BLACK FRIDAY – Stay Home and Save Thousands

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With all of the attention that is turned towards pre-Christmas sales events on Black Friday, new and used car dealers will be working harder than ever to get your business. This means creative financing incentives, special pricing, and extraordinary package savings on the car, truck, van, or SUV that you have been “eye-balling.” While the screaming hordes are rushing out to the malls and department stores, car dealership personnel will be carefully monitoring their inventories, which have been skillfully accentuated using everything from flags and streamers to dancing gorillas and spot lights in an all out effort to make a sale in a season when it seems that all is against it. So, take advantage of Black Friday activities by staying home and shopping online for a great deal on the new or used car of your dreams.

Here are three great ideas for saving money on a new or late model used vehicle this Christmas season, which officially begins with Black Friday the day after Thanksgiving.

Use the internet and other forms of advertising to take full advantage of all the special Black Friday and End of Year Closeout deals. Check out new and used car websites like to access millions of new and used car listings. Some will reflect special savings programs that can save consumers thousands of dollars off the sales price or possibly even more if you take advantage of special financing offers available from select manufacturers.

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Use the calendar to save money two ways; save when you purchase your vehicle and optimize tax savings with an end-of-year purchase. New car dealers are always motivated to move their inventory near the end of the year. There are taxes to be paid and questions to be answered about every vehicle that remains in inventory past New Years. Use end-of-year savings, combined with special Black Friday deals, combined with your own personal tax savings when purchasing a new vehicle near the end of the year to multiply savings. What is the best Christmas present that you can think of? How about a new car?

Use the telephone to locate new car dealers who still have NEW 2014 models in stock. They will be even more motivated than ever to move these cars before paying end-of-year penalties. The truth is that most of these dealers have already been penalized once for having these vehicles in inventory — that was last year. They certainly don’t want that to happen again. You can purchase a 2014 model (that is virtually indistinguishable from a 2015 model) at a significant savings and give someone that Christmas gift that they will never forget.

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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