Monthly Archives: May 2011

TRADE IN VALUE?

I’ve heard many self-described car buying “gurus” tell you to find out the true value of your trade in before you shop. Well I can tell you that it won’t happen! You can’t find out the True Cash Value of … Continue reading

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How Much of a Car Deposit or Down Payment Should You Leave?

Know your rights when it comes to leaving a deposit, or down payment, on a car while waiting for financing to be approved. All deposits in this situation are 100% refundable, if the financing doesn’t come through. Even if it’s … Continue reading

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Bad Credit? Advisory — Don’t Buy Out of Desperation

“I’ve got bad credit so if they can get me financed, I’ll take it. No matter what the interest rate is. I need a car!” Desperation sets in. You’re hoping the finance manager can pull a rabbit out of his … Continue reading

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Friday Funnies for May 13

Oh, the allure of selling ultra-fast domestic sport cars! In 1973 I sold Pontiacs. I had just turned 20 and the Trans Am was irresistibly begging me to take in on a test drive, even though I didn’t have a … Continue reading

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Are you guilty of making ridiculous demands?

Ridiculous demands that are aggravating; both the customer and the salesman are guilty of this. If you’re looking for a specific color car, that’s expected. You wouldn’t car shop unless you knew which vehicles you wanted to look over, and … Continue reading

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Friday Funnies for May 6, 2011

Sales meetings were always the worst part of selling cars. They were held every Friday morning and you had to be there, and on time, even if you were working the late shift or off. For many salesmen that meant … Continue reading

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Blog Review & Giveaway – “Bless Their Hearts Mom”

A new review posted on “Bless Their Hearts Mom” blog relates to what many moms, and other shoppers feel when they think about buying a car: “With money as tight as it for all of us, car shopping is one … Continue reading

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