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#3074 of 3350 Re: Husband Negotiated Deal for me - the wrong deal, in error.. [stickguy]
Jan 13, 2013 (5:55 am)
to bb333: I'm with stickguy, but I would go in person.
I would also be very sure the other store has the car you want and is at the price you think they are, out the door, with no addons.
Then be straightforward with the higher store.
My thinking is a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. If the car they have is suitable and you like it other than the total cash on the deal, you can play bad cop and work them down or walk while your husband had the role of good cop. But I would be very sincere that if they meet somewhere in between or near that other price, you've got the cash to finalize the deal.
#3075 of 3350 Re: Husband Negotiated Deal for me - the wrong deal, in error.. [imidazol97]
Jan 13, 2013 (5:57 am)
I may be wrong, but I thought despite whatever papers are signed, the deal is not consummated until the car leaves the dealer lot over the curb. So I can back out despite a signed deal.
#3076 of 3350 Re: Husband Negotiated Deal for me - the wrong deal, in error.. [imidazol97]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Jan 13, 2013 (7:48 am)
That's true.. if they have some of your money, the problem might be stickier... but, if no deposit given, just call up and call it off..
If they had the car I really wanted, I might show up, say my husband is a buffoon, and no way I'm paying $XXXX + $2000 for that car... However, I might be convinced to buy it for $XXXX....
#3077 of 3350 Re: Husband Negotiated Deal for me - the wrong deal, in error.. [bb333]
Jan 13, 2013 (7:59 am)
Odds are extremely slim that one dealership can truly sell a comparable car for $2k less than another. So either the first dealer can go lower or the 2nd dealer doesn't have a comparable car for that lower price.
If you give me all the details on both cars, I could give you a better idea of a fair price.
#3078 of 3350 Re: Husband Negotiated Deal for me - the wrong deal, in error.. [qbrozen]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jan 13, 2013 (9:18 am)
I'm also suspicious of this $2,000 difference. Numbers have been known to change during the time it takes to go from telephone to showroom
#3079 of 3350 Re: Husband Negotiated Deal for me - the wrong deal, in error.. [Mr_Shiftright]
Jan 13, 2013 (10:44 am)
I see this everyday....some dealers have the belief that you tell the customer "anything they want to hear" on the phone to get them into the dealership....regretfully only a small number of people who fall for this actually get up and walk out...they usually just take the price bump with the dopey explination why the price just went up and buy the car. It's sad that dealers do this and it even worse than consumers fall for it all the time. If it didn't work, the questionable dealers wouldn't do it.
#3080 of 3350 Re: Husband Negotiated Deal for me - the wrong deal, in error.. [audia8q]
Jan 13, 2013 (12:38 pm)
My wife and I would have been a perfect candidate for that in August when we bought our new Acura. I had contacted a deal about 2 hours away (since that was the closest one exactly like my wife wanted) via the internet. I got a price back from the internet guy, but it was over the phone. And got offered a special deal to get it that day (Friday 8/31). So, I said OK, and arranged to show up at late dinner time.
But, I did not actually have anything in writing, or related to a specific car. And was going to be 2 hours from home, on a Friday night. So they certainly would have had some leverage to try a bait and switch of some kind, but they did not. Price was exactly what we had discussed on the phone.
the rest of the saga, well that had nothing to do with the price offered up front!
#3081 of 3350 Re: Husband Negotiated Deal for me - the wrong deal, in error.. [stickguy]
Jan 13, 2013 (3:13 pm)
Which dealer? I'm sure they'd appreciate a plug.
#3083 of 3350 Re: Buying a Used car that was a multiple short term lease vehicle [ps004ynos]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Jan 14, 2013 (5:13 pm)
That is one weird Carfax. Could possibly be a good explanation, like someone leased in Hawaii, then moved to Oregon with the car. But, either way, they didn't keep it very long.
Could be an Audi employee lease.. Those are generally short-term. Have you asked the Toyota dealer how they got the car?