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Real Prices We pride ourselves on being upfront and honest, which starts with the way we price our vehicles. Our website clearly lists the price breakdown for new and pre-driven vehicles, always including Runde Savings. You get our best price from the start, with total transparency! No Hidden Fees Most dealerships charge you to do your paperwork. These documentation and prep fees, which often aren’t mentioned until you are signing paperwork, can add up to thousands of dollars. At Runde Auto Group, we never charge documentation or prep fees. No Pressure We will provide you with all the information you need, and answer any questions you may have, but we will not pressure you into buying anything.   Four Locations Near You You can [...]

Don’t Be Fooled by Four Square

This sales technique is meant to confuse car buyers
Ever seen one of these before? If you have ever shopped at most other car dealerships, you have. In the automotive business, this worksheet is known as “Four Square.” It’s sole purpose is to distract you from the most important part of a vehicle purchase: the price. Car buying involves a lot of numbers, and this system preys on the customer’s lack of detailed knowledge and their reluctance to admit they don’t understand. Here’s how it typically works: The worksheet’s four boxes are filled in with a handwritten trade value of your current vehicle, price of the vehicle, downpayment amount, and monthly payment. The last two will be much more than you want to start with in order to begin the negotiations. Notice there is no line-by-line breakdown. Once you have told the [...]
Girls, let’s face it, we have all gotten into purchasing something or another without fully understanding what we are buying or why we need to buy it. I went into a computer repair center last week to get my computer fixed up and I could have almost sworn that the person helping me was speaking a foreign language. He was saying stuff about “ram” and “mege bytes” and “mozilla firefox”… It sort of sounded like he was talking about a japanese horror movie or something … what the heck??!!  In any case, I trusted that he knew what he was doing and ended up paying about $350.00 in repairs. He mentioned something about spyware when I went in to pick it up.  I’m not sure why it was needed and I didn’t try to negociate anything. Why? because I was confused and because I didn’t want to come off as confrontational under what seemed at the time like high pressure sales. What I SHOULD have done was [...]
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