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Trade-In vs Private Sale

There are so many risks and so few benefits associated with selling your vehicle yourself. By selling to Runde Auto Group, you can save yourself the time and stress that comes along with selling a vehicle privately.


Save on Sale Tax by Trading
Simply put, you only pay sales tax on the cash amount of your purchase. For Example: If you live in a state with a 7% sales tax on vehicle purchases and you buy a $40,000 vehicle, you’ll pay $2800 in sales tax. Now if you have a trade-in that’s worth $20,000 then you’ll only pay tax on the cash balance of the purchase so by trading the vehicle, you’d save $1400 in state sales tax.

Avoid Dealing with Complete Strangers
Probably one of the scariest parts of selling your car on your own is the fact that you have to deal with complete strangers. How do you know if you trust them? Of course many will recall the story of the elderly couple in Florida who listed their vehicle for sale on Ebay only to have a prospective buyer visit their house, shoot them both dead and drive off in their car. Your privacy is very important, so let Runde Auto Group buy your vehicle. Our fast, safe, and secure process can have you in and out quickly and with cash in your pocket. We’ll handle everything, and you don’t have to worry about a thing! We’ll even take care of the DMV paperwork.

Eliminate Title Transfer & Payoff Hassles
Title transfers are not only confusing, but they are time-consuming and a scheduling nightmare, especially if you still owe money on your vehicle. You need the money upfront to pay off the vehicle, but the person buying it won’t pay until they have a clear title. What happens if you take a deposit, only to find out later they buyer can’t get a loan for the rest? Or worse, what happens if you accepted a payment by check and it turns out to be a fake? Let Runde Auto Group ease your worries. We work with all banks and financial institutions. We’ll give you a fair price for your vehicle, and we’ll handle the entire transaction. After all, this is what we do; all day every day!

Don’t Risk Having to put more Money into your Vehicle while Waiting for it to SellRunde PreDriven Dealership Lot near Dubuque
If your potential trade is out of warranty, anything that happens to it tomorrow will come out of your bank account.
Potential Risks include:
Battery goes dead: $80-$120
Alternator fails: $400-$500
Engine problems: $500-$4000

Remove the Risk of Accidental Collisions
If you’re thinking of buying a vehicle at Runde Auto Group and you want to take it for a test drive, that’s great, you’ll be covered under our insurance. However, if your prospective buyer wants to test drive your car or show it to their mechanic, does your insurance cover them? Save yourself the worries. Just bring your vehicle to Runde Auto Group and we’ll quickly provide you a fair appraisal of your car. We are fully licensed and insured. We’ll take the risk and you take the cash. Fast and simple!

Avoid the Possibility of Your Car Being Stolen
Most of us in a small community trust people and never think something bad will happen … until it actually does. Auto thefts are on the rise. Don’t make yourself a target to thieves who prey on the innocent. When you come to Runde Auto Group, you work with one of the most respected businesses in the Tri-State area.

There are 3 easy steps to sell us your car.
1. We appraise your vehicle
2. Together, we agree on a fair price
3. We cut you a check and get you on your way. It couldn’t be easier.

Avoid the Angst and Worries Over Not Getting Your Vehicle Sold
The first thing you have to worry about is getting your vehicle noticed! You have to find a buyer. How will you get people to see your vehicle? Will you have strangers coming to your house? How can you get yours to stand out? There are tons of cars, just like yours, for sale right now. Advertising is expensive; trust us, we spend a lot of time and money every month getting our vehicles noticed. A sign in the window doesn’t cut it anymore. Do you have the time to wait? If you want to sell your car, truck, SUV, van or crossover, and you want to sell it safely, at a fair price, and quickly, bring it to Runde Auto Group. We’ll take care of everything and get you on your way with the money you need, hassle-free!

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