I was solicited by this company yesterday and immediately jumped online to see who they were. I also checked ripoffreports.com to see if there were any claims against them.
Here is what they promised:
-To get me top dollar for my car (well on the high end of what it is worth in the open market)
-Cars normally sell within 90days and if it doesn't sell they will classify as a premium listing on their web site until it sells
-8 million people circulation (if you look on cars.com, it says 8 million shoppers- seems as if they pulled it from there)
Here is what they asked:
-$499 up front (not after selling the car)
-Credit Card number over the phone - no online secure payment offered - they claimed it was not safe
Here is what I found:
-Their ebay rating was in the 60's....if they are as big as they say, it would easily be in the thousands (they claim ebay is their main selling source too)
-3 additional reports on ripoffreports.com claiming foul play
-They were dropped from the Nevada Better Business Bureau because of so many complaints
-They couldn't furnish a good reason for how they found me or why they chose my car over the hundreds in my city - When people call you, it is likely to be fraudulent
-They take your money, promise you a high return for your car - then when the car doesn't sell because of the high price and their lowly efforts to sell your car, you are out the money - no refunds
I leave it to you all to decide what to do. I did not accept their service personally and can't say that I was defrauded. However, my advice is to sell it yourself and be patient. You can get a good amount from just waiting for the right buyer to come along. GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE WHO WAIT.