I found a car I wanted online, contacted them to verify the price, one person thought it was correct, but wanted to verify and have a sales manager call me back with confirmation. So far, so good. Sales manager calls me, confirms the price I saw online was accurate, and we move forward. He was going to review my trade information for an estimate (to be confirmed in person during my visit) and call me back. Instead, several hours later, i got a call that they in fact could NOT honor that price, that it was a mistake. He felt bad, but did nothing to offer amends.
This is why I asked for them to CONFIRM the price before we moved foward. The price was confirmed, I secured a loan at my credit union, and had arranged to take a day off from work to go get the car this week. This would be the EASIEST deal they had all month. But, instead, it's become a negative experience.
In my business, if we make a mistake, we suck it up and honor it, and move on, having learned from it.
A sales manager did finally call me to try and patch things up. They offered a small concession off of their listed price, but it wasn't enough to make it happen for me. At least they tried something. So, still not a glowing experience, but they worked to correct their mistake. He's going to see if he can find me something that might work. I increased my "star" rating for them in relation to the update.