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You may be familiar with the idea of consignment. People consign all sorts of items. It is really no differeng with vehicles.
Consignment is a process whereby we help you sell your vehicle. We have far more resources and support than most individuals have, and we help people, like you, get your vehicle sold, with very little effort on your part.
Let us use our resources and efforts to match your vehicle to clients who are looking for quality pre-owned options.
So how does this whole process work?
Valuation of Your Vehicle
Bring your vehicle to Payless Car Sales and will conduct an appraisal. Our sales and management staff evaluate your car, based on its history, current market value and any other pertinent information and present you with a current market value assessment.
Marketing Your Vehicle
Most people have a hard time marketing their own vehicle. It takes time, effort, and knowledge. At Payless Car Sales we have a professional customer service team, a safe and well-lit lot, and an attractive website that all help advertise and sell your vehicle.
We take care to professionally photograph and list your car on Craigslist, Cars.com and other popular sites frequented by car buyers. We also offer cleaning and detailing services to get your vehicle showroom-ready before it is photographed and marketed to potential buyers.
We leverage the power of a professional team, a good name, and proven marketing strategies to help clients, like you, match vehicles to potential buyers, taking the weight off of your shoulders.
For many, the process of actually selling a car, along with all the paperwork involved, can be daunting. This is a huge benefit to consigning with us. We take care of all the paperwork and documentation. We take care of buyer inquiries, test drives and client support, and all the pertinent paperwork, such as bill of sales and DMV paperwork.
This process, when done through consignment, also keeps the parties anonymous, freeing you to do the things you need to do in your busy life, without having to worry.
Even More Value
Many consigners may not think of the fact that this is a huge benefit to sellers, but it really is. Sellers benefit from time saved and professionals working for them, while buyers can benefit from services and products they cannot get in the private market setting. Buyers can get used vehicle financing through our professional services. They can also get extended warranties or service agreements, giving both you and them peace of mind. We can also help transport vehicles, when needed for clients out of our local service area.
These services are something most sellers cannot provide. It ensures the transactions are professional and supports both parties. This can help maximize your sale price, save you time, and keep everyone confident in the process.
Cost to you
All of this is available to you for no cost up front. We charge a simple $995 flat fee from the consigner to sell your car. You name the price you want, and we simply add the $995 on top of that and go to work to sell it for you. While many other companies will charge 10-20% to sell your car, we have only that flat fee. If it doesn't sell, you owe us nothing. This keeps all cars selling equally, and ensures you are treated the same as anyone else. We offer advice in pricing, but leave the final decisions up to you.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How long will it take to sell my car?
Most cars sell within 30-45 days.
How much does Payless Car Sales charge to sell my car?
Payless Car Sales charges a flat fee of $995 on all consignments. Most importantly, there are NO upfront or out of pocket costs. Just a flat fee once your car sells with no hidden costs.
Can you help me determine what my car is worth?
Definitely! We do this every day, and our friendly sales staff will take into account all aspects of your vehicle and the current market to help determine the best price to list your car at, what you can expect to sell the car for, and the best way to get the car to market and sell it for as much money and as quickly as possible. We have an online vehicle appraisal tool that compares the market price along with current availability of similar cars. We combine that with our own industry knowledge to help you reach a fair market value for your car. At the end of the day we want to find the right price to move the car that satisfies your desired sale price.
What if I have a bank loan?
No problem at all. We will handle the entire process from pay-off to transferring title for you. Once the car sells, we take care of everything and cut you a check.
Can you accept trade-ins on my car even if it is on consignment?
Yes! We treat every car at Payless Car Sales the same, regardless of if we own it or it is on consignment. Many people like to utilize our trade in program, and your car will get to take advantage of the full benefits of being a car in our inventory.
Can a consignment car be financed by a potential new buyer?
Definitely. In fact, this is one of the number one reasons to list your car on consignment with Payless Car Sales. We offer a wide range of financing options and facilitate the loan process through a number of different local and national financial institutions such as: AlaskaUSA, Denali FCU, Credit Union 1, Northern Skies, True North, Mat Valley FCU, MAC FCU, Ally Financial, USAA, and Navy Federal. Your car has much better chance of selling through a dealer like us than a private buyer for this reason alone.
Why would I pay you to sell my car when I can just sell it on my own in my free time?
First of all, do you really have any free time? We are experts at what we do and have the ability and tools at our disposal to not only sell your car more quickly and for a higher price, but we are here to take the headache out of your hands. We do all the legwork and simply bring you reasonable offers as they come in. Your only job is to say yes or no to those offers and then collect a check at the end. Simple enough!
How long does it take to set up selling my car on Consignment with Payless Car Sales?
Generally, we can have you in and out the door in less than 30 minutes. We can even set up everything digitally (via email or fax) and then have the car picked up at your residence (or wherever you store it) so that you don't have to even lift a finger!
Do you allow test drives?
We screen all potential buyers before taking them on a test drive. Our professional and seasoned sales staff know how to differentiate a serious buyer and a joy rider. Furthermore, all test drives are accompanied with a sales staff and we don’t allow any overnight test drives. In some cases, the potential buyer prefers to get the vehicle professionally inspected and in these cases, we call you for an approval before your vehicle is released to a shop.
What does Payless Car Sales ensure that my car does not get vandalized or damaged?
Our premises have cameras and are routinely monitored during the day. In addition, we have a full-time security team after hours that ensures that all vehicles are protected while we are closed.