I Just Want a Good Deal! OK! Now What Do I Do?
Author: Chuck Norlin
There are many factors at play to determine the best time to purchase a vehicle, whether new or used. These factors involve local, national, and local/national events that occur on a regular and irregular basis. Having said that, one would have to master the knowledge of economic and business trade cycles, and then attempt to apply that information to a specific vehicle within your specific purchase arena.
The real way to purchase a vehicle (and you can do this 365 days and nights a year) is by doing your homework and being prepared to buy rather than being sold. Is that possible? Absolutely, and by investing a few hours of time you will save hundreds, even thousands of dollars, and you will be empowered and you will know what you are doing.
There exists on the internet every tool you will ever need to make an intelligent vehicle purchase. There are sources that combine all the information that you will ever need in a simple and straightforward format that is easy to follow and simple to navigate. www.thebestdealofyourlife.com is as good as it gets, and supplies you with all the needed site information with links, simple fill in the blank forms, and a complete guide to take you through the buying/selling/trading process step by step.
The key to success in anything we do is knowledge, preparation, and application. Want to be a surgeon? K. P. A. Want to be a lawyer? K. P. A. Want to be an accountant? K. P. A. Regardless of what we do, buy a car, build a house, buy a lawnmower or bake a cake, what is required? Knowledge, preparation, and application.
I continually answer questions on a regular basis about making a car deal. How? What to do? When? Where do I get the information I need? What is this? What is that? And after having assisted thousands of customers in their purchases it is easy to understand why those questions are asked.
The car people purposely keep their customers in the dark as to the information they need to make a "good" deal, and always have. Now that the information is readily available (although there are very few places where one can go and get most of what they need, and only a handful where they can get everything they need) it is still difficult for the buyer to put it all together in an understandable and easily workable format that actually works in their favor.
So, what does one need to get a "good deal", and what does it take to get a "great deal"? Knowledge. Preparation. Application. And I would add the willingness of one to actually invest the effort to get a good deal which requires doing their homework BEFORE visiting the car store. Everything is there, the difficult part is finding the information in one place, and information that actually works, is consumer friendly and simple to apply.
Six Ways to Use the Internet to Improve Your New & Used-Vehicle Shopping Experience to Buy or Lease;
With so much content and information available online today, the Internet is making it easier than ever for prospective buyers to shop for a used vehicle. The following tips may be helpful for shoppers in the market for a used vehicle and may help improve satisfaction with their used-vehicle purchase experience.
1. Visit a variety of Web sites. With an abundance of information available online for used-vehicle shoppers, it's helpful to know where to find what you're looking for. Independent sites are good places to find intuitive search tools that match shoppers with the right vehicle for their needs, as well as pricing and reliability information. Dealerships often maintain sites that provide their current vehicle inventories, while many manufacturer sites allow shoppers to search for certified pre-owned vehicles in their area.
2. Search for comparative used-vehicle pricing. The development of Web sites such as Kelley Blue Book (kbb.com), AutoTrader.com and Edmunds.com have made searching for used-vehicle pricing information easy. Using these sites to compare prices will give shoppers a general idea of their desired vehicle's price range without leaving the comfort of their homes.
3. Consider online classified ads. Online classified ads sites such as AutoTrader.com and cars.com are a competitive and convenient tool to give shoppers more options when considering a used vehicle. These sites allow sellers to post used-vehicle listings along with several pictures that can be viewed easily by shoppers, based on their preferred zip code.
4. Purchase or ask for a Vehicle History Report. Vehicle History Reports (VHRs) are an inexpensive way to check the track record of any used vehicle. According to the 2006 Used Autoshopper.com Study, nearly one-third (32%) of automotive Internet users receive a free vehicle history report from the seller. If your dealer or private seller does not offer a VHR free of charge, one can be purchased online through sites such as CARFAX.com and AutoCheck.com.
5. Search for financing and compare interest rates online. When shoppers have financing arranged ahead of time, it often gives them greater negotiating power when dealing with the seller. On most sites, applying for financing is fairly easy, and the interest rates offered by many online lenders are comparable to or possibly better than those offered by dealers.
J.D. Power and Associates 2006 Used Autoshopper.com
6. Go to www.thebestdealofyourlife.com, read the first page and discover the truth, learn specific facts you need to make your best deal and check out the link page (button at the bottom of the page).
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