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Blinker Direct?

Jan 14, 2020 4:49PM PST

Anyone buy a used Audi or VW from Blinker Direct? What was your experience like? They seem to have nice inventory in my area, but they work on the same type of service as a Carvana or Vroom

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Blinker Direct does not sell cars.
Jan 14, 2020 4:54PM PST

"buy and sell cars directly with other people." As such your experience can be good or bad with each deal.

Also, Blinker Direct has no inventory. That inventory is what other people put up on the app.

So let's read about Carvana.
"Carvana operates as an online-only used car dealer that allows customers to shop, finance, and sell or trade-in cars through their website. The company gives customers the option of having their purchased vehicles delivered to them or they can choose to pick them up at one of the company's 18 car vending machines."

Very different systems.

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Not true
Jan 18, 2020 5:31AM PST

Blinker has a direct to consumer arm here in Orlando they sell all VWs and Audis

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From their origin story.
Jan 18, 2020 7:00AM PST

That sounds possible. This means it's just another used car dealer and is NOT unique in any way.

That is, you may find a deal, and then the usual good and bad cards in their inventory. Nothing changes here. You can put lipstick on the pig but it is still a pig. Don't fall for the hype. You are still dealing with some used car that someone parted with for reasons that you may only find out after you own it a while.

Get the usual reports (carfax) and don't fall in love with that used or new car.

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It gets worse.
Jan 14, 2020 4:56PM PST

Post was last edited on January 14, 2020 4:57 PM PST

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