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#152 of 171 Re: Picking a Salesperson [madmanmoo]
Aug 13, 2007 (9:39 am)
I think she's saying how do I dump the bad one without the new one having to split the deal. Giving the guy she wants to work with a fresh up with no split (possibly better for her).
#153 of 171 Re: Picking a Salesperson [mako1a]
Aug 13, 2007 (9:44 am)
I actually scanned a little too quickly. I didn't see that she didn't like the phone call approach either. I think it's the best though. You don't have to be married to that salesperson, if you don't like him, you can hang up.
I really think that's a great approach to finding a salesman that you like.
It maybe in her (?) presentation as well. If you call up a dealer and ask if they have a specific model, take that time to see if you would like to work with that salesman as well. Don't make it too hard!
#154 of 171 Re: Advice needed from the sales people [jmbklj]
Aug 13, 2007 (10:10 am)
It is probably easier to change your car-buying method then it is to find the perfect sales person.
I used to have a hard time with car sales people. I changed my method and now I love dealing with them.
Remember, you are there to get your questions answered, not to answer their questions. Therefore, you can ignore any of the questions you are asked.
Don't ever argue with a sales person. If you don't like the sales person, walk away and talk to someone else. No explanation needed.
If you have a definite plan when you go to the car dealer, you will enjoy the experience much more.
#155 of 171 Re: Advice needed from the sales people [bobst]
Aug 13, 2007 (10:30 am)
bobst, you are so right. Whether it's on the phone or in person, they like to drill you with questions when all they need to know is that a) I have no trade in, and b) there will be no financing, and c) that is how I bought my last 3 vehicles so I am not blowing smoke. I am upfront about the business details for the transaction so I hate it when they ask other questions about my life. It has no bearing on the business transaction. I am not there to make a new friend.
I appreciate everyone's comments and suggestions.
#156 of 171 Re: Advice needed from the sales people [jmbklj]
Aug 13, 2007 (10:59 am)
I think referral is the best way to find a salesperson.
Ask your friends, family, go online to the specific brand forums - get a recommendation in any way you can.
Make sure the salesperson knows you have been referred and by whom.
#157 of 171 Re: Advice needed from the sales people [jmbklj]
Aug 13, 2007 (12:34 pm)
"...how can I choose the sales person I'd like to work with?..."
Well you can line all the sales staff up against the wall and go down the line and slap each one in the face.
If the person slaps you back you don't want that one. He/she is obviously too aggressive. This salesperson won't give an inch in negotiations.
If the person starts to cry and falls to the floor you don't want that salesperson either. He/she has no backbone and won't fight with the Sales Manager to get you a good deal.
You want the salesperson who raises his/her hand to strike you and then pauses and says: "If you take the extended warranty you can slap me again!" This is a person who wants to make a deal.
Or you could just do what Bobst said.
#158 of 171 Re: Advice needed from the sales people [oldfarmer50]
Aug 13, 2007 (12:46 pm)
Excellent advice. We have actually just incorporated this into our meet and greet. Unfortunately, some of the greenpeas have realized what it takes to be chosen. Obviously we need to tweak the system.
We now use a battery and two clamps attached to each salesman's nipples. People can realize true pain now. And we actually see who has the backbone and who wants the deal.
Good business for sure.
#159 of 171 Re: Advice needed from the sales people [madmanmoo]
Aug 13, 2007 (1:32 pm)
Oddly I was just threatening this to a co-worker the other week.
I wasn't going to just attach them to his nipples though.
#160 of 171 Re: Advice needed from the sales people [british_rover]
Aug 13, 2007 (1:57 pm)
Oddly I was just threatening this to a co-worker the other week
Anytime there is someone wanting to attach a set of battery cables onto another mans pills ( ) ... there has got to be a good story behind it?
#161 of 171 Re: Advice needed from the sales people [jipster]
Aug 13, 2007 (2:02 pm)
Not really just my old UPS management personality bleeding through when I get frustrated with someone who should have been let go long ago.