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CarBargains Frequently Asked Questions
Before you place your order with CarBargains we
strongly suggest that you take the time to read our full
Brochure. The following are answers to typical CarBargains’
customer questions. Please read.
How long will it take to get my report?
A: Typical turnaround time is 2 weeks
but time varies based on demand. Allow 2-3 additional days for mailing of the
Q: Who are the dealers that bid?
A: CarBargains contacts at least the
five closest dealers to you based on your zipcode.
Q: What if I want dealers in
another area bid, or don’t want to deal with a specific dealer?
A: Call us at 800-475-7283 and place
your order directly with one of the CarBargains representatives so
that these specialized needs can be dealt with.
Q: Why don’t you need to know options?
bids are solicited as markups or markdowns from total invoice
cost. So the bids are applicable to any option configuration on
the car. For example:
Dealer A bids $100 over invoice cost -
If the vehicle you wished to purchase had few options and an
invoice cost of $20,000 - the bid would produce a price of
$20,100. If the vehicle you desired had many options and had an
invoice cost of $22,000, the same bid would produce a price of
In either case, the options are being
factored in based on their invoice cost, not their sticker
In some cases, particularly on high-end
luxury cars, dealers place bid as markdowns from MSRP. The bids
are still applicable to any configuration of options but, in
these few cases, options are being factored in based on their
Q: What about dealer installed
options that don’t have invoice costs?
A: Some makes, most noticeably
Honda and Acura, do not specify invoice costs for common
options. They allow the dealers to install the options and
charge what they wish. In these cases we will need to know what
dealer installed options you might be considering. Getting a bid
on them doesn’t mean you have to get a vehicle with those
options on it, but does give you a firm price should you decide
to get any of the options that were bid.
This is why we must have a valid daytime
phone number, should such vehicle- or make-specific questions
Q: How will I receive my
A: Due to the length of the
report, reports ordered online may be sent by email, US mail, or
UPS 2nd Day, depending on your location. You may specify your
desired delivery method at the time of you order. Should you be
in a rush, call us at 800-475-7283 and place your order directly
with one of the CarBargains representatives.
Q: What is your guarantee?
A: 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, we will gladly refund our entire fee, with
proof of purchase.