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PostSubject: Confessions of a Car Salesman   February 25th 2010, 1:20 pm

Edmunds sent a man undercover to work as a car salesman. Interesting article if you have the time.

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PostSubject: Re: Confessions of a Car Salesman   February 25th 2010, 2:52 pm

Well thanks for that Eric. You didn't state that it is actually an "E" book, lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Confessions of a Car Salesman   February 25th 2010, 5:43 pm

I'm partway through reading this (he's just taking his first "up"), and I have to say:

I COULD HAVE WRITTEN THIS.

I spent a year (the worst of my life) selling cars and I have to say, this is DEAD ON.

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PostSubject: Re: Confessions of a Car Salesman   February 25th 2010, 5:46 pm

Iguanaman wrote:
I'm partway through reading this (he's just taking his first "up"), and I have to say:

I COULD HAVE WRITTEN THIS.

I spent a year (the worst of my life) selling cars and I have to say, this is DEAD ON.

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Sad but true the story he tells.

I worked at a Lincoln/Mercury dealer for 5 yrs as a detailer/auction runner and I've seen them do things to cars and was even paid "hush" money by sales guys not to tell the customer.
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PostSubject: Re: Confessions of a Car Salesman   February 25th 2010, 5:56 pm

You know you can't really blame the salesmen too much, they are only working to keep their jobs, like you saw the guy on there it was mainly the supervisor/heads that had to keep the stealership in the black. If a deal was too good someone's head would roll. But I think dealerships let a sale or two through to let it seem like they are cheap. But of course this is probably on a good day for them. When I was trying to get my Magnum from Carmax I remember that I actually haggled with the guy for the price saying that the other Carmax, in Tinley Park, was gonna get the Maggie cheaper, since it was coming from Kansas City, had to have a Hemi and a sunroof. The one I was at was in Merrillville, IN and they kept going back and forth til I said 14 and its a deal. And yup I paid 3,000 for a down payment and got a decent interest rate. If you make it seem you're smarter than the sales person or just confuse them, they have a breaking point.
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PostSubject: Re: Confessions of a Car Salesman   February 25th 2010, 6:17 pm

moaugust88 wrote:
You know you can't really blame the salesmen too much, they are only working to keep their jobs, like you saw the guy on there it was mainly the supervisor/heads that had to keep the stealership in the black. If a deal was too good someone's head would roll. But I think dealerships let a sale or two through to let it seem like they are cheap. But of course this is probably on a good day for them. When I was trying to get my Magnum from Carmax I remember that I actually haggled with the guy for the price saying that the other Carmax, in Tinley Park, was gonna get the Maggie cheaper, since it was coming from Kansas City, had to have a Hemi and a sunroof. The one I was at was in Merrillville, IN and they kept going back and forth til I said 14 and its a deal. And yup I paid 3,000 for a down payment and got a decent interest rate. If you make it seem you're smarter than the sales person or just confuse them, they have a breaking point.

True true........when we bought the work truck (07 ram flatbed) we ended up getting it brand new for 10,000 UNDER dealer invoice.......dad LOVES beating the shit outta a salesman's price.....LOLZ
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