CAR SALESMEN, NOOOOO!!!!!

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
Member
5222 posts
Bee Keeper

@iarebridezilla:  Yup.. I actually work in sales and cannot stand sales tactics people use.

We also use USAA, and when we bought my Rogue last year– i just went on the website, got the USAA price, printed it out and brought that bad boy to our local dealership. I then asked if they would honor the price of USAA… and if not, see ya! They did– and our local dealership made a little $$, we drove off with our car and no one ever called me about it again!

Post # 5
Member
5222 posts
Bee Keeper

@iarebridezilla:  that sucks 🙁 Ours was below, too ( although by only $1,500 or so , if I am remembering correctly)– but we were returning customers ( DH bought a new Nissan truck about a year before) so we used the whole “returning customers” line and they seemed to go with it. Makes you wonder  just how much these dealerships are making on these sales!

Post # 6
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4223 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I. hate. them.

I legit considered riding my bike an hour each way to work instead of getting another car, as it would be less of a pain in the ass then dealing with them. 

Post # 8
Member
4223 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@iarebridezilla:  People are like, you should sell your car after X years, value blarg blarg. No, I will drive it into the ground, simply to avoid purchasing another. 

Post # 9
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11300 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Mrs_Amanda:  I work with sales people, and I love them (they’re actually not the bad kind), but in general, I hate them. >.< I took a sales class in college and it was actually great, but only if you use it right. I get WAY too many telemarketing calls at work by BAD salesmen. I usually just hang up on them. I answer the phone with my first name, do NOT call me by that name if you don’t know who I am and act like we’re buddies.

@iarebridezilla:  I have a Subaru and I love it. I actually bought it from a Chevy dealer (it was a trade in), but the guy was really great and worked late a couple of nights to get our paperwork done and get me the car. I walked in there already for a fight and basically had to do nothing.

Post # 10
Hostess
11469 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

Bought a car from a dealership and they continued to call and email me for weeks aftwards asking if I was interested in buying a car. Ugh, what? I still get emails from them despite requesting that they take me off the list and physicall unsubscribing.

Post # 11
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732 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@iarebridezilla:  This is why I use a broker. Tell him excatly what you want..and bam…he finds it. Done.

Post # 13
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13021 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Do some research, decide exactly what you want, color, packages, etc… then go to sites like truecar.com, or kbb.com and determine what fair market value, or what people around you are buying the car for.  Email all the dealers around you with in a 50 mile radius.  Tell them exactly what you want, and what price you are willing to pay.  No negotiations.  If you’re reasonable, you should be able to get an agreement, then you just go into the dealership and do the paperwork.

My friend did this, emailed 13 dealerships.  10 said no freaking way, you’re insane.  2 said ok… 1 offered a *lower* price!  I’m trying to decide between two cars right now, once I decide, I’m trying this method too.

 

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