Originally Posted by bewing77
One wonders if sales staff realizes how much potential business they are loosing by doing this. I mean, a pair of shoes is one thing, same thing happened when I bought my last car. Went to the local BMW dealer dressed quite casually in jeans, a polo shirt and sneakers and even though there where no other customers in there no sales staff even gave me a second look and where more concerned with drinking coffee. I left after waiting for attention for 15 minutes and went to another dealer, got service, took a test drive and bought a $75,000 car on the spot. Just to make sure it was the outfit I went back to the first dealer a couple of weeks later wearing a suit and got immediate attention from a senior sales rep. Told him what happened, what car I bought the same day, and that I wouldn't ever consider dealing with them again.
We get it: Sales staff should be more accommodating to customers regardless of how they are dressed. Point well taken. I think there are few people who would disagree. But I am left to ponder what kind of life you lead, that you felt compelled to return to the first car dealership "a couple of weeks later" to basically bitch-slap a sales representative.
Were you really so offended by what you perceived
to be a slight? And if so, why didn't you speak up or ask for assistance. From my personal experience, that is sometimes all it takes. Moreover, while you truly may be convinced the sole reason that you received immediate attention during the second visit versus the first, was because you were wearing a suit, the reality is that you do not know for certain.
Call me crazy, but I would like to think that the joy you received from driving a newly purchased $75,000 automobile would be satisfaction enough. But no. You also felt it necessary to be mean-spirited and stick it to somebody.
Is it just me, or does this sound like an irrational obsession with a perceived slight that stewed and ruminated for a while?
Don't let it own you . . . Let it go.Captain Queeg
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