Ok. Truth time.
http://www.gumtree.co.za have asked me to write a few words on buying online.
Lets start with the truth. Since that is the biggest issue when buying online. Often blind.
I have bought dozens of vehicles over the years. Using http://www.gumtree.co.za in South Africa has seen me purchase many of my cars and motorbikes over the years. The platform just works for me.
Lets imagine there was an actual car lot out there. A car lot that had every obscure and out of production vehicle there was. That we could walk around and see all these cars in real time. Folks you are dreaming. It just doesn’t exist out there.
For me to find the cars and bikes that I have (im including bicycles here too) I would have had to drive around for ages into places that I didnt know existed in order to track down some of these vehicles. I found what I wanted with a few clicks. Sometimes I have had friends send me links via text messages or emails saying “Martin, you just have to check this out”
I bought my last three cars via http://www.gumtree.co.za
My VW Kombi Autovilla. Bough blind in PE.
My Volvo 122S Amazon. Also bought blind in PE
and my Mercedes c230 Coupe. Bought blind up in Johannesburg.
I was able to get enough info out of the buyers adverts to warrant further investigation. Im no fool. I didn’t transfer funds or go to some dodgy place to view these cars. I dealt with people online and felt I had sufficient trust with them to meet up and see th cars. In every case it was well worth the gamble as I got exactly the cars I was looking for without any further need to search. In fact I cannot think how I would have found them otherwise.
Be sensible when buying online. But by all means do it.
Like this advert I saw here http://goo.gl/M8l2LP
I just want to jump out and buy this. Ok. So im short of cash and parking. But hey. A man can dream!