I don't usually get that worked up by dirty business practices, but I have to share this experience.
If anyone was ever curious about LowBookSales offer to buy your vehicle and match any offer by more than $250 or they'll give you $250. It is a sham. This is how it worked for me.
I had my beetle estimated at Carmax. They offered me $10,000 for it. This is lower than we wanted to get for it. So, I listed the car on KSL. LowBook called me, yeah, you read that right, THEY CALLED ME. They asked me to bring it in as they are interested in buying the car. I said ok.
I went in to LowBook. They gave me an estimate for $9500. I said don't you guys guarantee you'll beat any written offer by $250. They said yes, let us see the offer. I showed them the offer for $10,000 from Carmax. They walked off with my Carmax offer and came back with an offer for $10,250 and asked if I wanted to sell for that. I said no, I'll just take the $250. They then told me I now don't qualify because they upped their offer. I said,"Seriously, you call me and ask me to take time out of my schedule to come down here so that you can low ball me? And then you pull this kind of sham?" From here on, I am referring to them as LowBallSales.
It gets better. They then said that they would be willing to let me put the car on their lot since they don't have any Beetles currently. And then they could work out a deal on splitting the profit.
WHAT A DIRTY COMPANY!
I told them I would rather sell the car for $9000 just to make sure they didn't get anything out of it.
Monetary Loss: $250.