Anyone ever sold used cars as a part-time job? I realize that if you sell more than a couple of cars per year in most states you need to get a dealer's license. I am thinking of starting out small-- finding good, clean local cars and then re-selling them locally or on E-Bay. I suppose the trick is to find cars which are being sold for a low price... due to financial/family pressures, estate sales, or just plain ignorance on the part of the seller. Then you try to re-sell the vehicle at a fair market price.
I love big old American luxury cars. (Superfly-- are you ready to contribute to this thread?) I think this is a decent target market because many of these cars have been driven by older folks who drive very little and are meticulous about maintenance.
If I could sell a few cars, I'd look into the possibility of getting a dealer's license. I bought my current car from a guy who's a musician in a band on the weekends and sells cars during the week. He rents a little office in a cheap part of town-- I think having an office is part of the requirement for having a dealer's license-- and his girlfriend works at a furniture store that lets him put his cars on their lot. He takes out small ads in the local newspaper.
I don't do car maintenance but of course any potential buyer would be free to have the car inspected by a mechanic.
Any thoughts? Do you think I'm on the right track? Thanks for any feedback.