Do you know that some people spend literally five hours or more haggling to get the best price on a car? This isn’t something that many people want to deal with and with good reason.
The good news is you don’t have to haggle. There are so many ways to negotiate your next car when you hate haggling. Let’s take a closer look.
Shop a No-Haggle Lot
Did you know that are car lots made just for you? These are lots that don’t want to haggle either. They want to offer you prices that are so low that you don’t feel the need to haggle. Some of these stores even allow you to make your purchase online. This is one of the best ways to avoid the haggling game.
You can also take advantage of auto programs like the one at Costco where you can shop at select dealerships and get a pre-negotiated price.
Research a Fair Price to Offer
If you know that you’re going to have to make an offer, know what a good offer is. You can find prices on sites like Edmunds or Kelley Blue Book. When you make the offer, explain that you’ve done your research and know that the price you’re making is fair. You can even print out the data to take with you to present with your offer.
Wait to Discuss Your Trade-In
Never mention your trade-in until you’ve got your offer accepted. This will ensure that you’re getting the best price possible. Again, research, research, research. Know what your trade-in is worth (via Kelley Blue Book) so that you get the best price.
Be Prepared to Walk
If the dealership isn’t willing to accept your offer, walk away. You’ll be amazed at how quickly many dealerships will change their minds when you get in your car to leave. And, if they don’t change their minds – that’s okay, too. Just move on to the next dealership.
Shop Private Sales
Last, but not least, you can always skip the dealership and buy from a private seller. Private sellers are easier to work with and many price their cars to sell or at least cheaper than dealerships. If you want a great price, look for cars that are older models, but low in miles.
You don’t have to haggle to get a great price. There are so many simple things you can do to negotiate your next car when you hate haggling. Whether you know the price to offer from research or shop with private sellers, you can get an awesome price on your next car.