Seller Preparedness Credit and “Come to Us” Seller Credit

Seller Preparedness Credit and “Come to Us” Seller Credit

Seller Preparedness Credit

The Seller Preparedness Credit is available to customers who sell their car to Shift and meet the following requirements: 

  • Customer is prepared at their first evaluation appointment with: 
    • Complete set of car keys (one or two keys as applicable) 
    • Valid driver’s license of the car owner 
    • Signed title and current registration 
    • Loan or lease payoff statement (if applicable) 
  • Customer completes the sale to Shift at this first appointment. 

The Seller Preparedness Credit is $200 between 10/20/2021 and 11/1/2021. At all other times, the credit may be a different amount. Vehicles sold to Shift prior to 10/20/21 are not eligible for the Seller Preparedness Credit. 

“Come to Us” Seller Credit

Where available, customers may schedule an evaluation appointment at a Shift Hub.  The “Come to Us” Seller Credit is available to customers who schedule their evaluation appointment at a Shift Hub and complete the sale to Shift at a Shift Hub.  

The “Come to Us” Seller Credit is $200 between 10/20/2021 and 11/1/2021. At all other times, the credit may be a different amount. Vehicles sold to Shift prior to 10/20/21 are not eligible for the “Come to Us” Seller Credit.  

Combining Credits, Final Payment, Eligibility for Other Offers

The Seller Preparedness Credit may be combined with the “Come to Us” Seller Credit, where applicable, if a customer schedules an evaluation appointment at a Shift Hub and meets the above requirements for the Seller Preparedness Credit at this first appointment.  

The Seller Preparedness Credit and the “Come to Us” Seller Credit are contingent upon a successfully completed transaction, and are applied to the final payment made to the customer. Shift reserves the right to cancel a transaction under the Seller Agreement presented at the time of sale.  

Customers who receive the Seller Preparedness Credit or the “Come to Us” Seller Credit are still eligible for other offers when purchasing a car from Shift. 

The amount, viability, and other details of the Seller Preparedness Credit and the “Come to Us” Seller Credit are subject to change without notice. Exclusions may apply. 

Shift Anniversary Sale Terms + Conditions

This Promotion is a $300 discount valid on all Shift vehicle inventory available on www.shift.com, including sale inventory, with use of verbal code word “HAPPY BIRTHDAY” and placement of a non-refundable deposit during the Promotional Period on a vehicle which you ultimately purchase in accordance with the Shift Terms of Use (other than as modified by the Terms & Conditions of this Promotion). The “Promotional Period” for this Promotion runs from Wednesday, October 6, 2021, at 9 AM PST to Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at 11:59 pm PST. 

Vehicles purchased from Shift prior to the Promotional Period are not eligible for this Promotion and the $300 discount of this Promotion cannot be redeemed for cash. This Promotion may be combined with the Finance First Credit, but may not be combined with any other offers. This Promotion may be changed or terminated at Shift’s sole discretion at any time and without notice. 

 

Seller Preparedness $500 Bonus

The Seller Preparedness Credit is available to any customer selling their car to Shift who meets the following requirements:

  • Customer is prepared at their first evaluation appointment with:
    • Complete set of car keys (one or two keys as applicable)
    • Valid driver’s license of the car owner
    • Signed title and 
    • Current registration
    • Loan or lease payoff statement (if applicable)
  • Customer completes the sale to Shift at this first appointment. 

The Seller Preparedness Credit is $500 between 10/7/2021 and 10/13/2021. At all other times, the credit may be a different amount.

The credit will be applied to the final payment made to the customer, and is contingent upon a successfully completed transaction. All other stipulations of the sale apply, including but not limited to the sale transaction being canceled due to the vehicle’s final inspection at a Shift Hub after the sale. Shift reserves the right to cancel a transaction per the Seller Agreement presented at the time of sale. Exclusions apply. 

Customers who receive the Seller Preparedness Credit are still eligible for other offers when purchasing a car from Shift. 

The amount, viability, and other details of the Seller Preparedness Credit are subject to change without notice.

Labor Day 2021 Promotion: Terms + Conditions

More information about purchasing a car online can be found here.

Sale prices are only guaranteed until 11:59 p.m. PST each day of the promotion. These prices are subject to change on any following day. 

For Sale vehicles and all other vehicles on Shift.com, the only way to guarantee a vehicle’s availability or pricing is through online purchase or placing a nonrefundable deposit on the vehicle.  We do not guarantee the availability of any vehicle or pricing of any vehicle beyond what is currently listed on the website.

Customers may place a $250 nonrefundable deposit to reserve a vehicle before or after a test drive and/or initiate an online purchase; the deposit is nonrefundable and will apply towards the purchase.  For any nonrefundable deposit placed on a car during this promotion, the purchase must be completed by September 12, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. PST unless otherwise stated to receive the accompanying discount.  

This Promotion may be combined with the Finance First Credit, but may not be combined with any other offers. Vehicles purchased from Shift prior to the promotion are not eligible for retroactive discounts, price adjustments, or other modifications. 

This promotion ends September 12, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. PST or while supplies last.  The promotion, including, but not limited to, all timing, prices, and inventory, is subject to change without notice and is subject to end at any time without notice. Exclusions may apply. 

Fourth of July Promotion 2021: Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions for Shift’s Fourth of July 2021 Promotion (this “Promotion”):

This Promotion is a $300 discount valid on all Shift vehicle inventory available on www.shift.com, including sale inventory, with use of verbal code word “JULY 4” and placement of a non-refundable deposit during the Promotional Period on a vehicle which you ultimately purchase in accordance with the Shift Terms of Use (other than as modified by the Terms & Conditions of this Promotion). The “Promotional Period” for this Promotion runs from Friday, June 25, 2021, at 1 pm PST to Sunday, July 11, 2021, at 11:59 pm PST. 

Vehicles purchased from Shift prior to the Promotional Period are not eligible for this Promotion and the $300 discount of this Promotion cannot be redeemed for cash. This Promotion may be combined with the Finance First Credit, but may not be combined with any other offers. This Promotion may be changed or terminated at Shift’s sole discretion at any time and without notice.

Austin & San Antonio Credit May 2021

Terms & Conditions – UPDATED MAY 26, 2021 

The $500 Memorial Day credit opens at 9 A.M. PST on Thursday, May 27, 2021 and is applicable for customers and vehicle purchases registered in the state of Texas only. The credit expires at 10 P.M. PST Tuesday, June 1, 2021 or while supplies last. 

Customers may place a $250 nonrefundable deposit to reserve their Sale vehicle before or after a test drive and/or initiate an online purchase; the deposit is nonrefundable and will apply towards the purchase and must be placed on a vehicle prior to the promotion end time. For vehicles purchased online, the transaction must be completed by 10 P.M. PST on June 15, 2021 unless otherwise stated.

Cars purchased from Shift prior to the promotion are not eligible for retroactive discounts, price adjustments, or other modifications. Promotion does not apply to Shift cars located outside of the state of Texas.

The $500 credit is applicable towards the purchase of a Shift vehicle only and cannot be redeemed for cash or other forms of compensation.

The $500 credit promotion may be combined with the Finance First Credit and is applicable for vehicles purchased online and during a test drive. 

The $500 credit promotion, including, but not limited to, all timing, prices, and inventory, is subject to change without notice and is subject to end at any time without notice. 

 

March 2021 Promotion – Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions

Sale prices are only guaranteed until 11:59 p.m. PST each day of the promotion. These prices are subject to change on any following day. 

For Sale vehicles and all other vehicles on Shift.com, the only way to guarantee a vehicle’s availability or pricing is through online purchase or placing a nonrefundable deposit on the vehicle.  We do not guarantee the availability of any vehicle or pricing of any vehicle beyond what is currently listed on the website. 

Customers may place a $250 nonrefundable deposit to reserve a vehicle before or after a test drive and/or initiate an online purchase; the deposit is nonrefundable and will apply towards the purchase.  For any nonrefundable deposit placed on a car during this promotion, the purchase must be completed by 8:00 pm PST on March 31, 2021 unless otherwise stated to receive the accompanying discount. 

Vehicles purchased from Shift prior to the promotion are not eligible for retroactive discounts, price adjustments, or other modifications. 

This promotion ends March 22, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. PST or while supplies last. The promotion, including, but not limited to, all timing, prices, and inventory, is subject to change without notice and is subject to end at any time without notice. Exclusions may apply.

COVID-19: Buy online or test drive safely

UPDATED: March 30, 2021

Like all of you, we’re keeping a close watch on the developments around coronavirus and COVID-19. We’ve taken measures to make buying a car during the pandemic as safe as possible. As part of our effort to keep our customers and communities safe, we’ll be posting regularly with new information. Below is a list of coronavirus updates and FAQs to help you stay in the know.

Social-distancing, no-contact test drives

Buying a car during the pandemic doesn’t have to mean you can’t test drive it. We’ve made it super safe with no-contact test drives. That means we’ll bring you the car, wipe it down, and let you take it for a test drive on your own without a Shift Concierge present. In addition, our Concierge will avoid being in close proximity during your appointment and will not be shaking hands.  

Here’s how it works: Your Shift Car Concierge will show up at your home for your scheduled appointment. They’ll ask you for your driver’s license so we can verify it in our system. Once that’s done, the concierge will wipe down any frequently touched surfaces (including the interior and exterior of the car, keys, iPad, and driver’s license), hand you the keys, and then you get to go take the car out for a spin by yourself while the concierge waits for you at a designated meeting spot. At the end of your test drive, if you decide to buy the car, we’ll facilitate the transaction right then and there. If not, we’ll simply drive it back. 

Buying a car online during the pandemic

Now is as good a time as ever to buy a car online. In a nutshell, all Shift cars are eligible to buy directly online without a test drive. Once you place a deposit on it ($250, nonrefundable), we’ll give you a call to confirm the purchase and arrange delivery to have the car dropped off at your house. You’ll have seven days or 200 miles, whichever comes first, to return it if it ends up not working out for whatever reason. 

Selling a car during the pandemic

Looking to offload your wheels? We’re always interested in buying cars. You can get a free, no-obligation quote here. Our Shift concierge will come to your house to evaluate the car and give you a final offer on the spot. If you’re trading in a car, our Shift concierge will bring you the car you want to test drive, and if you want to trade in your old car for the new one, we’ll apply the trade-in credit on the spot. And if you’re not ready to commit just yet, you can always sell us your car without buying a new one just yet. 

Can I still return a car if I buy it directly online? 

Yes – all cars, including our cars sold directly online, are eligible for our seven day/200 mile return for any reason. Depending on where it is, we may be able to pick the car up from you. Simply call or email us and we’ll help to arrange a return for you. 

Easy financing for all purchases 

Stress-free financing is more important than ever during the pandemic. We’ve streamlined our finance processes, so you’ll have the option to get prequalified for a loan during your shopping process to be able to view cars based on your likely monthly payments. Or, you can apply for and choose an auto loan during the checkout process.  Either way, it takes just a few clicks and you’ll be on your way. 

Best Road Trips in California

For vacations in most states, you drive to the amusement. But in the Golden State, the drive is the amusement. Blessed with incredible terrain and scenic highways, it’s a must-visit destination for any road tripper. We’ve rounded up some of the best road trips in California.

Best Road Trip in California #1: Highway 1

If you’re coming to Northern California from out of town and only have a couple days on the road, this is a no-brainer. Classic California scenes of windy highways with unadulterated ocean views make this a breathtaking drive that you won’t regret taking. The only dilemma: if you’re starting from the San Francisco Bay Area, do you go south towards Big Sur or north towards Bodega Bay? With vistas like these, you won’t go wrong either way, making it our top pick for the best road trip in California.

PRO TIP:

  • Driving south, you’ll be on the right side of the road practically next to the water, so have the passengers get the camera ready.
  • Heavy winter rains have caused landslides, knocking out significant portions of Highway 1, so plan ahead.
Best Road Trip in California #2: Skyline Drive

Between Woodside and Los Gatos, highway 35 hugs the crest of the Santa Cruz mountains and becomes a curvy tree-lined road fit for great weekend drives. A stone’s throw away from the city, you can head out in the morning, grab lunch at Alice’s (which becomes a de-facto car and motorcycle show on weekends), and be home in time for dinner all in the same day. Or better yet, continue down to Big Basin and drive through the old growth redwood forest that towers above.

PRO TIP: On a clear day, pull off at the Windy Hill Open Space Preserve and climb to the nearby summit of the eponymous hill for an amazing 360 panorama. From one spot, you’ll catch peeks of San Jose to the south, San Francisco to the north, Oakland to the east, and the Pacific Ocean to the west.


Best Road Trip in California #3: Highway 395

The Eastern Sierras are seriously beautiful. Drive south from Lake Tahoe (or cut through Yosemite to see America’s most jaw dropping National Park) and watch the snow-capped Sierras on your right flatten out into the vast desert to your left. The proximity to nature’s many playgrounds here make this one of the best road trips in California.

PRO TIP: For a surprisingly great rest stop, check out the Eastern Sierra Interagency Visitor Center and have a picnic in the shadow of Mt. Whitney, the tallest mountain in the lower 48.

Sometimes you just wonder where does this road end?

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Best Romantic Weekend Getaways in California

Best Road Trip in California #4: Lassen to Shasta: Highway 44

It’s a long drive from San Francisco, but those traveling this far north will be rewarded with lush pine forests and occasional views of Mount Shasta in the distance. Head east from Redding and snake your way towards the Lassen National Forest area for great camping among the nearby natural wonders.

Some fog, some gloom, some lens flare..#lassenvolcanicnationalpark

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Best Road Trip in California #5: Ebbets Pass

While Lake Tahoe itself is beautiful, driving around the area is too traffic-laden to achieve the open road feeling you’re reading this for. If you’re looking for a great alpine drive, the better bet is to head south to highway 4 to Ebbet’s Pass, one of the most scenic routes in the mid-state national forests.

#fineart #stitchedpano #nikond810 #bearvalley #donnerpass

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Best Road Trip in California #6: Gold country: Highway 49

Put the old-world charm of gold country at your fingertips and take a couple of days to explore the foothill towns between Sonora and Auburn. Wineries and other attractions abound in the region, resulting in a choose-your-own-adventure that’ll leave you wishing for more vacation days.

Merced River-Bagby Bridge Hwy 49, Mariposa County, California #mercedriver #mariposa #bridge #highway49

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Honorable mention: I-280

This one very nearly made the cut as one of the best road trips in California. Whereas the 101 is a pothole-strewn stroke inducer, the Junipero Serra freeway is a gem of an interstate, with 22 miles of it designated state scenic highway. Connecting San Jose, Silicon Valley, and San Francisco, this traffic corridor is one you’d go out of your way to take to work. Six miles away, the 101 runs parallel to the 280, but in terms of drive quality, they’re worlds apart.

Drive by the Crystal Springs Reservoir, watch the fog roll over the Santa Cruz mountains, and marvel at the fact that, yes, you are in fact on an eight lane interstate. The best commute in the world? Tough to say, but certainly not the worst.

On #I280. My way of commuting everyday. Beautiful view all the way.

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Dishonorable mention: 17-Mile Drive

Yes, it’s a nice drive, but definitely not one of the best road trips in California (in our opinion). Why pay the $10 Pebble Beach toll to drive a short 30 minutes of the California coast when you can do it for free north and south of the area? If you’re only in this area and in a rush, it’s a good idea. Otherwise, save the money and put it towards post-drive drinks in Carmel-By-The-Sea.

One tree to rule them all

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Interactive Condition Report Now Available on All Vehicle Detail Pages

At Shift, we want a car’s detail page to be a virtual window into its heart and soul. To do that, we need to first give you all the information that’ll help you decide whether to schedule a test drive.

That’s why we just made a few changes to Shift’s vehicle detail pages that’ll make it easier for you to preview the condition of any car.

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