Used car dealer Carvana is continuing its rapid-fire expansion throughout the U.S., converting multi-story, glass buildings into car vending machines.
Car shopping has always been synonymous with terrible sales experiences, bad coffee, shady financing employees, getting ripped off, persistent phone calls, awful parking lot barbecues, etc. But with the advent of something called the Internet, car sales companies like Carvana are putting user experience in the driver's seat.
The Carvana car vending machines, which act as automated dispensers of actual used vehicles, have just opened new eight-story locations in Orlando, Florida and Gaithersburg, Maryland, near Washington, D.C. Check out the process of the car-buying experience below:
You've Got Options
On the Carvana website, users have the option of locating, financing, and trading in a vehicle, with the option to pick up the vehicle at the nearest vending machine once purchased. Benefits include a 7-day money back guarantee, 100-day/4,189-mile warranty (whichever comes first) and up to $200 towards the cost of a one-way ticket if the purchaser lives far enough.
Inaugurated in Nashville, other locations include but not limited to Tampa, Charlotte, and San Antonio, with 11 in all. With its goal to scrap dealerships out of the buying process, there are no salespeople or customer services on location, which helps the company achieve an average of $1,500 in savings per vehicle.
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