Deliver Me From Used Car Salesmen
It was time to purchase a new-to-me car that would be a used car, or pre-owned vehicle, as the lingo goes these days.
I did my homework, checked out the used car inventory of several dealerships, read the CarFax on the autos in which I had an interest and sought advice from a mechanic I trust. I knew the value of my trade-in. I knew how much I had to spend. Armed with information and confidence, I began my search in earnest.
I am a passive person. Passive people don't stand a chance with a car salesman. I did my best to be assertive, letting the confidence of my knowledge speak for me -- all to no avail. Even assertiveness is not enough to engage in what feels like battle with those who sell cars for a living.
It is my vow to never step foot inside a car dealership again unless I have an experienced car buyer with me, or at least someone who can match wits with the car salesmen. My purchase was not a pleasant experience, to put it mildly.
Lest you think I am sexist, this is not so. I just happened to talk only to male car sales people. I would wager that female car sales people have also been indoctrinated with car sales psychology.
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