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Bob King mercedez Benz Complaint - lying - mercedez benz sedan

Review by cocogracecoco on 2006-01-24
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!
Sincerely, coco
Comments:4 Replies - Latest reply on 2006-01-26
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-01-24:
COCO: What the dealer did was wrong, please don't discredit your post by claiming racism. This had nothing to do with race or gender, but in fact had to do with greed.
Posted by Shakra on 2006-01-24:
According to the Blue Book, $19,000 was way too much, anyway. Consider it a blessing that you didn't get ripped off.
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-01-24:
Man, you were treated unfarly, for sure. What do you expect from a car dealer.
Posted by this stuff happens to me all the time on 2006-01-26:
the car dealership made more than an extra 500 dollars with the other customer, because they financed the car instead of paying cash like you were going to do, they likely made another 500 or more from the bank they used to give the other customer credit, plus they had a "sure thing", instead of a simple hand shake.

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