You can buy a salvaged auto from a dealer and a private party. Each have their own merits and demerits that you should understand before approaching them.
Dealer operates in a professional arrangement. He will offer you warranty, financing options and will have trained technicians beside him to support you any time you face any difficulty. You can contact him for any issue any time as it is his round the clock business and duty. Dealer can also offer you good deals like certified cars. While the dealer gives you so much advantages they will charge you high price to stay profitable in the business. So, that is like you pay for what you get arrangement.
Contrary to private party engagement, you are free to bargain the price as long it is in your limit with no professional sales technique to captivate your thoughts. Private party usually offer lower price. While such parties asks for lesser price they do not provide you with any warranty scheme, no financing potions, no paper work obligations. At some points they can even set for no inspection.
Given price is the sole factor people decide between the new cars and salvage ones, you will surely get much facilities if you try the private party. However, for most people it is an investment and that’s why they like some security to get attached with the purchase and they lean with dealers. Considering the merits and demerits of dealers and private parties people prefer the dealer most. It does not mean private party engagements are discouraged. If you know some one for years and his car as well, then you have no reason to wait for any dealer to make you buy it.