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We all get our cars from the same place at roughly the same price

We all get our cars from the same place at roughly the same price
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So if one dealer is offering to sell it for $2,000 less, there’s probably a catch.

Go in armed and educated

Go in armed and educated
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Study the pricing of the car you like and have your financing lined up. If you walk in with nothing, you’re not a customer, you’re a victim. Don’t be a victim when it comes to rental cars, either. Watch out for these 12 red flags you’re falling for a bad car rental.

An older woman who walks in without an appointment, alone, is typically someone we can make a lot of money on

An older woman who walks in without an appointment, alone, is typically someone we can make a lot of money on
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She’s usually uncomfortable with the process and just wants to get it over with.

Attractive people sell more cars

Attractive people sell more cars
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I’ve seen some incredible deals go down because the only thing the customer was paying attention to was the salesman paying attention to her. Don’t be tricked by good looks.

If you want to test drive a bunch of models or need a lot of information…

If you want to test drive a bunch of models or need a lot of information…
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Don’t pull in on a weekend without an appointment. Come by on a Tuesday or Wednesday.

Follow these hacks to make your daily commute easier. 

Don’t believe all the stories you’ve heard about sleazy car dealers

Don’t believe all the stories you’ve heard about sleazy car dealers
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Plenty of us are honest folks frustrated by the guys who give the rest of us a bad name.

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Once you’ve agreed on a price, you think you’re done, but we’re just getting started

Once you’ve agreed on a price, you think you’re done, but we’re just getting started
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Worn out and ready to go home, you sign document after document. Then you wake up the next day, look down, and you signed a contract that had a $1,995 extended warranty that isn’t worth the paper it’s written on. And you’re stuck.

Here are 15 more money mistakes that are costing you thousands.

Forget the overall cost of the car. Let’s talk about what you want to pay each month

Forget the overall cost of the car. Let’s talk about what you want to pay each month
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Then I can build in profit generators such as extended warranties and credit insurance, and you won’t even notice.

Think you’ll get a good deal by coming in at closing time when I’m anxious to get home?

Think you’ll get a good deal by coming in at closing time when I’m anxious to get home?
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Think again.

I’ll promise you just about anything to get you to sign on the dotted line

I’ll promise you just about anything to get you to sign on the dotted line
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But if I don’t put it in writing, I may not remember the next day.

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