Car Buying tips for car Salesman

By: J.d. Rucker

There are certain phrases that emerge in pop culture that take on a meaning and stick in the minds and on the tongues of people for a time.  This time is usually short, sometimes months, sometimes a couple of years, but rarely much longer than that.

In the car business, if a line works a few times, it sticks.  Even if it is no longer effective, it will still pop up and get used on unsuspecting customers.  Sometimes they work.  Sometimes they make people mad.  Sometimes they just make people laugh.

1)     “I don’t know if I can do that it, but if I could, would you buy this car today?"

This is the classic non-committal, open-door, promise without actually promising tactic that salespeople love and consumers don’t always understand.

2)     “What’s it going to take to put this car in your garage today?"

A good salesperson’s goal is to find your trigger that they can target for pulling.  If you have a trigger, they want to find it and yank on it as hard as they can.

3)     “We knew it had that problem.  That’s why it’s priced so low."

Turn objections into positives.  That is what a GREAT car salesperson can do.  The engine could be smoking, the gears could be grinding, and the radio may be stuck on polka, but a great salesperson handles it properly, and this is one of their best lines.

4)     “I’ll even throw in the floor mats."

Yippee!

5)     “The price doesn’t matter.  It’s all about the payments.  It wouldn’t matter if mine was priced $5,000 less than the other guys if the payments were $1000 per month!"

They can make the most money if you are focused on payments.  Getting down to the right price or trade difference means only one thing to the dealership – less money.  Getting down to the right payment can mean many things – longer term, lower rate, lower price, or a combination.  If they can keep you looking at the payment, they may be able to sneak the price right by you.

6)     “I’ll even throw in a tank of gas."

Yippee!  (I thought a tank of gas was included on new cars?)

7)     “It’s not just leather, it’s Corinthian Leather."

This has been a private joke in the industry for years.  The definition of Corinthian is “the most ornate of the three Greek orders."  Coincidentally, it also means “playboy; a man devoted to the pursuit of pleasure."

8)     “I need a sale today to get my kids some clothes for school."

A struggling salesperson will not use this line.  If they use this line, they already have their kids clothes – now they are going for the upgraded golf clubs.

9)     “Tell your friends where you got it, just don’t tell them what you paid for it."

They are insinuating that you got a great deal.  You may have.  Then again, you may have been ripped and they don’t want anyone to tell you so.

10) “I’ll even throw in a free detail."

Yippee!

Bonus: “I didn’t think you were an idiot, but if you were, I didn’t want to miss you."

I think that just about wraps it up.  For dealers who do not use these linesArticle Search, feel free to visit Oklahoma City Used Carsor Los Angeles Used Cars and deal with honest humans ready to help you buy a car without the fluff.

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