Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships
Word of mouth used to be the most sought after advice when it is time to seek a dealership to buy a new car. Sure, people will remember your ad (grinning chimps in diapers are memorable, as are toy sharks eating fat white guys in mumu swimsuits, as are two guys in tuxedos throwing buckets of water at each other – I’ll give you that), but chances are that they won’t remember the name of your dealership or what your latest promotion was.
Lots of dealers want you to present them your social security number, tend not to undertake it. Should you not get a vehicle at this dealership, then the chances of you obtaining the best offer at another dealership may be damaged since the credit run will likely be shown.
The dealership legitimately should get paid for the work their financing department does- collecting your information and submitting it to various financing agencies- but you can get a better interest rate if you are willing to do all that leg work for yourself.
Then I send the buyers info and stuff via fax to my out of state dealership where they put together the temporary use permit, the MVD(DMV) paperwork and they overnight it back to me. (by the way I have to set up a corporate account with FedEX and pay for this shipping, just so you can add up total costs here).
He tells me how he is a partner in a dealership out of state and that he needs a $250 deposit to hold the car before he puts together the paperwork and that I should come back the next day…. I’d probably walk away from the deal and or request some kind of escrow service.