Unhaggle.com lets you click and drive

An online car-buying service helps you save money and avoid haggling.

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From the February/March 2012 issue of the magazine.

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Instead of schlepping around to half a dozen car dealerships to try to wrestle discounts from fast-talking sales staff, a new service allows Canadians to shop for a new car from their couches. At Unhaggle.com, car buyers pay $47 to have local dealers offer prices for their chosen vehicle. Unhaggle may also get a commission from the dealer, says the co-founder of the site, Radek Garbowski.

Phil Edmonston, author of the Lemon-Aid car guides, says it’s too soon to tell if Unhaggle can give consumers lower prices than they can get on their own, but he says the service could be useful for certain types of buyers. “This should appeal to consumers who don’t have time to do research, as well as people buying more expensive vehicles where there’s more room to negotiate on price.”

7 comments on “Unhaggle.com lets you click and drive

  1. Personally I like the sport of hagling on price with car salespeople. There are many dealers around so I find it best to shop around and look for last years models they are trying to move off the lot. Often you can gain an upper hand on price negotiation for a higher option model of the current years mid range or low end model.

    Lesson learned over the years: Make them work on the deal and then think about it overnight, at home, where you can redo the math and consider your options carefully without the pressure.

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  2. This is a great idea, I buy everything online, and the thought of not dealing with car dealerships makes me excited.
    It would probably cost me more then $47 in gas and headaches to drive around looking for a new car.

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  3. Car Cost Canada is a good starting point for haggling, they provide the dealer's cost, so you can see what the bare minimum price is. It levels the playing field a little. I think one thing to really watch out for is the little add-on costs: locking wheel nuts (pretty much useless), etching (pure profit), undercoating, mudflaps, etc.

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  4. I really don't like the way that dealers add an administration fee. It's simply profit, because their prices already reflect a dealer markup, factory to dealer incentives and finance incentives.

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  5. Hey guys, not exactly related but… Can anyone recommend a good ( cheap :) ) place to buy tires?

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  7. I paid $99 on unhaggle.com, got offers but couldn’t proceed to the next step, I went to 4 different Toyota garages and told them about unhaggle and they dismissed it and didn’t reduce the price by much if anything at all, it is very un clear what the price is because they don’t know how much interest your going to pay until the bank gets back in touch so they go off bi weekly payments.

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