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Greater chicago auto auction

hey guys chrisfix here and today I’m
going to show you how to buy a used car
if you haven’t seen the first video on
how to buy a used car go watch that now
because in that video I show you how to
inspect a car without the owner around
like if you just saw it on the side of
the road with a for sale sign in the
window you could find the link to that
video in the description in this video
right now I’m going to show you what
questions you want to ask the owner when
you give them a call on the phone I’m
going to show you how to look up the
value of the car so you know what price
you want to negotiate down to and if
you’re getting a good deal or not I’m
going to show you how to check the VIN
number for free and I’m also going to go
over a couple other tips that should be
helpful when buying a used car so let’s
begin by calling the owner hey how’s it
going I’m calling about the Jaguar I
have a couple of questions I know we
just started but I want to stop the call
real quick because I actually made a
mistake here when the cars on the side
of the road like this the first thing
you want to say is hello I’m calling
about the car for sale you don’t want to
name a specific car just ask about the
car for sale that way if the person
sells used cars on the side or their
dealer they’re going to respond which
one since they sell multiple cars if
it’s a private owner they won’t ask
which one because they’re selling just
that car and then knowing if it’s a
private owner versus a dealer is
important because it helps you
understand why the car is being sold and
it tells you if the guy selling the car
does this professionally or not ok so
let’s go back to the call could you tell
me a little bit about the car like how
many miles does everything work in it
doesn’t need anything basically all the
luxury options that come with a Jaguar
everything seems to work well the car
doesn’t really need any work might need
some front brake soon um I want to take
the kids to school and the soccer
practice but other than that er what’s
great okay could you tell me why you’re
selling it I need a bigger car
taking the soccer practice doesn’t
really work in this car
gotcha okay are there any check engine
lights and I noticed the front bumper
has a crack on it do you know what
that’s from last year I tried to use
some epoxy and glue it back together
just so it’s drivable it doesn’t look
great but it works still together a year
after we can replace it with a popular
junkyard cost so much and how much are
you asking $3,000 awesome ok great well
the car sounds nice I’m looking at it
right now actually in the parking lot
and I’m looking for a Jaguar could we go
for a test-drive sometime are you free
this week yeah next Friday works does
around 3 work for you ok as long as we
could get the test-drive in before the
Sun Goes Down because I want to see the
car with the Sun still up so like 4
o’clock or something like that ok great
Friday at 4 I’ll shoot your text in the
morning thanks a lot man what’s your
name by the way

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Greater chicago auto auction tips
ok Frank thanks a lot I’m Chris and I’ll
see you next week alright a week later
we’re meeting up with the owner a little
bit earlier than we talked on the phone
just because I need a film but I have a
couple of things that I want to go over
and I want to show you before we meet
with him so the first thing I want to go
over is my updated checklist this is
going to help you guys tremendously you
could download this and print it out for
free with the link in the description
I’m really proud of this checklist and I
think it’s a great tool it’s what I use
every time I look at a car the first
thing we have here are questions you
could ask the owner these are just some
of the basic questions that I definitely
want to ask the owner when I meet them
but make sure you also ask them any
questions you have and that you could
think of next on my checklist I have
things that you want to bring the first
thing you want to bring is an obd2
scanner something to plug into the
computer so you can read the car’s
computer you also want to make sure you
bring one of these fridge type magnets
they’re weak but they’re perfect for
testing to see if there’s any bondo or
body filler used over the body we’re
good idea to bring a flashlight
because if you can’t see some certain
spots in the engine compartment a
flashlight will help you light that up
bring a paper towel depending on what
vehicle you’re looking at you might be
able to check the transmission fluid the
oil the brake fluid and the power
steering fluid and then finally bring a
pen so that you could check off
different things on your checklist to
make it easier to make sure you didn’t
miss anything the next thing on the list
after you go see the car initially get
home you want to make sure you check the
value of the car I’m going to show you
how to do that in a second you want to
check the VIN so make sure you record
the VIN number I’ll also show you how to
do that and there’s free vin checks I’ll
have the links right on the paper and
then want to write down any major
problems from your research that the car
might have in this case I did a bunch of
research on Jaguar x-type stew see what
common problems they have and I listed
them all in this section so let me show
you how to find the value of the car so
there are two different sources I like
to go off of the fund the value of the
car na da and KB B they’re just two
different companies I use the first
thing we’ll look at is the nad a value
you plug in all the information about
the car the year the mileage the options
it has in this case we have a rough to
average condition car and when you’re
negotiating you want to try to get as
close to the trade-in value as you can
the trade-in value is how much a
dealership is going to give you for the
car if you decide to trade it in so in
this case if the dealerships going to
get around $2,000 that’s what you want
to try to get it for the trade-in value
is the value that I go off of to find a
good deal if you could get it anywhere
near that value you got yourself a good
deal now if we look at the kelley blue
book pricing the tradin is significantly
lower than what the guys asking the guys
asking $3,000 and the trade-in value is
around $1000 even if you know what the
value of the car should be don’t expect
somebody that dropped that much just
because you tell them that’s what it’s
worth
so from all this information we have a
good idea we want to be between a
thousand and two thousand dollars I’ll
leave links to the sites in the
description so they could easily find
them and check the value of the used car
you’re looking at as well the next thing
I have are two different sites that are
free to check the VIN you could use a
paid service but realize even the paid
services aren’t going to tell you the
whole story all the time it only tells
you reported problems and a lot of times
people won’t report accidents to their
insurance company so there’s not going
to be a record of that accident so even
if you pay for a report you won’t know
for sure if there’s been an accident or
not real quick if you don’t know where
to find the VIN number
there’s a VIN number located at the
driver’s side where the windshield meets
the hood right here I always write that
down or take a picture with my phone so
you can look it up later you can
actually search a VIN number in a Google
search and sometimes you’ll be surprised
at the info you might find but I have
two good sources that you could use that
are free
that’ll check the VIN I put these links
right on our sheet so you could easily
find them and the first one is going to
be the National Insurance Crime Bureau
you put in your VIN number and it tells
you if there’s a theft record and it
tells you if there’s a total loss or a
salvage record in this case this Jaguar
came clean the next link is just going
to tell you if there’s any recalls for
the vehicle because you want to make
sure that recall work has been done
again you put in your VIN and it gives
you any information about that and one
really important thing that I found out
by putting in the VIN number is the
actual year of the car the owner says
it’s a 2004 but in reality this is a
2003 Jaguar so that changes the value of
the car and how I’m going to negotiate
that value so even though there’s no
problems or anything with the car I got
valuable information about the correct
year so we haven’t even gone for the
test-drive yet and we got so much
valuable information and the other thing
I want to say before we go meet the
owner the owner is really nice he’s
letting me film he asked me not to
include him as much as possible I’ll
blur out his face he’s not going to be
too involved except for the actual
test-drive part and obviously meeting
him and negotiating but I told him don’t
worry you know I try to go as quick as
possible and the whole idea is to teach
you guys what I do when I go look at a
used car so enough of this chitchat
let’s go drive over there and check out
the car so I’m just waiting for the
owner he’ll be here in a few minutes and
one thing I want to mention is meet in a
safe location we’re in a parking lot you
can see it’s super busy there are tons
of people it’s a public place very
important also make sure you don’t have
your money on your person you want to
have it in your car so put the money in
the glove box so that you know if
somebody tries to jump you or something
they don’t have any money to get and
then finally don’t get emotional that’s
super important and there’s the car ok
good so he’s here don’t get emotional
don’t think about buying the car today
because nine times out of 10 you’re
going to be walking away and the other
thing is don’t be afraid to walk away
you don’t want to get caught up thinking
I really need this car or I really want
this car because then it’s a lot easier
to make bad decisions and overpay and
that’s definitely not what you want so
with everything that we just went over
go and say hello to the owner and check
out this car hey you doing Chris Frank
that’s to meet you Frank all right here
she is so as you know I’m filming I want
to film this so that people could know
how to buy a used car this might take a
little while but I’m a serious buyer so
all the time you need if I could get the
keys and check stuff out that’d be great
are there any other keys besides this
one
now unfortunately that’s the only one
okay that’s good to know okay let’s go
check out this car so in the next video
which you could easily get to by
clicking on the screen or finding the
link in the description in that video
we’re going to go over everything you
should look at when inspecting a used
car from inspecting the interior
checking under the hood showing you how
to test drive the car and then
negotiating on a price and then maybe
coming home with the car as always
hopefully the video is helpful and if
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other viewers but it’s also going to
help me because I learn a bunch of new
tips and tricks from you guys all the
time

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