Originally Posted by in stitches
agreed. i like having a new (well, new used) car, but getting one is generally rough going. id like to imagine it would be easier if i had boatloads of money.
It suuuucks. I just hate the pressure and bullshit. I've been very forthright with every salesman. I tell them, "look, here's why I'm buying a car, here's the maximum I'm willing to pay, and I'm not going over that. If you don't have something on the lot that will work, no worries. I'm not in a rush or desperate, so call me if something comes on the lot that you think will work."
Despite all of this, I'm still being shown cars that are more than I want to pay, and I'm still getting the, "if you like this car, you better buy it right now. We're very busy, and it could be gone tomorrow" pressure.
The worst was Sunday. I told the guy flat out, "I don't need
this car, and I'm buying it for a very specific purpose. Don't waste everyone's time showing me something you can't deal on at what I want to spend." Two hours, a test drive, and a bunch negotiations later, I'm leaving the dealership without a ride because he showed me a car that he couldn't get to my number. Thanks for wasting my time on Father's Day, you fuck.
Originally Posted by L'Incandescent
I recently purchased a Maybach, which is doing a yeoman's work for me. (It is not literally a yeoman, just to be clear. That is a manner of speaking.)
As I mentioned on Facebook, I feel that having two Maybachs in the house would be a bit ostentatious.
Originally Posted by LawrenceMD
hmmm... there comes that time where you start fooling yourself... start thinking: ok this time is going to be different. Then the dealer starts showing its slimy dealer nature and its like a spouse who knows how to push your buttons into immediate anger or disenchantment.
This was actually the first time where I haven't let my guard down even momentarily. In the past, I've softened up briefly only to have to spend a bunch of time fixing the damage that does. Now I just let the hate flow through me.
I'm pissed because the inevitable happened. My brother and his wife are getting a divorce. Everyone could see it happening from miles away before they go married. I'm happy that they're apart, but things are getting nasty in regards to custody of their kids. I don't know what to do - my parents hinted at me taking time off and going to san francisco to assess whats going on.
I balked at that idea - but in reality they're both in their 70's and old so its something I really have to consider. My wife is worried about potentially lending out money for legal help for my brother - honestly I am too. my brother and his ex are by nature volatile people who will fight to the death for the sake of fighting. my gut is telling me not to get involved.
This is a terrible situation for everyone involved. For whatever my opinion is worth, I think your gut feeling is probably right. Be there for your brother, but don't risk direct/financial involvement.