Quick back story. Our lease was up on our Camry, and my wife was looking for a 4Runner. Did not find one locally but we knew a salesman/friend at our local Chevy dealer who could get us "doctored" up. This friend (I will use that term loosely) has been begging us to come in and he would find any vehicle we wanted even if not a Chevy. Keep in mind the same dealer has a Toyota lot about an hour away. My wife spent Friday with him finding the pictured 4Runner (out of state) while I was at work. 2 Lessons there. 1 never let your wife go to a car dealer alone. 2 don't try to think about buying a car when you are busy at work. I go after work (Lesson #3). I sign paperwork but my wife does not sign as she has to be at work. In other words the deal is not finalized. Well reality hits me later when my brain starts working again. We are paying too much for this vehicle. Back Saturday we go, (keep in mind they have our Camry), to cancel the deal. Obviously, they weren't happy, but I offered to buy another car from the Toyota lot they owned. They were not having it. After talking to 4 different people there we got our Camry back after paying a $1000. Our "friend"/salesman said no hard feelings blah blah blah dealership was only going to make $1000 off the vehicle etc etc. Well being the geek I am, I found the 4Runner they were getting for us. Matched up the vin# and what do you know. The dealer was only going to mark it up $5000. Now I understand they are in business to make money but I am smart enough to know they got the vehicle for less than in the picture. At the end of the day that $28,000 vehicle was going to be a little over $36,000 out the door. Pretty sure there is more than a $1000 profit in there. My math isn't that good but what do I know, I only have a minor in mathematics. Needless to say in the end we went done the street and purchased a New vehicle elsewhere.
Here is the pic of the 4Runner they were going to get us.
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I am fairly upset for the fact the salesman was someone my wife considered a friend. Had they not jerked us around she would of had the vehicle she wanted...thankfully she is thrilled with her new car.
Thankfully I paid the $1000 with a credit card. I am disputing the charge through the credit card company. Also, I contacted the KY Attorney General as well. Wanted to see if any of my fellow/ crafty Tacoma World friends had any other suggestions.
I just spoke with the credit card company and they ruled in my favor. CC company mailed resolution letter out on November 1st. Glad to know I have that grand coming back. Lesson learned.