Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Goodbye, Strike That...Hello Again

I had an entire, elaborate post constructed in my mind regarding getting rid of my Kia Sportage and purchasing my new car.  See, I test drove a car on Friday and called the dealership on Saturday morning and told them to put the car on hold, I would be there Tuesday (Monday's are too busy) to sign the paperwork and hand over a sizeable chunk of money.

But I think that post is going to have to wait.  Why?

BECAUSE THE FUCKING DEALERSHIP CALLED ME THIS MORNING TO TELL ME THEY HAD SOLD THE CAR I WANTED, EVEN THOUGH, I HAD IT ON HOLD.

Son. Of. A. Bitch.

Apparently the owner didn't honor the car salesman code and went and sold the car Saturday night.  When my salesman came into work and found out, he had the happy job of telling me that my car, which I was all ready to purchase today, was sold out from underneath me.

To all the salesmen out there - That is not how you do business.  It is never good to piss off a potential customer.  It is even worse to piss off a potential customer with a blog and a somewhat decent following.

But I will take the high road and not bash the dealership - why?  Because they are still looking for a car for me.  So if they find me some amazing car that is in my price range they may be forgiven.  If not, then check back here in a few days and find out where you shouldn't buy a car if you live in Chicago.

~ The Office Scribe

Sorry about the foul language.  I have been in a mood all day.  Even a Jimmy John's lunch and the offer of a stapler to throw haven't made me feel better.

Oh, and did I mention a co-worker who doesn't even read my blog showed up in a brown shirt today?

4 comments:

The Jaded Voice said...

the next car they offer you better be deeply discounted.... or I say let the bashing begin. Hmph!

The Office Scribe said...

That's what everyone keeps telling me. So I hope to god I get a sweet car out of this deal!

Anonymous said...

I'd let them know how inconvenient and unproffesional they are, and try for a discount, or some hella awesome perks/upgrades/free crap. let them know you're not sure you should buy a car from them after what happened

ShoShana said...

hilarious. absolutely hilarious!