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CalCarGuy wrote:
"...Most salespersons would rather you level with them and buy a car, rather than play a game, take up all their time doing your research and then go buy a car from some other dealer. That's not fair, and it's not right for Motley Fool to suggest that method. If buyers don't want to perpetuate the poor relationship between buyer and dealer, don't automatically assume we are all out to get you. ...

KevinRedman wrote:
"I think what CalCar is saying is don't automatically assume the worst when you walk into a dealership. Don't think to yourself, "these guys are going to try and screw me so I'll just use every trick in the book to screw them." Be open and honest with them and if they don't return the favor then find someone else. Do your research so that you know when you're being jerked around, but give the dealer a chance to work with you above board before you assume that he's crooked. ..."


Has anyone read TMF Buying a Car 13 steps? It's not at all about playing a game, screwing anyone, or being anything other than honest and upfront.

Just what do you think is "not fair", anyway? Which step is a problem?

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