Sometimes, simply being aware of what is around you isn’t enough for you to find what you’re looking for. And in a car search, that may, in fact, be the case. It is true that many people may be looking to sell a car. But perhaps the person with the car you want may choose to advertise in the paper. If you do not actively look through ads, you may miss a potential deal. You can start by looking in the newspaper or local magazines. That way, you can see if people in your area are looking to sell. If this does not work, you can try looking at community bulletin boards or message boards as well as local social media buy and sell pages. If you find a car from someone local you may be able to negotiate the price down even more than they’re asking.