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Are you looking for a new car but want to save time in looking for competitive bids? Here at CarBuckets, we know your time is valuable, which is why we created a platform that saves you time – while still getting the best deal for the Vehicle you want. CarBuckets is the first and only platform that leverages the power of “Group Car Buying”. Registering for a “CarBucket” means that you will join a group of car buyers interested in buying the same make of Vehicle that you are looking for.
Moreover, with CarBuckets, price transparency is our ultimate promise to you. When you receive your CarBuckets “Final Price” (contained in the “Winning Bid”), you can expect a detailed breakdown of pricing details for your vehicle. Our Certified CarBuckets Dealerships have agreed to abide by our Dealership Code of Conduct, which prohibits any form of price bumping. As used herein, the Final Price for the Vehicle offered to you by a Dealership is the price that you will pay to drive home, subject to the limited exclusions contained in this Agreement. While our Service is free to our Users, Users agree that, by joining a CarBucket, they are expressly agreeing to take a CarBuckets Test Drive, as defined below. Failure to take your CarBuckets Test Drive will result in a No-Show Fee being charged to the User.
Any and all information contained on our Site is for informational purposes only. CarBuckets is not responsible for the accuracy of any information provided by our third-party affiliates, including data providers such as Chrome Data, payment processing services such as Stripe or Dealerships. CarBuckets is not an automotive dealership or broker (“Third-Party Service Providers”). CarBuckets is not affiliated with any Third-Party Service Provider and cannot guarantee any inaccuracy in the information provided by them. Any and all transactions related to the purchase or lease of a Vehicle are a contract between you and the applicable Dealership. CarBuckets assumes no responsibility for a User’s interaction with a Dealership, including but not limited to the purchase or lease of a Vehicle and Users agree to indemnify and hold CarBuckets harmless for any interaction or transaction undertaken with a Dealership once a Winning Bid is provided on the Site.
For the avoidance of doubt, CarBuckets is solely a research and communications platform. The images provided on the Site are shown for illustration purposes only and do not reflect the final Trim or accessories packages that may be available to you from the Dealership. CarBuckets is not a vehicle seller, dealer, broker or agent for vehicle sellers or dealers, nor a provider of, or broker or agent for, other automotive-related products or services offered by third parties. Any brand names or logos, particularly those relating to the make and model of a vehicle, contained on the Site are the property of their respective owners. CarBuckets receives a fee from the participating Dealerships and may receive fees from Third-Party Service Providers in connection with the Services. You also agree to indemnify and hold CarBuckets harmless in connection with any claim that CarBuckets is acting as an automotive dealership or broker, as such terms are defined by applicable state law.
Access to the Site requires you to register an account with us and provide certain information in connection therewith (“User Account”). When you use the Service, you will first be asked whether you intend to purchase or lease your Vehicle. Next, you will select the state and city in which you are located. Currently, the Service is only provided in select cities. If the Service is not currently available in the city and/or state in which you are located, you can use the link in “Step 1” of the registration process to provide us with your name and email address and your brand (or “make”) of Vehicle and we will notify you when the Service is available in your market. If the Service is available in the city and state where you are located, we will ask you to provide additional information to complete your registration, including the brand or “make,” of the Vehicle, model, year, transmission style (where both automatic and manual options are available), as well as your preferred color and a backup color. If the Service is available in your area but we do not have any Dealerships who can provide quotes for your requested brand or “make”, you can use the link in “Step 1” of the registration process to provide us with your requested make and we will notify you when that make is available in your market.
Users expressly acknowledge and agree that they will not have the option to choose the trim for a Vehicle (“Trim”). Trim levels (or grades) are simply different versions of the same model with different features and equipment. Dealerships are allowed to choose the Trim for your Vehicle from their stock or through a Dealer Trade. Users also recognize that a specific color indicated on our Site may not be available from the Winning Dealership. Selection of Trims and final colors for each Vehicle, and pricing in connection with the Trim of any certain Vehicle lies solely with the Dealership. Users may, after taking his or her CarBuckets Test Drive, choose a different Vehicle, upgrade their Vehicle or choose additional add-ons. Users acknowledge that any changes, upgrades or add-ons selected by the User at the Dealership will likely change the Final Price that a User received on the Site. Dealerships are only required to honor the pricing in the Winning Bid for the specific make, model and Trim that is offered to you through the Site. CarBuckets disclaims any liability for a User’s selection of their final Vehicle at the Dealership.
Once you have completed these selections, you will be able to determine whether you may qualify for any available manufacturer rebates or similar incentives (“Cash Rebates”). Information regarding Cash Rebates is provided by Chrome Data and other third-party affiliates. CarBuckets does not guarantee the availability of or your eligibility for any Cash Rebates. Cash Rebates will not be displayed if there are no Cash Rebates currently available for the Vehicle you selected. However, you may wish to inquire with the Dealership as to the availability of any additional Cash Rebates which were not displayed on the Website. You must carefully read the eligibility requirements in each disclaimer in order to ensure that you are only selecting Cash Rebates for which you actually qualify. The information that you provide on the Site regarding Cash Rebates will be reflected in your Final Price. Similarly, CarBuckets is not responsible for your failure to receive a Cash Rebate, even if you were ultimately eligible for one at the time of purchase or Lease. You are strongly encouraged to discuss the availability of and your eligibility for any Cash Rebates with the Dealership at the time of your CarBuckets Test Drive. In the event that you choose a Cash Rebate on the Site and the Dealership determines that you do not qualify, any Cash Rebates set forth in the Winning Bid will be removed from your Final Price.
By using this Site you expressly agree that the availability of and your ultimate eligibility for any Cash Rebates will be determined by you and the applicable Dealership or manufacturer, as the case may be, at the time of your purchase or lease. If you discover an error in any information on our Site, including inaccurate information regarding Cash Rebates, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Following your registration with the Service, we will match your location and requested Vehicle brand with other Users who have registered to use the Service. If your location and Vehicle brand is the same as other Users, you will be placed in a “CarBucket” with those other Users. When enough Users have been placed in a specific “CarBucket,” the CarBucket will be “activated” and Dealerships who sell that brand of Vehicle in your area will compete for Winning Bid (as defined below). The number of Users required to activate a particular CarBucket depends on a number of factors, which are determined by us. You can check the status of your CarBucket at any time by logging in to your User Account. We will also send you an email and a text message notifying you when your CarBucket is activated. Activation of your CarBucket does not mean that you are required to buy a Vehicle. However, you will be required to visit the winning Dealership (“Winning Dealership”) during the CarBuckets Test Drive Dates, as described below, or you will be required to pay a fifty ($50.00) dollar “No-Show Fee”, as further described in below (“No-Show Fee”). In the event that you take your CarBuckets Test Drive but a Dealership fails to notify CarBuckets of its completion and you are accidentally charged a No-Show Fee, you may provide evidence of your CarBuckets Test Drive by contacting us here and we will promptly issue a refund.
Following activation of your CarBucket, or, if your CarBucket is active at the time you register, once Dealerships complete a two-round Bidding Process, in which Dealerships compete for your business, you will be immediately sent a text message and e-mail containing your Winning Bid Notice in which we will provide you with information about the Dealership that has provided the lowest overall bid (namely the Lowest Volume Price for all Vehicles in your CarBucket) (“Winning Bid”), the make, model and Trim of your Vehicle and Final Price for your Vehicle. The email will also contain a breakdown of the final price for each User’s car, the trim and color selection, a stock picture of the final Vehicle, and the winning Dealership’s contact information (“Winning Bid Notice”). CarBuckets will also notify you there are insufficient Users to activate your CarBucket or if CarBuckets is unable to obtain bids from at least two (2) Dealerships, in which case, your CarBucket will remain inactive.
Please keep in mind that images of the Vehicle are shown for illustration purposes only; the final Vehicle that you will be able to purchase from the Dealership may vary from the displayed images depending on your trim and accessory package selections. Upon receipt of the Winning Bid Notice, you will have five (5) days to set an appointment at the winning Dealership to test drive the Vehicle (“CarBuckets Test Drive”). You may select and change the day and time that works for you, however, the date and time of your CarBuckets Test Drive must be within five (5) days of receipt of the Winning Bid Notice. You can schedule your CarBuckets Test Drive by logging into your User Account. If you do not visit the winning Dealership within the CarBuckets Test Drive Window you will be charged the No-Show fee in accordance with this Agreement.
You hereby expressly agree that in order to take a CarBuckets Test Drive, that you are of legal age to drive in the State where the CarBuckets Test Drive is located and that you hold a legal and valid Drivers’ License. You further acknowledge and agree that you have in effect collision and liability insurance that meets or exceeds the minimum state requirements and applies to the Vehicle during the time that it is in your possession or under your control.
The Service is provided at no cost to Users who visit the winning car Dealership within five  days of receipt of the Winning Bid Notice. With certain limited exceptions described below, you will be charged a $50.00 No-Show fee if you do not visit the winning car Dealership during the five (5) day period following your receipt of a Winning Bid Notice. In order to confirm that you have visited the applicable winning Dealership during the CarBuckets Test Drive Window, you must obtain a test drive confirmation receipt printout or email from the Dealership during your visit. The $50.00 No-Show fee is non-refundable. We will only waive or refund the $50.00 No-Show fee if your ability to visit the applicable winning car Dealership during the CarBuckets Test Drive Window is rendered impossible as a result of Force Majeure. For purposes of this Agreement, Force Majeure shall mean (a) you or a member of your immediate family experiencing a medical emergency that is verified in writing by a licensed medical doctor in good standing in the United States, and/or (b) strikes or other labor problems, fire, flood, hurricane, weather events that interrupt public transportation services, civil unrest, acts of terror, governmental acts or orders or restrictions, or any other reason where failure to perform is beyond your reasonable control. If you would like to request a waiver or refund of the No-Show fee for the foregoing reasons, please contact us at email@example.com.
CarBuckets does not guarantee that the price available to you through the Website will be the lowest or best price available for your Vehicle. We cannot and do not guarantee that your CarBucket will be activated or that participating Dealerships will offer discounts to Users of the Service. Further, we cannot and do not guarantee that participating Dealerships will offer discounts that are more competitive than the discounts you would otherwise find in the marketplace.
If, after your CarBucket is activated, we are unable to identify a participating CarBuckets Dealership that is willing to provide a price quote or if no Winning Bid is obtained, your CarBucket will be terminated and we will notify you accordingly. In such an event, Users will not incur any fees and CarBuckets will have no liability for any such failure to provide a Winning Bid. You may join another CarBucket at any time, subject to your agreement to be bound by the terms hereof.
CarBuckets uses its best efforts to ensure that Dealerships will abide by the Dealership Terms and Conditions and Dealership Code of Conduct. However, Users expressly acknowledge and agree that CarBuckets does not have any control over the conduct of a Dealership. You also acknowledge and agree that your agreement to purchase any Vehicle is made directly with the Dealership. CarBuckets does not assume any role or responsibility in connection with such purchase. CarBuckets acts solely as a communication platform between Users and Dealerships. Your rights and remedies against CarBuckets are limited to those set forth herein and you expressly agree to indemnify and hold CarBuckets harmless in connection with your purchase or lease of a Vehicle through our Service or any other interaction with a Dealership after CarBuckets provides you with a Winning Bid Notice.
By entering your wireless telephone number, you are confirming your consent and permission for CarBuckets to send you text messages. Message and data rates may apply. You may reply “STOP” to end text messages.
The Service is not provided to Users who are under eighteen (18) years of age, or who are under the applicable legal age of majority in their jurisdiction. The Service is only available to Users in the United States of America. You are not authorized to access our Site, use the Services or register for a User Account if you are outside of the United States of America.
You may not access or use the Service for any purpose other than the purpose for which we make it available to you. We may prohibit certain activities in connection with the Service in our discretion. These prohibited activities include, without limitation, the following:
You may close your User Account at any time by going to your account settings and disabling your User Account or by notifying us, with Seventy Two (72) hours advanced notice, at firstname.lastname@example.org, subject to your completion of any CarBuckets Test Drive, which you may be required to complete from time to time. This Agreement will survive the termination of your User Account.
You are solely responsible for any data, information, text, messages, or other materials you upload or submit to the Service (“User Content”). You agree that any User Content: will be accurate; will not violate or facilitate the violation of any law or regulation; will not violate any right of a third-party; and will not cause injury to any person or entity. You are solely responsible for the User Content you submit in connection with the Service, and CarBuckets assumes no liability for any User Content submitted by you. For any User Content you submit, you grant to CarBuckets a non-exclusive, fully paid-up, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, transferable right and license to use, display, perform, transmit, copy, modify, delete, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, and distribute such User Content all without compensation to you, solely as necessary to provide the Service to you. You represent and warrant that you have all rights necessary for you to grant the licenses granted in this section. Information that can be used to personally identify you that you provide in connection with the Service will not be considered User Content and will be handled in accordingly with our Privacy Policies.
If you provide us with any comments, bug reports, feedback, or modifications proposed or suggested by you to the Site (“Feedback”), we shall have the right to use such Feedback at our discretion, including, but not limited to the incorporation of such suggested changes into the Site. You hereby grant us a perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive license under all rights necessary to incorporate and use your Feedback into our Service for any purpose.
THE SITE AND ANY DOWNLOADABLE SOFTWARE, CONTENT, SERVICES, OR THIRD PARTY SITES MADE AVAILABLE IN CONJUNCTION WITH OR THROUGH THE SITE AND/OR ANY MOBILE APPLICATION ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, CARBUCKETS, ON BEHALF OF ITSELF AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, PARTNERS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS, DISCLAIMS AND EXCLUDES ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER STATUTORY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS.
WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, CARBUCKETS DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS TO (I) THE CONTENT POSTED BY OR PROVIDED BY ANY THIRD-PARTY ON THE CARBUCKETS SITE, (II) THE VEHICLES AND VEHICLE DESCRIPTIONS OR ANY OTHER GOOD OFFERED FOR SALE USING THE SERVICE, (III) THIRD-PARTY SITES AND ANY THIRD-PARTY PRODUCT OR SERVICE LISTED ON OR ACCESSIBLE TO YOU THROUGH THE CARBUCKETS SITE, AND (IV) THE QUALITY OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD-PARTY, INCLUDING ANY DEALERSHIP, YOU ENCOUNTER IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE CARBUCKETS SITE OR (I) THAT THE CARBUCKETS SITE AND ANY DOWNLOADABLE SOFTWARE, CONTENT, SERVICES, OR SITES MADE AVAILABLE IN CONJUNCTION WITH OR THROUGH THE CARBUCKETS SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE CARBUCKETS SITE AND ANY DOWNLOADABLE SOFTWARE, CONTENT, SERVICES, OR SITES MADE AVAILABLE IN CONJUNCTION WITH OR THROUGH THE CARBUCKETS SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES THEM AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, OR (II) REGARDING THE USE OF THE CARBUCKETS SITE AND ANY DOWNLOADABLE SOFTWARE, CONTENT, SERVICES, OR APPLICATIONS MADE AVAILABLE IN CONJUNCTION WITH OR THROUGH THE APPLICATION IN TERMS OF CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. ANY MATERIAL OR DATA THAT YOU DOWNLOAD OR OTHERWISE OBTAIN THROUGH THE CARBUCKETS SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA RESULTING FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF SUCH MATERIAL OR DATA.
IN ADDITION, CARBUCKES DOES NOT WARRANT AGAINST DEFECTS IN ANY VEHICLE, AND DOES NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING REPRESENTATIONS, PROMISES, OR STATEMENTS AS TO THE CONDITION, FITNESS, OR MERCHANTABILITY OF ANY VEHICLE OR SERVICE. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED FROM CARBUCKETS OR THROUGH OR LINKED FROM THE SERVICES SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED.
CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.
IN NO EVENT SHALL CARBUCKETS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, LOSSES OR LIABILITIES INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT OR INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES, LOSSES OR EXPENSES, INCLUDING ANY LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA, OR LOST SAVINGS, WHETHER BASED ON BREACH OF CONTRACT, BREACH OF WARRANTY, TORT OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF THE SERVICE OR RELIANCE ON OR USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE INFORMATION, MATERIALS OR SERVICES PROVIDED THROUGH THE SERVICE, OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS OR LINE OR SYSTEM FAILURE, EVEN IF CARBUCKETS OR ITS THIRD-PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS ARE ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, LOSSES OR EXPENSES. IN NO EVENT WILL CARBUCKETS’ AGGREGATE LIABILITY FOR ANY CLAIM EXCEED THE AMOUNT OF FEES YOU HAVE PAID TO CARBUCKETS, IF ANY.
APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SET FORTH ABOVE, SO THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
You agree to fully indemnify, defend, and hold CarBuckets and its subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, officers, directors, employees, agents, and other representatives, harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, losses, costs (including reasonable attorneys' fees), and other expenses that arise directly or indirectly out of or from: (i) your access to, use of, or alleged use of, the Services or the services or goods obtained through your use of the Services; (ii) your breach or violation of the terms in this Agreement, any representation, warranty, or covenant referenced in this Agreement, or any applicable law or regulation; (iii) any allegation that any materials you submit to us or transmit to the CarBuckets Site infringe or otherwise violate the copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, or other intellectual property or other rights of any third-party; (iv) your activities in connection with the CarBuckets Site or other websites to which the CarBuckets Site is linked; (v) any transaction with a Dealership in connection with the Service; (vi) any and all acts, circumstances or omissions which take place at the Dealership, in connection with your visit to a Dealership and/or in connection with your CarBuckets Test Drive; (vi) any negligent act or omission or any willful misconduct by you; and/or (vii) any inaccuracies in the information provided to you through the Site.
You agree that your use of the Service shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Florida, without regard to conflict of law rules. The courts of Miami-Dade County Florida shall have exclusive jurisdiction to adjudicate any dispute arising under or in connection with this Agreement that is not subject to Arbitration.
Arbitration Agreement and Waiver of Class Remedies
The Parties understand that, absent this mandatory provision, they would have the right to sue in court and have a jury trial. They further understand that, in some instances, the costs of arbitration could exceed the costs of litigation and the right to discovery may be more limited in arbitration than in court.
Class Action Waiver.
The Parties further agree that any arbitration shall be conducted in their individual capacities only and not as a class action or other representative action, and the Parties expressly waive their right to file a class action or seek relief on a class basis. If any court or arbitrator determines that the class action waiver set forth in this paragraph is void or unenforceable for any reason or that an arbitration can proceed on a class basis, then the arbitration provision set forth above shall be deemed null and void in its entirety and the Parties shall be deemed to have not agreed to arbitrate disputes.
Exception - Litigation of Small Claims Court Claims.
Notwithstanding the Parties’ decision to resolve all disputes through arbitration, either Party may also seek relief in a small claims court for disputes or claims within the scope of that court’s jurisdiction.
Thirty Day Right to Opt Out.
You have the right to opt-out and not be bound by the arbitration and class action waiver provisions set forth this Agreement by sending written notice of your decision to opt-out to the following address: CarBuckets, 2200 NW 2nd Avenue, Unit 104, Miami, FL 33127. Attention: Accounts Department. The notice must be sent within thirty (30) days of registering to use the Service, otherwise you shall be bound to arbitrate disputes in accordance with the terms set forth above. If you opt-out of these arbitration provisions, we also will not be bound by them. In addition, if you elect to opt-out of these arbitration provisions, we may terminate your use of the Service.
Nothing contained in this Agreement creates any agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment between a Consumer and CarBuckets. Consumers shall not have authority of any kind to bind CarBuckets.
The failure of either Party to exercise in any respect any right provided for herein shall not be deemed a waiver of any further rights hereunder.
CarBuckets shall not be liable for any failure to perform its obligations hereunder where the failure results from any cause beyond CarBuckets’ reasonable control, including, without limitation, any mechanical, electronic or communications failure or degradation or any other cause of Force Majeure, as defined herein.
You consent to receive notices and other communications regarding these terms and conditions and/or other aspects of the Service through posting of notices on the Service. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that CarBuckets provides to you in accordance with the prior sentence satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
Last Updated: October 10, 2018