Thursday, July 3, 2008

How To Negotiate Car Price

Okay, so you folks seem to enjoy my approach to getting car repairs done quickly.  Some of you may try to employ this method in the future.  Well I have another tip for going to the dealership.

Here's how to get a great price on the car of your choice:
Step one- Bring whole family including Dad, very pregnant Mom and 4 kids no older than 10.
Step two- Let kids politely look through showroom cars as salesman approaches.
Step three-Discuss with sales guy what you are looking for, expectations, rebates etc.
Step four-Transfer car seats and take kids for test drive. * Make sure kids are hungry for dinner, getting punchy,mean and nap deprived  by this point in time*
Step five-Return to dealership and send children to play area while Mom and Dad have the 'sit down' with sales guy.
Step six-negotiate to what you think is a fair price and still claim 'that's too much, you can do better'.
Step seven-*this is crucial*- Go silent and risk whiplash turning your head toward the sound of a large crash in the toy area.  Mom should investigate as silence falls over the toy area also.
Step Eight-return to Dad(still standing at sales guys desk) holding the 8 year old close while applying pressure to gaping hole in the back of his head.
Step nine-ask for paper towels when sales team gets 'deer in the headlights' syndrome.
Step ten- inspect wound and question children until you find out that 4 year old pulled chair away as 8 year old was about to sit down.  Eight year old falls back taking the corner of the wooden play table him.
Step eleven- Visually follow trail of blood from play area table to carpet and across showroom floor.
Step twelve-Mom should get dealer to drive to Emergency Room while Dad re-negotiates car price.
Step thirteen-Have doctor staple 8 year olds head shut and treat for concussion.
Step fourteen- Have dealer drive you back to dealership where Dad got a much lower price.
Step fifteen- Give both 8 and 4 year olds chocolate for pulling that off and saving you money.
Step sixteen- 1 week later receive a get well card and a new x-box game(SpongeBob) in the mail from the Dealership.
*disclaimer, do not try this at home!  We are trained professionals.

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Anonymous said...

Ouch! Seems a little on the extreme side; don't know if I'll try that one or not. I'm assuming you bring him back each time you need an oil change? ;)

Tom said...

Yikes! You guys really know how to party. And how to work the system. I can't wait to read how you guys go to buying a house.

Anonymous said...

Please tell me that didn't really happen. Did that really happen? Again, I may need to borrow your kids someday. kthanxbai. ;)

WeaselMomma said...

OH, it sooo did really happen. It wasn't staged or planned. But did transpire. It all worked out in the end. And we did get a great deal.

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