Is there a safe way of selling a car where I won't be scammed?

I am currently trying to sell my car through AutoTrader. So far, the only four responses have been from scammers saying that they will pay the full price but are abroad at present. They seem to concentrate on how the money will be paid i.e. PayPal. They have become quite clever of late by using English names and asking sensible questions but their real identity soon becomes clear. This happened the last time I used AutoTrader. I have made my feelings clear to AutoTrader in a survey but await a response. Can you suggest other ways of selling as this is becoming quite tedious?

Asked on 6 July 2013 by RWJ, Farnham

Answered by Honest John
You should have used in the first place. This is the simplest and safest way to offload a car worth more than £1500 and does not involve any potentially illegal uninsured test drives. Scammers tend to go for cars that are overpriced on AutoTrader because they know the vendors will not get any other responses. There is no point in using AutoTrader unless either the car is very special and in strong demand or you price the car very sensibly, below what everyone else is asking.
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