Is It Wiser to Buy Cars from Fleet Vehicle Sales?
With the impacts of the global economy on businesses and individuals, everyone is opting to purchase items in packages. Whether it is getting office stationery or purchasing insurance, everyone wants the deal that comes in a package. Package purchasing which is similar to wholesale is usually a win-win situation for both the client and the seller.
The consumer gets a lot of product for a limited amount of money whereas the buyer gets his stock off the shelves at a faster rate enabling greater profits within limited periods. With all the hullaballoo about opting for the deal that comes in a package most people are wondering about the wisdom of following the same route when it comes to cars.
Companies get to benefit from having their brand image extended to the kind of cars their employees drive and enjoy the profits from such a wholesale bargain. It also fits right in into their company plan where economic concerns and even environmental concerns are what with all the carbon markets and the green status of companies. These coupled with other reasons individuals to each company are the primary force behind why most companies are offering their employees the option of getting a car in company's fleet as part of the salary package.
As an employee, you may wonder what are the benefits of doing so over going out and purchasing your own car at the dealerships.
• Firstly, it is a much better plan as minimal amounts of your salary go into buying the car so you get to adjust to your paycheck. It is much harder to try to save for a car on your own and there are higher chances of you falling into temptation and using up the money.
• Even worse is when you just get out a large chunk of your income and buy a car. You will not only feel the pinch but it will also destabilize your spending and expenditures for a few months. Get it through the salary package is very convenient for your budget.
• Furthermore, you get rid of the hassle of going through the salesperson at the dealerships. If you do not have great negotiating skills to outmatch them, you may leave there, feeling very frustrated and tired. The company does all the negotiations and all you get is a new car at even a lower price
If your company or employer does not have such a package do not fret as you can buy a car from the fleet section even as an individual. You just have to be witty about it. The main thing is to know what you want beforehand especially in terms of pricing and performance. Once you get in do not go into much detail about negotiation but request for a test drive. Ensure the car you have in mind fits your specifications.
Go straight to the fleet section and deal with the fleet manager or main salesperson. To avoid much of the confusing talk be upfront about the specifications you want for your car and let them explain well what is available that suits you. Therefore, buying from the fleet section in this economy is probably the wisest thing you can do.
Ross - About Author:
We took our office car to the Hyundai Service Center in Melbourne for its 80k service and found out about the fleet vehicles sale they were promoting. We bought a new Hyundai for our company.
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