The 3 Types Of Car Salespeople You Will Meet!

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Would you buy a car from this man?! (Source: Wikimedia.org)

The perks of being a modern driver are many, right? Well, not so much. Although our cars are secure and full of the modern tools, there is still one part of the equation that every driver has to deal with at some point. You know, the person that sells the car to you! Unfortunately, as time has gone on, the image of the sleazy car salesperson has seldom changed, except the fact that they are wearing newer clothes! So, let’s look at the different types of car salesperson you will encounter, and for those that haven’t bought a brand new car before, pay close attention!

Type 1: The Switcheroo-er!

This type of dealer sells the car that is advertised at a fantastic price, but when you show up to the dealership, they will tell you that it’s already been sold. So, this is to get you to buy a far more expensive vehicle. If you ever encounter these types of people, the best thing to do is to call the dealership just before you visit to confirm that the vehicle they have is in stock. It’s always handy to look at the inventory and check for yourself, or you can ask them to email you a signed statement confirming that the vehicle is in stock and available for you. This method they use is also known as the bait and switch method. So, if they try and pull this on you, you’ve got some proof to combat their shoddy sales techniques.

Type 2: The Flat-Out Liar

We all know the car salespeople have a little bit of the untruth in them, but a lot of them get by on making small lies that may not matter when they add up. A good example is that a certain color is not available, or the price is only okay for today, or someone else is interested in the car (which is always a big one)! What you need to do is to take your time, don’t rush into anything. You could be very pressured to walk out of the salesroom having purchased something but take everything they say with a pinch of salt.

Type 3: The Playing Dumb-er

There can be mistakes that pop up in the paperwork, which always appears to be to the advantage of the dealer. And if you call them on it, they will give that quizzical expression that we’ve all done when we feel like we’ve been caught red-handed at something. The best approach to make sure you get out of this unscathed is to review the paperwork to make sure that the numbers match up to what you originally agreed on. We can all feel pressured to sign on the dotted line, and they will no doubt talk to you while you’re trying to read the contract, but make some notes as to what you had agreed on beforehand.

Dodgy car dealers will be around until the end of time ,and as stressful as it can be to go through, if you know the types of people you will encounter, you will be better prepared to fight for the deal that you want.

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