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shutterspeed
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I ordered a special colored car with extras one time. They called to say it was in but when i got there they told me the dealership owners son saw it and wanted it.








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LSUandAU
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I have always done my homework ahead of time...find out what the dealer paid for it, what the credits, re-bates, etc were and knew basic fair prices before showing up. Salesmen have been friendly and fair, some have gotten repeat business from me and family, etc. They should make a fair commission. Many on this thread simply don't go in prepared and think they are getting blindsided...then get pissed and start spouting off...dumb! Do your homework...many resources online, nada info on trades, commissions, financing, vehicle asking prices, info from the dealership, etc. If they quoted you $4,000 too low and you then made the drive, shame on you. You should have done your research and known that! Buy locally too!


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Siderophore
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Something similar happened to me two days ago.

I was given a number in my budget (paying cash) for a car that I fell in love with. On the day that I felt like I was ready to pull the trigger, suddenly it was a computer error for an 09 vehicle (mine was 10) with the same number of miles and the same color.

Sticker for the car I wanted was instead 3 thousand higher and about that much over my budget.

I didn't walk out, but frick did I have to fight tooth and claw to get my car.

Which involved literally walking out only to have the manager to catch me before the cars.

Ended up getting it for a couple hundred under the inital quoted price by making them work backward from a drive off price.

I have never felt so emotionally drained as I was at the end of that ordeal. 5 hours long, entirely negotiating.

Got my car at 2 grand below the Kelley Blue Book value with CarFax value adjustment though






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oilmanNO
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Car and price?





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Siderophore
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2010 Huyndai Sonota, quoted 10,991 initally, purchased for 10, 825





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Iona Fan Man
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good deal





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bee Rye
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Uh, not really. I have known plenty of car salesmen. They like money and the feeling of accomplishment they get from beating someone else's arse when they get them to take a deal that they know isn't good
JTMemphro would never cheat you though. thats why I buy all my cars all the way up in Memphis






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Gaston
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I have the whole conversation with the salesman recorded in my head for the last car I bought. Everything he said as a positive, I learned after the fact was not.

"It's in such great condition we didn't even paint the bumpers, we usually paint the bumpers on all of them." The rear bumper has a huge gouge and a good bit of road rash in it and some REALLY shitty touch up paint that looks like a blind person put it on.

"Ah yea, there's wear right there but 'brand' will replace all of it once you register the car, even the parts that aren't worn" Yea, no. I had to basically beg the new dealer to change the parts that were absolutely worn.

"Complete functional test..." Yea the knobs 'worked' but they are sticky as hell - the new dealer said they would charge to diagnose the problem and see if it's under warranty. BS, it's part of the CPO frickers...

Anyway, I replayed it a hundred times in my head and I can't find one honest thing he said.

ETA: I flew 1400 miles to get the car "in perfect condition" so I was in no mood to nit pick the details. Details like the headliner looked like a construction worker used it to clean his hands with. Took countless hours to get the car to the condition I should have bought it in. Oh well.



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BeerMoney
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Tactic. car sales and honest never run hand in hand.





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LNCHBOX
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If they quoted you $4,000 too low and you then made the drive, shame on you. You should have done your research and known that! Buy locally too!


This is bull shite right here.






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