Sam helped me find what I was looking for right from the git. I went in to look at a Ranger (because I thought that may be my best value) of which Sam accommodated my desire. Then after test driving the Ranger, Sam insisted I try the F-150. A much, much better ride and more responsive, more power. But at what cost I wondered?
When I got back after the F-150 test drive, Sam had lease figures for me—the F-150 less than the Ranger.
So giving it a couple weeks, I test drove a few other Ford and Lincoln vehicles (to stay in the Ford family for my wife's A-Plan and returning lease incentive), just to see. The Lincolns of course were very nice, but twice as much as the Fords. Driving an Edge and an Escape didn't do much for me, but I had liked the F-150. I went to the website to build my F-150 and get an idea on pricing. After figuring my configuration there were two at Suburban I wanted quotes on. However, what I scoped out were 2020s—not yet with great incentives.
Sam though took the specs I configured and found a 2019 on the lot—with much more than I had spec'd—and for about what I figured it would be. The next day Sam put it all together, everything went as smooth as one could ask for.
Now all this makes Sam a good service provider, but what makes Sam—The Salesman is after all the contracts and everything was signed, deal done and Sam was explaining all the ins and outs of the vehicle, Sam noticed that the closing costs were a few hundred dollars more than he quoted me they would be, and asked me if I bought anything extra? "No." He excused himself went to the guy who closed the contract with me. After he came back, he told me the closing costs were the original quote. No contract redrawing and resigning. Seems Sam made the dealership eat the extra costs (or he did?).
That's what makes a great salesperson—dedication to the customer. Sam is that salesperson.