Now that you have seen how buyers are getting duped by dishonest sellers; let’s think about some immediate solutions. The only way that you will have immediate solutions is to is to completely understand the problem and how you can help to make a difference in the solution. Following are some tips on how to avoid buying one of these horribly damaged vehicles:
- Be diligent by only buying vehicles from reputable dealers-Up until this point I have really come down on car dealerships as being a part of the problem. I still believe that, but the dealerships that I am talking about would not be the reputable ones. If you are going to buy a used vehicle, choose dealerships that have Certified Used Cars. These are approved by the manufacturer which requires a very stringent thorough investigation of each car coming to the lot. You can be sure that you are safe within these dealership walls.
- If it’s too good to be true, it probably is-This should go without saying, but this saying is as old as the wind and you may not have had to reference this before. If you find yourself buying a Mercedes for half of what it’s worth, your red flags should be flying high. Where is the logic that makes it okay to sell a two year old Mercedes for half of what it’s worth? It’s not okay, so don’t do it. You are asking for trouble and should be asking the seller, Why?
This isn’t Rocket Science, but this is common sense and some people lack this. You must be hyper-diligent when shopping for a vehicle, no matter where you are shopping. However, that being said, buying a vehicle off of Craigslist or other such sites, you will really need to pay attention on many different levels. There are scams everywhere and muggers as well. So ‘buyer beware’.
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