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Published: January 6th 2014
Finally we bought a great van with a lot of space for camping stuff and people. It was a long way to regard the car as our bargain.......There is the story:
Every Sunday there is the big car fair in Auckland. Christian and me went to the small car city market on Saturday. There were approximately 25 cars that were sold by backpackers or doggy men. As soon as we have entered the car market we were surrounded like a prey by a hunter. Everyone told as the same story:
„My car is the best.“
„I will do the WOF and registration for you“
„I've have checked everything in the car and it should work“
„I give u a special offer“
If you don't know much about cars especially about cars in New Zealand it is easy to feel absolutely lost. But on the other side there were such cheap cars like one station wagon for 1800 $. We have done a test drive and it felt really good. We were at the edge of buying this car before we realized that he wants to leave the country tomorrow and the people next to us warned us.
So, we made up our mind to drop the seducing offer. First of all, it's weird to buy so quickly a car and secondly it's very easy to buy a car but hard to sell it.
We learnt a lesson that there a many factors to bear in mind. Especially we need to be aware of the fact that we find ourselves in the high season and we finish our trip in the end of summer. So, everybody wants to sell his car in March and the prices will fall rapidly. The best thing to do then is to buy a car with the option of a buy and back guarantee. We will lose money anyway. But with the guarantee we can get at least 50% of the original price. That's not too bad.......
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