I have just spent the entire day going to dealerships. But before I could rest, I had to check on an Audi I had just seen online.
When I arrived at the "Audi Connection" with my family, I was excited to see what might just be the car. It took a while to get helped, the two sales people I could see were at their desks. The watched us come in, but kept quiet.
We decided to wait for one of them to be free. About 5 minutes later, one gentleman (tall, thin, older) slowly made his way over. Vey slowly.
"Can I help you with anything...?" he said in an annoyed tone. I explained I was about to make a purchase, and we came to see a vehicle they had listed online - a Q8 Prestige.
"We don't have anything like that" he stated flatly. I explained it was listed as being on the lot. He said that if it was listed, it was listed as "In Transit". He explained that "In Transit" did not mean "On The Lot".
I pulled out my phone, showing him the listing. "On The Lot" it said.
He said I must have the website up for another dealer. I showed him where it said "Audi Connection".
"Oh, I see - You're looking at the Q5, not the Q8." I showed him that it indeed did say Q8.
"I'll check on in the system," he said, slowly walking away. I told him we would wait for him outside.
10 minutes later, he came out. He explained that the car was supposed to be there this week, but that it had not arrived. He thanked me for stopping by, and went back inside.
He never gave us his card, nor even his name. He never asked for my name or info, and he never offered to call when the vehicle came in.
When I went there tonight, I carried with me the title and extra key for my current vehicle. I also had my checkbook. These are items that the "Audi Connection" will likely never see. Because they are not interested. They apparently have enough sales already.