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Old 01-27-2014, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Consciousness
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I like the consistency and service of Carmax
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Old 01-28-2014, 08:09 AM
 
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This is what I am trying to avoid.

I plan to buy a car, no nonsense, no craziness. I know that some people think haggling is fun, but I would rather just pick my car and drive off into the sunset.
Aha, me and you both

Probably I've lost some money this way but oh well.
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Old 02-12-2014, 04:10 AM
 
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Difference is Carmax charges about twice as much as other dealers.

Few years ago, I was looking around a Carmax lot and saw a car I was interested in, a Infiniti J30. They were asking $8900 non-negotiable, which seemed quite high. Sure enough, I looked online and found a similar mileage for $3900 at another dealer. Carmax is a total ripoff.
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Old 03-02-2014, 11:48 PM
 
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Difference is Carmax charges about twice as much as other dealers.

Few years ago, I was looking around a Carmax lot and saw a car I was interested in, a Infiniti J30. They were asking $8900 non-negotiable, which seemed quite high. Sure enough, I looked online and found a similar mileage for $3900 at another dealer. Carmax is a total ripoff.
If they were really twice as much as other dealers they would be out of business...
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Old 03-03-2014, 02:03 AM
 
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If they were really twice as much as other dealers they would be out of business...
Really? If someone is making twice as much then they would just have a high profit margin, not exactly a recipe for going out of business.....
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Old 03-03-2014, 02:12 AM
 
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Difference is Carmax charges about twice as much as other dealers.

Few years ago, I was looking around a Carmax lot and saw a car I was interested in, a Infiniti J30. They were asking $8900 non-negotiable, which seemed quite high. Sure enough, I looked online and found a similar mileage for $3900 at another dealer. Carmax is a total ripoff.

CarMax has a good business model and prices are higher but the simplicity of the model is what people like. Just for fun, I looked at their site, they have a 2011 Chevy pickup (stripper, work truck) listed for 16,998 (3 years old, 26K miles)......I just bought this truck BRAND NEW as a leftover 2013 in December for 18,300. So for $1302 I got a brand new truck that is 2 model years newer, lower interest rate, longer warranty and 2 years of service free.....the $1302 will easily be made up at trade in time (being 2 years, 26K miles less). Best part, I never even visited the dealer prior to delivery day.(emailed, they responded and a week later I picked up the truck). No hassle whatsoever!
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Old 03-03-2014, 03:16 AM
 
Location: H-town, TX.
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CarMax has a good business model and prices are higher but the simplicity of the model is what people like.




No hassle whatsoever!
I've found simplicity elsewhere, too. My doting around at no haggle dealers tells me that they must be buying their vehicles at auction with some really high bids.

I got my '08 SuperCrew with 51k miles for $18k. A no haggle lot near me was selling the same truck, though a 5.4, 4x4 and Lariat (mine is XLT, 4.6 and 2wd, but still quite loaded, nonetheless) for $4000 more with 108k miles on it. Leather and that junk 5.4L v8 weren't worth that much to me.

You can keep your overpriced version of simplicity. I got my truck for $500 under Edmunds dealer retail. No haggle.
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Old 03-03-2014, 06:46 AM
 
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Remember the CarMax's non-negotiation policy, there are no if's and's or but's plus they have been cited for selling water damaged cars that they buy from hurricane area's !!!!
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Old 03-03-2014, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Apple Valley Calif
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Difference is Carmax charges about twice as much as other dealers.

Few years ago, I was looking around a Carmax lot and saw a car I was interested in, a Infiniti J30. They were asking $8900 non-negotiable, which seemed quite high. Sure enough, I looked online and found a similar mileage for $3900 at another dealer. Carmax is a total ripoff.
Your BS meter is pegged..!
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Old 03-03-2014, 12:11 PM
 
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Really? If someone is making twice as much then they would just have a high profit margin, not exactly a recipe for going out of business.....
Seriously.... so if everyone is charging $100 and Carmax is charging $200 you think they will still get tons of business and be ok? Heck no they wont, they will go out of business......
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