(PRWEB) February 20, 2003
New automotive web site, PREOWNEDCARS.COM, is introducing a unique business model. The site will be donating 7% of pretax profits to ecology and Earth-focused charities like Environmental Defense Fund and Nobel Prize winners Doctors Without Borders (MÃ©decins Sans FrontiÃ¨res, or MSF).
ÂWe hope these charities will benefit also from the exposure we give them on our site,Â says PREOWNED CARS owner, Rick Sallen, Âand that shoppers will take the opportunity to learn more about the great work these foundations undertake.Â
Along with their charity support, PREOWNED CARS, Âwill provide our visitors the information and opportunity to shop for and buy the safest, most economical new and used cars, extended warranties, auto insurance, financing options, and more. We think businesses should exist for some purpose other than just to make money,Â said the siteÂs owner.
ÂPeople ask if weÂre a non-profit,Â says Sallen. ÂWeÂre not, however, compared to the sweetheart commission deals the big sites command, we receive the InternetÂs equivalent of minimum wage! I just donÂt understand how the big sites justify claiming on one hand they want to offer consumers low prices, while at the same time theyÂre groping around the suppliersÂ pockets for ever more lucrative contracts that just spiral final prices upward. You canÂt have it both ways.Â
Other foundation links positioned throughout PREOWNED CARS include the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children; PAWS Â People Helping Animals; ldteens.org; Water.org; and Human Rights Watch. They call this ÂThe PreOwned CarsÂ 7% Solution.Â
Far More than Just Pricing and Comparison Info
Along with new and used car-buying, auto insurance, and financing tips and info, PREOWNED CARS provides easy-to-use tools and calculators so eco-concerned and average shoppers alike can get tips about the safest cars, fuel economy, Âgreen cars,Â safety seat use, avoiding extended warranty scams.
In addition, Pre Owned Cars offers plenty of straight-forward consumer advice and instant online approval on dealer scams, extended vehicle warranties, loans and debt consolidation, help with bad credit, multiple instant insurance quotes, and much more. ÂWe prove you can buy Âgreen,Â make a difference, and still save money.Â says Sallen.
ÂAnother unique PreOwned Cars benefit is our warnings,Â adds owner Rick Sallen. In their eagerness to make a commission, most car sites neglect to mention the potential pitfalls. On our debt consolidation page we warn how an unwise borrower could get in trouble, even lose their home.
Take financial services, for example. We give objective tips and expressly warn how easily borrowing can lead to even bigger problems if youÂre not careful. The merchants on our site make financing, credit repair, re-mortgaging, etc., so easy. ThatÂs a good thing but it can be a double-edged sword. Credit can come TOO easily!Â
PreOwned Cars has a whole Credit Card Tips page exposing the slick traps unscrupulous credit card companies can set. Sallen insists, ÂIf borrowing is likely to get someone in trouble, I want them to learn that on PreOwned Cars. ThatÂs far more important to us than a commission. We call our philosophy compassionate consumerism!Â
ZERO AD BUDGET: Unlike corporate bottom-line car sites, at PreOwned Cars youÂre not paying for their ad budgets and pop-up ads. ÂWe don't pay for advertising. Zero,Â says the siteÂs owner.
ÂWe encourage shoppers to check around the web, but please come back to our site when you get a quote or buy. Your support makes a difference at PreOwned Cars,Â says Sallen.