ancient1 previously said:
My experience was not unlike a colonoscopy....distasteful but necessary. They were selling something not too many people wanted (a two wheel dr.) and I was trying to unload a piece of buyers remorse ('06 Colorado) and since it was only $2800.00 more we did our deal and went our separate ways.
It wasn't the deal of the century, but..hey, the FJ was worth it.
Problem is, the car is worth X to me, and they want to give me X - several $K
But, if I can't get it from them, so be it. It doesn't bother me when a dealership is up-front. It does bother me when I tell them exactly, and I mean exactly
what I expect, then they waste my time for several hours (one dealership insisted
that I took a test drive even after I declined--trying to get me passionate, which didn't work) just to tell me "we're close, so if you could just sign here..."
Or, "how much do you want to pay per month." I usually reply "$0.00", just to be a [email protected]
to such a rediculous question.
I understand the problem with my car. Giving the dealerships the benefit of the doubt, the car will take up valuable real-estate, while a Camry or Accord would move quickly. So the black-book is what they use for the VW, because of the cost of opportunity lost. If it were a Camery, I'm sure they would give me closer to blue-book value. :shrug:
So far, Fitz has still been my best choice. He called me back within a half-hour and let me know that they would only give me black book value. OK, I can live with that. I told him I wouldn't do it, but may still buy the vehicle. No pressure, no lies, he said "thanks, I hope to hear back from you." and that was that.