The most exciting time for consumerism is looming fast. The entire country is being bombarded with tips on how to prepare for the day. From morning shows to magazines – they’re packed with advice on how to get shopping on Black Friday right.
The key to taking advantage of Black Friday is to be smart, especially if you’re making a big-ticket purchase — such as a used car. You have to constantly remind yourself that you need a thoroughly logical and strategic approach because Black Friday used car sales 2017 are bound to be busy and crazy.
So, how do you develop a logical and strategic approach to buying a great used car on this prime day for shopping? Provided below are some tips.
1. Always look for all the dealerships that have special promotions for Black Friday.
It’s always great to find dealerships that boost their marketing for the day. This doesn’t mean, however, that they actually have special deals specifically for the day. Sometimes, the marketing is really just to encourage you to include them in your Black Friday plans.
Check out their website to see if there truly are good deals only available for Black Friday itself. If there are, study them so you automatically know what you can take advantage of when you head to the dealership on the day. The last thing you really want is to be in a crowd of other buyers with no solid idea of what you want.
2. When you find a good deal on the website, call the dealership about it before Black Friday.
It’s actually possible to get that deal even before the “big event”, and if you can avoid the craziness that transpires where anything is sold, you definitely will have a less stressful holiday. You must know that most dealerships run special sales for the entire month, not just for the weekend (although there will be some that use the “urgency” factor to ensure big sales for Black Friday, and say the big markdown is really just for that day).
It’s worth mentioning too that if you need to discuss other arrangements, such as getting a car loan, you can do that without feeling rushed if you do so before Black Friday.
3. Make an appointment with a specific person.
You want to make sure that there’s an agent who’s ready to accommodate you and provide you his complete focus. It will not be a loss to any agent to schedule an appointment. In fact, it’s the more convenient arrangement for agents because they don’t have to approach potential buyers or dig deep into their memory to provide information to queries about different car options.
Also, if you set an appointment with a specific agent, you’ll give him the opportunity to adequately prepare, especially if you have already narrowed down your picks.
Do make sure to be on time for the appointment so you can breeze through the process much faster.
4. Make a computation of all the numbers you find about the cars you’re considering.
The numbers are the most important when you want to score a great car deal on Black Friday. Take note of all the prices and then visit reputable price sites to compare.
There are some dealerships that have impressively low marked down prices. However, the different “priced” layers of the process easily place the purchase on equal final cost with other dealerships. In the end, the seemingly awesome deal is not that beneficial after all.
On a Black Friday, you want to snag the best deal there is. So, get ready with your calculator to compute the final cost.
5. Be ready for the test drive.
Print down an instruction guide on how you should drive and what you should take note of when you’re taking a car out for a spin. You have to make sure everything feels right and nothing seems amiss.
However, don’t just pay attention to how the car feels when you’re driving it. Take into account how you feel as well. Although it’s a used car, it’s still going to cost you a significant amount of money, so you have to establish that it fits you perfectly.
6. Make sure that you shop with a purpose.
State right away what you need and how much time you have. The advantage to this is you won’t have to bear with rehearsed sales pitches about “great deals.”
Don’t waste your time. You don’t need to know about those other deals when you’ve done your research already.
Black Friday used car sales in 2017 are definitely worth preparing for, especially if you’re in dire need of a car. Use the tips provided here to guide you through the process and you may not just get the best car for your budget, but also score a rather pleasant used car buying experience, considering the craziness of the day.