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      08-30-2012, 06:10 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by ERinEC View Post
Carmax offered me $21K for mine about a month ago with 59,000 miles, but I was in need of an appraisal and not intending to sell. The dealer with the M3 coupe for sale gave me a ballpark number of $17K over the phone for trade. I would rather fly to the dealer than lose out on getting potentially another $3K from CarMax.
Isn't the car in Wayne NJ? It's not that far of a drive, no need to fly. I have heard people getting an appraisal from Carmax first then going to the dealership to negotiate on the trade in AFTER settling on the price of the car. Only disadvantage here is that the nearest carmax from Wayne NJ is either in PA or MD.

I don't know about MD but certain states allow for a tax deduction on your trade in so that's potentially another $2000 for your trade.

[Edit] Sorry, just saw sterling bmw up there. lol

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