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Old 06-05-2014, 04:22 PM   #1
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Anyone works as a car salesman? Got a few questions.

Had to remove story and names because someone called and threaten me that I was slandering "them". They must not know the term slander but I removed the story to avoid further issues.

Is it a BS story that the managers of a dealership are saying they are not making any money with the offers they give people? Saying that they got the car at MSRP. If so how can other dealership which is also owned by the same company able to give a better deal?

Are you able to lie to your customer saying that you because we live in Alaska cars are more expensive?

Why do you like to waste someone's time by telling them you can get them a good price and in the end the good price is just the asking price?

Who actually gives the customer the price? Is it the manager or the sales person? I know they are on commission but isn't it even if you don't get commission on a car you still get a certain amount for selling the car? Why not make money on a car instead of trying to make commission and possible lose a sale?
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Old 06-05-2014, 05:47 PM   #2
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I'd be surprised if you got any honest answers from a conti employee here. The management of conti look over this site and will pull employees aside if the comments found here are not what the management was looking for.

I know this as I am an ex employee who got called in a few times for these chats in the past. Management seems to think they can control what their employees say. Even if its not negative but truthful.

but used cars can be sold from both sides of the street. But its nice Nissan helped you out. I did always like the sales manager on that side. Nissan will usually do about everything they can to help you into a car.
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Old 06-05-2014, 06:07 PM   #3
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Wow... shocking they would do something like that.

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Old 06-05-2014, 06:29 PM   #4
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Pretty sure mike Salem is the finance manger at Nissan...
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Old 06-05-2014, 07:08 PM   #5
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Pretty sure mike Salem is the finance manger at Nissan...
nope...he's at Subaru now...
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Old 06-05-2014, 08:41 PM   #6
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Seriously they threatened you? **** whoever was crying about SLANDERING as you were no where near slander. Post all that **** back up you had seemed to only be voicing your honest experience that you had at Continental Subaru that was Big Suprise a negative one. Don't let some sleezy sales dude try and bully you from posting up what you experienced in a very matter of fact way with no slandering only further inquiry for better understanding. TELL IT LIKE IT IS!!!!

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Old 06-05-2014, 10:32 PM   #7
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Seriously they threatened you? **** whoever was crying about SLANDERING as you were no where near slander. Post all that **** back up you had seemed to only be voicing your honest experience that you had at Continental Subaru that was Big Suprise a negative one. Don't let some sleezy sales dude try and bully you from posting up what you experienced in a very matter of fact way with no slandering only further inquiry for better understanding. TELL IT LIKE IT IS!!!!
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Old 06-05-2014, 10:51 PM   #8
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I don't suppose the person that "threatened" you gave you their name did they?
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Old 06-05-2014, 11:29 PM   #9
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Besides, it's libel anyway, not slander.
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Old 06-06-2014, 12:31 AM   #10
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And I rest my case.

You should have the right to post on here what you like and not worry about some dealership complaining about what you said. Who are they to control what you wrote?

This is still the land of free speech or did that move to another country when I wasn't looking?
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Old 06-06-2014, 12:39 AM   #11
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At one point in my life I sold cars for the experience. Dealers are making ****ING money regardless of what they say. An example I purchased a vehicle for 62K which was 1k over cost so they paid like 61k. MSRP with options was like 69500 or something that's without dealer markup and etc. Go figure!
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Old 06-06-2014, 12:54 AM   #12
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WOW!! that's messed up big time if they threatened you. That just shows the character of the dealership in question, and that they are nothing but ********. Nothing like having a local dealer decide to muscle you into retracting a statement "or else" because you question who can give a deal. IF the dealer in question is Conti, that just instills my belief never to do business with them again. And unfortunately it would give me pause to do ANY local dealing. Hence why 3 of my last vehicles were bought out of state.

From my limited dealings with dealers, my understanding is the sales manager is the one whom would allow a certain low price. I am sure sales people have some leeway to an extent, but to get a nitty gritty deal I believe that rests with the sales manager. When I bought my Touareg locally, the salesman had to go talk to the sales manager for the price I asked. At the time I had an "in" who told me how long it had been sitting and what the dealer "had in it". Since I offered ~$200 over that, they had to consult the manager.

That's my $.05, and mileage or realism would vary. BUT yeah, that is ****ed up the dealer threatened you.
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Old 06-06-2014, 03:08 AM   #13
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This really is unfortunate, especially with such a small community and having several stand up people who are active members on here that work or have worked there. I've never spent much time there but I guess if I get a new vehicle while I'm still up here I'll be driving it up again. Who am I kidding though I'd be doing that anyways, it's just so fun.

I might try out their vintage service plan when my 2011 hits 80,000 miles next year.
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Old 06-06-2014, 03:55 AM   #14
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In extreme cases they can sue for defamation from loss of business but they would need proof that a comment on Nasioc swayed away a purchase sale...you know small claims court issues. But still they should have handled what they saw and read differently.
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Old 06-06-2014, 02:11 PM   #15
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Old 07-15-2014, 03:19 PM   #16
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Dealers financed the vehicles at invoice which is below MSuggestedRP. Then the MSRP is the starting point for BS.
Plus local companies that used "because we live in Alaska" and charge you more is BS as well.
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Old 07-16-2014, 09:15 PM   #17
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There was a dealer in MO that told me, or at least claimed, because of the volume of sales some models they could get below invoice and even showed me what they paid for the vehicle. Been years ago, and of course from a salesman so who knows how true it was.

In addition to the original posters problems. My major problem with dealers up here is that many of them have that "where else you going to go" attitude.
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Old 07-20-2014, 10:03 PM   #18
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I've had nothing but problems with Continental Subaru.
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