QOTD: What's The Craziest Thing You've Seen A Dealer Do These Days?
We've talked a bit here about high markups from dealerships, but thanks to friend of TTAC, Zerin Dube, we've heard about some real serious insanity from a Mercedes-Benz store in British Columbia.
You can click the link to see the craziness in full, but the short version is that a dealer is making potential G-Wagen buyers jump through some serious hoops. Not literally, but we wouldn't be surprised if that was next.
Now I am wondering -- have you all seen some crazy stuff from dealers recently? Not just crazy markups but things like the Benz dealer asked (specific requests for trades, et cetera). We'd love to hear your stories.
Sound off below.
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Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at Web2Carz.com. He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for About.com, CarFax, Vehix.com, High Gear Media, Torque News, FutureCar.com, Cars.com, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as AutoGuide.com, Off-Road.com, and HybridCars.com. He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.
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