Scams to Avoid When Buying Your Car
Here are scams to look out for when Trying to buy your new car:
No Cheaper rate scam: This is when a dealership tells you that you can not find a cheaper price anywhere else on the market. Get real! Needless to say, if you have done your research as I told you earlier, you know that the prices do not change on the value of a vehicle. Avoid this by simply saying that they need to be appropriate, and then depart.
The telephone call scam: This is when you have successfully negotiated a car, and the salesman suddenly gets a phone call with an offer for your car which is lower than the price you agreed on. He then lets you hear him say that he'll call the guy on the phone right back in the event you opt out of the bargain. He tries to talk you down from your collection upon cost to compete with the man on the phone's deal. Avoid it by telling the salesman you will know if he chooses to take the better deal.
Paperwork scam: This normally happens after you've already paid your bank draft to the financing of your vehicle, and the deal is already set in contract. Conveniently, the salesman will write down the wrong date on the sales contract. You're then told that you'll have to finance the car through their business for additional fees within two weeks or you'll be stuck with a greater funding and interest rates monthly. To prevent this watch the salesman compose your contract and check the dates before you sign them, simply to be certain.
Factory Holdback scam: Dealerships depend on a buyer's ignorance so they can mark up your prices. Holdback is money paid to the dealer for approximately 2-3% of MSRP. It's money that's given to the dealer in the factory once the vehicle is sold. This is profit for the trader for purchasing the car. Most dealers will tell you that it costs them money so they can charge you for it afterwards. Basically, they can find the money twice. Avoid it by letting the dealer know that you know better and won't pay it.
Insurance scam: This is when the dealership tells you that you have to get your insurance from a company that they work with if you would like to avoid paying higher rates of interest. This scam also applies to the dealership forcing you to pay life insurance or extended warranties because of"bad credit" Avoid this by leaving. What they're doing is wrong.
Turnover scam: This is when the dealership sends over many different salespeople hoping to wear you down and get you to hurry up and purchase. This is also referred to as harassment. Avoid it by threatening to leave if they do not stop it.
Hidden rebates: This is when the dealership advertises that the purchase price of the vehicle is lower than the MSRP. What you don't understand is that the fine print states that the costs include rebates. All this signifies is that the rebate that you were supplied does not exist since it was already calculated in the advertisement. Prevent it by dismissing it or requesting it in writing that says the rebate is in addition to the cost of the automobile.
Deposit scam: This is when the finance manager insists on a deposit until you've signed the purchase contract. You'll be told that the fund manager has to bring in a copy of the contract deal to his boss and he wants a deposit from you to guarantee that the boss will sign off on it. It's merely to be certain that you are"serious" about getting the vehicle. Avoid it by refusing to provide a deposit until the contract is completed a signed by both parties. Dealers run this scam so they may keep you there. Inform them that the fact that you made an offer on the car demonstrates that you're serious.