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I was at the Star Motors -Ottawa dealership shopping for a GL320.I plan to buy it in the next 3-4 months. "cos I was only interested in pricing and not a test drive,The sales manager bluntly stated that He will not waste his time giving me a quote.
 

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i ordered mine in toronto at Midtown dealership on Eglinton and Laird, my sales rep Massy Gutkin was a great help. This is my first Mercedes and it arrives in July.
 

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Should've really wasted his time and gone for the test drive. Drank several cups of coffee. Gotten a couple of brochures. Got a tour of the shop and parts departments. Tested the seats in the waiting room and the seats in the bathroom. Then get your quote.
 

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Not sure about availability in Canada, but in the US, in 3-4 months you are going to be into the 2008 model year. Pricing hasn't been released yet for the '08, so that would be a little tuff to iron out now. Still, they didn't need to be so grumpy about it.
 

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I have had similar expeirences when I go to the MB dealerships. I usually go there for parts after working on my old 300D. I walk in with some dirt etc. on my cloths as I don't change after pulling on wrenchs in the driveway and they ( employees who are all dressed up nice ) look at you funny probably thinking" look at that bum "
With gas / diesel prices the way they are going the dealerships should be happy that someone is interested in their V8 Benz's ( any model ) as down the road sales may slow down.
 

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Salesh,

Find another dealership... even if you have to drive several hours in the process. After you buy your new GL320CDI make sure to stop by the dealership in Ottowa on your way home..... find the sales person that dissed you... and maybe the manager..... Ask him if he remembered what he said to you?... if not....

Remind him then show him your new ride and just watch their expressions...

Then

tell them to fuck off...

And go home...:)

Will be very reminiscent of a friend of mine's father in Houston... he's very loaded and decided he wanted a Ferrari. There are two dealerships in Houston.... he dressed up in dirty overalls, unshaven, and messed up hair. Went to the first dealership and asked to take a test drive. The salesman told him he would have to put down a $10K deposit before he could take a test drive. He said "yeah right".... went to the other dealership... bought his new Ferrari....then stopped by the first dealership on the way home just to be an ass and show them their lost sale. I'm not doing the story justice as when he told us it was hilarous.... his Dad was kind of an ass... but a funny one...

LOL
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I don't see what was so funny. Do you expect the Farrari salespeople to give test drives to every dirty bum that walks off the street?

I guess it is not enough that your friend's father is so wealthy, it seems that he also has to stroke his ego by making fun of working people. You are right, he is an ass.

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zaphodsplanet said:
..Will be very reminiscent of a friend of mine's father in Houston... he's very loaded and decided he wanted a Ferrari. There are two dealerships in Houston.... he dressed up in dirty overalls, unshaven, and messed up hair. Went to the first dealership and asked to take a test drive. The salesman told him he would have to put down a $10K deposit before he could take a test drive. He said "yeah right".... went to the other dealership... bought his new Ferrari....then stopped by the first dealership on the way home just to be an ass and show them their lost sale. I'm not doing the story justice as when he told us it was hilarous.... his Dad was kind of an ass... but a funny one....
 

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DelJ said:
I don't see what was so funny. Do you expect the Farrari salespeople to give test drives to every dirty bum that walks off the street?

I guess it is not enough that your friend's father is so wealthy, it seems that he also has to stroke his ego by making fun of working people. You are right, he is an ass.

DelJ
I dont think he was being an ass, the saleman judging the book by its cover was the real ass.

Its the same thing that happens to visible minorities
 

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The wealthy man in question deliberately made himself look like a dirty street bum. Race/minority status had nothing to do with this. The salesman was right to demand a security deposit. If you don't like that then shave, take a shower and put on clean clothes before heading over to the dealer.

Why are you so sure that the guy was not a "visible minority". Sounds like you are the one that is quick to stereotype by race.

DelJ





Bee said:
I dont think he was being an ass, the saleman judging the book by its cover was the real ass.

Its the same thing that happens to visible minorities
 
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