Half the fun of buying a car is checking out the market by wandering around lots, right? However, this hasn’t been possible for quite a while, and – despite masks and vaccinations – many people are still not comfortable about face-to-face conversations with strangers. That’s why kicking wheels over the Internet is a great pandemic option for prudent purchasers!
Keeping It Personal
With peer-to-peer marketplaces thriving, plenty of buyers are opting for used cars advertised online by their owners. Yes, this can be a great money-saver if you luck into a great deal – but scammers are everywhere. So here are a few tips on how to protect yourself (and your hard-earned cash!) when you buy a car online from a private seller.
First, you should confirm that (i) there really is a car; (ii) it’s in the advertised condition; and (iii) the advertiser has the right to sell it.