Bob King mercedez Benz Complaint - lying
On January 19th,2006, I made a verbal agreement to purchase a used 1999 300ETD Mercedez Benz from the Bob King Dealership in Wilmington, North Carolina for $19,000 between myself and the salesman, Tony. Later,After we made the deal, Tony said that he had an offer to purchase the car for $19,500 but because we both had invested time in this sell, that he was going to keep his word and sell it to me. I reminded him that I was coming in within the hour and that I was PAYING CASH instad of having to get credit as the other seller was. He said ok. I said Get the papers ready. When I was only a block away, he calle to tell me the car was gone. He had sold it to someone else.
I was extremely upset as I had spent some time taking the car to a mechanic and paying to make sure the car was ok. I had spent an hour with my accountant and another hour at my bank.
I would have been happy to put a deposit on the car but was not asked to do so.
When I arrived at the dealership ,I lost my temper because the men in the lobby , all white and all male could have cared less. It was a gross reminder to me that living in the south, a woman should not go purchase a car alone. A handshake and a verbal agreement with a reputable business should have been enough. Where was the integrity these men should have shown.?? I was lied to and treated badly for a lousy $500.00. After losing my temper, and coming home crying, I could not even pick up my child from choir practice. I am a widow and will never go into a car dealership in the south without a man as long as I live.
Please, someone should call the owner and reqire they sent me a note of apology at least.
I tried but the owner would not return my call.
Thank you for your attention in this matter!