How To Get Amazing Discounts At The Kings Cross Car Market
Why Is It So Cheap?
The Kings Cross Car Market is a place for travellers to sell their cars to other travellers. There are about 40 cars for sale at any one time.
You can pick up fantastic bargains. Travellers like yourself get sick of sitting in an underground carpark for a week or more trying to sell their car.
Backpackers also have planes to catch and some of them leave selling their car to the last minute - forcing them to slash hundreds of dollars off the price of the car in order to sell it on time.
How Much Are The Cars?
Most cars for sale are in the price range of $1500 - $4000 AUD.
How To Avoid A Lemon
All cars for sale in the Kings Cross Car Market already have an inspection report (otherwise known as a pink slip or roadworthy certificate). This means you know the car is either roadworthy, or you know which repairs need to be carried out before the car is roadworthy. (A list of repairs needed will be written on the pink slip if required).
Get A Mechanical Inspection
Please bear in mind that this pink slip is a roadworthy certificate, not a report on the car’s mechanical health. You will need a separate mechanical report if you want to know whether the car you are considering buying is in good nick. You can obtain a mechanical report from the NRMA (National Roads and Motorists’ Association; phone 13 11 22) for $239 AUD. A qualified Vehicle Inspector can come to the Kings Cross Car Market (or wherever you are) and inspect the car for you on the spot. It takes about one hour or less.
Check For Finance Owing
Finally, you will want to know whether the car you are considering has any finance owing on it (which you could be liable for) or is stolen (which means you could end up losing the car, even if you bought it in good faith and paid good money for it). The way to check whether a car has finance owing on it or is stolen is to ring the REVS (Register of Encumbered Vehicles) for the state the car is registered in. Here are the telephone numbers for the most popular states:
- New South Wales: REVS Check (Phone: 13 32 20)
- Victoria: Vehicle Securities Register (Phone: 13 11 71)
- Queensland: REVS (Phone: 1300 658 030)
- Western Australia: REVS (Phone: 1300 304 024)
The Kings Cross Car Market is located at the corner of Ward Avenue and Elizabeth Bay Road, Kings Cross, Sydney.