Used Car Buying Scam Alert
When you think of car buying scams, most people automatically assume the scam is being pulled off by a car dealer.
What most don't realize is many car buying scams are the work of average thugs, usually involving the sale of a used car.
Although it's relatively rare to be scammed this way, we thought it would be informative to show you just how easy it is to be scammed when buying a used car.
When a deal looks too good to be true, it probably is.
Take a look how these scammers duped car buyers out of $3,200 in cash and how you could easily fall for the same trick:
My Recommendation for Car ShoppersTrueCar No-Haggle, Edmunds Price Promise, and 1-800 Car Show are the quickest way to see the lowest car prices in your area. These sites show you no-haggle prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually really good. This should be the first step you take when negotiating your car price. Follow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.
California Residents - Important:There is a new online car buying service called Roadster, available only to California residents, which I highly recommend you try - especially if you hate the stress of haggling with a car salesman. They provide an expert concierge who negotiates the price of the car and delivers it to your home with zero hassle - you never have to interact with a dealership. Here is my in-depth review of Roadster and why I recommend it.
- Gregg Fidan
About: Gregg Fidan
Gregg Fidan + is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.
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