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Out with More

January 11th, 2010 at 03:39 pm

After a frustrating Saturday, the weekend got a bit better. We made an offer on the used car I'd like, still crossing our fingers that my car lasts for a bit longer. But the salesman made virtually no counter offer, so I'm letting it lie for a bit. I wonder if he'll call me back? Any one have any experience with used car negotiating with a dealer?
The upside was the dealership is so posh they have a customers' lounge with a coffee bar and Haagen Dazs ice cream so DD got a nice cone and we had some coffee.
But I want a REAL counter offer on a car that's been sitting on the lot for 3 months.

DD started skating lessons which I knew would be hard for her. But she went out with us again yesterday--screaming for the first 10 minutes, then asking to go again.

In between we got to the Salvation Army to drop things off and I found my ornament storage box at Target.
I'm giving myself 12 points for the Salvation Army dropoffs and just listed some kids'videos on freecycle.

My evening class starts tonight! It's one of my favorite classes to teach, so I'm looking forward to it.

3 Responses to “Out with More”

  1. miz pat Says:

    You are on the right course with the car. Do you have financing or did you save for a huge downpayment? Check out the vehicle in Consumer's Report. Never let them take your old car away as they try to get you to go with their deal.

    Then when they do make a good offer, take home their deal as written and tear it apart. I say this because salesmen LIE, LIE, LIE about what they are offering. The only thing that is real is what is on the contract offer. I had one promise me that he hadn't added a warranty on the vehicle, and it was a lie.

  2. my english castle Says:

    We're lucky enough to be able to pay cash for the car.
    But he was indeed loathe to put anything in writing.
    Will he call me? I'm not calling him!

  3. miz pat Says:

    find another dealer who has the car you like. Tell him that this dealer was an idiot and ask if he's going to be an idiot too or if he would like to sell a car. Maybe that will help.

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