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Fix dings and scratches before selling my car?

edited May 2011 in General Discussion
My 5-yr-old car is very good condition except for some dings and scratches on the surface. (Parking lot scars - why can't other people control their car doors?)

Should I go to the expense of fixing these before selling my car?

A note:
I don't know if I should sell private-party or not -- I leave the US in 3 months, so if I were scammed or the purchase were later contested in any manner, I would not be in the country to resolve the issue. If the time crunch dictates that I sell to Carmax or the like, I'm afraid that I would lose money on the repairs...

Help? Thanks!


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