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Old 20.11.2016, 16:31
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Re: Sell car in private

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Thank you!!

Regarding the cash.. that is because of the scams? Even with a document stating that I have received XX.XXX CHF?

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Let's say you two sign a contract. You hand over key and papers; you consider the deal closed and well. When you phone the other guy to enquire about the misisng payment nobody answers, or he says he has no idea what you're talking about. Later on you find that the guy has sold the car forward, possibly after exporting it. Your insurance rightfully refuses to pay because you handed him keys and car, thus it's not theft.

Now what are you gonna do, pay many thousands for a lawyer to get you a few thousands in purchase price? Only to find out years(!) later that there's nothing left for the courts to lay their hands on?

Cash for car plus papers plus keys. Nothing else. Even (or rather, especially) if the car is in six-figures territory.

Never let a stranger test-drive alone. Never leave the grey card in the car (yes, you may have to pay a negligible fine for not having it with you if checked by the police - just say it's too risky, show the photocopy and you'll probably get off the hook for free anyway).
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