10 Tips for Haggling Over a Used Car

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Author's Note: 10 Tips for Haggling Over a Used Car Price

I don't know about you, but I love negotiating car prices. I love the research phase, seeing what cars in the area are going for and I love crunching all the data I gather to set a target price. Of course I pay attention to my budget, but the thrill of negotiation (which I do pretty much exclusively via email or text — it's easier that way) is almost as exciting as the thrill of getting a good deal.

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