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Professional Car Buying Service a Life Saver for Stressed Out Car Buyers

Posted: Saturday, August 28, 2010 02:52 PM
 
St. Louis TodayFor most folks, buying a car, truck, or SUV is the 2nd biggest acquisition they will ever make. The process of researching, shopping, negotiating, financing and eventual purchase of a new or pre-owned vehicle can be both a source of excitement and anxiety. The new car, truck or SUV is at once a source of fun, freedom and personal expression...it becomes as much a part of our own personal identity as the clothes we wear, or the company we keep.

As much as people look forward to actually seeing that shiny new vehicle in their driveway or garage, how many actually enjoy the car buying process itself? The vast majority of vehicle buyers see the shopping, evaluating and negotiating process as a stressful and time-consuming chore...and would just as soon "get it over with" as quickly and painlessly as possible. This is logical enough, as it can be quite intimidating for your average car buyer, who may purchase a new vehicle only every 5 or 7 years, as they go up against the dealer, who does this each and every day, and is trained to make as much money as possible on each and every deal.

Until recent years, and especially prior to the proliferation of online interactive applications, a new car buyer had very few options than to go it alone against the dealer. Fortunately, a new industry has sprung up to satisfy this need to level the playing field for the average car buyer. A new level of personal service can now be achieved for buyers who choose to work with a professional car buying service. Customers who have tried this new service were quite pleased to learn that they not only avoided all the stress and hassle of the car buying process, but also saved a whole bunch of time and money in the process.

A nationwide auto broker service, headquartered right here in St. Louis with an office in Kansas City, AnyCarAnyCity.Com, is one such company. The key people at Any Car Any City have worked in the auto industry for over 20 years, and have experience in every facet of the inner workings of the dealership. Founder and president Joseph Anton grew increasingly disenchanted by all the games and gimmicks that are so prevalent in the industry...so he launched the company in 2007 with the idea "there has got to be a better way to buy a car". While providing the ease and convenience of a web-based "design your dream car online" platform, the team at Any Car Any City handle every aspect of the transaction for their buyers. They are specifically trained to help customers specify their ideal vehicle, find the highest quality model available, and then, as industry insiders, negotiate the lowest possible price on that particular model. All the car buyer needs to do is pay a modest service fee, typically ranging from $300 - $500, and visit the dealer to test drive the selected vehicle. If they're satisfied with the vehicle and the deal that the service found for them, all that remains for a buyer is to sign the pre-arranged paperwork, and drive away in their new or pre-owned car, truck, or SUV. If they're not thrilled with either the vehicle or the negotiated price and financing, it is their option to decline...in this case, the service just keeps shopping for them until just the right vehicle is found. A phrase that is often heard ringing through the halls of Any Car Any City offices, in response to skeptical buyers, is "Yes...it really is that simple!"

A skeptical consumer might ask: "I've done my homework and I'm a pretty good negotiator...how do I know that these guys can get me a lower price than I can get on my own?" While there is plenty of free advice floating around out there on how to get a good deal on a new car...the truth is, unless someone has had significant experience working on the sales side of an automobile dealership, they really have no idea of all the different ways that a dealer makes money on a car buyer. The dealers' profit centers range anywhere from hiding manufacturer's cash incentives from the buyer to marking up the interest rate on the financing plan...and everything in between.

One such customer, Darren of Grand Rapids, Michigan raved: "They took all of the hassle out of the equation and I ended up getting a great deal as well. This is one of the few times in this day and age where I feel like a service was delivered as advertised and without any gimmicks". Other clients discovered that this way of buying a new car was such a refreshing change of pace from what they were used, or expecting...as Mary from Santa Monica, CA explains: " I'd had a terrible experience at a big name reputable dealership where I was lied to repeatedly and badgered until I finally left. I told myself I wouldn't go back into a dealership alone ever again. Then I called AnyCarAnyCity.Com and they handled everything for me. The price was negotiated even before I got there...the sales people didn't try and pull any tricks. It was so easy and so much less stressful than my first experience."  Read More Testimonials
 
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