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#228 of 232 Re: How do I get internet sales men to email me back?! [abraindrainer]
Sep 22, 2006 (8:40 am)
If life were just as simple as you want to make it. Everyone "knows" what they want. Hardly.
I have three company drivers (executives) who are getting a new car next month. On Monday, they sent me what they "had to have." One wanted a Chrysler Town and Country. The second a 300C with the Hemi, the third wanted a Jeep Cherokee Laredo with a sunroof. Are you sure that is what you want me to order? "YES."
One of my rules is that I buy NO cars until the driver has visited the showroom and taken a test drive.
The three drivers went up to the Chrysler dealership on Tuesday. And on Wednesday. And on Thursday.
Right now, I have three orders for Chrysler Aspens from those drivers.
The Jeep Cherokee was "too rough" a ride. The Town and Country "didn't have enough power." And the Aspen was the "TOTAL PACKAGE."
Most people have NO clue as to what they really want until they have taken a long test drive.
The BUYER has control of the WHOLE purchase process in that the BUYER can walk at ANY TIME in the process. If the dealership lies, leave. If they add in a bunch of unnecessary features, leave. If they don't treat you with respect, leave.
#229 of 232 So far, so good . . .
Oct 04, 2006 (10:07 am)
This is my experience, to date, on purchase of a 2007 Corvette Coupe.
Initial contact was via email.
Second contact – to set a date & time for test drives – via email.
Arrived at dealer & test drove 2 – with the different suspension options I was deciding between.
Discounted price = too high at that time.
Me: “Thanks – I will be in touch when you can discount a 2007 by substantially more.”
This was before the first 2007s had arrived at dealers. . .
Various intervening email updates on availability and evolving discounts.
Email 8 days ago had the discount I had targeted. For an “in-stock” unit.
I responded via email asking what the discount would be on an ordered 2007 at this time, as none in stock or inbound met my specifications.
Although initially, the answer was $500 less discount – when I was non-commital, and drove to the dealership, the final discount was actually the same as quoted for an in stock unit.
So – I am waiting for it to be built. Expected delivery in approx 6 weeks from signing the order – 5 weeks from today.
Since I needed to test drive the cars ( I had never driven a current model Corvette, and needed to test the new 6 speed automatic’s paddle shift as well as various individual aspects of how I fit in a much lower car than the last several sedans I’ve driven, etc. – as well as compare the suspensions ) I needed to visit the dealer for that stage.
Since I wanted a highly specific set of options – and specifically did not want the Z51 performance suspension that they order on 95+% of their units for stock – I needed to sign the order and leave a deposit. They would not want one equipped like mine for their inventory.
Counting the weeks and the days . . .
#230 of 232 Free Localized Auto Quotes
Nov 23, 2007 (10:46 pm)
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#231 of 232 Re: Free Localized Auto Quotes [baccus49]
Nov 24, 2007 (1:24 pm)
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