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Old 05-13-2011, 11:08 PM
 
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Do you know his number I'm interested...
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Old 05-14-2011, 05:35 PM
 
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Has anyone used the AAA finder program with any luck ? Heck Ill join AAA if they can find me the car I want exactly!
A friend of mine did, and the car didn't impress me.

Looks like it led a rough life. Many poorly done paint touch ups and a small puncture in the seat (2 year old Hyundai).

Do not recommend them at all.
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Old 05-16-2011, 08:13 AM
 
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AAA offers a great service that does what you're looking for - new or used. If you're not a member of AAA it might be a good reason to join.
When I was buying my new car, I used AAA car buying service. Their price was almost $1500+ more than the price I got from Leith
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Old 05-16-2011, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill
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I do not like that you pay the reserve price, not the actual price the car sold at auction. So if you set the reserve price at $25K but they are able to buy it for $24K, they get to keep the $1K-- plus the $300 fee.
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Old 05-16-2011, 05:31 PM
 
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I do not like that you pay the reserve price, not the actual price the car sold at auction. So if you set the reserve price at $25K but they are able to buy it for $24K, they get to keep the $1K-- plus the $300 fee.
I can't think of ANY other product that you might spend $25,000 on where $1300 (a little better than 5%) would be viewed as an excessive profit margin.

I don't get to buy food wholesale, and my grocery bills are higher than I like-should I open a restaurant so I can?

Auction Direct is a business. They are in business to make a profit. How could they operate a business if the sold the cars for the same price thay paid for them? Who pays for the facility and the employees and the liability insurance?

I understand fully wanting to get a good deal. I do my best to pay a fair price for everything I buy-everything. That said, I struggle to understand why when it comes to cars it seems that all bets are off and the seller should not make anything.

The dealer I buy our cars from is very good to me on both the sales and service side. I send them business whenever I can. I believe that they take care of me because I respect their right to operate a business and most people who walk into a car dealership think it should operate at a loss for their personal benefit.
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Old 05-17-2011, 10:23 AM
 
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$1300 profit is nothing.

Transport fees, paying a detailer to clean it up, repairs (auction cars are often in need of some repairs before they are sell-able), salesman commission, etc... All said and done, they'd be lucky to put $400 in the bank on that sale.
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Old 05-17-2011, 03:59 PM
 
Location: ITB Raleigh, NC
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We have used Kathy at the Car Connection to find our last three cars. You call her and tell her what you want and she finds it and gets it shipped here. She got us the Odyssey we wanted, for a discount, when the Honda dealers laughed at you here when you said you wanted a specific color or a discount. She just found us the exact Flex we wanted with the features we wanted, when none of the dealers in Raleigh had them. She also finds used cars. I simply can't imagine going through dealers anymore.

Here is the website, but call her....she is great. The Car Connection
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