Spoilt for choice at motokatale

Expectations were high as car dealers and private individuals displayed their cars at the Cheki Uganda Motokatale event.
The event that took place on September 12, 2015 at the UMA Show Grounds attracted many exhibitors and buyers.
Simon Eringu of Tal Autos proudly stood beside a 12-day old BMW Z4. “We are selling it at Shs50m but the price is negotiable,” he says. “This is a luxury car for someone who loves their life to the utmost. Actually, this car was inspired by the one James Bond drove in his movies.”
Eringu was all praises for online car sales because according to him, dealers who sell their cars in bonds incur a lot of costs.
Paul Okello, who also attended the Motokatale, was interested to sell off his two-months-old BMW 1900cc. “I am hopeful that I can get Shs20m for it,” he said. “I have already interacted with a few potential buyers whom I have given my contacts.”
Okello said the market offered people like him the opportunity to network with potential buyers, something that would have been hard if he had put the car in bond.
“Here, the client has the opportunity to test it on the road. He can even come with his mechanic to check it out.”
The essence of the Motokatale was to reach out to customers who do not have stable access to, or the time, to browse through cars on sale on the internet.
“Buying a car is not an instant decision,” says Okello. “A potential buyer first makes the contact, then thinks about it, and then contacts the seller so that his mechanic can test the car.”
On display were luxury cars, tractors, and many other types of cars.
The cars on sale were going for between Shs8m and Shs80m. The Motokatale was intended to bring car sellers in close contact with the buyers and on this day, if you wanted a car and had cash, you could easily pay for it and drive it off. There was also a draw in which some people walked away with auto hampers.


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