SOURCE: Carlypso


November 10, 2014 12:05 ET

Car Sales Company Carlypso Brings Popular Service to Sacramento

Carlypso Brings Hassle-Free Service for Selling Cars to the Sacramento Area, Offering Consumers an Average of 40% More Than They'd Get at Trade-in

SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 10, 2014) - Carlypso, the first technology company to sell used cars hassle-free, announced today it has officially launched its service in Sacramento, CA.

Carlypso has expanded from its Bay Area headquarters to start servicing customers in recent weeks in the LA and Orange County area and now in Sacramento, offering consumers the opportunity to sell their cars easily and conveniently through Carlypso, and earn an average of between $1500-$2500 more for their car than they would at trade-in. 

Carlypso has transformed the entire used car sales process with a transparent, no-hassle way to sell. The company was founded by two Stanford grads, Chris Coleman and Nicholas Hinrichsen, who personally experienced the headache of selling their cars at the end of the school year. They found that the hardest part of the problem was dealing with multiple potential buyers who all wanted to do test drives, half of them showing up late and the other half flaking entirely. Their vision was to make selling used cars just as easy as picking up a Zipcar, unattended.

How it Works

The company developed a secure technology for allowing buyers to test drive a car on their own. With Carlypso, sellers just enter their car details on Carlypso's website, and Carlypso generates a fair market price from analyzing 1.2 million vehicle transactions each week.

Carlypso then sends a detailer to inspect the seller's car and install the Carlypso device, which enables the company to track the vehicle during test drives. Carlypso schedules the test drives for the seller, talks to the prospective buyers, and if a buyer offers the right price, Carlypso advises the buyer how to transfer the title and what paperwork to take care of at the DMV.

"We've have successfully sold hundreds of cars for consumers in the Bay Area who want the convenience of a trade-in with the financial payback of a private sale," said Chris Coleman, co-founder of Carlypso. "Our recent expansion in LA and Orange County was met with tremendous response and we are moving north to service the Sacramento area. We're excited about this expansion and our detailers in the area will help us get our sellers' cars ready for the best price possible on their vehicles."

Carlypso also offers an Instant Cash service complementary to Carlypso's concierge service for sellers pressed on time to sell their vehicle. Carlypso Qualified is a licensed wholesale dealer, which allows private sellers to dispense of their vehicles through auctions, a channel the general public has never had access to. Now multiple bidders ready to buy vehicles from across the globe will compete for purchasing a seller's car. Whatever the seller's timeline looks like, Carlypso will always be able to get much more than the seller would receive on a dealer trade-in.

About Carlypso
Carlypso is the first technology company to sell used cars hassle-free. Carlypso generates a fair market price for vehicles based on millions of vehicle transactions each month, and coordinates all of the logistics for the seller, including finding the buyers, to get sellers the best price possible on their vehicle. The company has developed a secure proprietary device installed on cars to track vehicles, allowing buyers to do test drives on their own. Carlypso, based in San Carlos, CA, has sold hundreds of cars to date for consumers throughout California and is expanding nationwide. For more information visit

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