No. All negotiations, payments, and contracts occur between you and the seller. It’s free to register and to search for used Teslas. You can order a AI seller inspection report for $9.95, which includes a vehicle history report and valuation, for any vehicle you are interested in.
For individuals, a one time listing fee of $89.00 will apply. For dealers, a subscription fee of $99.00 per month for unlimited listings, will be applicable. This includes Pave AI Inspection, Vehicle History Report and Blackbook Valuation for each listing.
You will have the option to txt, email, message the seller to ask further questions, your name, is the only personal data shared for both buyer/seller until a price is agreed and sale commenced. In the near future you will be able to use a video/audio chat.
You can request the seller complete the seller performed inspection using AI (includes a vehicle history report and valuation), or we recommend also an in person inspection by www.lemonsquad.com. We Also provide fully insured vehicle transport pricing as part of the sales process, should you need this option
You have the option to use a customized sales contract provided, along with many of the DMV forms you may need for the sale provided, there is a small processing fee of $2.50 charged to both the seller and buyer. This should give you all the documents to complete a sale.
The buyer and seller arrange this with each other as part of the purchase, either face to face delivery or shipping. In most cases, the cost of transporting the used Tesla is a separate cost from the purchase price and born by the buyer, you will have an option to see the cost of transport when you look at any listing if you enter your zip code for delivery or are logged in. Also in the sales process you have an option to chose your preferred form of shipping and get a 100% locked in price for the shipping, you will then get access to the shipping concierge to manage your shipment. If you are opting for shipping, the loading of the vehicle can form part of the sales completion process, and the carrier will take images at loading, and confirm the loading, and all keys etc are to hand, so you may then complete the sale. All vehicle shipments are comprehensively insured by the carrier and the shipping broker.
The buyer will need to have proof of insurance to provide the seller prior to the vehicle handover. You are able to get insurance quotes via on our site prior to purchasing to know how much it will cost you to insure the vehicle, or contact your existing insurer for a rate.
If you require finance we recommend you get this arranged before making an offer to purchase. We provide you the ability to seek the best finance deals via Autopay or you should contact your own preferred lender.
If you are meeting the seller in person we recommend doing this in a public place, in daylight hours, and that you use cashiers checks rather than cash. If there is a lien/note on the sellers vehicle its best that this payoff is done in person at the sellers bank/lender with both buyer and seller present, to confirm the loan is paid off. If the payment needs to be mailed then that cashiers check along with the sellers loan account details is placed in a overnight Fedex/UPS to the lenders payoff address, and we recommend this is handed to Fedex/UPS in the presence of both buyer and seller or buyers agent if they cannot attend in person. If you are borrowing funds to make the purchase your lender may wish to send the payment direct to the sellers lender, this will mean that the seller will want proof this has been done before releasing the vehicle. If there is a balance due to the seller, they will also likely want to deposit the cashiers check in person with the buyer or buyers agent before releasing the vehicle. The DMV docs signatures should generally happen prior to banking of the cashiers checks to protect the buyer, and then signing over of the title if in hand should happen after the checks have been banked or sent to lender. If there was a lien on the sellers car, generally the title will be sent by the lender or the DMV in the sellers state to the seller within 7 -15 days of lien payoff. So any sales agreement should include terms around the sending of the signed over title to the buyer once received. We provide the tools for the seller and buyer to generate the relevant DMV docs and a sales agreement between the buyer and seller, you will always however be responsible for the making sure the information provided is correct, and we are not responsible for any mistakes in the documentation or any mistakes in filing the documents. If you chose to use the vehicle carrier service this can also provide a trigger for final payment once the vehicle is loaded, however it will always be the buyer and sellers responsibility to verify the vehicle is in the carriers possession.