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    Default Funny (true) story...

    This made me laugh... and it's true (which is the sad part)...

    My parents-in-law were looking for a new car recently to replace their bad-choice Citroen, and had narrowed their choice down to a Focus or an Astra.

    They test drove the Focus first, and whilst it was a vast improvement over the Citroen, they weren't convinced, told the salesman they needed to think about it, that they'd let him know of their decision, etc, and went down the road to the Vx showroom.

    A few minutes later, they were sitting in a pre-reg Astra, and loving every second of it. So, the deposit was paid, and off they went.

    It was at this stage that the pangs of guilt started to creep over them, so they decided to call back into the Ford showroom to let the salesman know they weren't going to be buying a Focus. Can you believe it? I couldn't. They said they'd let him know, and so they did! The poor guy was knocking units of £500 off the price of the Focus in a vain attempt to get them to buy it - which wasn't even why they were there.

    I guess you can't knock their integrity, but how many people ever go back & say "Thanks but No Thanks" after they've left? Old school & proud I guess!

    When they told me the story, I burst out laughing in their faces, expecting them to say it was in jest... but no, they really did do it!


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    Yes the older generation seem to have a very different way of thinking than the generation of today, in some respects it is a bad thing, but in others, their ideals seem strange but are very worthy indeed.

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    I have done this in the past (not with cars) when a salesman seamed truely genuine and deserving of a little extra respect. I could probably count on one hand how many time though.

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    I think thats cute... well done to them...

    We need more people in the world like your parents

    EDIT: My dealer was really good when I purchased my car. Had it cleaned immaculate when I went for the test drive... chose the car... paid my money... collected it immaculate, and with mud flaps & carpet mats and a big bunch of flowers for Diana (she was delighted).

    He called 2 weeks later to make sure I was OK with the car....

    Excellent Service (Vauxhall Dealer - Thurlow Nunn Wisbech)

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    same here done this with belive it or not truck salesmen they are so desperate for you business it only seemed right to let them know plus I have bought a couple of trucks like this because of the extra discount offered (not on purpose though!!)

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    They should have done it the other way round and saved some money! I must remember that trick next time!
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Morals,

    we all could learn a thing or two from that story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astrase20 View Post
    They should have done it the other way round and saved some money! I must remember that trick next time!
    You'd better believe it!!!

    I just couldn't believe they'd done it... neither could my wife nor my sis in law... we were all gobsmacked.

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