GoodBuyCar holds no vehicle stock. It does facilitate the consignment sale of a vehicle for private sellers, with certain terms and conditions to be met.
Alternatively, our dealer partners will manage the purchase of your vehicle. If they offer you a successful deal or offer the best price for your vehicle.
GoodBuyCar ensures compliance with regulations from our financial services provider partners and the South African Second Hands Goods Act.
A roadworthy or condition report is not compulsory to list your vehicle on GoodBuyCar. However, it is a powerful tool to sell your vehicle faster. Especially if you’re planning to sell to a private buyer. Should the DEKRA report be done upfront, the cost will be for the seller’s account.
For private transactions, only once a successful offer has been made, it’s compulsory for the vehicle to undergo a DEKRA roadworthy and condition and/or diagnostic report. The price of this DEKRA report is included in documentation fees charged.
If your vehicle is sold to or traded in by a dealership, a roadworthy/condition report is not required.
Requests for upfront Dekra reports must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: Dekra roadworthy certificates are only valid for 60 days.
GoodBuyCar is an online platform. We currently operate in Gauteng and most areas in the Western Cape. We plan to expand to every major city in South Africa in the next few months. Our head office is based in Centurion, Gauteng.
Vehicles must have mileage lower than 180 000 km and be less than 12 years old. There are a few exceptions that apply, with rights reserved to GoodBuyCar.
A non-binding indicative price is provided for guidance. Thereafter, your Sales Facilitator will guide you to find the correct market related price. Although we cannot guarantee the selling price for your vehicle, we will endeavor to guide you throughout your buying and selling journey.
We cannot guarantee that any vehicle will be sold. GoodBuyCar will market the vehicle, recommend the optimum selling / buying price, and advise you throughout the process.
Our Sales Executives will network and market the vehicle on your behalf, both to private buyers and affiliated dealerships. Ideally, we want to find the best replacement deal for your new vehicle, and the best possible price for your existing one.
We don’t just buy your car, leaving you with the bulk of the financial loss. We find you the best deal, either from our dealer partners or validated private sellers. We research the best offer on both the vehicle you are looking to buy, and the purchase price for a vehicle you are selling.
You are allocated a dedicated Sales Facilitator, who facilitate your entire buying / selling experience, while the GoodBuyCar team takes care of the paperwork in the process.
GoodBuyCar will guide you throughout the entire buying and selling journey.
We want to ensure the safety of both Seller and Buyer. To verify each user on our system, the ID, Driver’s license, “Live Selfie”, and Proof of Address is required. All personal details are kept 100% confidential and encrypted. We will never store or distribute any details without your consent. Please read our Privacy Statement for more clarification.
Absolutely! If you don’t have a current settlement letter from the financing bank, we can request a copy on your behalf, or simply follow our guidelines during the listing process. Should the vehicle sell for a value below the settlement quoted by the bank, the Seller will have to pay the shortfall to GoodBuyCar before the vehicle is delivered and the outstanding value is settled.
You may be required to give GoodBuyCar authority to request the original NaTIS document from your financial services provider. We will guide you throughout this process.
Within 0 - 5 working days, with some exceptions that can impact payment. These include the method of payment of the purchaser, public holidays, etc.
Other factors that may also cause a delay in payment:
- Outstanding licensing fees
- Vehicles finance agreements that are in arrears
- Lost original NaTIS documents for either the Seller, or the financial institution who holds the title to the vehicle
Private Sellers / Buyers: The vehicle handover only occurs after payment has been cleared by GoodBuyCar. If the vehicle is financed by the new buyer, the finance agreement and relevant handover documentation must be signed. After delivery, GoodBuyCar is fully responsible for the payment to you as Seller.
Dealerships: GoodBuyCar will obtain all necessary documentation from you. This enables our dealer partners to process payment to you directly.
We do. It’s that simple. All registration, settlement, and administration are done on your behalf. We might require your authorization or assistance with the process. Only licensing and registration requirements, unrelated to the specific vehicle, may be excluded or invoiced additional.
If you would like to duplicate your spare key, you will need to contact your nearest authorised vehicle dealership. After you’ve supplied the VIN number of the vehicle, the consultant will provide an accurate quote for the key. The vehicle might be required to be brought in to correspond coding with the new key.
The vehicle service and accident history can be accessed by contacting the manufacturer. A copy of the NaTIS document will usually need to be forwarded for authorisation. If the vehicle was maintained by independent garages, you’ll need to contact the garages that serviced it and request service records directly.
DEKRA has over 40 quality service stations nationwide. Find your closest branch here: https://www.dekraauto.co.za/branches
GoodBuyCar (Pty) div of Virtual Drive (Pty) Ltd is a Financial Service Provider. We can additionally source suitable credit facilities via a variety of financial services providers. GoodBuyCar (Pty) div of Virtual Drive (Pty) Ltd is a Juristic representative of Novatec WS (Pty) Ltd. FSP number 46408.
Once you have created an account through GoodBuyCar, it cannot be deleted. This is for the safety of users, and to prevent duplicate accounts being created. However, any account may be deactivated at any time, by either the account holder, or GoodBuyCar. For more information, please email us on email@example.com.
A valid vehicle license disc and a valid Driver’s license or ID. And your vehicle, of course.
The warranty, maintenance and service plan may be changed into your name – but with some vehicle manufacturers, this is linked to the vehicle, not the owner, making the transfer more complicated.