Just after your thoughts/views/opinions on buying a buying a 2nd hand car privately from trade me (so not a dealer), in particular dealing with sellers and negotiating. Mainly just strategies or tips to get the best price possible, i.e. from a buyer’s perspective.
Once you know you want to purchase the car, do you all take what it’s listed for as gospel and just offer that amount? Or do you look at the “or near offer” and do a bit of low balling?
Cars I’ve been interested in are being listed anywhere from 9.5k – 12k ono. This is for the same model, similar year and k’s on the clock, so I understand the price variance.
I have noticed that cars are generally cheaper in Auck, which is a pain as I’m based in Dunedin, but could a cheaper car based in Auck be used to negotiate the price down for a similar car say based in Chch?
Obviously will get pre-purchased inspection etc done on any car I buy, so not after advice on that.