dealer Bait and Switch

Asked by Feb 14, 2018 at 09:49 AM

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

I have found that Dealers that I have traveled far to by a car, use Bait and Switch method to move you into a car you do not want, I am disgusted

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Yes, the old Bait and Switch game is alive and well in these times....and likely always will be. Dealers will tell you ANYTHING to get you in the door. The only thing you can do is walk away. Better to be out the time than out the money.

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Yep, that happened to me, went in for one particular vehicle, even called to make sure it was still there, when I got there it wasn't there, come to find out it never existed, they had a bunch of fake ads just to get people in, but i was so hopping mad I threatened right then and there to call the BBB on them, well they didn't want that and they found a different vehicle that did interest me, that was the same price and then knocked the price down a couple hundred cause I had traveled some miles to get there. So sometimes it's not always bad when it happens, but it really should not happen. You can still post reviews about them so others are warned of the tactic used.

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Caveat Emptor always applies to buying a vehicle. Always.

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