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Monday, February 27, 2012

How to Buy a Nice Car at a Deep Discount for Personal Use (or Resale) without Humiliating Yourself at the Local Dealership!


How to Buy a Nice Car at a Deep Discount for Personal Use (or Resale) without Humiliating Yourself at the Local Dealership!

5:52 AM

Dear Entrepreneur:

You can grab cars, motorcycles, trucks, RVs and boats at deep discounts if you know where to go…and in some cases if you know HOW to negotiate.

This has nothing to do with CraigsList, eBay or “cash for clunkers” either!

I’ll show you how to drive away in a nice car for next to nothing…or at a huge discount.

I’m talking about deal like this………..

The tactics I’ve developed for acquiring cars for at deep discounts are not limited to these cars…it’s just an example.

People acquired the following cars by using these tactics:

·        2006 Malibu Classic Sedan Medium Gray 13882 miles $2250
·        2007 Chevy Impala Police Cruiser White 44803 miles $2995
·        2006 Chevy Uplander 2006 Loaded White 67804 miles $3075
·        2006 Chrysler Grand Caravan Light Yellow 70662 miles $3255
·        2004 Dodge Stratus Sedan Dark Silver 29226 miles $1995
·        2005 Ford F150 White 75672 miles $2995
·        2004 Honda Civic Hybrid Gray 38556 $3000

In 1998 I learned how to “beat the system” from an auto wholesaler. 

He said one thing to me I’ll never forget:

“There are millions of cars for sale in the US and Canada right now. If people understood how the game is played they would never pay book value or go to an auto dealership again”.

And my friend knows what he’s talking about. He “wholesales” thousands of cars, trucks and RVs every year. 

Most people (including my 82 year old father) prefer to buy cars from local dealerships no matter what discount strategies you thrown at them.

On top of that, most people don’t buy cars with cash. 

If you pay cash though you can negotiate even greater deals!

Even if you “pretend” to have cash – you’ll get a better deal.

By the way…..auto dealerships love to finance automobiles because they make more money.
When I sold cars the dealer principle (owner) told me:
“You can sell cars for cash…that’s fine. But we make money “after” a car is sold”.
In other words, the dealership makes money on long term financing, service contracts, warranties, risk insurance, detailing and trade-ins.
What’s more, auto dealerships typically sell the loan to a third party before the ink is dry! But that’s another story.

Let’s get this party started….

One of the best kept secrets in the auto industry is the wholesale auction market.
You’ve probably seen the ads for these on the Internet or TV.

The commercials tout cars for “ten cents on the dollar” from the US Marshall, FBI, DEA or dozens of other government agencies.
But the services promoted on TV are usually for 2nd tier auction sites.
A “2nd tier” auction means the company running the auction does not own the facility or even the cars at the auction.

This is not the type of auction I’m talking about.

I’m talking about large scale professional wholesale auctions, like those offered by Manheim Auctions.

Manheim was established 1949 as a wholesale vehicle auction operation. 

Today, Manheim has more than 32,000 employees at 135 operating locations worldwide!

Manheim is the largest provider of vehicle auction and remarketing services in the world.
In 2009, Manheim managed transactions for more than 10 million used vehicles, representing more than $50 billion in value.

These guys are major players in the wholesale auto auction business.

The downside is Manheim focuses on the wholesale side of the business, which means their primary customers are auto dealers, car rental companies and other retailers.

In order to place bids for automobiles at Manheim’s physical auction location, or online, you need to be a licensed dealer and have an “Auction Access Number” or AAN.
You can apply for an AAN at AuctionAccess.com

However, there’s good news….

Now the “guy on the street” can attend their public auctions!

For a complete list of the public auction locations near you click here.

For a complete list of regular Manheim Wholesale Auction sites and dates click here.

In addition, Manheim Auto Auction is NOT the only place to get cars for next to nothing, or at deep discounts. But it’s one of the best.

Do you need financing at the auction? No problem. Manheim Auctions offers financial services too. Check out the details for financing here.

If you plan a trip to a Manheim Auction location you can see how it works.
If you don’t find the car of your dreams or a car for a friend or your kids, you’ll still have the time of your life. Auto auctions are a lot of fun.

The Largest Used Car Lot in the World is Now Open for Business

You can also buy automobiles from the US Government! 

I know….you’ve probably seen late night commercials for this too.
But allow me to give you the real inside story.

Most of the cars for sale are called “fleet vehicles” – which means they were part of a federal government fleet of 50, 100, 200 or more.

By last count, the US Government had more than 640,000 “fleet” vehicles.

Can you imagine how much space it takes for 640,000 cars?

Operating those vehicles cost US taxpayers about $3.5 billion!

The Department of Homeland Security has more than 41,000-vehicles in its “fleet”.

The US Government “flips” these fleet vehicles on a regular basis – typically when a car reaches about 40,000 miles, or if there’s any damage to them.

This brings up another point...

If you’re willing to purchase a car with minor scratches and dents, you’re going to save even more money! In most cases BIG MONEY.

You can search the “scratch and dent” inventory on the Manheim Auction site, or go to GovVehiclesDirect.com.

Most people don’t want to bother fixing scratches and dents. 

But if you have access to a skilled auto body person, or if you live near a technical college which has an auto body curriculum – that’s all you need. 

Most minor scratches and dents can be repaired for under $1,000.

You can pick up a list of Manheim’s scratch and dent auto listings by signing up (free of charge) here.

The US Government enables buyers to purchase cars, trucks, jeeps and RVs at deep discounts.

Granted, working with the federal government requires a lot of patience and legwork. 

But when you can grab a car for next to nothing, or at a deep discount, it’s worth it!

The good news is the federal government has made it fairly simple to buy cars from them.
The General Services Administration (GSA) operates several public auctions across the country. You can also bid for cars online!

I enjoy attending the auto auctions in person. 

It can be a lot of fun (especially if you have teenagers) and you’ll learn more about buying cars in one day then you would in a lifetime!

What’s more, the GSA auctions enable you to physically inspect the cars, and get a quick CARFAX report on your iPhone. CARFAX searches its nationwide database and provides a detailed vehicle history report in seconds.

You can find a GSA auto auction near you here.

I can’t rule out consumer online auction sites like eBay Motors, iBidMotors.com and InterstateAutoauction.com either.
The online auto auctions are great, and you can find terrific deals, but you won’t find the same “caliber” of deals as you will in the wholesale auto auction market.
In the wholesale auto market you’re working with people and companies who move thousands of vehicles a week. They’re not interested in playing games or squeezing the last dime out of you. They need to move cars!
For additional information on the wholesale auto auction market checkout National Auto Auction Association

The Secret to Beating the Dreaded Auto Lease

How to Drive Away in a Beautiful Car at Huge Discounts

Auto leasing was originally designed for companies with large fleets of 100 cars or more.

For example, companies like AT&T lease a fleet of more than 8,000 vehicles.

In the late 90’s vehicle leasing became a popular option for small business owners and consumers.  The low cost of entry (usually nothing down) and low monthly payments made leasing a viable option to owning.

But as soon as the automobile manufactures (and dealers) started losing money on auto leases they pulled the plug, and stopped leasing cars.

There are downsides to auto leases in today’s economy.

These include excessive mileage charges, deceptive residual value charges and “excessive wear and tear” charges.

What’s more, most auto leases restrict your mileage usage to 12,000 miles per year.

If you exceed the mileage you can pay up to 20 cents (or more) per mile over your limit. The charge for luxury cars is 30-35 cents.

For example, if you exceed the limit by 5,000 miles you can expect to pay about $1000 at the end of the lease.

Don’t Fall for the Deceptive “Residual Value Charges” or RVC

An auto dealership is in business to make money, not to help you save money.

And so, they’ll use every trick in the book to leverage an advantage.

The residual value charges (RVC) on an auto lease is one of these tricks.

Every car depreciates in value – even if it’s parked in a garage and has no mileage!
The “residual value” of any car goes down the minute you drive it off the lot.

The question is by what degree or percentage does the residual value go down.

It doesn’t really matter because most people are forced to accept a dealership’s assessment.

There’s a simple way to minimize residual value charges.

Demand a Detailed “Excessive Wear and Tear” Report

When you turn in automobile when a lease expires almost every dealership will charge an “excessive wear and tear” charge. It’s one of the ways an auto dealership makes up for any lost revenue on the front end of a lease.

The best way to address this is to discuss the specifics and definition of “excessive” wear and tear BEFORE a lease is signed.

Dealerships tend to be more flexible, and specific, when a customer is knowledgeable. It doesn’t hurt to mention your “legal counsel” when it comes to a lease agreement.

Those are a few of the downsides of an auto lease.

But there are some upside benefits too!

Especially if you can acquire auto leases from owners at super deep discounts.

The economic calamity the past two years has caused hardworking, everyday people to get upside down in his or her auto lease.

In most cases people are desperate to get out of an expensive lease because of a job loss, business failure, bankruptcy, divorce, or for dozens of other reasons.

I discovered a company that helps people get in and get out of leases quickly.

What’s more, the company has been featured in Forbes magazine, Fox Business Channel, CNBC, Time magazine and The Wall Street Journal. But I doubt you’ve heard about it yet.

The company’s auto lease marketplace is called LeaseTrader.com.

LeaseTrader was founded in 1998 as an Auto Lease Transfer Marketplace to facilitate the research and lease transfer process for consumers.

LeaseTrader is the first company to provide the concept of “Authorized Lease Transfers”.

LeaseTrader provides third-party information including the industry's best lease transfer tools.

The founders of LeaseTrader realized vehicle leases offered no option for cost-effective early termination. LeaseTrader developed a market place to facilitate this need.

If you think that’s great, you’ll love this…

You can acquire auto leases from consumers at deep discounts, and in some cases pay no up-front costs or down payments!

In addition, in some cases lease holders will pay you a cash incentive upon the successful transfer of a lease!

Imagine getting paid to acquire a deep discounted auto lease…it’s incredible.

Here are some recent auto leases on LeaseTrader:

·        2009 Toyota Camry LE - $199 month / zero down / 22 months remaining on lease

·        2006 Toyota Camry CE - $190 month / zero down / 14 months remaining on lease

·        2008 Cadillac CTS WT - - $349 month / zero down / 24 months remaining on lease

·        2007 Saturn ION 3 - - $249 month / zero down / 12 months remaining on lease

·        2007 Buck Rendezvous CXL Sport Utility - - $280 month / zero down / 12 months remaining on lease

·        2007 Dodge Durango SXT - $249 month / zero down / 9 months remaining on lease

·        2008 Audi A4 2.OT - $349 month / zero down / 21 months remaining on lease

These are mind boggling deals for new car leases.

And get this…there are thousands of leases to choose from on LeaseTrader.

On top of that, LeaseTrader website offers a customized search engine which enables you to find exactly what you need based on the auto model, make, year, features, cash incentive, monthly payment, months remaining and additional incentives…like cash!

In most cases there are no down payments and no closing costs whatsoever!

You’ll need to return the vehicle to the nearest dealership upon the lease expiration…but that’s easy.

There are no gimmicks, tricks or fancy paperwork …just return the vehicle and walk away.

Auto lease termination websites are popping up all over the place.

But I think LeaseTrader is the best.

That’s it.

Now you can drive away with a beautiful new car for next to nothing by grabbing one at a legitimate wholesale auction like Manheim or the US Government Auction.

You can also pick-up a deep discounted auto lease from sellers who desperately need to get out it at LeaseTrader.com.

Grabbing Cars at Deep Discounts from Private Parties
Most of us have purchased cars, trucks or RVs from private parties.
The problem is most people do not understand the billionaire negotiation tactic I shared with you earlier:
Always Be Willing to Walk Away!
If you’ve done your research on a particular car, truck or RV then you’ll be armed with sufficient information to start the negotiation process.
The research tools I use for discovering actual car values are:
eBay Motors (the largest used car seller in the world)
I’ll gather all the information I need about a particular car BEFORE I look at a car for sale.
I never make an offer for a car on the first date.
In other words, if I inspect a car and take it for a drive, and like it, I never make an offer for it on the first visit.
Here’s the cold hard fact….
It takes a long time to sell a used car in a booming economy; it takes even longer in a depression.
Therefore, despite what a seller thinks or feels….it’s going to take several weeks or months to sell his or her “blessed” vehicle.
I’ll tell the seller I’ve got a list of 10-12 similar cars…and  all of them are in “good” shape.
Then…after a take a picture of the car and get the seller’s phone number I’ll walk away.
I’ll wait a few days or a week and call the seller to see if he or she has sold the car (most of the time the answer is no).
I’ll use this type of wording to get the negotiation process started:
“Have you had any serious offers”?
(No)
“I’m sure you hate dickering on the price. But do you have a bottom line you would accept right now?
(They always pause…and repeat the price of the car)
“Oh…okay…I’ll offer you __________ today. I’ll bring you cash or check by _____(time).
(Most of the time buyers will accept my offer)
I’ve purchased more than 70 cars using this tactic.
More importantly, and I’ve never paid so-called “blue book” for any car and I’ve saved tens of thousands of dollars.
I taught my son this tactic and he recently purchased a 2003 VW Jetta Turbo for $2,500 less than the asking price!





Regards,
Marc Charles
“The King of Business Opportunities”

(Ed Note:  Marc Charles is referred to as "The King of Business Opportunities" ....and for good reason. He should be known as "The King of Legitimate Business Opportunities"...because he's launched, bought, sold reviewed and advised on hundreds of businesses and money making opportunities. He understands legitimate opportunities. Marc has agreed supply League of Power members with crucial updates regarding legitimate business and money making opportunities.)



*** Action Strategy ***
If you need a car, and you want it at a deep discount…..then act on the information in this issue.
I’ve given you the “cream of the crop” for find the best deals on cars, motorcycles, RVs and even auto leases!
Have fun and play nice.
Reserve a spot at an auto auction close to your home. If you go you’ll never look at the auto business the same way again!
Guaranteed
Have fun….and play nice.

****Valuable Resources****

Copart (Buy or sell a car in seconds)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

An Insider’s Tip for Collecting a Bundle of Cash “Stealing” Information by Marc Charles



An Insider’s Tip for Collecting a Bundle of Cash “Stealing” Information and Never Spend a Day in the Slammer

6:19 AM

Dear Entrepreneur:

A few years ago I didn't even know this opportunity existed. 

Today I’m up to speed and I’ve become somewhat of a “guru” in the field.

I’ve made money in this market so I’m qualified to show you how it can work for you.
I’m talking about making money by selling information in the public domain.
Actually, that’s not accurate.

I’m talking about “repackaging” and selling public domain information the right way!
And get this…..there are more than 78 million works in the public domain! 

Public Domain Information Can Be Resold for a Profit!

In addition, selling public domain information is perfectly legal, and you don’t need special permission to do it.

You can use public domain works and information to enhance your own information products.
Or you can use public domain works to develop new books, special reports, ebooks, recordings or manuscripts.

The Truth About Public Domain Information

Any written or recorded work not covered by copyright registration is considered to be in the public domain.
It’s that simple!

This includes works created before 1922, works created for public use, and works which have fallen into public domain because their copyrights expired. 

Generally speaking, public domain falls into four main areas:
1)  Generic information like facts, numbers, ideas, titles, blank forms, etc.
2)  Works granted or donated to the public domain. (Yes, in some cases copyright holders will simply make their work available to anyone to use. Just one example is P.T. Barnum's autobiography.)
3) Works by the government or its agents. (This is an absolutely amazing archive and library on its own)
4) Formerly copyrighted works that have fallen into public domain or lost their copyright due to a number of different circumstances. 

What’s the Deal with Copyright Expiration?

In the United States, all copyrights, trademarks, and patents are issued for a finite term. When this expires, the work or invention is released into the public domain.
In most countries, patents expire 20 years after they are filed.
A trademark registration may be renewed and remain in force indefinitely, provided it is still being used. Copyrights can be a bit more complex.
Copyrights usually expire (in most countries) when all of the following conditions are satisfied:
  • The work was created and first published before January 1, 1923, or at least 95 years before Jan. 1 of the current year, whichever is later.
  • The last surviving author died at least 70 years before Jan. 1 of the current year.
  • Neither the United States nor the European Union has passed a copyright term extension since these conditions were last updated. (This must be a condition, because the exact numbers in the other conditions depend on the state of the law at any given moment.)
Little-Known Secrets for Selling Public Domain Information on the Internet Quickly and Easily

In order to sell public domain works online you’ll need to find out if the copyright has expired on a particular work. 

If the copyright has expired, you can repackage and sell this work - on the Internet or anywhere!
To make sure the copyright on an older work HAS NOT been renewed, check the U.S. Copyright Office database

You can search the database by title, author, date, claimant, registration number, or a combination of all of these. 

It’s always good to double-check your results by searching in a couple of different ways, such as title, author, original publisher, etc.
If you've found a work in the public domain (which means the copyright has expired and has not been renewed), you’re free to sell it on the Internet!


If you think that’s great, you’ll love this…

Walt Disney, the famed animator, entrepreneur and inventor exploited the public domain big time.
Walt Disney built a billion-dollar empire using works which had fallen into the public domain. How cool is that!
He based his entire business on the Grimm Fairy Tales!
Grimm Fairy Tales were super popular in the early 1800's.
Disney knew these were wonderful stories.
He also discovered by searching (just like you) that these stories had been added to the "public domain treasure”.
Disney changed the names of the characters and updated the stories, but he essentially copied them - and made a fortune retelling (and reselling!) them to a new generation.
“Where Can I Find Public Domain Works to Sell Right Now?!”
I’ve enclosed a ton of resources to help you find works in the public domain.  I use these same resources so you KNOW they’re legit.
The first time I discovered these resources I spent an entire weekend scouring the archives and databases!
In fact, I developed my first public domain information product based on this research (a book on natural cures and remedies).
Here you go…….
1. U.S. Copyright Office Database (more than 30,000,000 items!)
2. Project Gutenberg (16,000+ free e-books)
4. Free Recipes (more than 12,000)
6. Public Domain Books Online (more than 14,000 classic books)
8. Open Content Alliance (Powered by Yahoo)
9. Alibris (50 million+ new, used, and out-of-print books)
10. AbeBooks (70 million+ books from 13,000 booksellers)
There are thousands of ways to approach this business of selling public domain works.
In addition, if you don’t have a product in mind, or you don’t have the time to develop one, you can partner with other entrepreneurs and sell his or her public domain products…Clickbank is a great place t start!
But I think one the first stops should be the U.S. Copyright Office database for ideas!
The Best Kept Secret for Selling Books and Specialized Information
The bestselling books of yesteryear often become bestsellers again!
In other words, book selling trends tend to repeat.
This means…..bestselling books in the 1930’s, 40’s or 50’s typically become best sellers again!
Listen folks…..there’s NOTHING new under sun.
So don’t waste your time….especially when you’re starting out in this niche….trying to find “the perfect” product no one has sold before.
What’s more, try to focus on popular themes, titles, and works which match current market demands, such as making money, getting a job, learning a new trade, losing weight, getting a date, and so on.
You can find current demands on three websites, Google Trends, National Enquirer and The Wall Street Journal.
There are thousands of books, reports and essays in the public domain on:
  • Making Money with Real Estate
  • Wealth Producing Secrets of the Super Rich
  • How to Play the Piano, Guitar, or Ukulele
  • How to Win Friends and Influence People
  • How to Win at Blackjack (Poker, Roulette, Keno, etc.)
  • How to Obtain a Million Dollar Credit Line
  • How to Boost Gas Mileage
  • Importing Secrets of the Chinese
  • How to Attract the Opposite Sex
  • How to Lose Weight
If you search eBay, ClickBank, Amazon.com for bestselling books and information products you’ll find many of them match current market demand.
The next step is to acquire a public domain work, and revise it so it’s current with today’s market.
A Public Domain Reseller’s Insider Tip
Entrepreneurs often ask me if they should re-type public domain products, or just “scan them.”
Have you ever ordered an information product that was scanned? In most cases the quality is pathetic!
Granted, I’ve seen high-end scanners perform unbelievable feats. But these types of scanners are NOT cheap.
The best solution, 90 percent of the time, is to re-type the book, product or document (or retain a freelancer to do it for you).
What’s more, by re-typing an information product you’ll have better control over the editing process (and there will be edits).
When you “scan” a product or a book it’s much harder to revise the document.
What’s more, making PDF documents (for e-books) from a Word document is super simple….again you can do it yourself, or retain a freelancer.
Here are three programs to help you do it yourself:
That’s it!
Get this….
I found a classic book on how to play blackjack from 1902!
I made some changes to it, repackaged it, found a freelance illustrator to add some images to it and the product sold like hotcakes.
Eventually I sold the “ebook rights” to an entrepreneur who offers gambling e-books and other information products on his gaming site.
So….you can do the same.
If you use works from the public domain, and add content, illustrations, you can copyright the new works!
Or you can simply sell the rights to someone.
It’s pretty neat.
In no time flat you can be selling (or reselling) public domain works on ClickBank and on hundreds of other websites! It’s that EASY!
When it comes to launching a business one of the best things you can do is act - you can fine tune it later!

Your Humble Host,

Marc Charles

(Ed Note:  Marc Charles is referred to as "The King of Business Opportunities" ....and for good reason. He should be known as "The King of Legitimate Business Opportunities"...because he's launched, bought, sold reviewed and advised on hundreds of businesses and money making opportunities. He understands legitimate opportunities. Marc has agreed supply League of Power members with crucial updates regarding legitimate business and money making opportunities.)


***** Action Strategy *****
Start searching the U.S. Copyright Office database today.
Find something in the public domain which interests you and that has a current demand.
If a book or work is in the public domain - which means the copyright has expired - you're free to sell it on the Internet.
On top of that……
You’re not limited to digital products either (but that’s my preference)!
You can also sell an actual book from the public domain on Amazon.com, or dozens of other high-traffic book sites. The downside of physical books they will often be out of print or in short supply, so digital content is usually the best approach.
You could offer best-selling public domain works on a website, through Clickbank, on Amazon.com (via the e-books library) or hundreds of other highly targeted digital bookstores or marketplaces.
Heck….you can even sell digital products on eBay now!
You could also build a website around a particular public domain work.
You can market your public domain work by purchasing keywords in the top search engines, by advertising in targeted e-mail newsletters, and by sending promotions to your own in-house subscriber lists.
These marketing approaches would enable you to drive interested traffic to a website or sell the product “as is” on sites like eBay.
****Valuable Resources****
Digital Book Index (72,000+ free books, documents, and e-books)
PlanetPDF (100’s of free classic e-books)
eBookMall (thousands of free e-books in dozens of categories)
Authorama (Hundreds of books and e-books - classic literature)
Federal Citizen Information Center (more than 25,000 FREE reports)
eBooks n Bytes (FREE e-books)
Google Print Library Project (massive resource!)
Products to Help You Sell Public Domain Information!
DesparateBuyersOnly.com by Alexis Dawes (This is a good 97-page manual on marketing information to “desperate” buyers)
Mutopia Project (more than 1600 pieces of copyright free music)