Need to sell your car online?

Are you looking to sell your car in Omaha, Nebraska without all of the hassles?
Gateway Auto can consign your vehicle for you.

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Consignment Explained

Car consignment refers to a process where a car owner entrusts a dealership, like Gateway Auto, to sell their vehicle on their behalf. The consignor (car owner) retains ownership of the car until it is sold.

The dealership helps market the car, negotiates with potential buyers, and handles the sales transaction. Once the car is sold, the consignor receives the sale proceeds minus a commission or fee paid to the dealership for their assistance in selling the vehicle.

This arrangement allows car owners to sell their vehicles without the hassle of dealing with the sales process themselves.

Frequently asked questions

Why are buyers more likely to buy a car from Gateway Auto?

There is more security for a potential buyer with a dealer like Gateway Auto. Besides the services, products and financing we offer, customers have more confidence working with a dealer for many reasons: we are fully licensed, buyers don’t have to meet at a strange house or random parking lot.

Why consign instead of selling it yourself?

No one wants to go through the hassle of fielding phone calls and have strangers show up at your house. That’s a full time job (Believe us, we know!) Gateway Auto can offer financing, warranty and a professional sales experience to get your car sold right away. Plus, we have an outstanding reputation and buyers can check out our ratings and reviews, allowing them to buy with confidence.

Why not just sell my car to Gateway Auto?

Gateway Auto will also buy your car, truck or SUV. But, you can usually get hundreds or even thousands more by consigning your vehicle. The reason? Gateway Auto will not be making the investment in purchasing and repairing your car before we sell it.

How long will it take to sell my car?

Our program is also designed to sell your car quickly. Unlike other consignment programs, our commitment is only 60 days. That way, you know that we are motivated to sell your car quickly, or we don’t make the sale cost for the hard work we’ve done to present your car to buyers. At the end of 60 days, the consignment period can be extended if agreed by both parties, at no additional charge to you.

How much will it cost to consign with Gateway Auto?

Our program is simple: we charge a flat fee to cover the expense of detailing, photographing, advertising, and safety inspections. This fee includes advertising the vehicle everywhere our own cars are: CarFax, CarGurus, Auto Trader, TrueCar, FB Marketplace, and many more. We are also a top rated dealer for CarGurus. You set a price (with our input) that you want for the car.

We then will agree upon a set price commission if the vehicle sells. This price is completely dependent upon the type of sale and vehicle. It is not worth our time to put all the work into selling, let's say a rare Boss 302 Mustang, and earn a hundred dollars. We've then lost money from the intensive labors from the start to finish of the process. We sell your car for you and you get that full amount minus the commission. No wondering if the amount the dealer “says” what they sold it for is true to configure a percentage. You know what you are going to get if your car sells at the asking price from day one.

What kind of vehicles does Gateway Auto take on consignment?

We take all kinds of vehicles, but we never sell any vehicles that have a Salvage Title or Frame Damage. The vehicle has to be in good overall condition. It must pass the same Safety Inspection that all of our inventory must go through. There are times we can work with you to make repairs to the vehicle if needed. Should reconditioning, repair, or special equipment be recommended or required, such services will be offered and performed only with your itemized “written” approval authorization.

No surprises! Gateway Auto has always been very successful with consigning vehicles. We have sold hundreds of consignment vehicles. Because we treat the consignor with the same honesty and respect we give all of our buyers, consignment has been a mutually beneficial way to sell cars for us for years.

Ready to consign?

Click the form link below for us to begin the consignment process of getting your vehicle sold and cash in your hand.