Pakistan’s Auction-House for Cars — GariDekh

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GariDekh a one window digital solution for car sale purchase

There unquestionably do exist some names – PakWheels and CarFirst, to give some examples. The first is a vehicle listing site and the last is a platform of marked physical areas whereby cars can be sold and purchased.

There are still concerns from either of the two methods, resulting in the following possible queries from potential buyers and sellers:


Can I trust the person who’s put his car up for sale? Is there any way I can try to purchase a car if I potentially ‘outbid’ the other people willing to buy it?  How can I get guaranteed the maximum exposure on my ad to buy/sell a particular vehicle? How good is the particular dealer’s “track record” in selling cars? How can I tell if the buyer is serious or not?

To resolve this potential queries there’s been a new entrant in the online automotive buying/selling market.

GariDekh distinguishes from the other variants available in the market by anchoring as an Auction House for people who would like to buy or sell their cars. GariDekh facilitates Private Buyers/Sellers as well as Dealers.

The app is available on both Android and iOS platforms, respectively.

GariDekh Packages

GariDekh defines the bid limit as a “stake list”, and has defined a clear monetization model by offering the following packages (available through top-ups through the app):

  • Basic Package (Free) – Default
    • 0 Featured Credits
    • 15 Offer Credits
    • 100,000 Stack credits
  • Standard Package (Rs. 700)
    • 1 Featured Credit
    • 15 Offer Credits
    • 500,000 Stack Credits
  • Premium Package (Rs. 1,500)
    • 3 Featured Credits
    • 25 Offer Credits
    • 2,000,000 Stack Credits
  • Gold Package (Rs. 3,000)
    • 7 Featured Credits
    • 40 Offer Credits
    • 5,000,000 Stack Credits

Additionally, featured credits can be used in 3 areas:

  • Simple Car Listings
  • Auction Listings
  • Proposal Listings

Auction Platform

When talking about the actual bidding process itself, a user is allowed to bid in the range from 5,000 rupees to a maximum of 25 lakhs, in an auction process that lasts anywhere from 1-7 days.

The seller is not bound to accept any bid, and the app goes a step further to detect horseplay from the end of the user and will actively block non-serious bidders.

Bidding Platform

The other important part of GariDekh’s platform is the Proposal Feature, which enables the buyer to put out a proposal of the car he or she wants to buy. In terms of requesting a car, the buyer can specify the following filters:

  • Car (Model and Manufacturer)
  • Price Range
  • Mileage-KM Range
  • Model Year Range
  • Assembly Type (Local/Imported)
  • Registration Type
  • Proposal Ends After (3 days/ 1 week/ 15 days / 1 month)
  • Feature?
  • Buying City

Interested sellers can place offers to the proposed car by the buyer, but in this section, the buyer can only see the seller’s personal details. The seller will also be notified when the buyer views the placed offer, which initially is free but will charge the customer as the offers roll in.

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