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Nik00117 01-31-2013 11:46 PM

How not to ask a dealer for a price
Individual walked into an office and asked for a price on a fusion

Sales Man: Yes sir, we have Fusions what kind of options are you looking?
Customer: I just want a price
Sales Man: I understand, what kind of options do you want? Do you want something basic, or loaded or inbetween. Do you want Bluetooth? Sunroof? Leather? Or the basics?
Customer: I want the price
Sales Man: Well can we go over what we have in stock with you
Customer: No don't have much time
Sales Man: Great let me get your details I'll call you later and setup a time to sit down and go through all the Fusions in stock.
Customer: No I just want a price, why can't you give me a price
Sales Man: Because the range is a big one, and to simply give you a price won't do any good cause we have no idea what you want. Your just asking for a price like we only sell 1 fusion however as you can see we have a lot of fusions (pointing at inventory list) the price range of Fusions are from about $20,000 to $35,000.

To summaries the rest he got no information besides a business card cause he refused to answer basic qualifying questions. Chances are we will never see him again.

Their is a 99.99% chance that person will never come back, he also will never get the price. It's like asking a real estate agent "I want a house, how much money do I need?" and then refusing to answer any qualifying questions.

sleepyboy 02-01-2013 12:18 AM

Well the salesman did answer by saying the range of prices lol

Nik00117 02-01-2013 12:36 AM

He wanted something concrete and specific but how can you give that kind of answer with no information?

emsvitil 02-01-2013 12:39 AM

Give him the price for the most expensive one...............

sleepyboy 02-01-2013 12:40 AM

I know, it's ridiculous to assume that there is a set price with out even asking for a specific trim level. He could have at least said "what's the cheapest?" or something like that.

Nik00117 02-01-2013 01:03 AM


Give him the price for the most expensive one...............
You do that he goes to the next dealer who says "What Fusion for $35,000? That's crazy we got a Fusion for $20,000!"

Give him the cheapest one and he comes in and decides he wants leather and he goes "What? $25,000! but you told me $20,000 earlier" or w/e the pricing comes out to be.

mikebontoft 02-01-2013 01:12 AM

very true. I don't understand some people.

Nik00117 02-01-2013 01:57 AM

Here's what would of gotten him something

Hey I'm looking for a Fusion I want bluetooth but no other options as long as it comes with the basics power windows, door locks, AC/Heater etc I want either Red or Black what do you have that's available?

Then he'd of gotten somewhere...He never mentioned anything.

mikebontoft 02-01-2013 02:24 AM

maybe he wanted the top of the line one.

Bogey 02-01-2013 02:36 AM

Top down selling give the most expensive price and everything else seems reasonable.

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