Buying A Car Online? Inspect First Before Purchasing
02/05/2011 Last Updated
Yet another buyer unhappy when buying a car at a wholesale price. Seems to me this Cadillac Seville STS was a bargain for $3750.00! But it’s buyer apparently does not think so.
Personally speaking from past experience learned the hard way I must say. It’s best to be sure a car has a good battery when it’s being delivered. That and be sure it’s tires all hold air, and it has at least 1/8th tank of fuel.
There is nothing worse than a trucker’s attitude when a car won’t start and he has to climb on the top rack to jump it off. It also does not make a good impression on the buyer who has waited for his new car to arrive only to learn from the truck driver it won’t start! OUCH! 😥
This buyer came up with a grocery list of repairs needed, and at what appears outrageously high retail prices. Sounds higher than a Caddy dealership to me.
Now the buyer is very angry with the seller and wants compensation for the repairs. The seller clearly sells wholesale units, and as it says in the listing “this vehicle has not been inspected and is sold as-is with no warranty of any kind” plus some other legal mambo jumbo. The seller goes on to say he invites inspections by anyone interested in buying.
Had the buyer had the vehicle inspected by a qualified inspector this rift would not be going on now. (eBay has a company they recommend) and there are many others if someone does a Google Search for vehicle inspections.
So there ya go! If you buy a vehicle on eBay Motors sight unseen and don’t have it inspected you could wind up being stuck like chuck! One of the exclusions of the eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection program is coverage of a covered item if the vehicle was not inspected!
Like Bart Simpson said above.. I WILL INSPECT BEFORE I BID!
Be sure to read Doc’s article “Used Car Buying And Selling Internet Advice” Link Above. 😉