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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Will you beat my CARMAX offer?
A: YES, to the extent that we will either beat your CarMax offer, or guarantee to mail you a $100 check for the opportunity. Please read this carefully: If you send a photo (not email copy, but an actual picture) of Carmax's current offer letter, then give us the opportunity to beat that offer, we either beat it, or we owe you $100 check, GUARANTEED.If we bid your car at 10 thousand, and you say I just sold it to Carmax for more, now where is my $100, then you just cost yourself $100. We pay you the $100 for the option to beat their offer. If we beat it, you get more money for your car. If we don't beat it, you get $100 check, WE WANT TO BUY YOUR CAR, and do not want to miss it over any amount of money that makes business sense for GMTV. We are very transparent, and this $100 Carmax guarantee is just straightforward as it sounds. This $100 guarantee only stands for CARMAX actual offers. We are much simpler to transact with than our competitors. Our entire process is online, we will pick up at your location, and they simply do not. If you fail to grant us that option to beat the CarMax offer, then the advertised guarantee is null/void.
Q: Can I use your Purchase Offer at the dealership I am working with (Term: In & Out)
A: YES, GMTV purchase offers are valid at many dealerships. Ask your GMTV buyer to guide you through this process. Better yet, have your salesperson at the dealership you are buying from to arrange the In&Out with your GMTV buyer.
Q: Make me feel safe about GMTV
A: OK, not to brag, but…GMTV, processes over $300 million in annual auto transactions, and the top buyers/sellers at multiple auto auctions around the country. 25 years in the wholesale car business means GMTV’s reputation is trusted on countless dealer to dealer transactions coast to coast. GMTV founder, host of nationally syndicated "The John Clay Wolfe Show" for over a decade. His show is broadcast by iHeartmedia, Cumulus, Westwood 1 and other main stream media outlets across the US. It is of upmost importance to GMTV that your process run flawlessly. GMTV pays with a check drawn on Bank of America, that is good now. JCW’s favorite quote is, “Fast pay equal long time friend”, and GMTV subscribes to that theory. Please be honest and upfront with known condition or problems with your vehicle, and you will get paid on the spot, end of story. For more validation, please read our BBB reviews.
Q: Can I cash my check from GMTV?
A: Yes! Our checks are cashable at your nearest Bank of America location. Other buyers, like CarMax, issue you a “draft”—which resembles a check, but it is not cashable. These drafts are for deposit only and will not fund for several days. We don’t pay with float filled-funny money like our competitors do.
Q. Does GMTV buy bikes/ATV’s/RV’s?
A. YES, we have bought numerous airplanes, commercial trucks, trailers, jet ski’s, heavy machinery, backhoes, ambulances, limos, boats, bikes, ATV’s and RV’s and want more. If it flies, floats, or rolls on tires or tracks, we buy it. These vehicles will take us longer to evaluate so please give us the time to make a purchase offer.
Q: How long to get my offer after I submit my VIN and Pictures to the website?
A: If you included the correct 17 digits VIN, multiple pictures and a description during normal business hours, expect 15-30 minutes. We will call you to verify your information about your vehicle and ask you additional questions we need answered to value your vehicle correctly.
Q: How do you buy cars without seeing them, sight-unseen?
A: We don’t, we’ll kinda sorta! We need pictures of your vehicle with your Internet submission. We are asking for photos so we can accurately assess the value of your vehicle! Pictures aid our buyers in getting you top dollar for your vehicle.
Q: John Clay Wolfe made a purchase quote on his radio show. I want to accept his offer, what is the next step?
A: Click above on GMTV’s home page. Complete the submission form, enter your VIN, upload your vehicles pictures and in the comments section identify yourself as a radio caller. Remind John what he offered you on air and about what time you called. Explain that you want to accept the offer and the GMTV team will get the wheels in motion to getting you vehicle picked up and you paid.
Q: How does John Clay Wolfe make offers on the radio without seeing the cars?
A: John knows cars, and he knows people. If you are telling him the truth on air about condition, equipment and miles he will make an offer. Being in business for the last 20 years this is John’s expertise. He has been buying cars sight-unseen (SUS) from dealers all over the country, all over the phone based on the verbal description of the vehicle.
Q: Will you buy my salvage title car?
A: YES, but we will typically be a buyer at 50% of the value of a non-salvaged vehicle. All Salvage titled vehicles at one point have been damaged over 50% of the vehicles value and this does impact the value of the vehicle dramatically.
Q: Will you buy my car with hail damage, dents and needing bodywork?
A: Yes, but we typically don’t buy “junk” back of $1,000. We will buy cars which need reconditioning. However, you must disclose the reconditioning needed in both pictures and description. It can be very disappointing when our inspectors or transporters arrives at your location to make the exchange discovers the vehicle does not match the description. Please remember to be upfront with the reconditioning expense.
Q: Who inspects my car before you pick it up? Do I have to drive it to a location to have it inspected?
A: Our transporter will inspect your vehicle, match description submitted, and exchange title for payment. You may also bring the vehicle to any of our drop centers for quick inspection and payment or opt for curbside service at your home or office in most locations.
Q:Is your offer Negotiable?
A: YES, our offers are negotiable on a case-by-case basis. Our buying team does our best to accurately assess the value with our first offer.
Q: Why is there a $250 breakup/unwind acceptance on Purchase order to buy my car?
A: This ONLY applies when you break your word. Once we make the deal with you, based on your word we incur expenses: transportation, accounting, logistics wheels all start turning inside GMTV. When we make a deal with you, we expect you to keep your end of the deal, and your word, just as we do. We have no real way to make you pay, but we believe most of our customers have good moral fiber, and will do the right thing understanding we lost expenses in the event you suddenly change your mind after you accepted our deal.
Q: Can I sell you a leased car?
A: YES, call your leaseholder and get a current payoff while submitting your information to Leasing companies sometimes have additional fees for early termination which would affect your equity position.
Q: What if I owe more than your purchase offer, but still want to sell?
A: We call this being “upside down/ underwater.” The difference between our purchase offer and the amount owed is NEGATIVE EQUITY. This difference will have to be paid to us at the time of possession/pickup. We will make a payoff amount to your lending institution in the amount of the purchase offer and you will provide us with the check for the difference.
Q: What happens to all of the cars you purchase?
A: We redistribute them to franchise/independent dealers, other markets, large dealer groups and other countries at a small margin., founder John Clay Wolfe, has been in automotive business sector since 1991, and has worldwide contacts to purchase these units.
Q. How long will it be till my bank receives payoff?
A. It can take a few days for your bank to process the payoff; this is why we quote a 10-day payoff from your finance institution. We fund your payoff immediately; we want the title as bad as you want the vehicle paid off. We can not sell your vehicle until we have the title.
Q. I lost my title; can I still sell you my vehicle?
A. Yes! Just contact one of our associates to help walk you through the next steps.
Q. A family members name is on the title, however I own it. Can I still sell it to you?
A. That is okay, we can have them fill out all the paperwork and have them signed the check over to you.
Q. If the person on the title is deceased, can I still sell it to you?
A. Yes! Though most companies would not be equipped with handling this kind of situation, our office is able to help you through this delicate process.
Q: Why won’t you pay me in CASH?
A: Because it is simply not safe to carry that much cash at the office. We cannot put our drivers or drop centers in harms way.


Disclaimer: All bids and appraisals are based on your description of your vehicle. When arriving at a GIVE ME THE VIN™ affilliate to sell or trade your vehicle, the unit will be inspected by the dealer. All phone calls that are aired on Radio, TV or the internet are recorded. The recorded description you give of your vehicle is availible to all GIVE ME THE VIN™ afilliates to reconfirm both your description of the vehicle and bid you received.