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05-02-2018, 13:09   #1
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05-02-2018, 13:10   #2
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Will you do me a good deal on a mondeo estate
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hi carsalesman
what is the best marquee you've sold?
how can i get a few euros off the price of a car?
most cars you've sold in a day?
what's a typical day from start to finish for a car salesman?
any perks of the job?
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How much commission does a sales person make on the typical deal ? Do you get extra if they use in house finance ?
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05-02-2018, 14:43   #6
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What's the worst (and/or most memorable) test drive you've ever experienced?

Ever see anyone purchase a shiny new car only to ding it as soon as they're driving it off the lot?

What are must-ask questions for car buyers, do you think?
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Im looking at a car, its a off brand trade in that has been sent to a third party dealer. Is this unusual or something that should be setting off alarm bells?

Also have you come across much clocking? Are certain makes more resistant?
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05-02-2018, 15:45   #8
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What are you driving yourself these days?

When negotiating a trade-in, how often have you been duped into buying a pup?How does that affect your commission?

How does your sales patter differ when selling to men v women? Which are you better at selling to?

If you weren't selling cars, what would be your ideal job?
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What sort of margin do you aim for when selling on a trade in of the brand you deal in?
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05-02-2018, 15:54   #10
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How many cars have you clocked this week?
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What do I have to do to get the best deal?
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Any chance ye'll be able to match UK prices + vrt + exchange difference, considering +100,000 cars are expected to be imported this year?
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Have you any advice for someone purchasing either a new or second hand car in relation to how they should negotiate a good deal?
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What if anything car be done to remove the perception of car salesmen being rogues?
Does this perception (highlighted in some of the previous questions) annoy you?
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Why do manufacturers care about market share and being number one etc?
Surely selling more cars at no margin is a waste.
Also do importers give dealers big bonuses based on number of units sold meaning that you will sometimes sell a car at no profit to get a manufacturer bonus?
Is the majority of income for a car sales person commission based ?
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