More Sales Scams to Avoid When Buying Your Car
I have shown you the most popular, but let us look at a few more.
1. Written contract scam: This is basically when the finance manager sits you down and begins to write himself into frenzy, while quickly throwing numbers at you till you are so confused, you wind up paying more than you agreed upon. This may seem impossible for a man to get away with but believe meit happens all the time.
The finance manager is counting on you being confused and desperate to get out of there, so assumes you will just go along with whatever he says. The majority of the time, it works. Avoid it by forcing the man to slow down, and calculate right along with him to make certain that you are getting a fair deal and that you come up with the same numbers.
2. Price beating scam: This is when the dealer tells you that they'll beat anyone else's prices or give you $500. They just ask you to find the price from another dealer and they will beat it. The hard part is that other dealers won't simply hand over their information for you to take to someone else. This deal is almost impossible to get because most dealers sell various makes and models anyway. Avoid it by not buying into it in the first place.
3. I will not get paid scam: This is when the dealer tells you that he will not get paid if you do not purchase the options package. This is a tug at your heart strings. To avoid this simply inform them that you refuse to buy what you do not want just so that they get paid. If it's that much of a problem they ought to find another job.
4. No payments until scam: This is when a dealership advertises that you don't have to pay for 6 weeks. The next thing you know, you purchase the car and they inform you that it's due for payment in two months. Some won't even be applicable at all. They can claim a typographical error or that the deal was a week ago. It is an outright lie, and you should get your deposit back. Avoid this by asking the dealer to put that in writing before you purchase the car and make your deposit by credit card so that you can refute it.
5. The"We've Got it scam: This happens when you call a dealership asking for a particular car make, model and color and are advised that they have it. But when you get there, you are advised that they miraculously offered the only one they had before you arrived. They will tell you that they have another car similar to it for just $500 more. Avoid this by leaving.