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Old 10-26-2011, 12:32 PM   #72
Beyer Subaru
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Join Date: Mar 2009
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Originally Posted by jstepp5220 View Post
Do car salesmen feel dumb when they don't take a 18- twenty something serious and than that kid comes back with the exact car they were asking about? I know when I was in the market for an STI, no one took me serious. They saw a 19 year old kid and though I was blowing smoke.
That's why we don't Pre-Qualify anyone. Age doesn't equate income or ability to purchase.

As long as you are of legal age to buy, I'll sell you a car.

But this Pre-Qulaifying works the other way also.

A story from when I started:
A very, very old customer walks in the door and asks about a Subaru. One of our "lead" guys refuses to sell him a car due to his age and inability to walk, talk, etc..

Our Senior guy sells him the car and doesn't have a problem with it.

A few months later the car comes back. Every single body panel was dented, scratched or broken in some way. All rims were curbed.

The car only had a few hundred miles on it.

Turns out the guy had a stroke and his attorney was trying to sell the car back to us.
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