About Us-Florida Direct Auto
Florida Direct Auto is an independent used vehicle dealer in Jacksonville, Florida which is the northeastern tip of Florida and about 10 Miles south of the Georgia border on I-95. We are approximately 20 minutes away from Fernandina Beach, which is a great place for a relaxing vacation with plenty of nice views of the ocean, golfing, great dining and plenty to see and do. A lot of customers from out of state (which is about 90% of them), like to sight see and make a vacation out of their vehicle purchase. Places like Daytona Beach, Saint Augustine, Orlando (Disney World, Universal, Epcot, etc.), Tampa Bay (Clearwater Beach, Busch Gardens) and more are popular spots.
Florida Direct Auto is a small company made up of just 4 of us, but between the 4 of us we have well over 30 years of experience, 7 of which we have been specializing in the online sales part of the industry. We operate as efficiently as possible to keep our overhead low so we are able to keep our vehicle prices low to pass the savings on to you. We understand that if we price our vehicles at what everybody else does that our vehicles will just sit here, and that is not our goal and we do not intend to collect vehicles, we just like to move them fast. If you have any questions about buying a vehicle or how the process works and need some reassurance that we are a real company, please give us a call. We are Licensed, Insured, and Bonded with the State Of Florida so you can feel confident that your buying experience will be smooth as silk and pain free.
All vehicle's are being sold as is, where is with no warranty, expressed written or implied. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein, and makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, imperfection, defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle, and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgement solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle.
† Terms & Conditions
*Due to being a small operation and small profit margins, we must keep the cash flow going to purchase more vehicles to sell and absolutely cannot afford to have unpaid vehicles sitting on our lot for more than 7 days (5 Business days), so with that being said we'll move on to the payment process. 1.When an auction is won (buy it now as well), a $500.00 USD deposit through Paypal is due within 24 hours of the auction ending. This deposit secures the vehicle for you, and is a NON REFUNDABLE, GOOD FAITH DEPOSIT. This assures us that you are a serious buyer and are not just drunk on a saturday night or your child has accidently bid on the vehicle. This is a business we are running and we are trying to help you save money, so help us by cooperating with our terms and conditions. I try my absolute best at describing vehicles and I try to take as many pictures as Ebay will allow so I do take pictures of all exterior panels (fenders, hoods, tailgate, etc.), all glass (windows, mirrors, windshield, etc.), underneath the vehicle (to show rust or if anything is missing), Under the hood (to show motor size and if anything is missing), and The interior (Carpet/flooring, headliner, dash, seats, gauges to show if any warning lights may be on, etc.) and I do this because I do not want anything to be a surprise when you get here. I don't like people wasting my time, so I don't want to waste anybody elses time by misrepresenting a vehicle. So we're clear on payments: 1. Deposit of $500.00 USD is due within 24 hours of auction end. 2. Full Payment of the vehicle is due within 7 days of auction end (5 business days) in UNITED STATES CURRENCY (USD) VIA Cashier's check; Bank Wire; or Cash (in person), please call us @ (904)-571-1241 if you have any questions regarding payment methods. If you cannot comply with these stipulations, your transaction may become void solely at the descretion of the seller.
Our titles are held by what is called a Floorplanning company, they hold the title for us until the vehicle is paid for. Once the vehicle is paid for they overnight the title to us and from that point we then mail it to you (UPS with tracking). We do it this way because we are approximately 10 minutes from the nearest port, and if somebody steals a vehicle and title and then takes both of them to the port they can get the truck out of the country, and it has been an ongoing problem for a while, although it has lightened up the last couple of years. We are Bonded in the State Of Florida so we have to provide you with a clean and clear title unless stated otherwise in the description of the vehicle. Most of the titles go out in 2 to 3 days after purchases, some take longer it really just depends. Most of the time we have copies of titles and can provide them to you or your bank. Please call (904)-571-1241 with questions.
† Fee and Tax Information:
As far as taxes are concerned, we do collect your state sales tax. So for example, if you live in Alabama the tax rate is 2% so you will pay 2% taxes to us and we will give you a DMV tax credit form that you take with you to the DMV showing that you have already paid your state taxes of 2% (or whatever your state tax rate is). You will be responsible for any county or city surtaxes (usually .5%-1%), we just collect state taxes because Florida is reciprocal with 47 of the 50 States. Please call us to see if your state is recipriocal with Florida and also to see what your state sales tax rate is (some states have 0 sales tax rate, but you must have a Drivers License with that states address). We ONLY COLLECT TAXES if you are coming to pick up the vehicle, if you ship the vehicle we DO NOT collect your taxes.
† As far as Fees, we have a $299 Documentary fee which we collect to help cover costs for Cleaning vehicles, Preparing vehicles for delivery, Inspection, and mailing fees for paperwork, titles etc. This fee is non negotiable, if you are a dealer and win the vehicle on Ebay you are also subject to this fee, if you are a dealer and want to purchase the vehicle minus the fee you must call us first. 30 Day Temporary tags are $5.95 and are good in any state and Canada. If you are registering the vehicle in Florida, we collect your taxes (state and county) and we also do your tag and title work so you do not have to go to the DMV to register the vehicle, we do your plate transfer and title transfer. If you have any questions about any of these fees, please call (904)-571-1241.