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Smart Ways to Negotiate on a Car

Being in the market for a new or used car can be overwhelming especially when you’re not sure where to start. We all know that purchasing a vehicle is such a big deal because they cost a lot of money, and they act like a second home to us. One thing to keep in mind is purchasing the ideal car for our lifestyle at the right price is important. While care dealerships have a reputation for being “dishonest”, there are smart ways to get around their business. How? By strategizing your plan. 

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Smart Tips to Car Buying

Let Them Compete

Car dealerships are consistently competing sales with one another which makes it so easy for them to beat the best prices around the market. In some cases, they would rather sell low than lose sale over all. How do you go about this competing market? Show a proof of prices from a competitor. Before you venture off to another dealership, have the previous one write down how much they are willing to offer you. Always use this strategy to your advantage.

At the End of Negotiation

To avoid sales agents on adding more to the price tag, negotiate the trade-ins and down payments once you have an agreement with the final price.


The truth is you may have to compromise with your sales agent to really get the car that you’ve been wanting. Is this a bad thing? Not necessarily. This doesn’t mean that you’re getting cut off from a bad deal, but don’t hesitate to give a little in order to get what you really want at the end of the transaction.

The bottom line is, be smart about your car purchase. Always stand firm with your asking price and have fun testing out the vehicles that work best for you.

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