Motoring corner : “Beware When Shopping Online”

With the expansion of the World Wide Web (internet), there are very many people that have opened up websites selling vehicles and a lot much more items that are related or not to vehicles.  With companies purporting to have stocks of items here and there, it is becoming increasingly difficult to tell who has what, who owns what etcetera. 

With the expansion of the World Wide Web (internet), there are very many people that have opened up websites selling vehicles and a lot much more items that are related or not to vehicles. 

With companies purporting to have stocks of items here and there, it is becoming increasingly difficult to tell who has what, who owns what etcetera. 

Our guide is how to stay clear of the online fraudsters and sharks with a few more tips.  With the web and modern technology, it is a world of make believe!

There a many good exporters you can trust but there are many out there wanting to take advantage of you.  The biggest trap is the Price; the question on everyone’s lips is how cheap can I get it? Well you get what you pay for. Reputable export companies ONLY export great units and if there is an issue they will sort it out.  You should never expect to get good for the lowest price! If the price looks ridiculously low, take great caution in buying such an item as the saying goes “cheap things can be very expensive”!

Cheap price may not be sustainable.  Everyone wants a good deal but at the end of the day the market dictates the price. The buying market is very consistent in the short term, say over a month or two but can change over years. Exporters offering crazy low prices should be checked out properly. A company must make profit therefore if the prices advertised are a lot lower than other reputable exporters, there could be something wrong. Remember if the price is too good to be true it is too good to be true. Beware!

 Shipping Charge; the Shipping cost is generally consistent between reputable exporters. A reputable exporter exporting hundreds of vehicles each month can therefore have better connections with the shipping companies and there should be no delay. The smaller exporter will NOT have this power and you could end up waiting a lot longer for your unit and paying more in that long run.

The above applies here. If it’s too good to be true it may not be good after all!  The agents at the port clearing and forwarding generally all have the same expenses. You must have a quality agent do this final stage for you. If you cut costs here you could be in for a broken heart.

Top notch agents maybe slightly more expensive but they will ensure good quality service and security. This final stage can mean the difference between receiving your unit in great order or not at all.

It happens!

Over all, shipping cost including clearing, make up what is known as the total price that you will pay that effects what an item will cost you. Always ensure you are dealing with an export company who will allow you to choose your own agent. If you are forced to use the agent recommended, the cheap price you will pay for the item, shipping could become a lot more expensive if the agent you are told to use charges you crazy money to release the items.   

A reputable exporter will advise you on a recommended agent or two but also allow you to use whoever you like. If this is not the case beware. 

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