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Old 06-29-2014, 07:49 PM   #61
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Maybe that no one in a job like that has posted here yet tells us something about people in those jobs.


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Old 06-29-2014, 07:51 PM   #62
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We told them they actually had the best price even with the increase, which was true, but we were concerned about their ethics and honoring warranty work, so we were going to leave and instead buy the same car for a higher price from a dealer that had given us an honest price quote upfront.

I also once went to another dealer and paid a slightly higher price due to a downright shitty sales experience.


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Old 06-29-2014, 08:11 PM   #63
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Wow, talk about sticking to your principles, unlike Groucho Marx.

"Those are my principles, and if you don't like them, I have others." - Groucho Marx
We ended up buying a different make and model. Just wanted to pull their chain a bit for wasting our time and gas to drive out there.
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Old 06-30-2014, 08:50 AM   #64
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When my son got his first career job after college he needed to buy a car. We had bought our used Camry from a Toyota dealer so we went back there. He had researched the Yarises and even rented one for a week and was ready to buy a new one, even though I explained how a used car was a better deal. He had a hefty down payment and a good income and he's not a car fixing kind of guy so he was set on getting new.

So we went in together and a salesman found us. My son said he was shopping for a Yaris and the salesman looks at me and says, "he's going to need you to cosign." I said, "No, I will not cosign, he's doing this on his own." My son is short and yes, he looks young. The salesman asked where he worked and what he earned, my son had his pay stub with him and the salesman looked at it and said, "Nope, you don't need a cosigner."

Toyota had a nice rebate for recent college grads and he may have also gotten a promo interest rate for recent grad financing. M son knew what he wanted in terms of color and trim and had time to wait for the right car so he picked it up a week later. He got a 5 year loan and paid it off in 15 months. He lives close to his work and his car is now 7 years old with 26,000 miles.

Maybe that's not really being snubbed. It was more of feeling like the guy looked at us and decided ahead of time that the buyer wasn't going to meet their qualifications.
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"He got a 5 year loan and paid it off in 15 months. "

You raised your son well!
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Old 06-30-2014, 11:25 AM   #66
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"He got a 5 year loan and paid it off in 15 months. "

You raised your son well!
Thanks! He didn't like having debt. He's still debt free and lives on just about 50% of his take home pay. He's the one I go to for investing advice.

BTW, he's turning 30 next week! I must be really old.
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When working for megacorp, we had a customer who would buy the opposite of whatever we recommended. So we started to delicately suggest that our newest products, although well-made, would not be suitable for them for a variety of reasons.

Pretty soon, they had all our latest stuff, and we would marvel at how they made it all work.

Meanwhile, we never let on to megacorp what our strategy was but we did get all the sales awards.
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