Years ago, my ex and I walked into a auto dealership looking for a new car. There in the middle of the sales room was a white Cadillac and it was a beauty! So, we check it out, look inside and sit on the seat then the salesman is there. We ask how much. We’re given a price. We try to negotiate but they won’t back down. You know he goes in and out of his manager’s office. Finally, we’re ready to agree on the price. I start the car and look at the odometer. There’s over 5,000 miles on this brand-new car! Now, things are changed.
We ask the salesman why they put the used car in a new car area. He insists it’s a new car. We asked who drove it. He said the owner. So, when were you going to tell us someone was using this brand-new car that is now a used car. So, we offer them a price. They say no. We offer them one more time and they refuse our offer. So, we leave. While checking over the San Jose Mercury Newspaper for autos, we surprisingly see a ad for a 6-month old Cadillac with 8,000 miles on it for less than we offered the dealership. We make a phone call, go over to a Palo Alto restaurant where we see the car and test-drive it. (There’s a good story in why this car was available, but I choose not to disclose it.) So, we make a firm offer with a down payment, go to the credit union and we purchase the car.