There is nothing like the convenience of buying items online and having them shipped directly to your home. You don't have to search for a parking spot, or push your way through crowded malls, simply click and the product is yours. If you are looking to buy a new car, you now can have that same experience of buying your new vehicle from the comfort of your own home.
Direct from Manufacturer
The trend is only just starting to ramp up but at least 3 car manufacturers in the last month or so have given the ability to purchase vehicles from their websites. The idea behind it was that more people are buying items, even more expensive items online, simply because of time constraints or because they wanted to avoid crowds at busy shopping malls. The thought carried over into car sales to make it easier for customers to buy directly from the manufacturer instead of heading to a dealership to make the purchase.
In many cases, customers are finding that buying online is much faster than buying at a dealership. Customers also might think that they will get a better deal if they shop online as that seems to be the trend in other retail sectors. A customer who is searching for a new car can head to the website of their choice, and pick the specifications they want, the color and engine size, arrange financing and even do a part-exchange for their old car. They can decide if they want the car delivered to a dealership or to their house and then decide on the method of payment.
This process can take as little as half an hour if the customer knows what they want already.
There are those traditionalists who prefer heading to a dealership, however, to buy their car simply because they like the personal approach of negotiating with a salesman. Customers like to be able to take the car for a test drive, and while it is possible to arrange for a test drive when you are buying online, you are more likely to also get a better deal at a dealership.
When you talk to a salesperson, you might get added incentives like tinted windows, free insurance for a year or a skylight that you wouldn't get if you bought it online. It might also be possible to get a good deal on your trade-in vehicle as well.
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