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A Few Dealership Tricks.....

Ok I guess while I am thinkin about it I will post some tricks to overcome at a dealership if you are in the market to buy...I used to be a car salesman and hate them more than I did before!!

1) When the salesman trys to get your information from him and you are just out "window shopping" give him the wrong number as they will bug the crap out of you

2) Never act to interested in a car because they will feed into it and try to sell it for more than what thecar is actually worth.

3) Always take someone with you because if you go at it alone they will take that to their advantage and rape you on the sale price.

4) When you are looking at a car and telling the salesman that you are just looking, and he says "I'll be right back let me get you a business card" He is actualy goin in to get a manager so they can double team you.

5) Never fall for the "we dont have the carfax but it was a local driven car" trick because chances are it was a auction car that was either a recovered stolen car, or a rental.

6) The dealer probably has the car listed at over $3000.00 what they paid for it at auction or trade.

7) There is always room for nagotiation in any car on the lot. Its never the bottom price on the window.

Kelly blue book is the cars actuall trade in value of your cr. They will tell you otherwise so they can get as much out of the cr without giving you crap for it.

9) GO TO THE DEALERSHIP WITH A LOAN FROM A BANK OR CREDIT UNION!!!!That way you have a set locked in interest rate and they cant raise it. If you go through their lenders, they will raise the rate a point or maybe more from what you are approved for. That is how the finince manager makes his commision.

10) Never Never Never buy a car without threatening to walk out of the door unless they give you your price. Always shoot for a price lower than what you are willing to pay for the car. That way it will end up somewhere close to what you are expecting.

11) Dont let them run you over in the begininng cause it will give them the upper hand through the whole process.

12) Dont let them know you have a loan from a bank until you have set the price in stone.

13) Never tell them what you can afford on a monthly note cause that just gives them more room to make the price higher than it should be.

14) Sleep on it for a night before making a purchase cause you are stuck with it.

15) If they tell you to take the cr over night, DONT DO IT!!!! It just makes you have to come back to the dealership the next day. It gives them more time to play with the numbers and get a better sales tactic to throw on you.

16) Have fun at the dealership. Dont look so serious and dont be too nice though. Be an ass. Its fun!!!




I hope some of theis info helps you on your next purchase.

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im gonna try those tricks when i get my SS...well thats IF i get it lol

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haha read my cardomain for my cobalt to see what I did for my car when I got it



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There is also dealer cash in all new cars... Dont let them tel lyou there isnt. They are lying!!!! Dealer cash is $$ that GM or whatever manufature gives the dealership so that they can sell the car if the cost isnt where the buyer wants to buy at. The dealership gets reimbursed for the dealer cash so dont let them fool you!!! You cna usually get a grand or two out of them.

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very true, when I went to look at my cobalt, it was listed as almost $17,000 So I went to another dealership and got a lower price, then to another one to get even a lower price, then I went back to the first dealership, and with like 4 hours of negotiation, I got my car down to like $13,500 and it only had 6 miles on the odo, and that's without a trade in and a down payment of $500

the only thing I messed up on was when they told me to take the car overnight I did it, but I told them if they change the price even a cent more, I'm walking.

not bad for buying my first car I guess


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Damn 17 for a LS??? I paid 14800 for my Lt new with 3 miles on it!!! They did want 19,??? for it though. No trade and no $$ down!!!

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Yeah what's funny is right after I bought my car from them they went out of buisness like a week later


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i paid less than $7000 for an ls base with less than 15000 miles, i don't think thats bad



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And something I've noticed, if you don't feel right talking to the sales guy at one place, find another place to buy from.


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And something I've noticed, if you don't feel right talking to the sales guy at one place, find another place to buy from.
Excellant advice (on ANY purchase). It's YOUR money so you should feel comfortable where you spend it. YOU are doing them a favor buying from them, NOT them selling to you!!

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