New car sales surged last month, with a 57.6% increase over November 2008, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) – yet, while national new car sales in January to November 2009 are still down 8.8% on the same period last year, Auto eBid new car sales increased a whopping 99.6%.
“We have seen our sales back to 2007 levels,” said Auto eBid CEO, Amin Saleem. “We expect this growth to continue -- with an increase in VAT and the end of the UK scrappage scheme in 2010, retail consumers will only make the plunge to purchase, if they can get a good deal.”
Auto eBid’s unique ‘reverse auction’ website invites car dealers to bid against each other for each sale, creating the cheapest route to a new car available today.
This simple process puts the consumer back in control, saves awkward haggling in dealer showrooms and delivers greater savings on new cars than any other car-buying option. It’s open to any customer, looking for any UK car model.
Auto eBid best-selling cars for November 2009 were:
Land Rover Freelander 2 Diesel
Citroen C4 Grand Picasso Diesel Estate
Ford Focus Hatchback
Volvo Xc90 Diesel Estate
Volkswagen Golf Diesel Hatchback
Nissan Qashqai Diesel Hatchback
Volkswagen Touran Diesel Estate
Suzuki Swift Hatchback
Mercedes-Benz E Class Diesel Saloon
BMW 3 Series Diesel Saloon
About Auto eBid
Auto eBid was founded by internet entrepreneur, Amin Saleem, in 2003. It is a unique service that uses a ‘reverse auction’ system, to allow car dealers to bid against each other for customers’ business.
The website www.autoebid.com receives over 100,000 unique visitors monthly and has processed 2,500 successful auctions, saving customers approximately £7 million, versus the original RRP of their chosen cars.
Auto eBid holds a database of 5,000 franchised dealers and has over 3,500 regular auction bidders.
Auto eBid is the trading name of Commission IT Limited and is based in London.