help us haggle with a dealership!
January 23, 2010 1:18 PM Subscribe
shopping for used BMW's for my girlfriend and found one we are interested in. need tips for the haggling process.
posted by austere to Travel & Transportation (17 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
i'm very bad at the whole haggling thing, hence this question. there is a used BMW (I believe it's a 2001 or 2002) that appears to have what i perceive to be a reasonable asking price ($11,300; the car has a little over 80,000 miles). we found the car at a 'hall honda' dealership in virginia, if that matters. the car in question is a recent trade-in.
they indicated before we left the dealership after checking the car out that they would take 'a few hundred' off the price, but what are some other effective strategies for ensuring that we get the best possible price on the car? the only catch is that we need the car as soon as possible. we're going back tomorrow morning and are hopeful that we can get the car then. i just tend to be a bit of a pushover, as is my girlfriend, and as i struggle with asserting myself in those situations, any tips are greatly appreciated.