Monday night, 10/24/16 walked in to a busy dealership. There was nothing in stock in our lower price range. Jerry Nichols, used car sales was great. He suggested a vehicle, we test drove it, agreed we wanted to buy it, and filled out a purchase agreement. Sam Anton, the sales manger signed off on it. $9800.00 out the door. Clean car fax, 1 owner, fully loaded. 14 hours later I had a $500 check dropped off to hold the car so I can get the paperwork and cashiers check from the finaceer. Jerry was to be in a bit on Wednesday, and Saturday. We agreed we we will have the insurance, liens and check in hand 1st thing Saturday.
Sam Anton, fka-SULIEMAN ANTON ABU-JOUDEH, called me Friday and stated he was selling my car as we speak. He stated there was not paperwork and I had on 24hrs by law to pick up the car. He said people do this all the time saying the wanted a car and never come back for it so he was selling it. A call was placed to Jim Bechtell, the sale manager with no return call. I emailed Jim Bechtell as well. No response as of today.
Sam Anton called me back stating he was so sorry about the mix up and that I never signed the purchase agreement. I advised I had, he had, I had insurance and the lien holder info put on Tuesday. He said Jerry was out and no one in finance knew anything about me buying the vehicle. He wanted to make it up to me offering a new model with less miles of a similar vehicle for what he quoted me on the other. He later called the intended driver and said it was $13000.00, no where near the $9800 of the other one.
Sam Anton and I went back through a few more calls and I said I would never buy from him. He sold out a vehicle from his co-worker and screwed a customer in the process. He said he was sorry that the OTHER guy sold my car Thursday night??? Why did he say he was selling it "as we speak" Friday am. Sam said the paperwork, (that he claimed i never signed) just showed up on his desk Friday.
If you go here, DO NOT DEAL WITH THIS GUY. BAD NEWS!
PS, a contract if a contract. If I tried to back out of buying that vehicle, I would be liable for the costs, they could take legal action to recover the cost. It work both ways, I have the right to enforce MY signed contract. I am considering a suit against the dealership, and possible civil against Sam Anton.