Maybe it’s high time you got a new (or newesh) car, suv or van! If you are in the market for a new vehicle, if you can, consider paying CASH! You can get a great deal that way! My hubby Tony always pays cash for our cars. He would either go to an auction or check-in with Craig’s List to find one from a private owner or a car dealership!
Tony shared that it was time for me to get another vehicle and asked what I wanted! I shared that I wanted another Infiniti QX56! So that’s what he got for me! He found a GREAT deal on a GREAT SUV at Southern Star Automotive in Duluth! Well now… it is Christmastime and in the Spirit of Giving, I would love to share a few tips on getting your next car or other big ticket item for the best price while doing thorough research!
- Go to Truecar.com – Car dealers will put their best cash price on this site! Click on this link: https://www.truecar.com/#/.
- Go to OfferUp.com – You can buy and sell anything on this site! Car dealers and private owners list here. You can make your offer right then! Click on this link: https://offerup.com/.
- Go to Craig’s List – Well… you know you can buy anything there! Click on this link: craigslist.org.
- Visit a Reputable Car Dealership – Tony bought my SUV from Southern Star Automotive and they gave him a great deal! They are so very nice and have lots of nice vehicles! I LOVE mine! The great thing about going to a dealership is that they already have an automotive repair department on site. They can do all the repairs and such before you take possession of your car! You can ask for Henry Soberanis. Just click on this link: http://85cars.com/.
- Check out my article in the December issue of Upscale magazine! It is called “Shopping Online: 7 Sure-Fire Sites That will Save Time and Money During the Holidays and Beyond”. It is found in my EXCLUSIVE column called The Consumer Collection. I provide great sites for purchasing vehicles at a fraction of the costs. Click on this link to view the Upscale magazine website: http://upscalemagazine.com/.
- Read my Black Enterprise article called “Living the Glamourous Life: Look Like a Millionaire Without Breaking the Bank!” Just click on this link: http://www.blackenterprise.com/mag/living-the-glamorous-life/.
- Order Leslie’s Lane The Book! Your One Stop Internet Resource Guide to Links for Jobs, Inspiration, Discounts, FREE Stuff, Scholarships, Travel and More! I discuss how you can purchase cars at the best price. Plus… the book has all you want to know about making and saving money! Just click on this link: https://www.amazon.com/Leslie-E.-Royal/e/B00JJFMGO0.
Finally, please keep this in mind. If you are willing to get an older model car, you can get an even better deal. Just seek out vehicles that have had few body style changes over the years. For example, I think the Infiniti body style was relatively the same from 2004 to 2011. So I was totally cool with Tony upgrading me from the 2004 model (The Big Diva) to the 2009 model (Diva II) this week! We trust that you find this quite helpful! Enjoy your Christmas and Happy New Year!
Leslie E. Royal is an author, international freelance journalist, product review expert, social media influencer, global travel writer, speaker, media consultant and strategist. Her articles have appeared in numerous publications including: Upscale, Upscalemagazine.com, ESSENCE, ESSENCE.com, Blackenterprise.com, Black Enterprise, FORTUNE.com and The Wall Street Journal. She is creator of the Leslie’s Lane consumer information brand and has penned two books: How to Write and Self-Publish Your Book for FREE with Amazon’s CreateSpace (Amazon $9.95) and Leslie’s Lane The Book! Your One Stop Internet Resource Guide to Links for Jobs, Inspiration, Discounts, FREE Stuff, Scholarships, Travel and More! (Amazon $14.95). Follow her on social media at @LesliesLane.