For many years now our customers have been discovering how selling their cars with Southern Prestige Cars on consignment is the perfect way to achieve the best possible price with the minimum amount of effort, stress, and risk.
Quite simply, we take care of everything for you from start to finish.
Southern Prestige Cars is your one stop solution
Q1: So, what is a consignment sale with Southern Prestige Cars?
Selling on consignment with Southern Prestige Cars is simply leaving your car with us for marketing purposes but retaining legal ownership until you have been paid in full for your car. This is backed up by a fully legal agency agreement, which protects everybody involved for the peace of mind of us all.
Q2: Why not part exchange your car?
Independent dealers are understandably reluctant to take your car in part exchange as this creates additional work, costing them time and money in a very competitive market. The dealer will probably lose money selling your car to the trade or paying for transport costs and commission if sent to auction.
A franchised dealer will be obligated to sell only their franchised models. So, a BMW dealer could only sell BMW, a Porsche dealer will only sell Porsche, etc, etc, any other marques taken in part exchange must be sold to the trade or sent to auction.
In short – car dealers, whether large or small do not really want the hassle of dealing with your car, which is why part exchange offers can be so low.
Q3: Why not sell your car privately?
You could of course try selling your car privately, but the process can be a nightmare and fraught with danger. As we all know there are a lot of people out there who do not have your best interests at heart.
- How do you know if you are dealing with a genuine buyer?
- Do you really want to be inviting complete strangers into your home?
- Should you allow anyone a test drive?
- What about insurance?
- What about fraud?
All very daunting for the private seller.