8 Reasons to Buy or Sell Your Car from Your Couch with Vroom

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If you want to spend your weekend trolling through used car dealership lots and haggling over prices, have at it. But if you'd rather have your next car delivered direct to your house and save your free-time for fun endeavors (like wine-tasting or attending a music festival), then consider Vroom. Here are eight reasons to to buy or sell your car from the comfort of your couch with Vroom.

Buy or sell your car from your comfy couch with Vroom

Buy or sell your car from your comfy couch with Vroom (Photo credit: Vroom)

1. No haggling.

The writing down of numbers on a sheet of paper; the sales rep pretending to go out on a limb with his manager, then disappearing out of the room for approval…the whole car buying experience can be boring and stressful. With Vroom, the price you see is the price you pay. Their value pricing comes in below market value, so you know you're getting a good deal, too. Customers save an average of 8 percent when they buy from Vroom.

2. Huge selection.

When you go to a dealership, you're stuck with the choices available on the lot. Vroom sifts through millions of cars so you don't have to. In fact, it is the #1 direct retailer for buying and selling cars. Bonus: more than 80 percent of their cars are less than three years old.

3. Peace of mind.

Buying a car from a private seller can be nerve-wracking. Not so with Vroom because all of their cars are Supremely Certified. This means their cars have never, ever been in an accident (as verified by an AutoCheck report, provided to the buyer). Each vehicle goes through a 126-point inspection by an ASE-certified mechanic. (This National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence is an independent, non-profit organization that has been testing and certifying mechanics since 1972.) They make sure every car is reconditioned so that it drives and feels as new as possible. A car purchased from Vroom will have no dents, perfect alignment, and comes topped off with fluids and even a full tank of gas.

Want to really impress your kids? Have this Vroom truck pull up to your house with the family's new car inside!

Want to really impress your kids? Have this Vroom truck pull up to your house with the family's new car inside! (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

4. Free delivery and pick up.

Vroom offers free nationwide delivery within the Continental U.S. It will feel like Christmas, Hanukkah and your birthday rolled into one when the big ol' Vroom truck pulls up to your house carrying your newly purchased car.

5. Get full service support, from the comfort of your couch.

Vroom doesn't just sell cars. They will help you trade, finance, and more. They also handle the pesky paperwork typically done by the buyer and seller. You have better things to do with your time than sitting around sipping stale coffee and poring over stacks of paperwork at a dealership…like planning your next vacation!

6. Satisfaction is guaranteed.

Vroom wants to make sure their customers love their cars, so they offer a seven-day no regrets home drive. When you buy from Vroom you have seven days or 250 miles to drive the car at home. If you don’t like it, they will take the car back and give you a full return.

7. Get $250 cash back on your Vroom purchase!

Here's how:

  • Choose your car on Vroom.com, go through the online process to choose payment type, submit a trade-in (if desired) and set up delivery.
  • When you receive an email or phone call from your customer representative, mention you were referred and give him or her promo code VIPPHX16 to get $250 cash back on your purchase. (Discount code expires August 31, 2017.)
  • You will receive a $250 cash card two to three weeks after your car is delivered!

8. Car dealerships are the worst.

Still not convinced that Vroom is the better way to buy a car? Check out the clip above from the truTV show, Adam Ruins Everything, about The Real Reason Car Dealerships Are the Worst.

So, would you ever consider buying or selling a car from the comfort of your couch? Let us know in the comments below!

A Note from The Travel Mama: I will receive compensation from Vroom related to this blog post. All opinions are mine, as always.

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Colleen Lanin is the founder/editor-in-chief of TravelMamas.com. As the author of her book, "The Travel Mamas' Guide," she teaches parents not only how to survive a trip with children, but also how to love exploring the world with their offspring. Her stories have appeared online and in print for such outlets as the "Today" show, NBCNews.com, Parenting Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, Chicago Tribune, Expedia, San Diego Family Magazine, and more. Colleen gives tips on television, radio, and as a public speaker. She has a master’s degree in business administration with a background in marketing. She lives in Arizona with her husband and two kids.

Comments

  1. Vroom sounds awesome! I know some people who love the whole car buying game, but I’m not into it. I’ll take this over haggling any day!

  2. Debra Grossfield says:

    I love this article about purchasing and selling cars! thank you.

  3. I’ve never heard of Vroom before but it sounds great! I love that there is such a wide selection of vehicles to choose from!

  4. Wow! I have never heard of this before but this is something my hubby would totally be amazed with. Looks awesome.

  5. I have never heard of this. That is such an interesting idea.

    • Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama says:

      Meagan – I just learned about Vroom too and I’m so glad I did! Totally going to do this when it’s time to get another car.

  6. Seriously though you had me at #1 NO HAGgling! There is nothing I hate more than having to haggle! These are great tips

  7. This sounds really cool. I like the free delivery and pick up plus satisfaction guaranteed. I’m gonna check Vroom out.

  8. Wow, Vroom sounds amazing for both buyers and sellers alike. I agree that car dealerships and the haggling process are the pits.

  9. This really does sound like an easy to way to buy and sell cars. It would be nice to know exact prices without any haggling and shadiness.

  10. Haggling stinks, I stopped doing that years ago. You don’t mention test drives, if they’re allowed and to what extent.

    • Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama says:

      You get to keep the car for 7 days (or 250 miles), so that’s a looong test drive! If you don’t like the car, you get your money back.

  11. I love shopping from my couch and it’s so cool we can now buy a car from there! Sounds like a great service

  12. Sounds pretty awesome. Who doesn’t love shopping from the comfort of their own home? If I was in the market for a car I’d for sure start this way!

  13. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    This looks like a great service for buying and selling a car. I will have to check them out. We are looking for a new car.

  14. Nikki Wayne says:

    I like this service, sounds new but job well done for them. I wish we have this service in our country too.

  15. I would totally use Vroom. This is online shopping to the 10th degree. Love the savings and their certification process.

  16. Going to a car dealership can be intimidating, Vroom sounds amazing. And to have that Vroom truck pull up on your street would be incredibly cool! 🙂

  17. I’m totally blown away and never saw this before. How cool! I’ll have to look into this!

  18. christina aliperti says:

    Vroom sounds amazing! Who wants to spend hours at the car dealer when you can do it all from the comfort of your own home??

  19. it seems like criticizing car dealers is a thing to do these days – specifically for the “new” car companies that aim at making car buying better. Yes, to some degree, dealers are notorious for having bad reputation. However, the car industry has greatly changed over the years. It is all online these days and if a dealer screws up bad reviews will follow. So, transparency and fairness are the rules of the game in the car industry now. Buying online is may be a cool thing to do, but test driving the car or may be a few to make a decision, getting a feel of the future ride is only available on the ground. So checking your local dealers and their reputation and reviews online is also a way to go. The same thing stands for selling your car – you need to shop around and get offer from several places – vroom as mentioned, there is also carfamx, kbb cash offer, truecar buying service, driveo.com and more – depending on your area

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