Eric Hill Nissan Informative - Don't just do your homework...Study!!

Review by Embarrased on 2006-11-03
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA -- If you put yourself in a position to be taken advantage of, you'll be taken advantage of. I know because I learned the hard way. I purchased my 1st new car from Eric Hill Nissan in New Orleans, LA this past weekend. I had done my homework on what vehicle I wanted but I didn't study. I let them take me for over 3000.00 and I am so pissed at myself. One of the biggest mistakes I made was letting the salesperson and his manager even the finance guy guide me. They are very well trained at recognizing a fool. I've written down every mistake that I made so when I purchase my dream vehicle in 2011 it won't happen again. I must admit that I am very embarrassed by how I let them beat me. I am struggling to forgive myself, not so much them, and I'm trying to let it go because what's done is done. I blame myself because people will do to you only what you allow them to. Never buy a car on the spot. Go home and think about it. Work your own numbers, don't let them do it for you. If I would have slept one night on the offer, it would have saved me from many more sleepless nights of regrets on what I should've could've and would've done. Before going to any dealership, write down exactly what you don't want to happen to you so that you won't forget. I should have known better.
Comments:6 Replies - Latest reply on 2007-08-07
Posted by bigbangerik on 2006-11-03:
so.... what happened?
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-11-03:
Give us the scoop!
Posted by Hugh_Jorgen on 2006-11-03:
Good advice. I've recommended it here before, but it's worth a repeat - get a copy of the book "Don't get taken every time" by Remar Sutton and read it cover to cover. You will see every trick you've experienced plus several you didn't even realize were done to you.
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-11-03:
Embarrased, don't beat yourself up so much over this. I am sure something similar has happened to most of us before. This is a good review in that others who read it might be forced to rethink their purchases.
Posted by glc on 2006-11-03:
As emt said, you are being overly harsh with yourself. You sound like a very bright young person (my assumption of your youth is based on the fact that this is your first new car, I may be wrong)....a smart person uses his or her mistakes and learns from them, and then tries not to repeat them. Trust me, you sound OK! Good luck in 2011.
Posted by joebuck78 on 2007-08-07:
I work in sales. Always leave the dealership. They will call you if they have any motivation. They will lower their price or offer you added value. Return with a positive attitude and be ready to leave again. They will only leave as much money on the table as they have to. Remember, these guys see people like you six times a day. Five or six of them leave on an average day for an average sales person. Think about how bad they must want it. MAKE THEM EARN IT!

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