You must have already heard the news of a recent used car scam in Kerala. This shows how difficult it is to buy a used car even from a friend. Used car sellers use a good amount of innovation, research and technology to make fool and then loot the buyer. Later, Buyer suffers a lot if there is some issue in the car after completing the payment. He become helpless and nothing can be done to get the money back.
Analysis of the event
One person in Kerala purchased a brand new maruti baleno and modified it to look like Mercedes A Class car. Later he planned a conspiracy to sell it to his own friend. His friend came to know about this scam only after he went to Mercedes service center. After getting panicked a lot, he filed a FIR against the seller (his friend) and then police ceased the car from him and return the car to seller and money to the buyer. First person again sold it to another person and then that buyer sold it to third person. After this, when police came to know about all these transactions, they again ceased the car and kept it with them self. Finally, Last person, who had purchased the car, had to suffer the loss as he could neither get the car nor the money back.
This event could have been avoided
Buying used cars, in this era, from unreliable sources attracts a very high risk to your hard earned money. You need to buy only form trusted source who can provide you some guarantee and so peace of mind. Now, you may be thinking of Maruti true value or Mahindra first choice as the next best option. They have their own big disadvantages which can be read from this article.
There is a beautiful solution of this problem and has been brought out by CarSangrah for buyers of the used cars online. CarSangrah has found an innovative way to eliminate used car scams in India. Used car buyers are requested to contact the seller and ask him/her to post the used cars details at CarSangrah. If seller is hesitating or making some lame excuses, just get rid of him and don’t purchase that car. Because, he might be hiding some issues in the car which can be brought out later. While buying used cars online, buyer has an option of getting his money back within 5 days, if he is not interested. This has become possible as the seller is not paid immediately, buyer makes payment to CarSangrah which is kept on hold for 5 days and then paid to seller if buyer is 100% satisfied. This makes the sellers of the used cars less interested in posting the used cars at CarSangrah. Only sellers, who are confident that all the used car details provided online are genuine, post it for sale at CarSangrah.
Now, you need not try your luck and get caught in the big scam while buying used cars online. So, share this article with your friends and family and make aware everyone about this technique of second hand cars in Delhi & NCR and Chennai.