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Buying a used car.

Jan. 15, 2018, 9:15 p.m.
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Went into a dealership on the weekend and did the whole song and dance. I wanted to pay $23k, they were stuck at $23.5k. I walked out.

I did a bit of looking around online and see some decent deals on the Mainland (I'm in Victoria). Anyone have experience with using a broker? I know the car I want, I just want someone to do the work for me and get me the best price if I'm buying from the Mainland. I would buy privately but there are very few options for the model I want. I seem to remember talk of brokers before on here but I can't recall the thread I saw it in. 

Thoughts?

Jan. 16, 2018, 1:26 a.m.
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Haven't heard of using a broker for a used car, but have friends and family who have used them for new cars.

Why not just pay the extra $500 and be done with it?

Jan. 16, 2018, 8:18 a.m.
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just do the deal remotely

Jan. 16, 2018, 9 a.m.
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Posted by: switch

Haven't heard of using a broker for a used car, but have friends and family who have used them for new cars.

Why not just pay the extra $500 and be done with it?

My thoughts exactly.  Or agree to the $500 if they waive the bullshit documentation fee, which is usually a couple hundred.

Jan. 16, 2018, 4:25 p.m.
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How much $ is it gona cost you fucking around to come pick up a car on the mainland?

If its still around try again close to the end of the month,

maybe buddy needs to make quota

Jan. 17, 2018, 11:22 a.m.
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Go back in a week's time with your offer of $23k (no fees) and buy the car.

2 hagglers in BC would never get caught up in "the principle of the thing" and lose the deal right?

Jan. 17, 2018, 4:17 p.m.
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are you pissed off cuz buddy won't come down or because the car isnt worht 23K?

as for buying a car from away, a friend got a "free" car from her brother, by the time we met them half way in Jasper, paid for gas, food, overnight BnB, 100 $ dollar inspection fee the absolutely free car ... cost 500$

Jan. 21, 2018, 9:13 a.m.
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I just went through all this very recently. I wanted a very specific build/truck. I have used a broker in the past but wound up paying more and if you're arguing over $500 I'm guessing you're not going to want to go that route. Make sure you are final price/after taxes and fees and get them to send you the spec sheet with the build and price as it might be missing things when you show up. I used Craigslist mostly as it's got a bunch of really good filters to find specifically what you're looking for. In the end I emailed a ton of dealers and they found me a super good deal on what I'm guessing was a buy back for an enterprise rental. Good luck on the hunt.

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