Buying cars seems to have changed a little bit since I bought my trusty Dodge Neon back in 2006. I have been going to dealerships and looking at vehicles for a few weeks now and thus far the salespeople aren’t quite as pushy as I remembered back then. I’d like to think that the Internet and social media have made it harder for bad dealers and salespeople to get unnoticed.
In any event, I haven’t had to raise my hackles at any pushy salespeople, even though they’re on a hair trigger almost from the moment I leave home to go looking around. One guy made me wonder, though.
As I was shopping for a new vehicle last Saturday, I happened upon a Ford dealership and pulled in to check out what they had. A younger gentleman introduced himself and showed me around the vehicle I was considering. We went out for a test drive and started just talking about stuff. I made mention of my job as editor of Original-Gamer.com and he made the comment that yeah, he had played World of Warcraft and League of Legends.
I figured, okay, I can talk shop with this guy. As it turns out he, was either a poser or had been out of the game for way too long. He asked me what “MUMORPUHGERS” were, barely batted an eye when I mentioned my beta invite to Mists of Pandaeria and didn’t know what E3 was. Really?
I guess shopping for a car hasn’t changed that much.