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Old 05-14-2012, 12:34 PM
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My pics match, but that does not say anywhere that you win WHAT the picture shows (a car).
Lowest "Instant" prize is a "Gold Coin"# - with quotes and pound-sign - fine-print: "# Collectible dollar coin, equivalent of $1 in legal U.S. tender."
The picture even shows Sacagawea dollars (gold-color, not gold content).
$1 won't pay the gas out to Rockwall.
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Old 05-14-2012, 03:45 PM
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aw man... I just got this out of my mailbox today Thought I was a winner.
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Old 05-16-2012, 06:33 PM
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I have experience with Southwest Kia and their scams...or sales tactics. The famous Kia Rio $7995 and "If I can't beat a new Kia deal, I'll just give it to ya." I went to Southwest Kia with 8 grand in pocket...this way I could just say the commercial on TV, I'll take it...pay for it...and go. As I arrived, the fellow from the commercials was at the next desk on the phone.(a little more "slick" sounding than he appears on TV...he's so innocent looking on TV...anyway, back to the facts. I told the salesmen I'll take a Kia Rio and I have cash...the next words I heard were "Sir, do you believe everything you see on TV? Lets look at what I do have in that price range" I was shown used cars and new Rios for 12000... I asked if we could get the fellow who was on TV (Bill Dickenson) so I could hear him say they didn't have a Rio for 7995...was told he was a busy man. I then went to their other dealership in Garland/Dallas at 635 and Northwest Hwy...same owners. I sat down with a salesman...told him what happened, said I will sit here until someone gets me that kia rio for 7995. After an hour of trying to steer me away from it, they confessed they had 2 units in the back...they were new, but had been there 9 months and needed cleaned, jump started, and keys found...then argued over the rebates getting the 7995 price...eventually (6 hrs) they caved in....wrote it up for 7995 and I now had a new Rio...WITH NO FACTORY A/C....lovely. So your scenario is different...but it's the same in so many ways...hope this helped form an opinion. FYI, car salesmen go through a brief training in personality types, and most of their sales technique revolves around appealing to your personality type...if you can "pretend" to be an engineer type...have a vin number to the car you want and the printed spec sheet to this car...ask a couple tough questions the sales staff couldn't know the answer to (but you have the answer...they won't BS the engineer type personality...they are trained to let this type be and don't pressure them. They will more easily allow this type to leave without a pressured offer...believe it or not (I sold cars...this is no joke) they will take your offer more of the time that any other type...in all fairness, the engineer type would make a fair offer. Just throwing that in for your information....Alsol, they guy in the finance department who signs the papers with you, he's a commissioned salesmen like the guy selling you the car. The instant win gimmick is usually a contracted event that a company comes in....everyone wins a 50 dollar prize...the car is or isnt given away...new car, doubt it...if its used, sure...people just trade3 it in on their new one they're wanting...and it's possible that the person most interested in a new car, but not quite ready to buy...they would be the likely winner of a used vehicle or something else to make them "obliged" to buying a car...the people throwing the event bring salesmen sometimes, it's their scam, not the dealers...per say. the dealership sells a few more cars, everyone wins...
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Old 05-22-2012, 02:53 AM
Location: East Dallas
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Bill Dickenson is on TV selling Cars in Austin and Dallas. If you pause the ad on TV you will see lease. Almsot everything you get or see from car dealers is not real and they just want you in the showroom and get a chance to pitch you.
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