How does Carjojo determine the price of a vehicle? They consider an array of factors, including how long a car has been on a particular dealer’s lot, whether that vehicle is currently being financed by the dealer, how many of the same make and model are available within a certain radius from that dealer, the performance of the dealer over recent months, what the slow day(s) of the week at the dealer, any available rebates or special offers, and more.
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It almost sounds too good to be true, so we found an actual Carjojo customer, Shannon Neiman from California, and asked her about her experience using the service. Neiman wanted a new Mercedes-AMG C43. “I knew exactly what I wanted, down to the trim,” Neiman tells Men’s Health. “The car I wanted was between $59,000 and $63,000 and the Carjojo site said they could save me about $5,000. Being a part-time worker and a mom, I thought it would be great if someone else could handle the negotiating for me. I hate the anxiety and hassle of that. A few hundred bucks was worth saving that much money.”
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“I called Carjojo to see what kind of company this was and I was instantly connected to a representative named Vincent. I got a great feeling from him, and he said he’d get right on the cars I’d put in my basket. He told me the only way I’d be charged was if he was able to get the price the website quoted. If not, there would be no fee.”
He quickly contacted Neiman and said he was able to secure the price quoted. “The car was listed for $59,500, and he was able to get a dealership to agree to $54,000. Vincent put me in touch with the dealership, and a few days later, I had my car,” Neiman says. “It was such an easy process. I was floored at how well Carjojo worked.”
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