10 Mistakes that Car Buyers Make – No 7. Walk Away
Hello and welcome to Saturday afternoon September 24th. It’s Bob Aldons from Car Business with more of the 10 Mistakes that car buyers make. And this is number 7. Before we jump right into this – can I comment on the football played in Australia. My ‘second’ team, The North Queensland Cowboys lost to my least favourite team Cronulla, last night. Bad luck boys, but I reckon the extra time in last week’s game against the Broncos didn’t help your cause. But well done finishing in the top 4 after winning the flag last year. And Sydney continues to stay alive in the AFL. Into the “Big Dance” next week against the winner of Greater Western Sydney and the Western Bulldogs. Fingers crossed for Buddy and his guys.
7) Not being prepared to walk away
No new-car deal is too good to walk away from. Dealers hate seeing the back of a real buyer, and that’s your strongest negotiating tool.
Don’t accept, “this deal is only good today” or till Saturday or something like this. If anything feels not just right, suspicious, or you don’t really understand what’s going on just say “I’m not sure about this and I want to talk to a friend”. This can be really hard to do if you badly need the new car quickly. Don’t get emotional about it – it’s only a car and there are many other dealers with the same brand who want to offer you their price.
Dealers want you to think with your heart, not your head. Walk away. Only inexperienced buyers are astounded when the dealer calls a day or two later and offers a better deal. If that call doesn’t come, there are other dealerships and plenty of other cars.
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