When you are buying a used car Dubai, the process of buying involves a lot of research and planning. Whether you are buying a car online or directly through dealerships, the process can be very frustrating! Consumers report that one of their major annoyances is dealing with car salespeople. Car salespeople can be cunning and use con-mannery to trick buyers. Even though, the stereotype is often blown out of proportion, we at CarSwitch.com, wanted to help you know some of the tricks salespeople use and how being aware of them could possibly save you thousands of dirhams!
- Clever wordplay: Some salespeople use clever wording to lure you into buying a car. As soon as you enter a car shop, you don’t get asked “ How you are doing?”, but rather “ Which sedan or SUV you will be buying today”? That leaves the casual window shopper a bit puzzled if all they wanted was to just look around!
- Being secretive about the prices: Playing coy about the prices is another common ploy used by car salespeople. If you hear upfront that a vehicle costs AED 30,000, it might not sound like something you can afford. But hearing about monthly installments, such as those of AED 500 per month, may sound a bit more affordable. By concealing the all-inclusive price of the vehicle, the sales people make it look like the expensive car is within your reach.
- Beware of fishy deals: Car salesmen will reel you in with seemingly great bargain prices. But what they fail to mention is that you will need excellent credit to qualify for the beneficial terms. It is likely that the seasoned sales guy will temp the buyer into snatching up a good car deal and then lay all the “necessary terms and conditions” after you walk out with one. It is important to not just be aware of car scams, but fishy car deals as well!
- Unwanted upgrades: After you have picked out a car, be prepared for the salesman to offer you a few unnecessary upgrade features such as an extended warranty plan and a tire upgrade. The extras can add up to a few thousand dirhams and some extra margins for the salesperson! Deny any extra upgrades offered by the salesperson after you have settled on the sales price.
- Hiding car’s history: Often the car can be sold for more than it is worth by sketchy dealers or a salesperson who engage in “title washing”. By altering the car’s brand , the vehicle may be considered salvaged in one city if it was declared junk in another. For this reason, savvy car buyers must get the vehicle inspected (provided that the car has exceeded the 3 year mark) from an RTA customer facility or at an Eppco or Shamil testing facility.
You have now been officially warned of “car trickery”. We also have a better option for you! At CarSwitch.com, you don’t have to deal with sketchy dealers or shrewd salespeople. You can buy warrantied, pre-inspected, Dubai used cars directly from the owners! Happy shopping!