The things that car salesmen are usually forced to do to make a sale are sometimes a bit too much, we guess. This is either part of the company policy or the salesmen’s attempts to do what they need to do to make money. There is no doubt that they could sometimes cross the line, too. Still, there are things that they would never like their clients to know, and the list below contains some suggestions. You can read the whole discussion on Reddit.
1. The stores
We can agree that some clients push things too far, and they sometimes get exactly what they deserve.
2. The negotiations
Now, this is one trick that we had no clue about, but it makes total sense for them to do it, as they would use it to their leverage.
3. The rage
This is surely something that no car dealer would like you to know, as it is the one thing that could lead to their loss even before clients came through the door.
4. The deal
Yes, this is one piece of advice that you could probably take any day. The moment you realize the dealer is playing games, just choose another.
5. The warning
Here is a warning regarding a proven sales technique that is not designed in favor of the client, of course. Maybe this person has a point.
6. The girl
Checking the prices with Kelley Blue Book is important, as this could result in the difference between having to pay a steep price and getting a good deal.
7. The comparisons
We guess that using such platforms could be greatly beneficial. In this person’s case, the whopping offer they got in just 10 minutes worked for them.
8. The question
This is how they often proceed, and we guess that having this piece of knowledge would be extremely important if you want to make a good deal.
9. The buddies
Yes, this is the reality, and we guess that this is the one essential thing all buyers need to know. Getting a good deal is not that hard.
10. The schedule
Here is how one person who used to be in this business shared how people often bailed out when they had an appointment, and they never called to cancel it.
11. The build
Unfortunately for most of us, not everyone is capable of building a car from the ground up, but that would have been a nice option to have.
12. The dribble
Here is one universal truth that most experienced car salesmen would confirm instantly. There is no telling just how many people have reached this point.
13. The favorite thing
This is how the client could have the leverage during such negotiations, and we understand that not everyone would come up with this tactic.
14. The book
This is advice coming from someone who was supposedly in this business for a long time, and we guess that this is pro tip to take.
15. The new cars
It appears that this is something to think about when you order a new car, and it will help you get a better idea of what to expect when placing an order.
16. The trade
This is a deal that many people prefer, as they never deal with the hassle of having to sell it on their own later, but it seems that it is worth it.
17. The department
Here is how one person described car salesmen, but we think that not all of them are trying to doublecross clients and make a bigger profit at all costs.
18. The cars
It seems this dealership is the exact opposite of the ones we are used to seeing. This is a curious way to sell cars, and it obviously works, too.
19. The carfax
Some clients try to use carfax data as leverage, but there are dealers who make sure they check the carfax file of any car that comes in there.
20. The service
We are not sure if this happens all the time, but we guess that this situation would not be the best to be in if you are a client, of course.
21. The job
We are not sure about this statistic, and we understand that the part about the lobbyists is correct, but maybe there is truth to this post.
22. The discount
This is correct, and there is an easy explanation. If the scheduled goal for the month was not met yet, the salesman would give you a discount to make the sale happen.
23. The interest rate
This is a post that contains the tips you need to take immediately. Use this as a short guide to help you make the best deal possible.
24. The scam
We guess that this is something that probably happens too often, and you should be very careful when signing whatever documents they give you.
25. The test drive
Here is how one person managed to take the winning side in this agreement and got a deal that they would never be able to get otherwise.
26. The warning
It is true that this person gives us a very specific tip, and we should all learn this and never give the dealer even our basic details.
27. The coworker
We guess that this is what some people would gladly pay for, not knowing that it only cost a fraction of the asking price to do it themselves.
28. The dad
This is the kind of tactic to use if you really want to buy a certain car and you know that is totally worth it. Chances are, you would have things your way.
29. The car
We guess there are clients who would probably be shocked after seeing such behavior from a client, but we guess there are all kinds of people out there.
30. The dealership
This is one of the best posts on the list, and it explains that there is nothing to hide if the salesman knows the car is all good and there is nothing to worry about.
31. The trade-in
We guess that there are people who would do anything to make a sale, but this is simply too much, and this person definitely did the right thing there.
32. The friends
Some people think that working with people you know is always in their favor, but we know that it almost always things are not in their favor.
33. The great deal
This is as simple as it gets, and this person obviously has a clue about what they are talking about. This advice is pure gold to us.
34. The sister
We guess that some deals are easy to make, as the clients know exactly what they want and what they would agree on. This is not what happened here.
35. The smartphone
Here is how one person explained the main threats for any car salesman. Once people are aware of this, there is no stopping them from getting a good offer.