It would be a very good idea to learn all you can about the workings of the used car market especially if you are considering buying a used model for your next car. There are some basic techniques that most garages these days use so it is very important that you learn all you can about these techniques because that way you will get more for your money.
There are so many factors that can affect price negotiations and knowing some of them and showing that you know them will help when faced with a used car sales person.
The first thing to realise is that the price you see for the car is a gamble in most instances. If a customer walked on to the forecourt and said that they wanted to buy a car for that price the sales person or garage owner would wonder what they had done wrong. The price of the car is normally open to negotiation and in most cases this price will be about five to twenty percent higher than the amount that the car dealer would be prepared to accept.
The different factors that contribute or detract from the final sale price are things like the mileage and condition as well as any service documentation that may accompany the car. If you are looking at a car with a full service history especially a full dealer service history then you are going to have to be prepared to pay nearer the asking price.
You will find much more room for negotiation if the car has not been serviced for some time.
You will usually have a bit more bargaining power if you intend to trade in your old car but you could lose out if you do this as well because you might get more if you were to sell it privately. Before you agree on any deals, it would be wise to check out the value of any used car beforehand.
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