Auto salesman exposed


Hunny he is so sweet, such a nice family man, can you believe how gutsy he was to go storming back into the sales managers office and fight for us to get us this great price on the very last car in inventory that we really wanted. And to sell it to us with out the dealership making any money on the deal. I mean we are so lucky, should we offer him a tip or invite him over for dinner?  Son-of-a-bitch i wanna stab myself in the eye with a pencil right about now. A scenario similar to this plays out across America on a daily basis. Back up ladies, take a deep breath, don’t get your panties all twisted and in a bunch. This conversation could be a man talking to a women or a woman talking to a man. What i need you all to do is to continue reading and to think.  SALE – SELL – SOLD – These are some of the most powerful and manipulated words in life!  Just about every moment of the day YOU are being sold something!! Check this out, this is how my mind works. You wake up and turn on the TV for the news. The power company is now selling you electricity to power the TV for profit. The news is selling you information for profit via commercials, the commercials are selling you products or idea’s, or a life style for profit. I could go no and on for ever. And I will in future post but for now let’s get back to the devil in carne our glorious knight in shining armor – THE AUTO SALESMAN. By definition this man or womans job is to sell you something for PROFIT! All salesman have an agenda. It is to make personal profit or advancement period!  They will do and say anything to make the sale, it is how they make a living. Shit believe and understand this and you will be better prepared not to get taken advantage of. check out this article, confessions of a car salesman http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/news/industry/confessions-of-a-car-salesman-5681350?click=main_sr  Then let me BREAK IT DOWN for you with just 4 of the many things an auto salesman will not tell you and hope you don’t know. (1) ” I’m getting a secret incentive to push this car” Most dealer and manufacturer incentives aren’t hard to uncover. Rebates, low-interest rates and other inducements are often advertised or easily found with a little research on car sites such as Edmonds. What is much tougher to find out is how much is the DEALER CASH offered by the manufacturer. It is some where typically between $500 and $2,000 that manufacturers quietly make to the dealer so they can push their slow-moving models of cars. There is some thing else known as the HOLD BACK. This is a percentage of the cars sticker price, that the manufacturer pays to the dealership after the car is sold. Usually 2-3% Dealerships view holdbacks as pretty much untouchable,  Car dealers want this money and will fight tooth and nail not to give up or share any of this money with you.  The reason I am telling you about this is so you can see how much bull shit the salesman is giving you when he tells you they are not making any money on your deal. “Dealer cash, is another story. You can get some of this money as long as you can find out about it. I will share a little salesman trick with you now. always act like you already know and say it like this strong and confident. “HOW MUCH IS THE DEALER CASH ON THIS instead of ” Is there dealer cash on this?” Grow some ball’s damn it! and check several dealerships, you’ll probably get a good idea of the amount available. (2) “sticker shock is built into this deal”  Invoice pricing — what the dealership pays the manufacturer for a vehicle  is no longer a secret,  You can find invoice costs on a number of websites, Like TrueCar. What you need not forget is that there are additional costs that can add thousands of dollars to a car’s price — costs that can’t be negotiated away. Early in your negotiations, you should ask what these fees will add to the purchase price so that you can negotiate with those in mind. What you can do, though, is asked for a lower sales price to help offset these fees. And it may help to focus your negotiations on the “out the door” cost — the total price, including all required taxes and fees, that you have to pay to get the car. (3) “You will get a better deal from the internet department”  What people typically don’t understand is that the car buying is more transparent, and salespeople have more authority, in the dealerships’ Internet departments, You can take advantage of this setup. From the comfort of your home, you can solicit lowest-price quotes on a car from a bunch of dealerships at once. (4) “Knock yourself out negotiating a good price; I’ve got plenty of other ways to fuck you” Price is just one of the many moving parts of the typical car deal. Three other important factors are:

The add-ons — paint sealant, car alarms, rustproofing, gap insurance and so on — are huge profit centers for dealerships. For example, a dealership might charge $300 for “fabric protection” that you could do yourself in a few minutes with a $5 can of Scotchgard. Almost any add-on you can get a better deal if you shop it around outside the dealership.

Consumer Reports has long warned against buying extended warranties on most products, including cars, saying their expensive protection against unlikely repairs. But some buyers like the security of an added layer of assurance. Still, you may be able to get an extended warranty for a significant discount by shopping around.

You also should know the trade-in value of your current vehicle so you don’t get lowballed. Most car-comparison sites offer some kind of appraisal calculator; use a few different ones so you have a ballpark idea what your car is worth. If you want to get the maximum value for your car, you should sell it yourself, but you should compare the typical “private party” sale price to the trade-in value to decide if it’s worth the hassle.

If you aren’t paying cash for your car, you should know that dealerships routinely mark up the interest rates on the loans they get from their warehouse lending sources.To make sure you get the best deal, arrange a loan with your credit union or bank before you step onto the lot. If the dealership can give you a better deal, you can cancel the other loan. If not, you’ll at least have financing at a reasonable cost. “That great deal we advertised? You won’t get it.”

You typically have to have good to excellent credit to win those low-interest loans that dealers and manufacturers advertise. Exactly how good your credit needs to be varies by the deal and often isn’t disclosed in advance.

Equally elusive may be the base model of any car design. Manufacturers may tout the low cost of a new car, but chances are, they’re citing a stripped-down model that you’re unlikely to find at any dealership.

“The dealerships aren’t going to have the base model on the lot”. “That’s just a teaser to get you in the door.”

As always, the key to a smart car purchase is to do plenty of research before you ever talk to a car salesperson.

“The more prepared you are before you go shopping,”  “the better off you’re going to be.”

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30 responses to “Auto salesman exposed

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    • Anonymous

      dude you guys act like auto salespeople are making a million dollars a year….we are just trying to make a living to feed our families……
      We work long hours 12 hours a day 3 days a week 10 hrs a day the other days, never 2 days in a row off and people talk to us like trash….we have alot of people waste our time……so we do deserve to make a little money because in essence we are working 1 full time job and 1 part time job…..whatever you do for a living you have to make profit to stay in business and feed your family……WHAT DO YOU DO FOR A LIVING? And if we don’t make a profit the dealership will shut down like dealers that were in business for over 100 hundred years that closed down…now those local customers can drive all the way accross town to service their cars, because they wanted to beat their local dealer up for a few hundred dollars, I think they shot themselves in the foot……ALL BUSINESSES HAVE TO MAKE A PROFIT…..SO IF ANY BUSINESS MAKES A PROFIT THAT MUST BE A CRIME…….SINCE YOU ARE SO INCONSIDERATE AND HAVE A MOUTH THAT SOMEONE TOOK A CRAP IN, DO YOU KISS YOUR MOTHER WITH THAT MOUTH AND MAYBE I SHOULD TRY TO BUST EVERYONE I EVER TALK TO FOR A BETTER DEAL……OR DO I ALLOW A MAN TO MAKE A FAIR PROFIT……

      • Hell Yea! This is what I am talking about people. GREAT comment! You make some really great points and intelligently articulated them until your meds wore off and then you got all personal and shit with the mother thing. But I got nothing but love for you. I really hope you do not stay Anonymous because I would love it if you became a regular contributor. If you read more of my post and the comments on them from my regular readers you will see that I am on your side it is for hard working family people like yourself that I write for. (I say people because I don’t even know if you are a man or woman) When you read my site in totality including my about page you will see that I have a serious message that I wrap around with some colorful language just to keep the site fresh and entertaining. Read my WHAT YOU THINK YOU ARE A MAN or FATHER IS WHAT I AM or ANOTHER BITCH ASS MAN or BAGGY PANTS SERIOUSLY STILL. Now to answer your question I am a fleet manager, I am a class A certified diesel mechanic with 40 years working experience so yes I can speak on this subject because I have also worked the 60 hrs. A week you talk about most of it during the grave yard shift! I am also a republican, so yes I believe in business making a profit. And dealerships are closing for many reasons like POOR customer service, Mismanagement, poor inventory strategies, manufacture recalls and so on. Not just because I was well prepared and made the best well informed and educated deal on my last car. And did not fall for the $250.00 stain protection treatment that was just a can of spray that I could buy myself for $30.00 dollars or the $800.00 security alarm that you just had the local alarm installer do for you for $150.00. Please return and join in on making a difference. Or stay Anonymous whinning and bitter. Your choice? Peace!

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  16. I like this because I agree so much that we are being sold something every minute of the day. As one who is so against mass psyche control whether ads or political campaigns, exploitative journalism etc etc, I appreciate this exposure you have shared. Also, I have nominated your blog for an award as it is one of my favorites for “realism.” Details are on my page and I have included a link to your pages in the piece. I think the goal is to help get more eyes on your pages so hope it works! Happy Monday!

    • Ahhhh Man, You just raised the bar on me again. I love a woman who pushes for the best in all. Damn i knew reading the blogs from the crazy chicks club was going to cause me to step up my game. But you know what? I am a former marine and we were never taught defense or how to back up. So game on C.C.C . And yes i can easily come up with 15 blogs and i will. Sista!

  17. Great post as usual and especially helpful as I will be car shopping here in the next couple months. You seriously opened up my eyes to a LOT of things I was totally unaware of. I didn’t realize it was so ‘rape-like’ at the dealerships. Thank you for breaking it down!

    • My man! You are so welcome. Hey Jackarooo FYI i am a professional 25 years in the business mechanic. Heavy duty diesel trucks and cars. If you have any questions? Hit me up on the e-mail. And the tenth one will be free. Ha ha inside joke between me and my brother marine.

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