A go kart is great fun but buying one can be a difficult decision. A good go kart isn’t cheap and represents a sizable investment so you will want to know the best place to buy one as well as getting the best value for your money. It’s a specialized market so finding a go kart isn’t always too easy. However, there are plenty of models out there which are available for sale.
There are dealers all around the country that sell go karts. Every region will have a number that have premises and you can inspect the go karts they have for sale by visiting them during normal opening hours. Unless they’re right by a go kart track, however, you won’t be able to test drive the karts that interest you unless special facilities exist for this purpose on the premises.
The more research you make before visiting a dealer, the more prepared you’ll be with questions about the go karts. Don’t be afraid to ask as many questions as you need to. When you’re on the spot, it can also be easier to haggle over the price if you are sufficiently prepared. Just because a dealer has a price on a go kart, it doesn’t mean that price is set in stone. Having carried out your research, you’ll be aware of the prices charged by other dealers so you can quote those in the hope of securing a lower sales price. There’s a very good chance your dealer will be prepared to meet the competition if it guarantees a sale.
Although there will be a limit on the go kart dealers with premises close to you, there’s no limit on the numbers selling go karts online. With less overheads, their prices are often lower although the delivery costs can occassionaly offset those savings.
The greatest disadvantage to purchasing online is that you can’t see or sit in the models before you decide to buy. Making an informed decision becomes much more difficult and returning the go kart, if necessary, can become problematic.
3. Go Kart Tracks
Go kart tracks can be a good source for buying go karts. The karts will be used but kept in good mechanical condition and you’ll be able to take them out for a few laps before you commit to buying. A test drive can reveal a lot about a go kart’s flaws.
Since they’re used models, they’ll usually be much cheaper to buy. The downside is that they’ll have hard more use so will be more prone to mechanical breakdown. If you enjoy working on a kart, that might not be a great drawback, however.
4. Auction Sites
Internet auction sites feature go karts for sale with both new and used available. Much like buying from an Internet dealer, however, you really don’t know what you’re getting especially with used karts. Looking at the seller’s feedback is important but the more you know about go karts, the better. Ask questions to the seller. The biggest advantage to auction sites is that you can often buy a kart at a very cheap price although you will still have to pay for the shipping.
5. Classified Ads
You local paper will occasionally have go karts in the classified ads but specialist magazines will usually have a number of models available for sale. Look at these publications regularly since they can be a great place to find a bargain and you’ll be able to inspect the go kart first.