Originally Posted by Piobaire
Ah, you're talking median not the mode. I guess I sort of get that.
Btw, Pezzy is correct. When you're working on commission, you play the odds. You did not fit the statistical profile of who will buy so the thought is not to spend too much time with you, that you're basically a wasted "up," and get you broomed out before a better "up" comes in. Outliers happen but you don't bet your paycheque on them.
I would say that the statistical profile has prob. blurred a bit, it seems like nowadays many of those with the means to buy a $50k+ auto no longer fit any type of mold, whether it be race, appearance (i.e. clothes), what car they pull onto the lot with, etc.
I was even told so much by several SA's at different dealerships I went to in my car hunt.
I went to MB, BMW, Landrover, and Lexus when looking before deciding on the S4 (and multiple dealerships). There were multiple times I was treated with disrespect, ignored, given attitude, etc. I would say BMW Shrewbury was the worst, right after my experience there I went next door to MB dealer and the SA was great.
I mentioned my experience at their counterpart MB dealer and he said it happens quite a bit in the industry. He also said it was a practice he use to particpate in but had been burnt in the past, by simply not taking a buyer serious, based solely on their age, or clothes.
It is annoying as fuck though.