CarMax vs. Bidlane

Often times, BIDLANE customers compare our car buying services to CARMAX. However, We believe that while CARMAX does share a few similarities with us, there are also some huge distinctive differences which set us apart from them.

One of the biggest reasons that BIDLANE feels that they are gaining the advantage over CARMAX is obvious, CARMAX is a national Company that employees over 25,000 people and has 214 stores nationwide, which are all an average of 60,000 SQ/ FT in Size. With large type of operation comes heavy overhead costs. In order to help absorb these costs and still be able to turn a profit, It’s just NOT possible for CARMAX to pay top dollar to their customers. Sometimes, especially if you are buying a car from them, they may be able to pay you more on paper for your car but they will certainly have to make it up on the new car that they are selling to you. BIDLANE believes in running a much more efficient business model, We do not sell or retail cars on any of our lots, Our location average size is approximately 5% of the size of CARMAX, We have less than 1% of the employee count that CARMAX has, and most importantly we are not a national company, we are only focused throughout the Los Angeles and Orange County areas of Southern California. Currently we have 9 locations, 3 in Orange County and 6 in Los Angeles. So if you are thinking “I need to sell my car fairly,safely and quickly. Come to BIDLANE. WE PAY MORE!!

CARMAX currently offers their clients "Check Drafts" which typically take more time to process and have longer hold times based on the bank. BIDLANE offers a same day check which is available for deposit right away and drawn out of a local California bank so funds are typically available much quicker.
Again, since CARMAX has a large scale operation of both buying and selling cars, they are very busy and most of the clients that come to BIDLANE tell us that they were there for 1-2 hours average. At BIDLANE, our appraisal time is 15 mins average. you can be in and out of our location with a check in hand in under 30 mins.
CARMAX offers a (No Negotiation) written offer after the inspection of your vehicle. This means the number they give you is final. At BIDLANE, We beat ALL written offers, feel free to shop around and bring in your verifiable written offer and come get paid more. We will negotiate a fair price that will make all parties happy. It's that easy!!
When CARMAX buys your car, you leave with a "draft check" and need to situate a ride home for yourself. BIDLANE offers all their clients a FREE Uber or Lyft ride home after we buy your Car.
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Yelp May 28, 2020

I came here to sell my car with out of state plates. I worked with Martin and he made selling my car easy and seamless. He was very personable and flexible with my schedule. I ended up eating a good deal and was given a check for my vehicle on the spot. I highly recommend his services!

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Google May 28, 2020

Martin is a good guy. Felt honest and valued as a customer. I was paid a little less than KBB but more than CarMax offered. Overall, I am happy with my decision to do business here. Come party with Marty!

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Google May 25, 2020

Great customer service from representatives Martin

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Yelp May 19, 2020

Easy and fast service! Martin was great. They outbid my carmax offer and signing over the car took no time at all.

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1336 E. Colorado Blvd Pasadena, CA

Phone: (800) 604-0243
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