John Clay Wolfe has bought over 87,000 cars since entering the business after graduating from high school, and created GiveMeTheVin.com to give you a true trade-in offer option versus dealing with the dealerships. JCW will put your trade-in right. on. the money. You don't have to sell your car to the dealer anymore — you can sell us your car online, right now... for more!
Kelly Blue Book, NADA Guide, and Black Book are not car buyers, they simply give opinions. "Those silly books are guides designed to help dealers make money from the public. My book is a check book!" said Wolfe. "I play the market, not what some silly book says… and people don't realize that KBB is owned by the largest car dealer in the country, literally. It's just a fact. The market is the real money, and I have the money to pay market. Imagine Amazon meets Wall Street with Domino’s Pizza-style delivery (but pick up, in this case) — that's what we do here at GIVE ME THE VIN™. Just put your VIN* in the box and press Enter."
Wolfe continues, "Our systems today decode the VIN's, so dealers text VIN's while trading cars among one another... the non-dealer public is smarter than most dealers understand, and they will quickly adapt to the same method. When Suzy Q Smith sends me her VIN, mileage, and a brief description of her vehicle, my system generates a hard buy figure for her in seconds. We then email her an offer after I or one of our managers double-checks our system offer."
GIVE ME THE VIN™ is JCW's way of inviting the public into the licensed dealer world, giving the consumer a better alternative against lowball trade offers from the dealership. JCW's bid will also be honored at many franchise dealerships as what’s known as an "In & Out". See our FAQ page for more details.
If it rolls and runs, and is not complete junk... JCW buys it. He is the Amazon.com of car buyers, and wants to buy your car. If you are a skeptic, please click here to read GMTV’s reviews on Better Business Site. Cruise around the site, media, in the news, and reviews, and you’ll get the vibe of what makes us special. After you clearly understand you have come to the right place, put your VIN in box, and press GO. We look forward to doing business with you.
If you would like to hear JCW bid on cars live on the air, tune into his syndicated radio show (delivered on Westwood One radio for the past ten years). Along with providing entertaining news, interviews, and on-air personalities, bidding on cars during showtime is John's 100% business. (Read more about JCW’s remarkable story at the Star Telegram.)
* A VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) is the 17-digit serial number that comes with your car. The VIN is often found on the dash below your inspection sticker, or may perhaps appear on a sticker placed in the driver’s side doorjamb. Those 17 digits contain the details we need regarding factory build codes, year, model, engine size, equipment options, and much more.
Ford trucks, Dodge trucks, and Nissan products do not decode fully, so submitting as many details to us as possible helps tremendously. Tell us options like color, navigation, sun/moon roof, leather, King Ranch, stick shift, or long bed (including variations, such as in this case single wheel or dually). The VIN will get us close, but we still need you to fill in the details. Only you know the problems with your car, so please be honest in your description. If it has hail damage, then write hail damage in the comments field. If it clunks when you put it in reverse, be up-front and tell us. Discussing any problems at the beginning of the process makes life easier than re-hashing price due to non-disclosure at the start.
Disclaimer: All bids and appraisals are based on your description of your vehicle. When arriving at a GIVE ME THE VIN™ affiliate 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 available to all GIVE ME THE VIN™ affiliates to confirm both your description of the vehicle and bid you received.
Business offices at dealerships are closed on Saturdays. We will gladly transact your deal on a Saturday, but checks can only be issued on business days. All radio shows are recorded and any discrepancy can be resolved by audio replay. We request that all auto dealers identify themselves immediately, either on-air or on the Web. Failure to do so may result in your bid being invalid. Visit the blog for recent news or comments. John's personal email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Email him anytime for advice or questions regarding your vehicle concerns.
Sell us your car and the bid is $25,000, but your payoff is $5,000. We would cut you a check for $20,000, and you would sign a Bill of Sale and a Power of Attorney for us to pay off the title with your bank.
Sell us your car and the bid is $25,000, but your payoff is $30,000. You would sign a Bill of Sale and a Power of Attorney selling us your car. In addition, you would need to include a $5,000 check to cover your negative equity.
Sell us your car and the bid is $25,000, and you own your car free and clear. You would sign Bill of Sale and Power of Attorney and receive a check for $25,000.