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When it comes to used car dealerships, There is a stigma usually attached to them, but not every used car dealership has to be an uncomfortable experience. At Car Snappy we pride ourselves in getting you the best price for your used vehicle, we pay cash for cars.
There are certain tactics that some used car dealerships tend to use, when you go to buy or sell your car. Tactics that make the whole experience somewhat uncomfortable. People who go to buy/sell their cars are usually in need of a good reliable vehicle.
What they don’t need is to be manipulated into purchasing something they did not want. HEre are some common issues that some used car dealerships and their employees might try on you.
There are some tactics that they use, tactics they can try on you, here are some examples to look out for:
When a used car salesman asks you as you are ready to leave the lot…
• “What If i can get you the car for this price…(then they would offer a very reasonable price)… asking if you would buy it then?
This is called lowballing it and doesn’t mean that the car is being sold at that price. What it does mean is that they are trying anything they can to get you to stick around.
• Some people try to skip steps by calling and asking what the trade in value of their car might be. If you call regarding the value of your car, what we recommend is to do some research, get to the dealership and get an appraisal on the actual value. It is important to not assume the value of a vehicle that has not even been seen. It is impossible to give an exact value estimate without having a professional appraise it.
• If you see ad after ad for very inexpensive cars, so you call and are told that these cars have just been sold, or that it is in process, then…it is usually not true.
then this is a tactic that many companies use to bait you into stopping by. If a deal seems too good to be true, than it usually is.
• Do your homework, Read the disclosure, find out if there is some fine print regarding downpayments or a dealer fee. These hidden costs can make your buying experience a negative experience, leaving a sour taste in your mouth when it comes to future purchases.
What we recommend is the following, here are some Questions to ask before you head out in search of your new vehicle:
• Call the store, do you have the vehicle still in stock, vehicles like this that are still in stock?
• Make sure you have choices
You get a price and then that price changes because of less than stellar credit, no dealership can take a fee that a bank is charging and add it to your price. Once you have a signed buyers order the price cannot be changed and should not be.
Go somewhere transparent, go to someplace reputable. Do not go after fake inventory, no hidden fees. Buying or selling a used car should be a pleasant experience, not a stressful one.