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#1 of 96012 Stories from the Sales Frontlines
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Feb 06, 2006 (10:01 am)
Since we've got a number of discussions in which consumers can share their shopping stories, this topic is specifically for salespeople to share their stories, good and bad.
Consumers are welcome to read and ask questions, but no "bashing," please! If you disagree with the salesperson's perspective, that's the breaks
Entertain us, sales crowd!
Feb 07, 2006 (1:44 pm)
I don't care if somone disagrees with me! That creates interesting dialogue in these forums. Sometimes we can even convince each other of something.
Bashing is a different story.
#4 of 96012 Re: But why? [isellhondas]
Feb 07, 2006 (4:01 pm)
#5 of 96012 Re: But why? [isellhondas]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Feb 08, 2006 (6:40 am)
Hey, we'll have plenty of other topics for that.
Let's bring on the stories!
#8 of 96012 Re: Man kills himself over a deal? [black_tulip]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Feb 09, 2006 (11:28 am)
Something tells me that his problems really had nothing to do with a bad car deal..
#9 of 96012 Re: Stories from the Sales Frontlines [kirstie_h]
Feb 10, 2006 (7:01 am)
While I'm not a salesperson, I do have 2-3 people from different dealerships that contact me when they have a car that I might be interested in.....both used and new.
They actually call me every several months to tell me of a particular vehicle.
I buy cars, not only for myself, but my son, sisters, my sisters' kids and my mother. The sales people figure that at least one of them may be in the market for a car at any given time. I'd say 50% of the time, they're right.
Matter of fact, I just helped my 17 year old niece buy a nice '99 Mazda with 74K miles. That resulted from one of those phone calls. Sales person was from a Ford dealer. They got the car in on a trade from an older couple who bought a new Ford 500. I had mentioned to him a couple of months ago that my niece was in the market.
These sales people don't bother me with some of the "less than desireable" cars that come in. Just when they get a really nice car, do I get a call.
#10 of 96012 Re: Man kills himself over a deal? [black_tulip]
Feb 10, 2006 (8:05 am)
That story was in the papers here in Denver as well.
Somehow, the guy managed to hang himself in the lavatory.
I believe that he had just been charged with arson in the fire at the dealership, so that might also have contributed to his decision.