Buying a new or used car from a dealership is a very important but unfortunately not so pleasant ... More
Buying a new or used car from a dealership is a very important but unfortunately not so pleasant experience (just ask a friend who has been to a car dealer). What starts out as a friendly visit to the local dealer can quickly turn into a time-consuming, unpleasant experience that many would rather avoid. In fact, the average US car buyer spends over 8 hours over multiple weeks driving to car dealers, haggling with salesmen, and reviewing paperwork. That figure is on top of the 18 hours the average buyer spends online finding dealerships and comparing cars. Add those numbers to the high stress incurred negotiating in a dealer and you have a truly awful experience.
AutoSwan (www.autoswan.com) is an online platform connecting passionate auto negotiators with new and used car buyers for mutual benefit. New and used car buyers post the car they are looking for on AutoSwan, connecting the buyer to experienced negotiators around the nation. Shortly thereafter, negotiators bid for the ability to help the buyer, submitting a blind proposal containing their negotiating fee (from $99) as well as a guaranteed savings commitment.
When a negotiator and buyer connect, the buyer sits back while the negotiator contacts dealers and negotiates. Negotiators commonly go thru a minimum of three rounds of negotiation with each dealer to ensure not a penny is left on the table. Negotiators are never paid by dealers to eliminate conflict of interest; internal AutoSwan contests reward negotiators who are able to consistently obtain below invoice quotes for their customers. AutoSwan holds the negotiator fee in an escrow system so the negotiator is not paid if the guaranteed savings commitment is not met.
Using AutoSwan, buyers save time, money and hassle. Most of all, they purchase knowing they are getting the lowest possible price for their dream car.
Last updated 6 Aug 2015
Published 1 Jul 2013
I have to admit that one of the better things I ever did when I was thinking of buying a used car was to hire a 'broker' to find me the one that I was looking for. What usually happens is that I trudge off to the car markets on a Saturday morning with a fixed idea in my head of exactly the car I want. Not twenty cars...not ten...just this one car that I have set in my head that is the perfect car for me. Naturally, that car doesn't really exist and it usually ends with my heading home after a few hours - dispirited and despondent. AutoSwan is a crowd sourcing community application that uses brokers to source the car of your dreams. Even with the set fee that your broker charges there's a pretty good chance that you will be ahead on the deal as brokers average over $4000 discount when negotiating with dealers.
Buying a new or used car from a dealership is no easy matter. Its very important to get the right car but not always the most pleasant of experiences. What starts out as a friendly visit to the local dealer can quickly turn into a time-consuming, unpleasant experience that many would rather avoid. The average US car buyer spends over 8 hours over multiple weeks driving to car dealers, haggling with salesmen and reviewing paperwork and that figure is on top of the 18 hours the average buyer...