Auto Palace Complaint - Do Not Go To Auto Palace

Review by TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE on 2009-06-04
WOODSIDE, NEW YORK -- Know my story is long, but believe me, IT IS WORTH READING.

At first, spoke with ***** who called over Manager *****. Told him "WANT TO PURCHASE OUTRIGHT". Explained this was a surprise for my grand-daughter and must have by a certain date. After viewing vehicle noticed TIRES BALD, NO RADIO and FANCY RIMS.
Ask Angel following:
Can you replace tires?
Can you put radio in vehicle?
Can you change flashy rims for alloy rims?(which I'm sure were cheaper)

***** replied "YES WILL TAKE CARE OF EVERYTHING, DON'T WORRY". He explained that USED tires would be placed on vehicle. (of course wanted additional $400) Asked ***** to find out what new tires would cost, and he said will call me with quote.(NEVER DID)

We agree on price, gave deposit and signed paper. THIS IS WHEN ANGEL SAYS "MUST FINANCE TO GET THE PRICE" Told us, DON'T WORRY can pay off right away. Gave Finance officer personnel info and from this info he said you are approved. Need certain documents, pay stubs, etc. and then will discuss which plan to get.
When I had all documents, was told can drive car off lot. Called ***** to verify that tires and rims were changed, radio was installed and vehicle would be cleaned. AGAIN, DON'T WORRY EVERYTHING WILL BE DONE. As soon as I arrived at AUTO PALACE saw vehicle. NOTHING WAS DONE..NO RADIO...NO DIFFERENT RIMS..NO DIFFERENT TIRES AND DIRTY. Was told as I speak to Finance officer everything will be done. WELL, finance officer tells me another $5,000 would be added to vehicle which has NOTHING TO DO WITH INTEREST. Found out that the $5000 GOES TO DEALERSHIP. Told them NO DEAL and want my deposit returned. Said could not give me money until next day. As I left saw vehicle and NOTHING WAS DONE TO IT. WAS JUST LIKE I SAW IT THE FIRST DAY.

**********DO NOT GO TO AUTO PALACE *************
Comments:2 Replies - Latest reply on 2009-06-04
Posted by Pepper on 2009-06-04:
Did you get your money back?

and yeah, if they agree in writing and then blow it off... and demand more money...

that one could get them in trouble with the law.

though, for new tires you can also check into getting your own.
though to be honest, if this is a car for someone you care about it might be cheaper to have used tires, but...

check them out first and check out the date on the tires..
(though technically sometimes used tires are actually younger than new tires,... some "new" tires are a decade old because they just never got sold)
Posted by tnchuck100 on 2009-06-04:

As soon as I heard this statement I would have known this was a scam outfit.

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