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Top Tips For When You Buy
Getting a new car doesn’t have to be a lengthy or frustrating process just because there are a few overlooked steps that can get in the way.
If you’re prepared, you can quickly get through the buying process without a headache and without feeling swindled.
Here’s a quick check-list of some of the most important things to do before you walk into a dealership.
Taking your time and researching can reap big rewards when it comes to purchasing pre-owned vehicles.
To some, the very notion of purchasing a used car can send them running for the hills, but as with anything else, provided you do your homework, the vehicle you choose can save you thousands of dollars over that new one in the showroom, without proving to be a money pit.
Finding the right car online that’s fits in your budget just got a whole lot easier, thanks to a new website called Autopitch.
No longer will you have to scroll though pages upon pages of results to find one or two cars that kinda match your search parameters. This site puts you, the buyer, in charge. Buyers tell sellers what it is they’re looking for and how much they are will to pay for the vehicle. Basically, it takes haggling out of the equation so you can get to what you’re looking for that much quicker.
According to Autopitch founder Brad Chase, it saves the buyer time and creates ideal conditions for true market value. And all buyers have to do is drop in all the info about their desired car and wait to hear back from sellers – ideally, you’ll get a few different dealers fighting for your business, and all you have to do is pick the better deal. It’s good to be in demand! Chase expects buyers to get four or five pitches for an average vehicle, but hopes that number will double within a year. Dealers can find out about requests as soon as they happen with daily E-mail alerts and RSS feeds.
There are guidelines for sellers, so you’ll never have to worry about the old “bait and switch” trick. “The sellers have to commit to a price online before the consumer gets to the dealership,” he said. “If a dealership tries to change the terms of the deal when the buyer arrives to pick up the car, we will refund the deposit and permanently remove the dealer from the site for violating that agreement.”
A $50 deposit is required to ensure that only serious and qualified buyers used the site, and is fully refunded when the purchase is completed or if a suitable car can’t be found.