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    [–] When has a salesman talked himself right out of a sale to you? buriedbythesound 5 points ago in AskReddit

    Yeah add ons and the like are hard to predict because the value is in the eye of the buyer. I would say that OEM parts typically aren't going to have a negative impact on value but they certainly don't bring a significant increase in value either.

    In conclusion, this is a garbage dealer.

    [–] When has a salesman talked himself right out of a sale to you? buriedbythesound 2 points ago in AskReddit

    I know I'm late to the party but these guys suck. You are not picky. Is this an independent or a franchised dealer?

    This is a gross over generalization but not anymore so than some of the gross generalizations already in this comment string so here goes.

    Used cars are almost always going to have more profit in them then New because there aren't really two identical used cars out there. That being said, used cars aren't "all profit" as mentioned earlier in this thread.

    My best advice to you would be to understand how most franchised dealers approach their selling style on used cars today. They use marketing software that tracks the average day supply pricing and mileage of vehicles like there's. When you have a low day supply typically prices will be higher as the commodity as rarer just like in any other business.

    These strategies also teach you that you need to turn your inventory over quickly. Most use a goal of not having a used vehicle any longer than 60 days and adjusting your price according to market at a minimum of every 15 days...

    then you have your dinosaurs in the business. they havent adjusted their business model and dont take any of that into consideration. these are literally a dyng breed but it happens. I would guess you talked to one of them.

    Also as sort of an aside (before I get off my soapbox) I often read these comments about car sales and there is always bad information from people that just haven't spent enough time in the business to not realize they don't know as much as they think. A great and easily available source to understanding profitability and average mark up in today's market is by looking at what the big publicly traded auto dealer groups average. They are required to report this as part of their stock filings so you can learn what they average on all types of sales.


    [–] Subscription To Revenge buriedbythesound 6 points ago in ProRevenge

    Textbook petty revenge, not pro.

    [–] Sir, I am not a spy buriedbythesound 45 points ago in IDontWorkHereLady

    I think I'll replace my cards with that one

    [–] Sir, I am not a spy buriedbythesound 106 points ago in IDontWorkHereLady

    There's still time

    [–] Sir, I am not a spy buriedbythesound 236 points ago in IDontWorkHereLady

    I definitely understand why people think that, I never thought I would be looped in though.