Avoiding high pressure sales tactics at car dealers

You will most likely go for the car dealer with the car you want at the best price. You may yourself hope to be able to pressure them into putting the price down but there is also the risk that a car dealers will try and sell you something you don’t want or push you into a decision. Some car sales people aren’t obviously pushy at first, the best (or worst depending on how you look at it) don’t make it look like they are pressurizing you but they could well be manipulating you and even guilt tripping you into the wrong decision for you.

A car dealers where you have your own time to look around are best, sales assistants that offer you help but leave you to it if you ask are ideal. If possible you should very firmly know what you want so you cannot be swayed but this isn’t always possible. One good option is to always sleep on it, go along to a dealer on a Saturday have a look around but promise yourself you wont make a decision that day. This means that if a sales person has convinced you at the time to go for a deal you can actually spend time considering it away from the dealership without the pressure. If they tell you they can only give you a deal on that day ask yourself would they really turn you down if you came back a day or week later ready to go ahead?

Jun 7th, 2011