Last post on Mar 16, 2013 at 6:18 AM
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#764 of 769 Re: USAA and Costco [rming]
Dec 28, 2012 (11:39 pm)
Carsdirect is not buying the cars at dealer invoice, they're buying them at the bank invoice price. Most dealerships do not own their cars, they are bank or company owned. That's how they were given such large checks towards down payments, that is part of the difference of the pricing. Dealer and employee invoicing sales are noting special ask for 500 above bank invoice and see what happens, odds are they will laugh at you.
#765 of 769 No Responses from Carwoo [rming]
Jan 30, 2013 (8:34 am)
After selecting several dealers, then slogging through the carwoo signup process, I did not receive a single response prior to purchasing late in the day.
May have been due to my short time requirement (which was mentioned in my request).
#766 of 769 Re: No Responses from Carwoo [mikeytp]
Jan 31, 2013 (4:50 am)
I too have attempted to use Carwoo a couple of times. I really got nothing useful either time. One time I did get a couple of quotes which were not as good as quotes I got on my own.
I suspect dealers have concluded folks who use Carwoo, or True Car, are reluctant to negotiate and are only looking for a discounted price. Dealers likely do not provide their lowest price to Carwoo inquiries.
Really, when purchasing a vehicle, nothing replaces actual negotiations with the sales staff. And, IMHO, it is always best to initiate contact with a dealer through the dealer's internet staff.
#767 of 769 CarWoo = Car Poo
Feb 08, 2013 (11:34 pm)
Similar experience here. Tried using CarWoo three times. Twice, I received no response from any dealer. The other time, only one dealer responded and he didn't even have an offer, he just asked me to give him the chance to match any other offer I got.
#768 of 769 What does it hurt to try?
Mar 16, 2013 (6:09 am)
Carwoo is anonymous and free. What does it hurt to try? Contrary to the other posts here I got a great offer on Carwoo. Almost too good to be true. What I wonder is if the dealer is obligated to honor the price?
#769 of 769 Re: What does it hurt to try? [bradkf]
Mar 16, 2013 (6:18 am)
Please let us know whether the dealer did honor the Carwoo price.