Dirty Car Dealer Tricks (1)
1. Keeping the Trade Keys: The idea of is to get the keys to your trade-in so you can’t leave without getting the keys back from the salesman or sales manager. In fact keeping you captive they try to sell you a car without you getting up and leaving (one of ordinary car dealer tricks). In case you demand your keys back, surely, you would not have any problem getting them back. Usually dealers understand upset customer is not very likely to buy a car.
2. Pulling the Keys: The trick of pulling the keys is usually used to help move negotiations forward. While the salesman and customer are negotiating another salesman will come and ask for the keys to the car they are negotiating to buy. The customer will either give consent to buy the car or they will turn out to be more agreeable during negotiations. The salesman will take the car and park it behind the building or somewhere and stay out of sight until the deal is made. Only if the buyer is serious about that specific car it can work.
3. Pre-Installed Accessories: One of the most common car dealer tricks is to add accessories on a new car that is a popular model. As it is a popular model many customers will be eager to have that model and color, but as soon as they want to buy that car the buyer must also pay for the accessories that are already installed. This dirty car dealer trick can add anywhere from a few hundred dollars up to a thousand or more to purchase price of the car. These accessories are generally marked up very high and can add quite a nice extra profit for the car dealer and a nice commission for the car salesman.
If you think you are the victim of such car dealer tricks, meet with a highly certified attorney who is experienced in auto fraud cases. An auto dealer fraud attorney will represent your rights in court to ensure you receive the right compensation.