As my eyes were getting very heavy last night, around 9:30pm, the phone rings. It’s my good friend’s brother- in-law. He says “Tommy, I have my cousin on the phone too, I told him about you and your services. He thinks it may be too late though, he left a deposit on a new BMW X5 today.” I tell him as long as he didn’t take delivery it’s never too late!
Here is the short story…
He shopped for a new BMW X5, got some numbers and told some friends about the car he was about to get. Someone always says they know a salesman who gives the best deals. Turns out his wife knows the salesman and it’s going to be an even better deal now.
Wow! The price is like $100 a month less than the other guy. Seems like a no brainer and orders the car.
Where is the mistake?
It’s the salesman’s best price. Not the customer’s best price and far away from the Inside Car Buying/Tommy Taylor price!
He says but how do you know? You don’t work for BMW. I tell him I eat, sleep and dream cars, prices and programs!
I tell him to get his money back and “Hire Me”. He says it will be awkward because his wife knows the salesman and will feel bad. I asked him how bad he’d feel about over-spending by $4,000 to $5,000. He says he’ll sleep on it???? Now I’m puzzled!
He calls me this morning and Hires Me!
Moral of Story:
Be a smart consumer – buying a car is the second largest purchase you’ll make in your life next to a roof over your head.
Spend $97 on the greatest service ever offered for new car buyers. My “DIY Report”! This will show you whose best deal you’re really getting – The dealers, yours or mine! It seems most people want mine!
Have you had a similar experience?
Ever shopped for a car and thought you were getting the best price only to find out later you didn’t? How do you know for sure that the price you got from the dealer was his best price possible? Share your story below…