership and was a great experience for the buyer and myself
4 Most buyers of cars cant pay cash and being that the Ford was technically selling my buyer the car financing was a piece of cake
5 And MOST importantly I felt like this was a awesome way to secure the RS.
The dealership didn't win as much as i did, but they didn't loose either.
1 They gained a new customer (the buyer)
2 They financed a new buyer (my buyer)
3 They kept a customer (me)
4 They sold me a new car again (RS)
A few MONTHS after i sold the ST, my buyer texted me again to say it was the best car buying experience of his life and he loves the car.
so all around everyone felt like they won and i will try and do a complimentary trade any time i can from now on. clearly the dealerships wont advertise that they can do this for you, but if you ask , and its the right car, they will. It has to be a car that they can inspect and safely sell as it becomes their liability.
i hope that all made sense as this transaction was new to me
they only real downside to this was i bought an old subaru outback as temp car and that turned out to be a money pit. sold that and got a newer old subaru outback. i love the outbacks.. didnt love my wrx...Johnccooper,
Wow! It actually sounds like you got a pretty good deal!. But I am not sure I would like that much of my money tied up; but since you are sure you are getting the RS I guess it is not an issue.