Carvana Acquires Carlypso

Tori Zinger

Dave Martinson reported this week on DrivingSales News that Carvana has acquired Carlypso. I've been discussing the Carvana business structure with some others in the industry this week, and I'm curious to know:

What is your take on this model? Will it stick? I'd also be interested to know your age range when you give your opinion; it seems (unsurprisingly) that those in the younger age rages seem to be more on board with this than those in the upper age ranges, as far as whether they would be willing to purchase a car using this format. 

 

Tori Zinger

That's a great point, Dealer Guy -- it's important for people thinking about using a place like this to consider ALL the costs, not just the price of the vehicle. And as for used cars, there's no way I'd buy it without driving it first!

Jamil The Carman

With their 7 days return policy they are building trust with customers.Looking at their reviews and customer service model I gotta give them credit for doing a great job.Their slogan is simply "Skip the dealer" and with the dealers' reputation in general people love the approach. I am not dealing with a dealer I am dealing with an online store :) so for some people it's the ideal way to buy a car.

We haven't had this model for years to collect enough data to determine the percentage but I am sure we will soon figure it out .

Tori Zinger

Agree, Jamil. It will be interesting to see how things go and the effect this has on the industry as a whole.

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