How to buy new car for cash...
September 13, 2013 4:28 PM Subscribe
I plan on buying a car in the next few days, for cash.
My question is when do I pull out the checkbook and announce that I am not financing but want to pay by personal or cashier’s check?
A few more details, of course...
posted by calgirl to work & money (20 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I will be following the excellent advice on how to negotiate for the price I am willing to pay...http://ask.metafilter.com/37017/What-is-a-reasonable-offer-for-a-new-car#573706
My financial institution will not issue cashier’s checks on the weekends.
Is it reasonable for me to negotiate and sign papers this weekend but not deliver a Cashier’s Check until Monday or Tuesday?
I would actually like to pick up the car on Wednesday.
When do I tell the Salesperson this information?
Will they request a deposit to hold the car & price?
In CA, [Los Angeles County] what pieces of ID does a dealership need for a cash purchase? My CA Drivers License?
My Social Sec. Number?
Will they want to see my bank balance by logging in on their computer?
Would a ATM receipt from the morning be sufficient?
Thanks for your experience/advice!