Whether you’re in the military and currently stationed at Fort Wheeler but will be leaving the island, or a civilian who’s moving away from Hawaii, you may be wondering what to do with your vehicle. Many people decide it makes more sense to work with a lemon lot who buys used cars for cash rather than try to sell it themselves or ship their cars to the mainland.
A lot of the decision depends on used car value. For instance, if yours is a late model vehicle (say a 2012, 2013, etc.) you may choose to ship it to your destination because it’s still worth quite a bit. However, when you have a car, truck, or SUV that’s older and only worth $2 or $3 thousand, you may decide that considering shipping costs may be nearly as much as the value of your car, it’s simply not worth the expense or hassle involved. Whether you’re in the military and deploying, or someone who lives in the Honolulu area and is moving to another area, it may be best to sell your used car for cash and find another vehicle when you arrive at your destination.
Unfortunately, most cars don’t hold their value very well. You may have purchased a brand new 2007 model nearly a decade ago, and now it’s worth only a small fraction of what you paid. If your vehicle is worth $1,500 or $2,000, is it really worth the hassle of shipping it or even trying to sell to an individual who wants something for nothing? Some people are great at haggling, and you may end up with the short end of the stick, so to speak.
The easiest thing to do if you’re looking to sell your used car for cash in Honolulu is work with a dealer who will simply buy your vehicle and give you cash, someone who isn’t interested in getting you to “trade up” but simply buys used cars from those in the military or from those who are leaving the island for other reasons.
At CarMark Hawaii, we began our business to help those in the military who needed to sell their vehicles quickly and didn’t need a hassle. Today, we serve everyone who needs help unloading a used car when they’re moving from Honolulu. You can determine the used car value by filling out our online appraisal form, and expect friendly staff to help you get through the process in a seamless manner so you can move on with life! If you want to sell your used car today, contact us. No hidden fees or other surprises, just a super easy way to sell your vehicle!