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The CarBargains Difference
What Online Buying
Services Don’t Tell You
There are several commercial, for-profit,
online buying services that you may encounter through advertising on
the Web, in newspapers, on television, or as member benefits of some organizations. These services, such as
Autobytel, AutoVantage, CarPoint, and others are simply referring
your name to a dealer who is paying for the referral.
Dealers that pay to be a part of these
services are under no obligation to give the customer the best price
on the car they wish to purchase. In fact, the agreement between the
dealer and the buying service seldom mentions price at all, except
the amount that the dealer will pay the buying service for each
With these online buying services, the
customer is simply handed over to the dealer, much the same as
walking into the showroom yourself. Where is the motivation to
deliver the best price in this arrangement? How will the consumer
avoid the usual car-buying pitfalls like dealer add-ons,
gamesmanship with rebates and incentives, inflated document fees, and other sales tricks?
CarBargains is different.
Before you get swayed by the promises of the "free" commercial buying services,
ask yourself some basic questions.
- CarBargains accepts no fees from
- CarBargains will include or exclude any
dealer in your area, at your choice.
- CarBargains details every element of
your price. You know to the penny what your vehicle will cost at
every bidding dealership, before you call them.
- Manufacturer-to-Customer rebates are
never automatically subtracted from your CarBargains bids. You
choose whether to use the rebate to lower your purchase price
even more, or pocket the extra cash.
- CarBargains is the only service that
conducts a free and open competitive bidding process among at
least five dealers closest to you, using competition to produce
the best price on your new car purchase.
- CarBargains works only for the
CarBargains consumer, is paid only by the CarBargains consumer,
and is dedicated to serving the CarBargains consumer - not
dealers or advertisers.
- CarBargains guarantees its work. If you are able to buy a car at a price lower
than the best quote included in our report in the same bidding area and time period
without using our information for leverage, we will gladly refund our entire fee,
with proof of your vehicle purchase at a lower price.
- How is this different than my
visiting a dealer on my own?
- What about this service guarantees
me a good price?
- Who’s really paying the price for
this "free" service?
- Is this service generating competitive prices through an open bidding system?
- Am I really in consumer friendly
We think that after considering these questions, CarBargains is a very compelling choice.
We hope you agree.