How to Buy Used Cars?
The best way to get a good deal in used cars is to avoid the middleman and deal directly with the seller. Buying and selling used cars, like all other goods, is easier and more secure if you buy and sell through a reputable and reliable car dealer. This can also protect you from being ripped off and while cutting out the middleman you are also likely to get a better car.
Make sure you deal with a car dealer who has a good reputation and carries a trusted brand of cars. Ask your friends and family for referrals to car dealers they’ve had good experiences with. Once you’ve checked out the dealer make sure all your personal belongings are placed in a safe place out of the sight of other buyers. The following list of tips should be followed by everyone looking to buy or sell used cars
1. When you go to the dealer do not show your intention of buying immediately. Start by giving your first offer only after you will have an idea of the car you want and your finances. Buying a car is like making a Sign of Eating. You first have to eat the food, then you have to drink it, then you have to cook it, then you have to eat it, and then you have to repeat the whole process. I am sure you do not want to ruin this experience but if you go to a dealer with a list of cars waiting for you, it is probably a good time to think about buying.
2. Once a list of cars has been made available to you in writing, decide which ones you are interested in and make a list of the specs. If this is your first time, be sure to look for used cars under $1,000,000 mileage, the biggest dealers you can find, and the best ones. This is where your creativity can let you loose, but still being careful not to be taken in by over-priced options.
3. If you’ve done your research and read reviews on the used cars you’ve narrowed down your list a bit, only then should you be ready to contact the sellers. Sellers will keep asking you for money during the negotiation and throughout the sale. This puts you on the defense and makes you look like the party in control. Never make a promise to buy before you have done.
4. As much as you all like and want to buy that fancy Porsche or Mercedez Benz, consider how practical it will be to you. Keep in mind people might not have the same idea when you’re driving a nine-speeding tin top with no air conditioning. You might want to leave a big payment or get a loan toward the purchase to help you put together your dream car.
5. The whole intention of doing this is to make the process easy on you. If you have would-be buyers, avoid confirming your business ahead of time by agreeing on a budget or accepting their terms. Always leave a little wiggle room for them to bargain.
6. During the negotiation process, be attentive and keep your tone friendly, even though you might be getting a little frustrated. Keep in mind people are buying vehicles for many different reasons and you should respect that.
7. Don’t be afraid to say no. declined offers are not a sign of unkindness. Even if the other party has started to become irritated, do not stop yourself from saying no and keeping your end of the bargain. Few people like a failure and if your Benz might break down in the middle of the night, they would rather have an accident with a defective vehicle than not have you there to start it.
8. If you are Edition, always be sure to excuse yourself from the deal to another person’s requirement. Tempting him or her to go ahead and take that offer which you have not considered is a mistake.
9. Since the other person is not likely to argue, it is now time to present. Make sure to point out all the downsides of your Benz, which are not relevant to the sale. Added derivatives or additional buys in your pocket should also be mentioned.
10. To close the deal, go in for the full-frontal attack. Do not fail to renew your proposition, despite the fact you might be curious to know what the other party is prepared to pay for it. Finalize matters with a flourish and congratulate yourself for all your hard work. You ought to take the champagne with gusto if you have done well.