I recently read this article on CNBC about a company called Beepi. It’s middleman company that helps you buy a used car from across the country. It will inspect and take photos of the car you want to buy, and help with delivering it directly to your home. We recently purchased a vehicle from Alabama (from Pennsylvania) without the use of a 3rd party service like Beepi, and I had a great experience with it, so I figured I would write an article to share my experience and provide some pointers.
These steps and ideas are relevant whether you’re buying from a dealer, or from a private party. For our purchase, we were looking for a full-size pickup truck; our requirements were a diesel motor, no rust, manual transmission, extended cab, and 8 foot bed. (Good luck finding a rust-free truck up north.) We found one on AutoTrader or Cars.com but it was down in Alabama. Not exactly close enough to go test drive it!
– Thomas Jefferson in the debate over the Re-charter of the Bank Bill (1809)