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After a wild year, the used-car market may be returning to normal

Jul 20, 2021
Inventory is rising as people sell extra vehicles to take advantage of high prices and dealerships make enticing trade-in offers, experts say.
The number of available used cars for sale is creeping back up after low inventory. Prices for the vehicles may peak this month.
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A used car can now cost you more than a new one

Jul 12, 2021
While many new-car assembly lines are backed up, older cars are available, and they're fetching premium prices.
Availability is part of the equation that has boosted the prices of some used-car models.
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Consumer prices jump, especially for cars, flights and other ways to get away

May 12, 2021
Inflation data shows that consumer prices went up 4.2% year over year — the most since 2008.
Car-rental prices have leaped, registering a 16% monthly increase in April. Consumer prices overall rose 4.2% year over year, outpacing forecasts.
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Rental-car companies crash used-car auctions to find scarce vehicles

May 4, 2021
The price of used vehicles is up 32% since January.
Rental rates and the prices of used cars could remain high over the summer.
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What’s behind the used car sales boom?

Aug 21, 2018
Used car prices hit a record high this summer according to recent data from the business and research firm Cox Automotive. Economists there found car prices for July, which is usually a slow month, were up 5.1 percent from the same month last year. Why is this happening? Click the audio player above to hear the […]
Used cars are displayed on a sales lot on June 9, 2011 in San Rafael, California.
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CarMax Inc. still earning respect

Jun 21, 2016
The used-car retailer is doing pretty well for itself, despite a worse-than-expected earnings report.
CarMax reported a first-quarter net profit of about $175.4 million on Tuesday.
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