You’ve had your car for many years and it has served you well. However, it’s time for an upgrade.
Whether you’re buying new or from a used car lot, it’s important that you are dealt with honestly and fairly. It’s only natural for salespeople to push for a sale, but they must do so within the confines of the law.
How can you tell if a salesperson is lying to you and what are your options if you’ve been dealt with fraudulently?
Saying you have no options
There are numerous numbers of car dealers out there, dealing in both new and used items. Unless you’re buying something extremely rare and specialist, then you probably do have other options. Be wary of a salesperson who tries to back you into a corner by implying that you have no choice but to buy from them.
“I’m losing money on this”
The majority of sales positions operate on a commission basis. Like any other job, salespeople do it to provide for their families. They aren’t going to make a sale out of the goodness of their heart. If this is what they are implying, it could be a sign that you should walk away from the deal.
Trust your judgment
Ultimately, there is no way to be 100% sure if a salesperson is trying to con you. Nonetheless, if it turns out that they have acted fraudulently, then you do have options. Seeking legal guidance on the matter will help you assess what steps to take next.