Friday, April 20, 2012

car shopping.

let's face it. this doesn't happen often.

car shopping.

but, it's happening. the ole' dinosaur just isn't cuttin' it anymore. plus, after two summers without AC and the record breaking summer temperatures we endured last year, i think g money should invest in something that rides a little cooler. especially since his summer days consisted of being windblown and drenched in sweat when he returned home from work each evening. he was like a little boy running around in his tighties trying to cool off after a 120 degree marathon home. yea, i don't think we need that again. plus, with him picking up banks from daycare each day, we have to have air conditioning. so it's for the boys.

being the nice guy that he is, g is taking the G6 - so he'll be "flying so high like a G6". yep. sure will.

this leaves me, well g has had a lot of input too, to pick out our "NEW" vehicle. new, as in, new to us, since the babes doesn't really agree with buying brand new vehicles.

so this brings me to my title. assistant director of marketing and sales. yep. that's what i do. what i don't do is play games with people, lie, steal, smell like a burning cigarette, wear jersey shore'ish' chains, bad mouth competitors and basically suck. 

i've now been actively looking for a new car for about 3 days and would happily pay someone to get the job done for me so that i don't have to talk to another idiot.

it's one thing or another.

the first place we went (i will leave this unnamed) was actually a pleasant experience. seriously. nice guys, easy to talk to, not sleezy, etc. I could handle this. I even took a car home to test drive and was considering  a buy. YES. a buy!  that was until i did some research on the car and compared it to dealership #2 and realized it was clearly $2k - $2,500 overpriced. We really didn't like the amount of miles on the car either, so that car is out. Dealership #2 had a car that we were just stopping to quickly look at before we needed to pick up banks from daycare. I was upfront and told the guy, we want to see THIS ONE CAR, and WE ARE NOT BUYING TONIGHT and I HAVE A SON TO PICK UP IN 30 MIN. So, after showing me 3 cars that I didn't ask to see, he said he couldn't find the one I wanted to see and  then offered me a deal on car "a tonight only special" that I wasn't even interested in. I was beginning to think I was talking to a deaf salesman as he clearly was not hearing what I was saying. So, he said, I will find the car that you want to look at (they couldn't find the car because he said salesman hide the cars so that they can sell it to a customer that comes in and get the commission. they hide the good cars so no other salesman can sell them. WTF??) ... continuing... so he said to call a couple of hours before we came the next day so that he could have the car cleaned and ready for us to look at. G called at 9am (they open at 9) and said we'd be in at 11:45 to look at the car. We show up and he shows me the same car that I said I wasn't interested in the night before! Really? Really? I'm tellin' ya a hearing aid or two would really help these guys out! So, then he said well the one you wanted to look at is red, not black. i told you wrong and it sold this morning. So, basically, he could have told me this over the phone, but instead told me indirectly, to take off work, come see a car I already didn't want and tell me the one I wanted was sold. Cool beans.

I was a little frustrated as I left and they were offering cars left and right as I walked out the door. 

10 minutes later.

G gets a phone call. 

Now they want to offer us a crazy deal on a brand new car. I just don't get it. 

Basically, car shopping sucks. and I'm really ready to find a car and buy it from a really nice guy.

The end.

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