Fox Chevrolet in Baltimore, MD Complaint - Avoid Eric (the manager)

Review by adesuyo on 2006-10-13
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND -- My parents and I went out of our way to visit this dealership, because they had fairly priced cars online. When we arrived, they set us up with a new salesman who had been working there for 2 months, but couldn't answer any of our basic questions.

We decided on a car, haggled down the price, and filled out all the paperwork, when they suddenly told us they couldn't accept third party checks. (my parents wrote out the check because I didn't have my checkbook on me) We spoke with the manager of Fox Chevrolet, Eric, who told us we could come back on Friday or Saturday and pay for the car.

I called back two days later, and Eric tells me they've sold the car on an online auction! Unapologetic, and no remorse at all. I had filled out all the paperwork and was assured I could get the car later in the week.

Eric is the manager of this Fox Chevrolet. If you're going to buy a car from them, make sure you pay that day or get copies of all your paperwork! Who knows if they'll try and screw you too.
Comments:6 Replies - Latest reply on 2006-10-18
Posted by D. on 2006-10-14:
Thanks for the info...I don't understand the reason they would take a 3rd party check when the 3rd party is right there with you and has ID with them. This salesman obviously doesn't know his business and I'm sure he won't last there very long. You should send your complaint to the person in charge of the dealership, let them know the salesman let the sale slip through his fingers...I'm sure if the car was auctioned, they probably got less than what you were willing to pay.
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-10-14:
Amazing!!! A debt collector can not understand why you would not take a third party check in a legal transaction!
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-10-14:
Something's not right here.
Posted by D. on 2006-10-17:
My mistake Dealer...it should have read, "I don't understand the reason they would NOT take a 3rd party check when the 3rd party is right there with you and has ID with them"...thanks for pointing that out.
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-10-17:
It does not matter, if that third party decides for any reason to rescind the deposit the dealer has zero recourse against them. The only recourse they have is against party #2, which can be concluded that party #2 does not have any money. Understand now?
Posted by D. on 2006-10-18:
Obviously things are different in the Car Sales business than it is in the collection's business...in collections, there is no 2nd party, only the right party (1st party) and 3rd party...and we do accept checks from a 3rd party as long as we don't disclose any info to them without the 1st party's permission....but...this review is not about collections....so, carry on.

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