Have been having the most intersting experiences with car dealers in the last month. Gone are the shifty car salesman with cockney accents trying to sell you ridiculously overpriced used cars, that lucky for the buyer are only on sale the day they walk in the door.
I have been ready to buy a car for the last month, but am finding it impossible to find a salesman that will sell me one. Gone are the days where you could negotiate with a salesman. You ask for a price, he gives it to you, you counter the offer, he says he can’t do that and that’s it. No more negotiation. WTF!!! The worst for this was one of the biggest dealers in Canberra.
I have been getting salesman who recommend not to take a car for a test drive, even when I ask. Another tells me not to worry about the colour of a car as you can’t see it when you are sitting in it.
Sadly, I think I am longing for the shifty car salesman you could haggle with and have a little bit of a battle with to get to the price you want to pay.