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2021-05-07 1:00:49 PM  
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2021-05-07 1:18:53 PM  

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"Let me run that by my manager, I'm sure I can get him to work a deal!"
 
2021-05-07 1:44:22 PM  

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Done. Turn out the lights when you leave
 
2021-05-07 2:36:13 PM  
I have a relationship with my local Ford dealership.  I'm a Ford stockholder, so I get a below-invoice no-dicker price, (not quite employee-pricing but close).  They kiss my ass, but their stock sucks.
 
2021-05-07 2:37:33 PM  

TheHighlandHowler: I have a relationship with my local Ford dealership.  I'm a Ford stockholder, so I get a below-invoice no-dicker price, (not quite employee-pricing but close).  They kiss my ass, but their stock sucks.


So do their cars.
 
2021-05-07 2:43:03 PM  

Saturn5: So do their cars.


Trucks are good.
 
2021-05-07 2:48:03 PM  
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/relationship, death trap, same thing
 
2021-05-07 2:48:43 PM  
Buying a car for Ms. Brown, and the salestwerp would not stop treating it as though it's really the husband's decision. Many corrections along the lines of, "I don't know--it's her car." Then into the finance circle of car-buying hell. First, making sure the car is not in hubby's name, then finance guy wants to persuade her that we should go with the dealer's higher interest rate rather than the credit union, then onto trying to get her to buy the extended protection plan. She keeps saying no. Finance a-hole looks at hubby and says, "Why don't you persuade her it's a good deal" and gets the answer, "You heard the lady; she said no." Happy happy wife, unhappy finance grifter.
 
2021-05-07 3:15:21 PM  
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Sticker price for the big football star.
 
2021-05-07 3:39:35 PM  
I hate car dealers with the burning hatred of a hundred suns.

I like cars, but the process is insulting and infuriating.  Tell me the damn starting price, what you'll give me for a trade, and the grand total with taxes, fees, and other bullshiat they always tack on.  Let me worry about the monthly because unless you're offering 0% or maybe 0.9%, I'm going through my own bank on my own.
 
2021-05-07 3:48:35 PM  
Pretty sure it means they want to fark you over
 
2021-05-07 3:55:52 PM  
This is why, even knowing that I could probably haggle my way to a better price, I choose to go through the Costco auto program. I know the price going in. The salesman is obligated to stay out of the way. And I can get an entire case of vehicles at once.

I was in and out of the dealership in 1 hour the last time I bought a car. It wasn't the cheapest, but not having to sit with the 'closer' and the finance guy for hours on end was worth it.
 
2021-05-07 4:52:22 PM  
A woman with very low self-esteem.
 
2021-05-07 5:35:17 PM  
There's an old axiom, "If you have to ask what it costs, you can't afford it" and I think that applies in situations like these.

If the dealer won't tell me what the car costs, I can't afford it and will buy something from somewhere else that I can afford.
 
2021-05-07 5:36:12 PM  
BTW, Why is this in fandom?
 
2021-05-07 8:07:56 PM  

Great_Milenko: BTW, Why is this in fandom?


It's a Seinfeld thing.
 
2021-05-07 8:41:53 PM  
In the process of buying our most recent car, we'd seen one on a dealership website that was exactly what we wanted. The dealer was a 5 minute drive away so we took the chance.

The seemingly 13-year old salesboy told us that the car had sold, and then, without exaggeration, he pointed blindly behind him and asked very loudly and confidently "WHAT ABOUT THAT ONE?!?" to a car that had nothing to do with anything we'd discussed (small and sporty). I laughed, we stood up, and walked out.

It was one of the most surreal, hilarious, memorable moments of my life. Four years later, it's still an inside joke with my wife. WHAT ABOUT THAT ONE?!?
 
2021-05-07 11:48:42 PM  
My client spotted a used Tucson at a local Hyundai store


You want to add credibility to your story?  Maybe buy cars at car dealers instead of their store.
 
2021-05-08 8:21:49 AM  

slantsix: In the process of buying our most recent car, we'd seen one on a dealership website that was exactly what we wanted. The dealer was a 5 minute drive away so we took the chance.

The seemingly 13-year old salesboy told us that the car had sold, and then, without exaggeration, he pointed blindly behind him and asked very loudly and confidently "WHAT ABOUT THAT ONE?!?" to a car that had nothing to do with anything we'd discussed (small and sporty). I laughed, we stood up, and walked out.

It was one of the most surreal, hilarious, memorable moments of my life. Four years later, it's still an inside joke with my wife. WHAT ABOUT THAT ONE?!?


We had a dealer do a similar thing to us. Shopping for a new Miata and wanted a manual, sport package, in black. Only one dealer around had one we could test drive just to check it out. But, there's was an auto, premium package, and white. They wouldn't listen and didn't offer to get what we wanted. Instead they kept finding different ones and being disappointed we didn't want that. Along with the whole talk to my manager thing.

In the end we went with a different dealer that treated us much better and ordered the exact car we wanted.
 
2021-05-08 10:55:35 AM  
Nice Seinfeld reference.
 
2021-05-08 6:05:25 PM  
Who the fark tries to hide the price of a product that any random jackoff can look up online or in a bluebook (well, that would be online too at this point, most likely) in a matter of maybe fifteen minutes even if they had no idea how to do so at the start of those fifteen minutes?

Like... I'm well past being too internet literate to say for sure how slow someone who isn't can be with complete certainty, but I would put actual money on my retiree mother, who basically only uses the computer for photoshop and can barely operate her own email, going from typing "how do I check the price of a car" into google to knowing the MSRP of whatever car she was interested in in less than a quarter hour.

// Though in fairness it sounds like some of the people in this thread actually approach car shopping by physically walking into a dealership before they already basically know what they want, which is something I didn't know anyone had done since the 1980s, much less in the 2010s.  So maybe telling people you can't give them a ballpark price over the phone is a lie some people would actually buy due to unpreparedness?
 
2021-05-08 8:32:46 PM  

Clarence Brown: Buying a car for Ms. Brown, and the salestwerp would not stop treating it as though it's really the husband's decision. Many corrections along the lines of, "I don't know--it's her car." Then into the finance circle of car-buying hell. First, making sure the car is not in hubby's name, then finance guy wants to persuade her that we should go with the dealer's higher interest rate rather than the credit union, then onto trying to get her to buy the extended protection plan. She keeps saying no. Finance a-hole looks at hubby and says, "Why don't you persuade her it's a good deal" and gets the answer, "You heard the lady; she said no." Happy happy wife, unhappy finance grifter.


I had cash-in-hand at one of those "Foooooor the people!" and "Nickle pickle" places.

I just wanted the truck. No financing, no bullshiat, just the truck.

They refused a sale because I wouldn't apply for financing, a loan, & a credit check to determine what vehicle their system would allow me to buy. With literally $9k in Benjamin's in my wallet.

They wanted someone who'd default, so they could repo the shiatbox & garnish wages, then resell the vehicle over and over again.
 
2021-05-08 8:45:57 PM  

Jim_Callahan: Who the fark tries to hide the price of a product that any random jackoff can look up online or in a bluebook (well, that would be online too at this point, most likely) in a matter of maybe fifteen minutes even if they had no idea how to do so at the start of those fifteen minutes?

Like... I'm well past being too internet literate to say for sure how slow someone who isn't can be with complete certainty, but I would put actual money on my retiree mother, who basically only uses the computer for photoshop and can barely operate her own email, going from typing "how do I check the price of a car" into google to knowing the MSRP of whatever car she was interested in in less than a quarter hour.

// Though in fairness it sounds like some of the people in this thread actually approach car shopping by physically walking into a dealership before they already basically know what they want, which is something I didn't know anyone had done since the 1980s, much less in the 2010s.  So maybe telling people you can't give them a ballpark price over the phone is a lie some people would actually buy due to unpreparedness?


When I bought my truck I knew what specs I wanted, what specs I'd compromise on, and what specs I wouldn't budge on.

I ended up just getting up at 6am & watching Facebook Marketplace all day. Caught an 02 S10 2.2L 5spd (standard was my one non-negotiable) with 188k for $1800 that has 0 frame rust (does have the Chevy cab corner rust) and hasn't been hacked apart to haul stuff it wasn't designed for.

$1800 plus about $400 in preventative maintenance stuff (oil/air/plugs/wires/lights/brakes), and the old girl is solid. Dealers were requiring financing for 5x the price and stuff I would've fixed on my own (I don't trust $7.25/hr techs).
 
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