Used car prices in South Africa tend to be some of the most expensive in any market. The South African governments car scrap plan and emissions tax has turned the used car market into one of the most competitive markets as well.
Used cars out trade new ones by 2:1 and there are many online platforms keen on harvesting those transactions. But how do you get the best deal for your car? Unless you have a lot of time or are a keyword genius, simple online searches and listings can prove frustrating.
If spending a Saturday morning confronting car salespeople is your ruin, there’s a new South African online platform which believes it has found a solution for reducing that anxiety. What if you could see what different dealers were prepared to offer, without having to take your car to a showroom?
As with most services or software solutions, Motomatch was born of frustration. The Co-Founder is a car enthusiast who regularly trades his vehicle for a new one. He grew increasingly frustrated by the discrepancy in prices offered by various dealers for his car – and the investment in time it required to get that best price.
Initial anonymity is also guaranteed: unless you like a price offered and decide to message the prospective buyer, sales people have no way of harassing you. If you wish to buy, the same logic applies.
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