Automotive Black Friday

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man-in-car-with-keysAvoiding the screaming masses at the mall on Black Friday could be much more productive than one might imagine.

Between burgeoning inventories and looming tax deadlines, automotive new car dealerships are approaching the time of year when they are most motivated to move cars.

Black Friday marks the beginning of the Christmas holidays, but this is a day which also marks the beginning of slashed car prices and creative financing, as dealerships all over the country find themselves scrambling to sell, sell, sell, in a buyers market.

So, eat all of the turkey that you can stand on Thursday, then get down to your local new car dealership on Black Friday for great deals on cars and trucks. Whether you are looking to buy a new car as a gift for that special someone, or to upgrade your fleet before the fiscal year expires, you stand to save a bundle with special automotive deals that begin on Black Friday.

Let’s Make a Deal

No, really — Black Friday is historically one of the slowest sales days for new automobile dealerships, annually. This inspires them to sell, at great deals, in several ways:

• The arrival of 2014 models, in addition to the 2013 model inventory, leaves dealers overstocked.

• Consumers are more focused on holiday gift buying and less on car buying, decreasing overall sales.

• Automobile manufacturers are anxious to move 2013 models; adding increased incentives and rebates.

• With the end of the fiscal/calendar year approaching, automobile inventories will be tallied and taxed accordingly.


Black Friday is a great day to be as far away from the big department stores as possible. It’s also a great day to find brand new automotive specials, which can save you thousands of dollars. Not only that; with new car inventories swollen to frightening degrees, you are more likely to find just the model and trim package that you are looking for.

Don’t wait too long, the best cars at the best prices will go first. Auto manufacturers will offer huge rebates and incentives on 2013 models, on this traditionally slow automotive sales days, allowing sales representatives and financing professionals to offer deals on cars that are too good to pass-up. Nobody likes to pay taxes.

Especially when they don’t have to, and new car dealers can avoid paying “end-of-the-year-taxes” on 2013 model new cars by selling them at reduced prices. The dealership saves money, the consumer saves money, and everybody is happy.

Never mind the neck-ties and forget about the microwave ovens; how happy will your loved one be with a new car, or truck, under the Christmas tree?

Huge Tax Breaks

If you are a small business owner, fleet manager, or sub-contractor, then Black Friday can be a banner automotive day for you, as well. Don’t get dragged down to the factory outlet, instead make plans to find money saving car deals that will allow you to avoid paying too much in taxes. If your van, truck, or SUV is on its last leg, Black Friday could be the perfect time to replace it.

Whether you need a single commercial vehicle, or a fleet, you can “get the ball rolling” on Black Friday and take advantage of extraordinary savings. You will then have plenty of time to finalize the paperwork and take delivery by the end of the year. That translates into added savings with Uncle Sam — it’s a win, win situation.


Black Friday will be here before you know it, so check your newspapers, television, and internet for information on money saving automotive specials in your area. Visit your local new car dealership on Black Friday and get the best selection, at the best value, for your money.

S.M. Darby

S.M. Darby

I am a freelance author with over 25 years of experience as a professional, ASE certified automotive technician and shop owner, muscle car enthusiast, avid street racer, and classic car restoration specialist.

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