Labor Day Car Sales

Labor Day Car Sales


TO THE BEACH THIS LABOR DAY WEEKEND…OTHERS WILL BE HUNTING FOR BARGAINS. IT’S TRADITIONALLY ONE OF THE BEST WEEKENDS OF THE YEAR TO BUY A CAR. DAN SCHENEMAN HAS A FEW SUGGESTIONS IF YOU NEED A NEW RIDE – IN OUR CONSUMER REPORT. LABOR DAY WEEKEND IS A GOOD TIME TO LOOK FOR A DEAL AT A CAR DEALERSHIP. MATT JONES/SR. INSIGHTS MANAGER, EDMUNDS: “A LOT OF PEOPLE SEE IT AS THE KICK OFF TO CLEARANCE SEASON.” WITH DEALERSHIPS TRYING TO MOVE THE PREVIOUS MODEL YEAR’S INVENTORY…TO MAKE ROOM FOR THE NEW MODELS…IT CAN BE A BUYER’S MARKET…WITH AS MUCH AS 17 PERCENT KNOCKED OFF THE STICKER PRICE BUT EXPERTS SAY BUYERS STILL NEED TO BEWARE. JEFF BARTLETT/DEPUTY EDITOR, CONSUMER REPORTS: “WHEN YOU ARE LOOKING FOR THE GREAT DEALS IS TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE LOOKING NOT JUST AT THE SAVINGS BUT ALSO THAT THE VEHICLE IS A GOOD CAR.” EXPERTS SUGGEST ARRIVING EARLY TO BEAT THE CROWDS…CHECKING TO MAKE SURE THE DEALER HAS THE SPECIFIC CAR YOU WANT…AND BE PREPARED MATT JONES/SR. INSIGHTS MANAGER, EDMUNDS “YOU SHOULD BE GETTING YOUR PRICING YOUR PRE APPROVALS DONE WELL BEFORE YOU GET TO THE DEALERSHIP SO WHEN YOU DO GET THERE FOR THE LABOR DAY WEEKEND ALL YOU REALLY HAVE TO DO IS TRANSACT.” AND WHILE ITS A GOOD IDEA TO BE READY TO MAKE A DEAL…IT’S ALSO IMPORTANT TO BE WILLING TO TAKE A STEP BACK. JEFF BARTLETT/DEPUTY EDITOR, CONSUMER REPORTS “BE PREPARED NOT ONLY ASK QUESTIONS BUT TO WALK AWAY AND THINK IT THROUGH BY ANOTHER DAY IS YOU NEED TO.” KEEP IN MIND….THOSE LABOR DAY DEALS ARE OFTEN AVAILABLE AFTER THE HOLIDAY. DAN SCHENEMEN NBC NEWS.