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Frequently Asked Questions

Have you ever thought about trading your car up?

Q: Is this website only for trading vehicles?

A: No, users can buy, sell, and trade cars, trucks, motorcycles, and any other motor vehicles on

Q: What are the benefits of trading?

A: Bartering can save you hundreds of dollars by not having to pay sales tax, as well as maximizing the value for your vehicle by not trading it into a dealership, and always having a vehicle for transportation.

Q: What are the sales tax laws?

A: Laws vary by state, but generally, sales tax does not have to be paid on a vehicle bartering transaction, unless there is money involved. If money is involved, the recipient of the cash difference would be taxed on the amount received. Please contact your local BMV for more information.

Q: Will I receive spam/junk mail if I register on TradeUpwards?

A: No. We do not sell your email or send out spam. We take that very seriously.

Q: Is my information safe?

A: Yes, we take security very seriously as well. Our site is hosted on a secure server.

Q: Who do I contact if I have a problem?

A: You can email us at