You know the auto industry is hurting when...

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by MaesterB, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. MaesterB

    MaesterB King of the Wicker People

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    I put my old Mazda up for sale today. It's not making me money and just taking up space in my driveway.

    So I put it up on a local website this morning, and in a couple of hours, I got a phone call. It's a local Chrysler dealership asking me what I'm going to do for a vehicle after I sell my mazda. Told him what i'm going to do, and that I have no intention of buying a new vehicle right now.

    Sheesh...I was hopeful that I sold my vehicle already...NOT the case.
  2. Torx

    Torx Indigenous Nudist

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    i want that new jaguar
  3. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    It's not just the auto industry. Retail of all varieties are scrambling by hook, crook, or scam to make a buck. The info age is a great sales tool. thus the internet as it is today. Do a google search and watch the interest matching that happens. Then notice your junk email. There are no secrets or pricvacy when most of what you do is under scrutiny for a sales oportunity.
    experiment: make a fake email account and give that addy out at several different kinds of dotcom sites. see what happens
  4. gB dAvId x

    gB dAvId x thats what she said

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    You should have asked them why would I buy a Chrysler and laughed on the phone and then hung up
  5. Chainblade

    Chainblade Junior Member

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    I had my last truck on craiglist several months ago and I still get phone call from companies wanting to help me sell it, even though it was sold months ago and hasn't been an ad since.

    These spam calls and emails are becoming more frequent. I would think times like these would be the wort time to try and sell stuff by spamming...
  6. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    That would be the logical thing: times get tough, you take a bit less profit, boost service and quality, sell more/make a little less.
    But that's not the way commerce has swung. Instead of doing the logical thing, companies have, for the most part, resorted to bilking and scamming dollars away from people who cannot afford to spend those hard earned dollars. By hook or crook, that's how biz is conducted now.
  7. ThatHideousStrength

    ThatHideousStrength Junior Member

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    Get a google voice number and call it a day.
  8. ninefivezero

    ninefivezero infinite resolution

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    Wow, that is so obnoxious.

    If some place called me up like that, it would be a reason not to do business with them.