High pressure sales.
May 21, 2006 10:41 PM Subscribe
My wife succumbed to a high-pressure car salesman when I was out of town. Help me get some or all of my money back!
posted by cosmicbandito to shopping (35 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
My wife and I test drove several cars at a dealership and took one home overnight, with the understanding she'd return it the following evening. The sales staff knew we were a husband/wife looking for a car together. I was out of town for the weekend. The sales staff knew that too, and I told them we'd talk early next week about the vehicle. When my wife dropped off the test vehicle on Friday night, they proceeded to sell her a car, despite her saying "I'm not comfortable making a descision without my husband here" several times. They pushed the extra junk like gap insurance and a service contract on her too.
When I came home Sunday, there's a very slightly used 2006 Mazda Tribute in the driveway, and my wife is in a deep funk.
I'm in Wisconsin, if it makes any difference from a law perspective. There's a 3-day return on new vehicles in WI, but this one is used. (However, they checked the "new" box on the contract. Typo? or Way out?)
My wife and I like the car, but I am angry at the way she was treated and taken advantage of. I'm also angry that the staff ignored me as the other half the buying party. They had her in a sales room for 3 hours! What's the best way to make my anger known and get some compensation for the poor treatment we received?