The traditional way of going to a dealer to pick a car is no longer traditional as online car buying has become more and more popular with the years. Many dealers and private owners are now posting their cars online to expand their reach and increase their customer data base. This way not only locals can buy a car, but many other customers from all around the world. Potential customers are everywhere, they just simply need the right tools to access your information in order to make a deal. Websites that offer online shopping are equipped with a complete description of the car, detailed pictures of the outside and inside, and secure payment systems. Some offer now even virtual tours inside the car so buyers can inspect every single corner of the car to make sure they're getting what they're paying for. Once all paperwork is done, addresses are provided for a carrier and car is transported to the new owner.
Another very common way to buy cars is through an auction, many dealers, insurance companies and private owners join auctions in order to get rid of unsold inventory when new models come in or to sell totaled cars for parts. Private owners can also submit their cars to be bid on and give a way for the best price offered. Auctions can also be done online through websites like eBay. Once the bidding is done and paperwork has been cleared, the new lucky owners request a transport service, they must provide the lot number to the drivers in order for them to pick up the car.
Whether you are buying a car online or through an auction, car transport services are very effective to assist in shipping the car to you. Make sure all paperwork is taken care of before driver gets to the location for pickup as delays can cause extra fees for the driver, as well as storage fees for the car.
Another thing you must be careful with is scams, especially if buying online. Make sure you are dealing with a reliable seller and that the car does exist. Try to get as much information as possible from the owner in case an emergency occurs. Don't make any payments unless you are sure it is a secure method, make sure you're provided with titles and keys so that you are not left empty handed at last minute.
Once all this has been taken care of you can rest assure while your car is in transit, once it arrives simply pay your driver and drive away in your new ride.