Buying a car with a credit card

drSix

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Is it possible? I am need of a new car. Something used, under $10k, and want to know if I can use my AMEX card to purchase it.

Anyone done this? Are there dealers in Santiago or Santo Domingo that accept credit cards?

Besides the usual issues with using a credit card down here, is there anything else I should watch out for?
 

the gorgon

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Is it possible? I am need of a new car. Something used, under $10k, and want to know if I can use my AMEX card to purchase it.

Anyone done this? Are there dealers in Santiago or Santo Domingo that accept credit cards?

Besides the usual issues with using a credit card down here, is there anything else I should watch out for?
see my ad in the classifieds
 

drSix

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That doesn't really answer my question though. Regardless I may be interested in your services.
 

the gorgon

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That doesn't really answer my question though. Regardless I may be interested in your services.
yes, that is the ad i referred to..

i am not sure of exactly what things you might have in your mind. maybe you can throw out some concerns, and i will do my best to address them. as my ad says, the average guy is going to try to give you a royal flucking, and i am here to see that such romance does not happen. i have quite a few happy customers on DR1.
 

DRDreamer72

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Hi Gorgon, may be in touch in the next few weeks, but is it possible to use a CC or do you need to have a bank account or to transfer funds from my overseas account?
 

william webster

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I would doubt it..

I did it once

FLA in the late 70's..... AMEX
Times have changed and RD is a different animal

My last purchase - here - I wired directly to the dealer
or you can interbank transfer if the $$ are already here
 

the gorgon

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Hi Gorgon, may be in touch in the next few weeks, but is it possible to use a CC or do you need to have a bank account or to transfer funds from my overseas account?
i will call up a reputable dealer with whom i have dealings, and get back to you both later today.
 

chrisgy

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Is it possible? I am need of a new car. Something used, under $10k, and want to know if I can use my AMEX card to purchase it.

Anyone done this? Are there dealers in Santiago or Santo Domingo that accept credit cards?

Besides the usual issues with using a credit card down here, is there anything else I should watch out for?
I bought an SUV with a credit card using an Amex. i was charged a 4% fee on top of the cost. This was back in 2012 at Leonel Auto in Santiago.
 

william webster

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There you go..... a real life story.

Glad to hear it..... I was wrong about it.

I know people who pay college tuition with a card to get the points
 

Tamborista

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There you go..... a real life story.

Glad to hear it..... I was wrong about it.

I know people who pay college tuition with a card to get the points
A few landlords accept AMEX in NYC for rent, sorry not car related.

Looking forward to Gorgie's response.
 
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Is it possible? I am need of a new car. Something used, under $10k, and want to know if I can use my AMEX card to purchase it.

Anyone done this? Are there dealers in Santiago or Santo Domingo that accept credit cards?

Besides the usual issues with using a credit card down here, is there anything else I should watch out for?
Yes.....as long as Amex authorizes it and you don't care about the interest rate.

Your purchase will trigger an alert on the account, i.e, large one time purchase, foreign country, etc. Once you have cleared the alert with Amex and the dealer is authorized to accept Amex, and your credit limit is not exceeded, it is treated like any other transaction.

However, I think I would be more concerned with the interest rate.

Respectfully,
Playacaribe2
 

chrisgy

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Yes.....as long as Amex authorizes it and you don't care about the interest rate.

Your purchase will trigger an alert on the account, i.e, large one time purchase, foreign country, etc. Once you have cleared the alert with Amex and the dealer is authorized to accept Amex, and your credit limit is not exceeded, it is treated like any other transaction.

However, I think I would be more concerned with the interest rate.

Respectfully,
Playacaribe2
AMEX charge cards don't have an interest rate if paid at statement cycle end. And quite frankly even if I hadn't paid it off and instead put it on my 8% APR USAA credit card it would have been decent for a DR car purchase and the protection it offered.
 
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AMEX charge cards don't have an interest rate if paid at statement cycle end.
If that is the case, why not just wire the money and be done with it.

And quite frankly even if I hadn't paid it off and instead put it on my 8% APR USAA credit card it would have been decent for a DR car purchase and the protection it offered.
Protected on your USAA card? How?

If you have no other choice OK.....other than that, there is little, if any advantages.....unless you need points.

But....whatever gets you through.


Respectfully,
Playacaribe2
 

Criss Colon

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Yes.....as long as Amex authorizes it and you don't care about the interest rate.

Your purchase will trigger an alert on the account, i.e, large one time purchase, foreign country, etc. Once you have cleared the alert with Amex and the dealer is authorized to accept Amex, and your credit limit is not exceeded, it is treated like any other transaction.

However, I think I would be more concerned with the interest rate.

Respectfully,
Playacaribe2
If he buys the car HERE with AMEX, THERE IS NO "INTEREST RATE".

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the gorgon

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just got word back from my friend who owns a dealership. he said that it is a bad idea, and the interests on the transaction will be onerous. he strongly advises against it.