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The Best Time to Buy a Convertible

October 14, 2010

Convertible CarIf you're looking for a used convertible, the worst time to buy is spring and early summer.

Most people interested in a drop top usually buy when the weather is warm.

But if you can hold off until later in the year - November, or better yet, December - you'll save quite a bit.

It's supply and demand: everyone wants a convertible as soon as the weather gets warm.

But as the temperature cools off, so does demand for convertibles.

Only downside - you won't find as good a selection when the mercury is low.

Christmas is the optimum buying time, given that most folks hold off on car purchases in general due to holiday expenses and travel.

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My Recommendation for Car Shoppers

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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

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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