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To buy vs. to be sold

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To buy vs. to be sold

Believe or not, car buyers are sold when they buy a car. Question here is what percentage of the sold by others and percentage by themselves?

80/20 rule is applied here.

When will be the good time to check as much as almost everyone hates to do that. If so I have stories to tell...
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I'm assuming:

Buy - the buyer knows what they want, has done their homework and ends up purchasing what they WANT

To be sold - the buyer is confused or has no preference, hasn't done much homework and ends up purchasing what the salesperson or their friends/family advise them to get.

Right, OP?
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y2jversion1 wrote:
May 18th, 2010 12:02 pm
I'm assuming:

Buy - the buyer knows what they want, has done their homework and ends up purchasing what they WANT

To be sold - the buyer is confused or has no preference, hasn't done much homework and ends up purchasing what the salesperson or their friends/family advise them to get.

Right, OP?
Yes, when a buyer bought a car, portion of decision is based on what has been sold on the spot and might regret afterward either he/she feels money being overspent or bought something actually not practically useful. Who's to blame seller or buyer him/herself? I do not mean everyone but some. (80/20?)

Many people are still under the impression that when they have questions, they go to dealership get the answers. Avoid homework will come with sizable expense.

On the other hand, as much as car salespersons love to answer all questions buyers might have, they still prefer informed customers walk in because they want decision makers for business.

to be continued...
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How many buyers would ask a salesperson question such as

"I want to buy this car, but Can you tell me if anything is not so good for the car I am buying?" during the test drive.
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ps2c wrote:
May 18th, 2010 12:38 pm
How many buyers would ask a salesperson question such as

"I want to buy this car, but Can you tell me if anything is not so good for the car I am buying?" during the test drive.
I kind of do.

On a test drive in, say, a Mazda, I'll ask "If you couldn't buy a Mazda (3, in my case), what would you get instead in the same category/price range? What would you stay away from?"

Sometimes you can get some useful information, sometimes not. Can be interesting to find out others' experiences, though.
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No gym for home, work out floor with 30, but is it for 20 like 30 lb when you no lift it to be for men, for 30 lbs instead? or half is 10 for 20 pounds?

UMM HOW i word this... ok u take 20 lbs no lifting for 30lb if guy, so divide 2 u dont sit, u get 10 but for guy it no 30, so 20 would be for guy if u werent a girl ?
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luckyinfil wrote:
May 18th, 2010 5:23 pm
no gym for home, work out floor with 30, but is it for 20 like 30 lb when you no lift it to be for men, for 30 lbs instead? Or half is 10 for 20 pounds?

Umm how i word this... Ok u take 20 lbs no lifting for 30lb if guy, so divide 2 u dont sit, u get 10 but for guy it no 30, so 20 would be for guy if u werent a girl ?
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Luckyinfil wrote:
May 18th, 2010 5:23 pm
No gym for home, work out floor with 30, but is it for 20 like 30 lb when you no lift it to be for men, for 30 lbs instead? or half is 10 for 20 pounds?

UMM HOW i word this... ok u take 20 lbs no lifting for 30lb if guy, so divide 2 u dont sit, u get 10 but for guy it no 30, so 20 would be for guy if u werent a girl ?

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Luckyinfil wrote:
May 18th, 2010 5:23 pm
No gym for home, work out floor with 30, but is it for 20 like 30 lb when you no lift it to be for men, for 30 lbs instead? or half is 10 for 20 pounds?

UMM HOW i word this... ok u take 20 lbs no lifting for 30lb if guy, so divide 2 u dont sit, u get 10 but for guy it no 30, so 20 would be for guy if u werent a girl ?
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Luckyinfil wrote:
May 18th, 2010 5:23 pm
No gym for home, work out floor with 30, but is it for 20 like 30 lb when you no lift it to be for men, for 30 lbs instead? or half is 10 for 20 pounds?

UMM HOW i word this... ok u take 20 lbs no lifting for 30lb if guy, so divide 2 u dont sit, u get 10 but for guy it no 30, so 20 would be for guy if u werent a girl ?
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Luckyinfil wrote:
May 18th, 2010 5:23 pm
No gym for home, work out floor with 30, but is it for 20 like 30 lb when you no lift it to be for men, for 30 lbs instead? or half is 10 for 20 pounds?

UMM HOW i word this... ok u take 20 lbs no lifting for 30lb if guy, so divide 2 u dont sit, u get 10 but for guy it no 30, so 20 would be for guy if u werent a girl ?
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Luckyinfil wrote:
May 18th, 2010 5:23 pm
No gym for home, work out floor with 30, but is it for 20 like 30 lb when you no lift it to be for men, for 30 lbs instead? or half is 10 for 20 pounds?

UMM HOW i word this... ok u take 20 lbs no lifting for 30lb if guy, so divide 2 u dont sit, u get 10 but for guy it no 30, so 20 would be for guy if u werent a girl ?

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