What are car-buying services?
There are also several automotive and shopping clubs that offer prenegotiated prices on cars to their members.
How do car brokers work?
What are car-buying concierge services?
The idea is that you provide information about the car you want and they will go out and find it, negotiate the deal for you, and may even be able to bring the sales contract to you and have the car delivered.
They can handle the trade-in and may be able to work on financing as well. If you have already gotten a price and want them to get you a better deal—they can do that too. The cost of the service may be a flat fee based on the price of the car.
Are car-buying services worth it?
On one hand, you could potentially buy the same car for a little bit less money if you do it yourself, since you’d avoid paying someone else to do the shopping, negotiating, and buying. On the other hand, your time and energy might be well worth the cost of a car-buying service.
On top of that, you might not know much about cars, how to shop for cars, how to negotiate with car dealers, and how to buy cars. In that case, hiring an experienced professional could give you extra peace of mind that you’ll likely get the reliable vehicle you truly want.
A car-buying service could also be worth it if you’re shopping for a vehicle from a different state or country than where you’re located or if you’re looking for a rare or hard-to-find model.