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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Save Me From A 'Pushy' Car Salesman.......

Guess what no pictures on this blog as we got home at 10:30pm.  Where oh where have we been? Truck shopping! OH MY GOSH....we had the most pushy sales ''lady'' ever. I wanted to just get up and walk out. She insulted me by asking me what I thought I knew about the price of trucks?? Really....do you know how many trucks we have looked at on line and in the lot.  I told her it was way over priced and she said, ''we price them to sell and it is better than car dealers in a 500 mile radius of us''. Oh come on, they set the prices high to haggle with you. I told her that and she looked like I had slapped her. Really she said, we price to sell. I said look you are not Carmax so don't give me that story.  We sorta liked the truck a little but she killed the deal. She said this is the end of the month and I have to sell another car. My bet is she was in a contest to get a bonus for the most cars sold in a months time and we would have put her over the top.  This truck was the basic model, NO power windows, crank style, no power locks, you had to open with the key, and the mirrors were manual too, unable to move from inside the truck. I told her that we wanted a little more on it and she said well shouldn't you be thinking about the truck getting you places and not the extras on it? UUURRRRRRRRR......by then I know my blood pressure was up up  up. I said you mean to tell that when you buy a car you don't get what you want. She said no, I am a car salesman, and I get what I can afford. But this is the kicker, she said when I had my Hummer I had to sell it when GM went bankrupt.  Really! You had a Hummer, and you don't buy for the bells and whistles. She just broke the deal then, we said we had to think about it and went to leave then here comes the manager. What can we do to get you into this truck? I wanted to say is this truck stolen or something why are you in such a hurry to sell it????  I would much rather buy from a private party but they are so hard to find.  I know the car lots are in it to make money, and I know she has to live like the rest of us....but there is a line not to cross and she crossed it. They supposedly are going to see what it would cost to put in power windows tomorrow and let us know.  It is going to have to be one sweet deal to make us change our minds.  Hopefully I can get more pictures in tomorrow. I had an epidural put in my back today for the pain so I am ready for my lazy boy. I wanted to let you know why I didn't get around to posting more Halloween pictures.
Thanks for letting me rant and rave.
From Thorntown hugs and best wishes.


  1. Oh my gosh. Just yesterday we were at a Dodge dealer in Denver and it was a total replay of your experience with the truck salesman. We even got the old "it's the end of the month" spiel. Do they all go to school to learn all this stuff. I finally had to tell him (the manager) that I really hated high pressure and left. We won't go back there.

    1. Thanks for your story as well. I think they do go into some kind of training that says to back a buyer up into a corner. Anything is going to bolt being treated like that. We have decided that we are not buying from them. There are many more trucks out there.

  2. Had that happen at Dodge dealer when I was looking at trucks, and I sent the owner a letter ( registered ) and told him that if it weren't for the Attitude of his salesman I probably would have bought a truck that day, Would you believe that the salesman asked if I was serious about buying or just one of the damn lookers they get Bothered with.I ended by thanking him because I went to the Chevy Dealer and bought a Duramax instead of a Cummings.He sent me a reply telling me he had terminated the salesman and if I would consider his dealership in the future to bring the letter for a 2000 dollar Dealer Discount. I never did. but still consider writing the owner. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna..

  3. I just have to laugh at their tactics. When they say some of their nonsense I just say "Really? Really?" and then leave. There are a million trucks out there and I'll find one somewhere else. Cannot stand car salespeople.


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