Just venting here and hopefully my bad experience and lessons learned can help you guys when you’re out there lease hunting.
I was working out a deal for a new Bimmer, got the car and numbers all figured out over the span of a week; lots of back and forth and what not. Finally we arrive at a number that we can both agree on. I agree to show up at dealer, they send over a credit application to fill out online and get processed. I show up to dealer, they’re absolutely surprised to see me. I knew something was wrong right there. Lo and behold, their internet sales manager comes out and says, “Oh, sorry did you not get my email. We sold the car earlier in the day” (earlier in the day as in before I even agreed to show up and before I had filled out the credit application). BTW, internet sales manager never sent the email.
AND that is when I knew I got screwed. I was like OH F*CK, I can’t believe a seasoned veteran like me got screwed so hard. They got me to fill out a credit application and everything and tricked me into their dealership.
NEXT STEPS: I’m not even sure what to do. I’m still shocked that they did this to a returning customer who leased a Bimmer with them a year or so ago.
Happy lease hunting guys, don’t get fooled like I did.