Monroeville Dodge (MD) is using absurd, out-dated,
high-pressure sales tactics. On Monday, 10/4, my husband’s Dodge truck broke down and he took it to MD. While there, a salesman approached him and of
high-pressure sales tactics. On Monday, 10/4, my husband’s Dodge truck broke down and he took it to MD. While there, a salesman approached him and offered my husband $4k for his truck. He declined indicating he wasn’t in the market for a new truck.
When discussing this encounter later that evening, I encouraged my husband to follow up. On Friday, he returned to the dealership. He quickly learned that the offer of $4k was conditional on buying a “used” vehicle. Additionally, the salesman kept trying to get him to initial a deal without talking to me. Also, my husband made it clear that he did not want to take the truck for a test drive because he didn’t want to fall in love with the truck until he talked to me about the financials. The salesman kept pushing until my husband agreed to go for a ride.
We discussed the offer by phone and decided to decline. I felt the price was a bit too high and I was suspicious of the high-pressure tactics and the fact that the offer of $4k didn’t apply to a truck with 4k miles on it simply because they chose to classify it as a “demo” instead of “used.” My husband told the salesman that we decided against it. The salesman proceeded to make fun of my husband for needing the wife’s permission to buy a truck. He also made a point of going to the area where the other salesman sit and letting them know that “the wife said no” so as to give them a good laugh.
My husband made it clear to them all that he would never purchase a vehicle from MD and left. To his credit, the salesman did call my husband five times that night and sent two text messages apologizing. He claimed that he was just kidding. I don’t believe that, nor does my husband. The salesman was using high-pressure tactics from the beginning and simply had one of his tactics backfire. He intentionally attacked my husband's sense of pride with the intent to taunt him in to the sale.