I had been emailing back and forth with a man by the name of Gary for upwards of a month. I could not have been more straight forward about my situation, what I was looking to pay per month, what I was looking to put down, what my credit/financial background was, just tried to make everything as black and white as possible to ensure a smoothe transaction, and also be a good customer.
Gary starts tossing out quotes that seem like great deals. At least quotes that no other leasing agency could compete with, let alone the dealer. He took my social security and personal information, said I was approved (again which no one else did because I'm young and have a very minor credit history). I must have double checked like 4 times that this was a done deal, I got the bin number of the car, I asked how is payment made he said personal check, which seemed weird because no dealer would permit that, and I got insurance set up with the sole intention on picking up the car that day, which I was told was "no big deal".
So I show up. Gary says it's going to be there in 5 minutes, says it's left the dealership. 30 minutes go by, Gary says it's a few mins away. Okay, whatever. 30 more minutes go by, Gary starts making phone calls from his cell, makes a point of getting up and walking away so he is not close enough for me to hear. Gary comes back, says the car still needs to be prepped before it's delivered. Now I'm pissed, this is the day I set aside to lock down a car that I now really need for work. I start demanding answers, I want to speak with the dealer, I want to make sure this is for real, I want to make sure I actually have this car. "Oh yeah it's done it's done," says Gary, this usually never happens, they'll deliver it to you". Well I'm skeptical now. Call up dealer directly and am informed the manager will call me back. I'm not leaving without understanding what's going on.
Long story short, I showed up at 12:30pm it's now 3:30pm!!! and after continuous pacing back and forth outside the dealership on the phone, into the other salesman's offices, basically anywhere except where I could hear what's being said, he then comes back to me and says there was an issue with my credit now, and I owe another $2000 on top of what I was originally told.
So then I left, went directly to a dealer, and leased the exact same car for the same price with a co-signor and it's being delivered from the BMW port between Thursday - Saturday.
Not to mention none of the people at the legend leasing could've cared less about me or my business whatsoever, couldn't even offer to spot the $50 cab I took from Coney Island to Manhattan. I felt, and was, completely set up to be screwed.
Thank you Gary, and thank you legend leasing for teaching me a lesson about thinking it was ever a good idea to work with you guys. Hopefully you see and delete this review before anyone can read this one. SCAM