Selling your used car privately to a reputable dealer is quick and rewarding. In addition the private salesman should pay attention however to a few things completely purposefully. As we – the company autoankauf-hamburg bockelmann – have nothing to hide, we will gladly give information about what it is about.
Many private individuals who have used their car for a long time and have taken great care of it, find it difficult to say goodbye to their faithful companion of many years. A sale to private makes many just in fear and frightened. Too many true stories about alleged private interested parties, who pretend to want to buy the car, but in reality only want to spy on the circumstances of the seller, can be found almost daily in the regional press. Also it is to be heard again and again of it, which cars in the public over newspaper or Internet to the sales to private are offered suddenly disappear. This doesn’t have to happen with every private sale, but once you’re a car owner, all the good statistics about safe private sales are useless.
Selling to a conscientious dealer is therefore an attractive and safe alternative for more and more private individuals. But unfortunately there are some crooks who only pretend to be serious about buying a car. How you can recognize such black sheep in our industry, we show you in some examples with easily recognizable features. They refer equally not only to the mentioned windy traders, but also to the alleged private prospective buyers.
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the above-average, spontaneous offer on the phone
A caller expresses great interest in their car. After you have given him the basic data, he makes you a very high, too good offer without many questions and without any hesitation. such people are often mainly interested in their private address and the location of their car. If you actually come to the appraisal, the purchase price announced in advance generously under very flimsy arguments in an uncomfortable atmosphere very far down pressed.
A serious dealer never proceeds in such a way. He never promises astronomically high purchase prices, because that would only make him look ridiculous. A real car dealer acts like any classic entrepreneur according to the motto "time is money". He can’t earn any money by driving around hamburg and the surrounding area to look at cars that are generally not of interest.On the contrary: he only pays drastically on it.
3 buyers for a car
This is an old trick, but unfortunately still used by many honest, inexperienced private sellers. The potential interested person does not come alone as announced by phone. Instead, he brings two friends and. Colleagues with. While the person in charge talks to the salesman, the other two "appraisers" find a solution constantly new minus points on the car. Sometimes small damages appear, which were definitely not there before. Everything only to distract the beetle, to unsettle him and thereby to lower the price quite drastically.
These "gangs" are well trained in their approach and do it several times a day – you have no chance as a single, untrained sales novice. In such a case I advise to organize also at least a second person to keep the procedure somewhat under control. Alternatively, stop the conversation immediately. A serious dealer announces in advance if he does not come alone to the inspection. However, this is generally only very rarely the case for the known cost reasons.
The payment should be made only in cash
For every dealer the cash payment on the spot is the fastest and most uncomplicated way of payment. At the same time he knows about the quite understandable hesitation of many private persons towards this variant. Especially when it comes to amounts in the higher four- or even five-digit range. In order to exclude any distrust from the beginning, we offer – like all reputable dealers – in such a case to pay the purchase amount in cash into his account in the presence of the seller in the bank of his trust. An absolutely 100 percent secure payment. People who are not prepared to make a cash deposit for any reason should only be trusted to a limited extent.
Transfer from abroad
What sounds in the first moment as absolutely safe and serious, is in most cases complete fraud. The potential buyer (allegedly) comes from abroad or states that he wants to buy the car for someone abroad. He generously offers to pay the full amount on the day of the pickup. You should never get involved in such a deal. The trick is that the buyer on the day of pickup no cash, but for some "stupid reasons" merely presents a check.
As proof of the validity of the check, he accompanies the seller to his bank. There he is also present while the check is credited to the seller’s account. So far everything is fine. The rude awakening comes two to three weeks later, when the bank learns that the check is not covered in the foreign country. Then the money disappears again from the seller’s account. It dissolves quasi in air, since it was never really present. The car is also gone and the buyer is logically not reachable under his contact address.
Taking legal action against an unknown buyer in a foreign country is another "pleasure", which hardly brings in anything except further costs. A serious dealer as well as an honest private buyer has no reason to pay the purchase price by foreign check. If the money for the car purchase actually comes from abroad, the buyer can also have it transferred to his own account in advance and then bring it with him in cash.
Unfortunately, these are not all the types of scams around the purchase of vehicles that exist. It is rather the most used at present. Also in this obscure area there are "fashions", who make sure that sometimes one variant and then another scam is used over a longer period of time. The bottom line is that it is relatively easy to be on the safe side. As already mentioned several times, a serious car buyer, be it as a private person or in his function as a dealer, has a residential address or a telephone number. A verifiable place of business where he can be reached. On the other hand, a serious dealer speaks clearly from the beginning about the interest in a potential car purchase. If it comes to a purchase of the vehicle, he bows without grumbling to the payment wishes of the seller.
Many reasons for selling your car to autoankauf-hamburg bockelmann
Now that we have uncovered in detail all the numerous pitfalls involved in the simple sale of one’s own car, we will take the liberty of showing you the reasons why you should contact us directly when selling your car, auto purchase hamburg bockelmann to turn with seat in hamburg-alsterdorf. For this purpose, we have listed several questions, including appropriate answers, which we are most frequently asked by potential car sellers.
Why should I turn to autoankauf-hamburg bockelmann in general??
We are a company that has been active in the Hamburg car market for over 20 years and have been known from the beginning for a fair and trouble-free transaction. The purchase of cars is a daily business for us. therefore we do not act hesitant like some private persons and therefore we do not need days of thinking about whether there is interest or not. Immediately after the appraisal, we make a clear and valid announcement and stand by our word.
Why there is interest in almost all cars of all brands?
Because we can use all vehicles purchased from us due to our large partner network. Be it for export to overseas or to a private person here in our beautiful hamburg.
Why do you so often emphasize the immediate purchase and the immediate cash payment??
We know from our years of experience that most people who offer their car for sale have an important reason for doing so. Either the "new" car is already available in front of the door or it is just a little too much space in the wallet. In both cases the immediate payment is desired especially by the sellers. That is why we point out so often, that we will of course comply with this request.
Do I receive a legally secure contract of sale and will the vehicle be deregistered for me free of charge??
Of course. With us the purchase runs absolutely seriously and without any pitfalls or hidden costs. We act as any automobile club would recommend a credible car dealer. This also includes – if requested by the seller – the free deregistration of the sold car at the competent authority. We accept it naturally in addition, if the salesman would like to deregister its car itself.
Do you also buy a car for which there is still a valid credit agreement??
Such a purchase is also quite possible. We can, for example, trigger the credit at the bank for you.
Can I keep my license plates after selling my car??
In principle it is possible, but this will be checked and decided by the licensing authority in each individual case. Unfortunately, we as dealers and car buyers have no influence on it.
Is also possible to sell without vehicle registration?
In the normal case unfortunately no. But there is the possibility to apply for a new vehicle registration certificate. If this is present, is also a purchase of the car possible
I have inherited a broken down and deregistered car – is there any interest in it??
Of course. As already mentioned several times, we buy almost every car. We also have a use for old vehicles that are no longer roadworthy. This includes defective cars with engine damage, transmission damage or any other damage that makes the car unroadworthy. The collection of a no longer roadworthy and no longer registered car is no problem for us.