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All about all-in pricing

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All-in pricing is the law in Alberta. This means the vehicle price you see advertised is the price you should be paying, plus GST and financing costs (if financing costs are applicable). So how do you, as a consumer, navigate all-in pricing when purchasing a vehicle? Print, screen capture or take a photo of the

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Budgeting for a vehicle

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No matter what your price range is, it’s essential to set a solid budget before you start shopping for your next vehicle. A budget will help ensure you don’t spend money on extras you don’t need or never considered to begin with. It will also ensure you don’t get into financial trouble or be swayed

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All-in pricing: negotiating extras

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Negotiating extras can be tricky. Ensuring that you are clear on the all-in price before adding any extras to the vehicle sale is important. Understanding the difference between mandatory fees and “other” fees is equally important. Automotive businesses must advertise the all-in price of a vehicle. The price you see on the window sticker, on

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Take AMVIC with you!

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AMVIC created six printable guides that lay out your consumer rights before, during and after buying, selling, leasing or repairing a vehicle. These free consumer guides also have easy to read checklists to take with you, either digitally on your phone or printed. Decide which guide is right for you: Budgeting for a vehicle:Helps you

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Fraud Prevention Month: how to spot curbers to protect yourself

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AMVIC has once again joined the Competition Bureau’s Fraud Prevention Month campaign, working to educate consumers and industry on how to recognize, reject and report fraud. Purchasing a used vehicle from an unlicensed seller in Alberta can have serious repercussions, should something go wrong after the sale is complete. Make sure that you understand the

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