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January 17, 2022

Need Help Comparing Dealership Prices? We Got Your Back!

Nothing’s more annoying to car salesmen than comparison shoppers, which is why you should be one. The question is, how can you easily get reliable price quotes and compare them to what other dealers offer?

Talking price with a salesman can be tiresome — unless you’ve been in the game for so long already that you know the ins and outs like a pro. It takes a lot of time to learn how the game works. Fortunately, easier options are available that are just as effective.

So, how can you make sure that you’re able to compare prices between dealerships? Here are several tips:

  1. Look for the average pricing information.

If you’re searching for general information on the make and model of your choice, head over to the Kelley Blue Book website. It offers all types of pricing details on almost all types of cars and trucks.

The site allows you to look for vehicles by make and model or body style, as well as their MSRP. It also provides the dealer invoice price, which is the exact price paid by the dealership to the manufacturer of the car or truck. You can use this pricing information to determine whether you’re getting a good deal or not.

  1. Check the sticker.

The most accurate breakdown of a vehicle’s price is the Monroney sticker, a label required to be displayed in all new vehicles. The sticker cites the standard features along with the options installed in the car, which reflects the total price. You can find the manufacturer’s suggested price for a specific car model on the sticker.

  1. Find information online.

Websites such as TrueCar, AutoTrader, and Edmunds provide comprehensive information as to what prices are reasonable and what others have paid for the car model you’re planning to buy. Not only can you use them to compare dealerships, but they can also be great sources of reviews from consumers and auto experts alike.

  1. Check your local newspaper.

Most new car dealerships advertise specials for certain models, and there are times when the prices get super low. You must know, however, that these prices are considered loss leaders. A loss leader pricing is a marketing strategy when the seller intentionally sells a product below its market cost to stimulate sales of more profitable products or services. The idea behind this strategy is that a small initial loss can attract new customers, leading to greater profits.

You should visit a dealership as soon as you see an attractive ad post from them in the local paper. Remember, heavily discounted specials normally don’t last long, so you might as well strike the iron while it’s still hot.  Chances are, only a few units of that model with a super low price are available.

  1. Utilize an online dealer locator. offers a free service called Dealer Locator that lets you contact multiple dealerships at the same time. All you have to do is fill out their form, click the boxes next to the dealers you wish to reach out to, and you’ll receive a personalized e-mail in a few days. Your chosen dealers will give you quotes for the car you’re keen on purchasing.


Give Away an Unneeded Vehicle for a Worthy Cause

If you’re thinking of disposing of your old car once you buy a new one, the easiest, fastest, and cost-free way of doing that is by donating it to us here at Veteran Car Donations. Not only will you enjoy a rewarding and stress-free giving experience, but you’ll also be helping improve the living conditions of the struggling veterans and their families in your community. These are our nation’s heroes who are impoverished, homeless, disabled, unemployed, and suffering from illnesses, including mental health disorders.

We’ll place your vehicle up for auction, with the proceeds going straight to our veteran and military nonprofit partners. These IRS-registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations use the funding we give to provide needy veterans with a range of life-enhancing services. Thanks to your generous contribution, the needy vets in your area will receive financial aid, housing assistance, employment opportunities, free health care, psychological services, family support, and many other benefits.

Expect to receive valuable rewards for your car donation. We’ll send you by mail the 100% tax-deductible sales receipt of your vehicle within 30 days after it gets sold. This receipt will entitle you to receive the maximum tax deduction in the next tax season.

We’ll also haul off your car for free at a date and place of your choice. There’s no place in the U.S. where we can’t reach you since we operate throughout the country.

On top of the material rewards you’ll get, your vehicle donation will give you that exquisite feeling of satisfaction, knowing that you’ll be helping uplift the lives of our nation’s suffering heroes.

We accept nearly all types of vehicles. We even take those that have dents, scratches, or defective parts. If you’re uncertain about your car’s qualification for our program, let us know your concerns here and we’ll tell you what we think.

For inquiries, you may give us a call at 877-594-5822. Feel free to visit our FAQs page to learn about our quick and easy donation process and other important details.


Ready to Transform Lives with Us?

A simple vehicle donation can make a lifetime of change for the men and women of our military who fought for our nation to ensure our safety and freedoms. There’s no better way to retire your no-longer-wanted car than by giving it away to us. Call Veteran Car Donations at 877-594-5822 or fill out our secure online donation form now!

Veteran Car Donations operates in all 50 states.

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