Bay Area Consignment Lot Fiasco: Sunnyvale Motors.
Dec. 7th, 2012
On the 7th of December, a consignment lot in Sunnyvale, CA, disappeared off the face of the earth. There were roughly 75-80 high-end cars being consigned in the small lot on the El Camino, and mysteriously on the 7th, they were gone. The value of each vehicle varied, but one of them was a 2006 BMW 6-Series priced around thirty thousand dollars. This wasn't even one of the "high-end" vehicles being displayed there, but it is still definitely not something I would be happy with disappearing while under someone elses care. Apparently, many of the customers who tried utilizing the consignment lot had their cars sold, but never recieved a check; or the one that was given to them by the dealer bounced. When asked why the checks were bouncing, or why they hadn't received any money, the dealer answered by pushing the date back a little bit, or making up some other flimsy excuse as to why they were unable to pay up. Fortunately, this is not commonplace in the used car market, and it truly took the Bay by surprise.
Even the customers who did their homework were completely taken by surprise because the business checked out on all fronts. There are simply some things that one cannot anticipate, and a disappearing car is one of them. The only thing one could do is sell it on your own, or bring it to us! But please don't take our word for it, (although 40+ years in the Bay Area should speak volumes). Take a look at what our long-time customers have to say about us on Yelp.com. And keep in mind that if Wheels and Deals were to handle the sale of your car, we have a very straight forward sign-up process, we hold no titles, and our business is the best in the Silicon Valley for a reason. Have a Merry Christmas!