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cars, auto dealers, Long Island, weak economy

There are 26 comments on the Newsday story from Oct 1, 2008, titled cars, auto dealers, Long Island, weak economy. In it, Newsday reports that:

Hard times have come to America's gasoline alleys - and Long Island is not immune.

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liner

Bronx, NY

#22 Oct 3, 2008
stev337 wrote:
The only thing worse than a thief with a gun, is a car salesman with an order pad.
And after the sales guy, you get to be worked over by the "closer". His job is to fleece you in any way he can. I had one of these guys offer me a lower finance rate if I bought a $2000 ext. warrantee, built into the payments of course so you'll hardly notice it, because the bank wants their collateral protected! When I went to gather my stuff and leave, he went to see "the manager" and came back and said "oh, OK, he'll agree this time". Why does it have to be like this? Why do I feel like I have to go home and take a shower when I walk out of these places?
Say the Truth

Philadelphia, PA

#23 Oct 3, 2008
liner wrote:
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And after the sales guy, you get to be worked over by the "closer". His job is to fleece you in any way he can. I had one of these guys offer me a lower finance rate if I bought a $2000 ext. warrantee, built into the payments of course so you'll hardly notice it, because the bank wants their collateral protected! When I went to gather my stuff and leave, he went to see "the manager" and came back and said "oh, OK, he'll agree this time". Why does it have to be like this? Why do I feel like I have to go home and take a shower when I walk out of these places?
I'd rather go to traffic court than a car dealership.
Jeff

Naples, FL

#24 Oct 5, 2008
Car salesmen quite frankly do not have their daily meetings with an agenda of screw the customer.
Where I sold, the customer was gold.
If a customer pays MSRP nobody is screwed. If he pays less...well somebody wins by screwing the salesman. And guess who wins more? The salesman or the customer?
If he pays more, it had better be justified with something in return.
Quite frankly, as for the honesty aspect should you want to broach that subject, BUYERS ARE LIARS!
I adopted the simple philosophy, people are FOS.
Even out of sales.
Dare you to defy it!
liner

Bronx, NY

#25 Oct 5, 2008
Jeff wrote:
Car salesmen quite frankly do not have their daily meetings with an agenda of screw the customer.
Where I sold, the customer was gold.
If a customer pays MSRP nobody is screwed. If he pays less...well somebody wins by screwing the salesman. And guess who wins more? The salesman or the customer?
If he pays more, it had better be justified with something in return.
Quite frankly, as for the honesty aspect should you want to broach that subject, BUYERS ARE LIARS!
I adopted the simple philosophy, people are FOS.
Even out of sales.
Dare you to defy it!
Hence, I rest my case.
Jeff

Naples, FL

#26 Oct 9, 2008
HOW?
Battles are not necessary if you are looking to pay a fair price...
If you want the battle... try screwing the dealership.
OH YEAH!!!
"The dealership makes plenty of money."
But the guy with 3 kids has to put food on the table. Not a banquet for 300 like the dealer for his friends.
Let a guy earn your business and you will be better off. You jus will feel better but still do an offer.
If they can do it...GREAT... If not... part as friends and give your money to the battle dressed heavies...
All to save a hundred bucks...
Good for you!
Bluffguy

Lindenhurst, NY

#27 Oct 18, 2008
Jeff wrote:
Car salesmen quite frankly do not have their daily meetings with an agenda of screw the customer.
Where I sold, the customer was gold.
If a customer pays MSRP nobody is screwed. If he pays less...well somebody wins by screwing the salesman. And guess who wins more? The salesman or the customer?
If he pays more, it had better be justified with something in return.
Quite frankly, as for the honesty aspect should you want to broach that subject, BUYERS ARE LIARS!
I adopted the simple philosophy, people are FOS.
Even out of sales.
Dare you to defy it!
You can always tell when a customer is lying......their lips are moving !

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