How to Avoid OfferUp Scammers

Scammers are the worst. As marketplaces continue to grow their online presence, scam artists are stepping up their games (from all over the world). In 2006, it was reported that 44.9% or almost half of all consumer complaints were related to online fraud. OfferUp, a popular site for buying and selling items has made attempts... Continue Reading →

Car depreciation and how to beat it

image credit: TRED.com We’ve all heard about how the second you drive off the dealer’s lot, your new car starts to depreciate. In fact, most cars lose 10% of their value on that first drive-off. That first year after buying a new car is a killer: the value often drops 20% or more. After that,... Continue Reading →

Common car scams and how to avoid them

Buying or selling a car is a big transaction—so scammers and thieves have come up with elaborate ways to exploit the process. Here are some of the most common schemes and techniques to watch out for, and the best ways to protect yourself. Title washing You may have heard the phrase “clean title” when referring... Continue Reading →

How to sell a car

Will this be the year that you get the car you really want or need? If you've been thinking about upgrading your ride, you've probably been wondering: what’s the best way to sell my car? What do I need to know? Here’s an overview of options and tips to sell your current car safely, and... Continue Reading →

What is Car Seller’s Remorse?

Car seller’s remorse is extremely common. In 2015, about 40 million used cars were sold in the US, a 5.6% increase over the previous year. This number is only expected to increase. So, you can at least take solace in the fact that you’re not alone (there is even a Reddit forum where people talk... Continue Reading →

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