Every now and again, we like you to meet some of the weird and wonderful characters who use our app. They serve as great examples of how easy our app is to use. So we spoke to Kyle Longboard* about his experiences with selling his vehicle.
“We all have to grow up sometime,” he says. “I had my beach buggy like forever. I love that thing, man, we had some great times in it.” Our customers sometimes reminisce about their vehicles. It’s because there’s an emotional connection a lot of people end up developing with their car.
“You know, my bros and I, we would drive Wild Stallion onto the beach, make a little fire, and do some night surfing. Good times, bro. Good times. Except for when Jonny got taken by a shark. But a burial at sea… that’s how I’d want to go.”
We’d like to make an important note here that sharks rarely attack humans and in no way should you find this one instance alarming and/or funny.
“Funny thing is, bro, the only sharks I am lank scared of are the ones trying to rip you off for your car. Laik, you can’t just do business with anyone you meet on the proverbial street, dude. And most definitely not on the information highway.”
That’s why Kyle decided maybe BuyCentre was the way to go.
“I’m not that into tech, except for Go Proing my wave-riding and stuff. I’m, like, into nature, really. Being one with the sea. There’s a beauty in catching that perfect wave at dawn, dude. But I heard lank good things about BuyCentre. Obs I went to the app store, just typed in ‘BuyCentre’ and got hooked up.”
Somewhere over the ridge, Kyle’s friends appear to be having a braai. When we ask Kyle about this, he says, “That smoke’s not coming from a fire, dude.”
“Ja, all I had to do was open the app, and take out my driver’s licence. Well, first I had to find my driver’s licence. I always misplace it for some reason. But when I had it, bru, I just had to hold it in front of my phone’s camera and it does this thing. It gets all your info and lays it down, bro. It’s like something out of The Matrix. It’s actually a bit heeby-jeeby, but I know BuyCentre doesn’t work for The Man, so it’s all good.”
Which is true. We don’t work for The Man, we’re part of the trusted Williams Hunt Group, so even those a little on the paranoid side have reason to relax with us. Or should we say, like our friend Kyle would, chillax?
“Then I just had to take pics of my old lady. Once she was happy they could be used on Instagram, I went back to the app and took pics of my beach bug baby. Uploaded it to the Great Cloud in The Sky…” (We imagine most clouds are in the sky, though this one is more like on a server farm…) “…and then before too long, in fact, I was done curling, and I had an offer for my car. It was legit, seemed more than fair. So I went to a depot – apparently they’re in all the major urban centres, and they did a quick evaluation. All was good, and then I got my cash. I was able to upgrade my ride.”
And what does he drive now?
“A gnarly BMW 1-Series. Dude, got to match up to my groovy new promotion to company CFO.”
*His preferred pseudonym.