Be warned: The toughest thing in Beijing to make a clean break from will be your car, especially since the new license lottery has taken effect. Nowadays, person-to-person sales can only take place when the buyer already has a car permit. Don’t let this discourage you though. It’s worth trying to find someone for a person-to-person sale, as you will have a better chance of selling your car for the price you want. Put your car on the market as soon as possible. You can advertise the sale on the Beijinger and beijingkids classifieds.
Another alternative is going through a used car dealership. HuaxiangUsed Car Market is Beijing’s largest used car market with over 300 dealers and over 3,000 cars on any given day. Places like this are both good and bad; you will probably sell your car, but you’ll have to negotiate like crazy and in the end, will probably end up selling at a less than desirable price. If you do end up at a used car lot, bring a translator and don’t give off the impression that you’re desperate to sell. Michael Connors
Huaxiang Used Car Market 花乡二手车交易市场
111B, Nansihuan Zhonglu, Fengtai District (135 2050 6800)
the Beijinger Classifieds