Price gouging ridiculousness
Been lurking here for a while but this is my first post.
So, I'm driving to work today and as I pass a Chrysler/Jeep dealer I see they have an FJ on their used lot.
"Wow", I think, "a used FJ." "Maybe I can get a good deal on it."
As I wheel up to the building the vultures hop about excitedly and one of them flaps out to greet me.
Me - "Which version FJ is that?"
The vulture - "It's a 2007."
Me - "Really?" Not only is he a vulture, but he's also a complete moron. "Is it four wheel drive and which transmission does it have?"
He tells me it's a 4x4 with AT.
I tell him I'm not interested. I'm looking for an MT.
He asks if I want to take a look anyway.
Me - "No thanks. I've driven a couple already. By the way, how much are you guys asking for it?"
The moron vulture - "$39,000."
Me - "Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!"
Him - "What's so funny?"
Me - "Is it brand new?"
Him - "Yeah. It only has 400 miles."
Me - "That ain't brand new. That's used. It has stock wheels and tires, no roof rack, no brush guard, no lights, no nothing. Even if it's loaded with options you have it overpriced by about ten grand!"
The moron vulture - *crickets*
What the hell is that about? My local Toyo dealer as of two weeks ago was charging $3K over MSRP. This is absurd!!! When is the pricing on these things gonna level out? And who do these people think they are?