Couple upset at car dealership

Couple who left a car dealership asking for pleasures on the Internet: ‘Walk Away’

Internet commentators were eager to congratulate a woman who followed a car dealer’s instructions. also right.

In a viral Reddit post posted to r/MaliciousCompliance, Reddit user u/dumpster_fire_15 (also known as the original poster or OP) said she has been in the market for a new car for months and explained how a pushy CFO extended the purchase. even longer process.

Entitled, ‘I don’t like it, go away’. the post received almost 29,000 upvotes and 2,000 comments in the last day.

“My husband and I have been shopping for cars since I was in a car accident earlier in the summer,” OP began. “Our car was totaled in the accident and it’s been a loooong process.”

Continuing the explanation that the couple finally decided on the car they wanted, the original poster said that they took their children to the dealership, 90 minutes from home.

The original poster also said that after a final test drive, the safe purchase of the car turned out to be anything but guaranteed.

“We did one more test drive and were ready to sign everything off. Then the games started,” OP wrote. “After a wait of almost 2 hours… the person from finance started trying to sell us all the plugins that the distributors try.

“We told him we didn’t want anything extra…[and] Suddenly there’s a dealer fee to sell us a car this time of year. Almost $1K for this nonsense,” OP continued. “Then he says if we don’t like the fee we can leave as they have people begging to buy cars from them.

“So my husband and I got up to leave… I laughed at her and told her to go out and find one of those beggars to buy [the car]OP added. “So far the finance person has called twice and the salesperson has called 4 times. I guess they didn’t expect someone to come this far and then walk away.”

Although buying a car has never been cheap, record inflation rates have made it nearly impossible for many in the United States to purchase a new set of wheels.

In June, data published by Kelley Blue Book revealed that the median sales price for a new car in the US was $48,043, an increase of 12 percent from 2021.

Used cars, long seen as a much cheaper alternative to new vehicles, aren’t much better, with CoPilot reporting an average sale price of $33,341 in June.

Unsurprisingly, astronomical price tags have slowed car purchases tremendously.

From January to July, new car sales in the US were down sharply from last year, according to auto market forecaster Marklines. And while more cars were sold this August than last, the 4.3 per cent increase in sales was smaller, especially after July which saw an 11 per cent decline from 2021.

However, in her viral Reddit post, the original poster said that the car dealership claimed there were people clamoring for new cars who just didn’t need OP’s business, until she and her husband walked out the door.

Upset couple at car dealership. Members of the r/MaliciousCompliance Reddit forum backed a mom who left a dealership without a new car after a finance manager tried to add a host of extra fees.
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Throughout the comments section of the viral post, Reddit users praised the original author for exposing the dealership’s scam and getting herself and her family out of a predatory financial situation.

“Good for you for not falling in love with their [bulls**t]commented the Reddit/PeorgieTirebiter user.

“Play stupid games, lose a sale,” Redditor u/Howard_James_Dudy wrote.

“Whenever someone wastes time on a high-value transaction, the best course [of action] is to leave,” chimed in Redditor u/BluehibiscusEmpire. “Because if they’re like this before the sale, it’s going to be much worse after you’ve given them the money.”

Amid a sea of ​​similar comments, Redditor u/ModingusKhan shifted focus to the human element associated with an aborted deal, inspiring a response from the original poster.

“I bet the look on his face was priceless,” u/ModingusKhan commented.

“It was amazing,” OP assured.

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