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‘Shhh! It’s A Secret, I’m Buying A Car’

May 11, 2013

Why it is that car sales people experience what seems to be the worse treatment of professional sales people in the world of business? The other day a friend of mine who is a salesman at a long......

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Larry1

May-11-13 8:08 AM

One time I was looking at a pickup truck and wanted to take it out for a test drive. The salesman refused to let me drive it! He wanted to drive and I could ride. When I asked about the price, he would not tell me. He just wanted to point out silly things on the truck to try to impress me. That was totally ineffective, as I know more about trucks than he ever will!

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mrinbetween

May-11-13 8:40 AM

The problem with buying a car is that it takes way to long. If I want a loaf of bread, I go to the store and get it, no haggling over the price, no BS on how this is the best bread for me. I don't like to sit for 3-4 days arguing price. When I go looking for a vehicle, I want the salesman to give me his best price. If I turn him down, I don't want him coming back with a better price, that just insults me. Just give me the best price the first time, if I like it I'll buy. I'm not there to turn buying a car into a 2 week process.

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blanchard

May-11-13 9:14 AM

We will never buy a another car from a Jamestown or Warren dealer again Erie here we come

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mommap

May-11-13 9:28 AM

My whole family, who are, by the way, NOT excons, nor have any of us had more than a speeding ticket, owned and ran a successful dealership for years. We are ALL hardworking, taxpaying, family people. Any suggestion otherwise is only a commentary on the accuser.

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Larry1

May-11-13 10:26 AM

Back when I ordered my first truck from the factory, one salesman I talked to would not take me seriously. The way I had it loaded, it was the second most expensive pickup you could buy. Only a diesel engine would have made it cost more. When I left the dealership, I could see a couple of salesmen laughing as they thought I was just some young punk who could not afford it! I went to another dealership who did take me seriously. When we made the deal, our handshake was our bond. No contracts, no down payment! The first thing I did after I took delivery of my new truck was to drive it through the first dealership’s lot! The look on the salesmen’s faces was priceless!!!

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Conservative1212

May-11-13 11:55 AM

I haven't found any car salesmen from this area that I felt was being truthful and upfront with me. I went to Erie Honda dealership and was really impressed. Yes, I bought my new Honda from them. Will go back again. Hondas aren't cheap but it will last. At Schultz I was lied to about a car they had. I caught them in the lie. Never. ever will go back.

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Orangeman

May-11-13 4:29 PM

I worked in an dealership for over 10 years and I heard every lie in the book from the customers.

They told me the trade was paid off and they owed money on it. They told me how great their credit was and they just filed bankruptcy the week before, but the biggest lie was always I'll be back. the truth is the 96 percent of them don't ever come back.

The truth is that except for the kid getting his first car and an older person getting their last car, the majority of the folks in between arent happy.

They arent happy because they dint get the car, color, price, trade in value or interest , they thought they deserved.

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Howard

May-14-13 9:01 AM

How funny! You can tell Tom is in the pockets of the car dealers! Every one is a high pressure crook. One place even tried to sell me a loaner or demonstrator with 2,000 miles on it as new! It also didn't have power windows and they said this was the new trend! Crooks - most of them and all of them if they could. Tom, you are not fooling anyone here by this gibberish!

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