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Thursday, May 18, 2006

If it weren't because of them sly car salesman.....

I would probably be driving a sportscar by now.

Yah the hubby's taken into buying mua, 1 of those cars with 3 syllabus names.
Great. I'm almost a complete bimbo sans blonde hair.

I shudder.


[Rewind (desi will say Gostan) and playback]

See during the weekend, the hubby brought me to view a sportscar.
The car was cool, beautiful and sleek and black. It was 2nd hand. Couple of flaws here and there but nothing major and very well kept. Hubby decided to follow-tru and thus began negotiating lah.

The chap, an Executive Director of luxury cars dealer was a very nice fellow, erm or i shall say seems nice only la...such an actor. Initially reluctant to budge, selling the car WAYYYYYYYYY pass market rate (of course we did our market study before hand la). After probably like an hour or so ding dong ding dong, we raise a bit and he budge a little....lastly we made our final offer and the chap accepted it. Shake hand. Done. Him promising to keep the car and not touching it anymore. Us agreeing to bring him a cheque the next day.

Following day we were unable to get him.
3rd day we called again. He never pick-up the phone.
Later in the day Mr.Executive Director SMS my hubby to tell him that He sold the car already for a higher price.
@&#^@!(#@#
Coconot or not you tell me??!!!
Now i've come to conclude that car salesman have no idea whatsoever about the meaning of "Customer Retention" or "Recuring sales" I tell you. I'm sorry i just have to generalize because this is not the first time i've encountered Sly car sales person. Most of them promise you bulls just to get you to buy the cars. Unlike owners themselves who sell their cars. We once also offered a certain price say $A to Mr.Owner and he was reluctant. Later he found a buyer willing to buy at say $b. He will then inform us about it and if we would want to counter else he will sell to the 2nd person. Now that is very ethical of Mr.Owner. I salute the way he handle his sales.

Coming back to Mr.Executive Director. Well Mister, just because we drove a Local made car over doesnt mean that we cannot afford luxury cars ok. The Proton is mine but hubby drives continental. You didn't know that didn't you?

1 thing being a blogger with a handfull of readers is that we have the power to defame and tarnish names of whoever we want. I so want to showcase the name of the company and Mr.ED's name here or perhaps share my experience with Paultan.org so that it will bring his business down untill he have to sell his last rolex.
BUT......i'm nice. Its against my principalsprinciples(tks desi guru). I'm not nasty. So i won't.

I'll let it be because.............i dont want a sportscar :P

8 comments:

Stargazer said...

Ooh what a horrid salesman! Your hubby so good leh! Buying you a sports car! ;)

mumsgather said...

Chey! Like dat oso can!

Ianfluenza said...

Hahaha... I respect your principles!

I think that verbal agreement is of inadequate solidness when it comes to striking a good deal. Who doesn't want more profit? The next time you find yourself securing a deal, and do not have enough cash at hand, maybe try putting something in black and white at least perhaps?

Worst come to worse, throw in a deposit with as much as you can gather at that moment to mark your territory on that purchase-to-be?

On a more light-hearted note, sportscar very mafan, only two doors. Or was yours an RX8? I don't know too much abt sportscars myself anyway... hehe!

desiderata said...

I oso got story to sell. Went to telco office to change from Post-paid to Prepaid for my HP. Handphone-lah, not my hire-purchase... I said I oso want to maintain my Olde Number.

She, saleswoman, said "No-can, only vice-versa allowed. That is you can switch from Prepaid to Post, not the Other way round, then can maintain olde number."

I politely but loudly informed her I clearly heard her colleague at the Sales counter promising that I should have no prob switching and using the same number. I turned in the direction of the Salles counter staff and softly thundered they should be HONEST in making seales pitches.

"Now your Comapny has LOST one customer, possibly MORE as I cuntvince my frens to swtich from your telco service!" was my polite parting shot.

That telco's nama trthmes with Miss Gigi.
Now I'm using one that rhymes with Texas.
(So mGf reading the strange advisory, now you understand the vile Desi SMS-ed thee about my nu'e HP no.)

PS to FA only, others pls ignore: Can you change your sperring of Principals to Principles, 'cos the Principal of your House -- we eupemistically call The SignificantOther,''member! --may objecto!:) Can Desi buill thee for flee tuition, ah?

PPS: all others oso-cun ~~ Now you understand Y one Poet called Da Salesman an 'it'?

desiderata said...

I oso got story to sell. Went to telco office to change from Post-paid to Prepaid for my HP. Handphone-lah, not my hire-purchase... I said I oso want to maintain my Olde Number.

She, saleswoman, said "No-can, only vice-versa allowed. That is you can switch from Prepaid to Post, not the Other way round, then can maintain olde number."

I politely but loudly informed her I clearly heard her colleague at the Sales counter promising that I should have no prob switching and using the same number. I turned in the direction of the Salles counter staff and softly thundered they should be HONEST in making seales pitches.

"Now your Comapny has LOST one customer, possibly MORE as I cuntvince my frens to swtich from your telco service!" was my polite parting shot.

That telco's nama trthmes with Miss Gigi.
Now I'm using one that rhymes with Texas.
(So mGf reading the strange advisory, now you understand the vile Desi SMS-ed thee about my nu'e HP no.)

PS to FA only, others pls ignore: Can you change your sperring of Principals to Principles, 'cos the Principal of your House -- we eupemistically call The SignificantOther,''member! --may objecto!:) Can Desi buill thee for flee tuition, ah?

PPS: all others oso-cun ~~ Now you understand Y one Poet called Da Salesman an 'it'?

pu1pu3 said...

wow,
sportscar, bestnya..lucky you.
now, imagine this, if you were to drive that sportscar with the hot bikini, hahah...jeles la ur hubby.heheh

Laksa said...

wah, so nice...buying you a sports car ;)
i oso need to look for a wifey that'll buy me a sports car :D

seriously, though, that particular salesman aka conman has no integrity whatsoever. in this day and age, gone are the days where "my word is my honour let's shake on it" concept. you just cannot trust people anymore...

Anonymous said...

There is nothing wrong with telling the truth. You would in fact, be doing your readers a service to name the bastard.