Honda Accord, EX Manual Transmission
Whew, What a wild and crazy week this has been!
Okay- On Monday, Dr. Jay and I went to two dealers. We were dissed at one. Sergio, our sales man turned down the price the other dealer gave us.
"The other dealer must have a catch. Go to them, find the catch and then come back to me"
So you want us to leave your dealership? okay. we can do that!
We had lunch, went to dealer number 2. I repeated their offer back to them and they countered and we took it (okay, I took it) and got the Cargo net at dealer cost.
Called Sergio back and he was astounded that we didn’t buy from him (hey, car dealers, NEVER LET A POTENTIAL BUYER LEAVE FOR ANOTHER DEALER!)
On Tuesday, I showed my Contour to someone. She declined it. I posted the Contour on Craig’s list for $1800. I got 2 emails on it, one person declined once she read the carfax because it listed two accidents. The other person was really interested.
Last night, I showed the kid and his dad the car. I let them poke around at everything. Went with them for a test drive, left them to talk about it in the driveway.
Dr. Jay had asked me "So you ask $1800, what do you want for it?"
"$1400 at least"
"So you have negotiation between $1800 and $1400?"
The dad asked me last night "What do you really want for the car? I don’t want to have to go back and forth"
"Kelly Blue Book lists it at $2000, I would really like to get $1500"
I let them think about it and after 10 minutes, they decided to go for it.
I cleaned the car out last night, AFTER we went to the dealer and gave them the certified check for the new car. Then I took off the plates.
This morning, I turned in the plates to my old car, contacted my insurence and we are all set to pick up the car in 1 hour!
Hot damn! I bought and sold a car in 1 week!