1. From the Wholesale Vehicle Auction. Lease Return Vehicles of all kinds, Program and Fleet Vehicles, Prior Rental Car Inventory, Bank Owned Assets, New & Used Car Dealer Trade In's, and more are typically liquidated at structured Dealer Only Sales that take place every single week where 100's of thousands of units trade hands monthly. Some of a New Car Dealer inventory is the results of Trade In Vehicles, but most auto inventory is obtained through a dealer only auto auction.
2. From a Dealer. Dealers buy low and sell high. While there is nothing wrong with this business model as a whole, wouldn't you rather allow the dealer to make a fair profit by using a Professional Negotiator opposed to allowing a trained sales person who works solely on commission make $2,500, $3,500, or more in additional profit? Profit is not a dirty word, but dealers have overcharged consumers for years for one primary reason - Because They Can. Very few individuals have taken their expert auto industry experience and put it to work for consumers.
3. From a Private Individual. Ever since the dawn of the first dealerships in America, Dealers and Private Individuals have purchased vehicles from private individuals. Another common misconception is that Private Individual cars are less expensive. A majority of individuals selling vehicles on their own paid closer to retail opposed to wholesale and likely had bank loans stretched over 4, 5, and 6 years. Negative equity is more common than not when it comes to owners selling their own vehicle which does not support selling at lower prices. A situation where the vehicle is owned outright and the seller needs immediate cash are the situations Dealers target to help supplement their Auction Purchased Inventory.