RATE YOUR DEALERS
Car dealers aren’t the slimeball lowlifes that the movies love to make them out to be, but even if they look legit on the surface, their behind-the-scenes practices can be a bit sketch. A newly launched website has been created to help consumers cut the risk right out and make purchases based on sound knowledge. The dealer-rating-and-review website buyerscore.co.nz allows potential buyers to school up on what goes down at dealerships, as reviewed by genuine buyers, before getting caught in the trap. Dealerships alert the website when a car has been sold, so all of the reviewers are confirmed as verified buyers. And although the main point is to give buyers confidence in their purchase, it also feeds the information back to car dealerships, helping them to improve so that consumers will receive better service. The website has so far received over 25,000 completed surveys, making it one of the largest dealer-review sites in New Zealand.