If you send a request for more information from seller via contact seller form, we send seller an email that contains your request. Sometimes that email goes to seller's junk mail folder, and he simply does not receive it. Be persistant: try calling the seller by the number in the ad.
We use a search algorithm that is different from other websites. We do offer a classic search form, but we encourage to view all listings, and sort out the ones you don't want to see. It sounds like a waste of time, but it works incredibly fast, and you never miss out a good deal simply because someone forgot to add the price, mileage or pictures of the vehicle. So, click on "New search", a page with all website results will open. This page will contain filters that will help you navigate to the listings that you might actually consider, not just a search form criteria.
Comparison shopping is the best way to find out a good price for any given listing. Many people refer to shopping guides, such as KBB and the like. While generally a useful source of information for comparing prices, they sometimes give seller a misunderstanding of the different between the value and the price. The value of the car is what the car is worth. But the real-market price of the car is formed by what any given customer is willing to pay for this specific car. So, even though the car has a value of $20 000 by the comparison resources, based on the fact that it has, say, a purple-green color, there is very little chance that anyone will ever offer for it that much.
No, you do not have any obligation whatsoever to buy a car, even if the seller gave you a signed Bill of Sale. Bill of sale, by the way, normally does not contain your signature and only certifies seller's desire to sell the car to you. So, you can contact the seller, look at the car, test drive it, promise to buy it, leave earnest deposit, as long as you do not put your signature on a document that obliges you to buy the vehicle from seller, or pay him money, you are not obliged to buy anything. It concerns both private sellers and dealerships. No matter how badly you feel for wasting seller's time, it is nothing compared to what you will feel driving a car you are not entirely happy with.
There are several venues of our interest. First, we are building a name for ourselves, and taking money from people who want to save it does not appeal to us as something that could build our reputation. So we made it free for all the private sellers. Second, we posess the technology, that costs us very little, and has the throughput of a major league website. We can use it to our advantage, making professional looking listings possible for private sellers, at no charge. Third, our goal is to create jobs and support local business. Right now we do offer vehicle inspection certificate that will leave out the head aches of a private car sale, between two people who most likely do not have much experience in this field. It costs $80, and you are paying for the labor, not the listing. Our participating testing centers have a flow of potential customers, and pay us a small fee for marketing service. We will introduce several other features very soon, that will also be a part of what we call a smart marketing model, where we are focused on local people and local businesses, while running a nation-wide service.
No, we do not participate in the sale in any way. We do not represent any general listing, and make no warranty whatsoever. We, however, offer what is called "verified" listings, where we not only inspect the car, but also verify the legitimacy of the seller and his vehicle for sale.