Isn’t There An App For That?

August 23rd, 2018 by

It’s no secret that technology is revolutionizing the way we live.

Some apps like ITunes, Skype, and Paypal really are game changers−others not so much.

If you ask us, third party car buying listings like Autotrader, CarGurus, and all fall into the not so much category.

After all, the perception that if there’s an app for something it must be good isn’t always true.

Here’s why buying a new car directly from a dealer makes more sense.

App vs. Dealership Buying

Failing to Get The Big Picture

It’s true that the internet presents you with more third party car buying options than ever before, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re good ones.

In fact, when it comes to buying a new or used car, third-party car sellers like the websites mentioned above flat-out fail to give you the bigger picture.

Here’s what we mean.

No one likes limited options

In the case of, we actually have the inventory you’re looking for. No third party car site is going to have access to our vehicles and options. Period. This is going to be true today, tomorrow, and the next day. In addition to our large stock of showroom and lot vehicles, we have other resources like in-transit vehicles coming from the factory (that third parties will never know about).

Even if we don’t happen to have the vehicle you want right away, there’s a very strong likelihood we’ll be able to get it for you or it’s already on its way.

Furthermore, dealers under the Rairdon umbrella have access to the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), which is handy when it comes time for service/ replacement parts. Our inventory also includes trade-ins from the local Washington area (from all across Western Washington actually).

More Ways Third Party Car Buying Websites Limit Your Options

The fact that not all dealerships are part of third-party sites.
The additional insight that even when they do, dealerships often times fail to list their entire inventories on them (Rairdon−for instance−only lists about 7% of its vehicles in this manner).
The vehicles they do end up listing are not their priority/ aren’t specific enough to what you’re looking for.

I Don’t Want to Drive That Far!

Would you drive to a car dealership that was 50-100 miles away to buy a vehicle if you knew that the same vehicle was 10 miles away (but were unaware of this due to the third party dealer not listing all their inventory on their website)? You might have to. Sites like Autotrader give you the option of searching distances of 10-500 miles; there’s even an option of greater than 500 miles. Greater than 500 miles! If you’re big on turning your new or used car purchase into a road trip, you’ll want to think twice about third-party sites.

Buying Directly From A Car Dealer: Your Best Choice

Other reasons why you should buy from to a licensed dealer include:

The access it gives you to trained subject matter experts (that can find you the best deal possible).
How it eliminates middleman confusion/ fees, for a lower overall cost.
The access it gives you to one single streamlined process. (Rairdon’s family of dealerships, for instance, have brought customer’s car buying experience down to a manageable average time of 1-1 ½ hours).
The ability it gives you to forge lasting, long-term business relationships.

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