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Old 18 Aug 2004, 10:53 pm
nguyenn
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Default Bad experience with Erin Mills Acura salesperson

Hi,

I just bought an Acura 1.7 EL Premium 2002 at Erin Mills Acura, Mississauga,
Ontario, Canada. The salesperson, whose name is Stefano Dal Bello, was a
bastard. I went for a test drive for the car and somehow was pressured by
him into signing a deposit of 1000 CAD. I heard from another dealer that
Acura policy does not allow such behavior to customers, enforcing customers
into buying something by trapping them into paying some deposit. I bought
it at 17,000 CAD with the milage of 73,343 km. The tires are so worn out as
said by my own mechanic, but because that bastard somehow pressured me into
signing the contract already, I can not ask them to replace the tires. The
dealer said that the tires was ok and passed safety.

K.


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Old 19 Aug 2004, 09:30 am
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Default Re: Bad experience with Erin Mills Acura salesperson

On Thu, 19 Aug 2004 03:53:51 GMT, "nguyenn" <nghianguyen@hotmail.com>
wrote:

>Hi,
>
>I just bought an Acura 1.7 EL Premium 2002 at Erin Mills Acura, Mississauga,
>Ontario, Canada. The salesperson, whose name is Stefano Dal Bello, was a
>bastard. I went for a test drive for the car and somehow was pressured by
>him into signing a deposit of 1000 CAD. I heard from another dealer that
>Acura policy does not allow such behavior to customers, enforcing customers
>into buying something by trapping them into paying some deposit. I bought
>it at 17,000 CAD with the milage of 73,343 km. The tires are so worn out as
>said by my own mechanic, but because that bastard somehow pressured me into
>signing the contract already, I can not ask them to replace the tires. The
>dealer said that the tires was ok and passed safety.
>
>K.
>



Who actually signed the contract?? Did he sign it for you or did you
sign it??

If he had a gun to your head forcing you to sign, you should have
called the police!!!!


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Old 19 Aug 2004, 12:05 pm
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Default Re: Bad experience with Erin Mills Acura salesperson

On 8/18/04 10:53 PM, in article
jvVUc.1806643$Ar.1438334@twister01.bloor.is.net.ca ble.rogers.com, "nguyenn"
<nghianguyen@hotmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I just bought an Acura 1.7 EL Premium 2002 at Erin Mills Acura, Mississauga,
> Ontario, Canada. The salesperson, whose name is Stefano Dal Bello, was a
> bastard. I went for a test drive for the car and somehow was pressured by
> him into signing a deposit of 1000 CAD. I heard from another dealer that
> Acura policy does not allow such behavior to customers, enforcing customers
> into buying something by trapping them into paying some deposit. I bought
> it at 17,000 CAD with the milage of 73,343 km. The tires are so worn out as
> said by my own mechanic, but because that bastard somehow pressured me into
> signing the contract already, I can not ask them to replace the tires. The
> dealer said that the tires was ok and passed safety.
>
> K.
>
>


Chalk it up to experience, tell all your friends, and never buy anything
from them again.

In a capitalistic society, the only vote that counts is when you vote with
your pocketbook.

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Old 19 Aug 2004, 05:24 pm
MZ
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Default Re: Bad experience with Erin Mills Acura salesperson

We really should let them know that you've told us all . . . so I forwarded
your story to them.

"nguyenn" <nghianguyen@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:jvVUc.1806643$Ar.1438334@twister01.bloor.is.n et.cable.rogers.com...
> Hi,
>
> I just bought an Acura 1.7 EL Premium 2002 at Erin Mills Acura,

Mississauga,
> Ontario, Canada. The salesperson, whose name is Stefano Dal Bello, was a
> bastard. I went for a test drive for the car and somehow was pressured

by
> him into signing a deposit of 1000 CAD. I heard from another dealer that
> Acura policy does not allow such behavior to customers, enforcing

customers
> into buying something by trapping them into paying some deposit. I bought
> it at 17,000 CAD with the milage of 73,343 km. The tires are so worn out

as
> said by my own mechanic, but because that bastard somehow pressured me

into
> signing the contract already, I can not ask them to replace the tires.

The
> dealer said that the tires was ok and passed safety.
>
> K.
>
>



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Old 19 Aug 2004, 11:29 pm
nguyenn
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Default Re: Bad experience with Erin Mills Acura salesperson

I signed the contract under some pressure. After I took a test drive, I
suggested 17000 CAD for the car. But then I told the salesperson that I
would prefer to delay my decision until the next day and it was around 8:30-
9:00 PM. He kept asking why I had to delay and no matter what reasons I
said he disagreed and insisted that I was wrong. He was afraid I could
change my mind if I could find a better deal from another dealer, so after
trying to persuade me to pay 17,500 CAD for the car, he pushed me to deposit
1000 CAD with Visa card saying that I did offer 17,000 CAD on the car. And
after that he somehow told me into signing a contract right after that. You
know the tactics those salesperson use for people who could not leave the
table once the negotiation starts like me.

N.

"Curtis Newton" <cnewton.remove-this@akamail.com> wrote in message
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> On Thu, 19 Aug 2004 03:53:51 GMT, "nguyenn" <nghianguyen@hotmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> >Hi,
> >
> >I just bought an Acura 1.7 EL Premium 2002 at Erin Mills Acura,

Mississauga,
> >Ontario, Canada. The salesperson, whose name is Stefano Dal Bello, was

a
> >bastard. I went for a test drive for the car and somehow was pressured

by
> >him into signing a deposit of 1000 CAD. I heard from another dealer that
> >Acura policy does not allow such behavior to customers, enforcing

customers
> >into buying something by trapping them into paying some deposit. I

bought
> >it at 17,000 CAD with the milage of 73,343 km. The tires are so worn out

as
> >said by my own mechanic, but because that bastard somehow pressured me

into
> >signing the contract already, I can not ask them to replace the tires.

The
> >dealer said that the tires was ok and passed safety.
> >
> >K.
> >

>
>
> Who actually signed the contract?? Did he sign it for you or did you
> sign it??
>
> If he had a gun to your head forcing you to sign, you should have
> called the police!!!!
>
>
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Old 20 Aug 2004, 06:51 am
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On Fri, 20 Aug 2004 04:29:24 GMT, "nguyenn" <nghianguyen@hotmail.com>
waived the right to be silent and professed:

>I signed the contract under some pressure. After I took a test drive, I
>suggested 17000 CAD for the car. But then I told the salesperson that I
>would prefer to delay my decision until the next day and it was around 8:30-
>9:00 PM. He kept asking why I had to delay and no matter what reasons I
>said he disagreed and insisted that I was wrong. He was afraid I could
>change my mind if I could find a better deal from another dealer, so after
>trying to persuade me to pay 17,500 CAD for the car, he pushed me to deposit
>1000 CAD with Visa card saying that I did offer 17,000 CAD on the car. And
>after that he somehow told me into signing a contract right after that. You
>know the tactics those salesperson use for people who could not leave the
>table once the negotiation starts like me.
>
>N.
>

It's a game. These guys are very skilled at it. But you always have
the bigger hand. You can always walk away. And deposit or not, you can
still back out of the deal.

You have been suckered.

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Old 20 Aug 2004, 07:53 am
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How could I back out after signing the deposit and the contract to buy the
car in just a few hours that night? I would like to know so if it happens
to anybody I can help them.

Thanks.

N.


"Bruno" <insert@address.here> wrote in message
news:1cpbi0t306ufvmkjrpvd9l393h5ciid2tl@4ax.com...
> On Fri, 20 Aug 2004 04:29:24 GMT, "nguyenn" <nghianguyen@hotmail.com>
> waived the right to be silent and professed:
>
> >I signed the contract under some pressure. After I took a test drive, I
> >suggested 17000 CAD for the car. But then I told the salesperson that I
> >would prefer to delay my decision until the next day and it was around

8:30-
> >9:00 PM. He kept asking why I had to delay and no matter what reasons I
> >said he disagreed and insisted that I was wrong. He was afraid I could
> >change my mind if I could find a better deal from another dealer, so

after
> >trying to persuade me to pay 17,500 CAD for the car, he pushed me to

deposit
> >1000 CAD with Visa card saying that I did offer 17,000 CAD on the car.

And
> >after that he somehow told me into signing a contract right after that.

You
> >know the tactics those salesperson use for people who could not leave the
> >table once the negotiation starts like me.
> >
> >N.
> >

> It's a game. These guys are very skilled at it. But you always have
> the bigger hand. You can always walk away. And deposit or not, you can
> still back out of the deal.
>
> You have been suckered.
>
> --
> Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.



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Old 20 Aug 2004, 09:11 am
Ghislain
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Default Re: Bad experience with Erin Mills Acura salesperson

I had a similar experience a long time ago with a Ford dealer. I learned my
lesson and I just walk out when a salesperson behaves like that.

"nguyenn" <nghianguyen@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:lvmVc.450241$rCA1.168941@news01.bloor.is.net. cable.rogers.com...
> How could I back out after signing the deposit and the contract to buy the
> car in just a few hours that night? I would like to know so if it

happens
> to anybody I can help them.
>
> Thanks.
>
> N.
>
>
> "Bruno" <insert@address.here> wrote in message
> news:1cpbi0t306ufvmkjrpvd9l393h5ciid2tl@4ax.com...
> > On Fri, 20 Aug 2004 04:29:24 GMT, "nguyenn" <nghianguyen@hotmail.com>
> > waived the right to be silent and professed:
> >
> > >I signed the contract under some pressure. After I took a test drive,

I
> > >suggested 17000 CAD for the car. But then I told the salesperson that

I
> > >would prefer to delay my decision until the next day and it was around

> 8:30-
> > >9:00 PM. He kept asking why I had to delay and no matter what reasons

I
> > >said he disagreed and insisted that I was wrong. He was afraid I could
> > >change my mind if I could find a better deal from another dealer, so

> after
> > >trying to persuade me to pay 17,500 CAD for the car, he pushed me to

> deposit
> > >1000 CAD with Visa card saying that I did offer 17,000 CAD on the car.

> And
> > >after that he somehow told me into signing a contract right after that.

> You
> > >know the tactics those salesperson use for people who could not leave

the
> > >table once the negotiation starts like me.
> > >
> > >N.
> > >

> > It's a game. These guys are very skilled at it. But you always have
> > the bigger hand. You can always walk away. And deposit or not, you can
> > still back out of the deal.
> >
> > You have been suckered.
> >
> > --
> > Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.

>
>



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Old 20 Aug 2004, 03:02 pm
MZ
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Call Visa reverse the charge. If they take you to court, all they can sue
for is what they lose if they cannot sell that car - which is really only an
issue on high end special order vehicles. Consumer and Corporate Affairs
Canada helped me get out of a deal one time and although the dealer had
their lawyer send me a stern letter, they never followed through. In my
case, I made a deal on Saturday and a new promotion came out on Monday -
with posters up at the dealership at 9am Mon. and yet they wouldn't extend
it to me so I walked. The dealer in the next town covered my deposit and
gave me the promo!

MZ
"nguyenn" <nghianguyen@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:lvmVc.450241$rCA1.168941@news01.bloor.is.net. cable.rogers.com...
> How could I back out after signing the deposit and the contract to buy the
> car in just a few hours that night? I would like to know so if it

happens
> to anybody I can help them.
>
> Thanks.
>
> N.
>
>
> "Bruno" <insert@address.here> wrote in message
> news:1cpbi0t306ufvmkjrpvd9l393h5ciid2tl@4ax.com...
> > On Fri, 20 Aug 2004 04:29:24 GMT, "nguyenn" <nghianguyen@hotmail.com>
> > waived the right to be silent and professed:
> >
> > >I signed the contract under some pressure. After I took a test drive,

I
> > >suggested 17000 CAD for the car. But then I told the salesperson that

I
> > >would prefer to delay my decision until the next day and it was around

> 8:30-
> > >9:00 PM. He kept asking why I had to delay and no matter what reasons

I
> > >said he disagreed and insisted that I was wrong. He was afraid I could
> > >change my mind if I could find a better deal from another dealer, so

> after
> > >trying to persuade me to pay 17,500 CAD for the car, he pushed me to

> deposit
> > >1000 CAD with Visa card saying that I did offer 17,000 CAD on the car.

> And
> > >after that he somehow told me into signing a contract right after that.

> You
> > >know the tactics those salesperson use for people who could not leave

the
> > >table once the negotiation starts like me.
> > >
> > >N.
> > >

> > It's a game. These guys are very skilled at it. But you always have
> > the bigger hand. You can always walk away. And deposit or not, you can
> > still back out of the deal.
> >
> > You have been suckered.
> >
> > --
> > Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.

>
>



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Old 20 Aug 2004, 05:05 pm
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I think it is too late for me. I think I actually had the chance to reverse
the order or negotiate for the change of tires but I was so tired of arguing
with them that I decided to sign the contract and pick up the car. Although
the salesperson was able to talked me into signing a contract on the day I
test drived the car, on the day I picked up the car I was asked to sign
again the contract. I asked them why I had to sign again. One of the guys
raised the voice 'Just sign it and get the car!'. I was so shy to stand up
and leave. Later I regret I did not, or at least did not call my mechanic
about the fact that they asked me to resign the contract. If they asked me
to resign the contract, does it mean the contract I signed before was not
legal? I noticed later that the previous contract I signed had no signature
of the salesman, only signature of the sales manager. One thing the name of
the manager is not clear and different from the latter. The acceptor
registration no. is also different. I guess they just fooled me in the first
contract. If I really fought hard then they would have returned me the
deposit. Another thing I was so tired and lack of confident of arguing (I
did call the manager, whose name is Ramil, and asked for cancelation with a
return of my deposit. He said that I could not get the deposit) that I did
not ask for splitting the cost of tires replacement. If I did I think I
could get it. Also, when I asked the salesperson about the maintenance
record of the car, he said that he could not because it had the name of the
previous owner of the car! What a lie! I called another dealer, Acura 2000,
who sold the same car with less milage, only 55K instead of 73K. He told me
that everything is available for his car, including maintenance record.

Now as it is too late, I just want to remind people of Erin Mills Acura. I
wish anyone who are thinking of buying an Acura at Erin Mills Acura will
read this. What a bunch of bastards there!

N.





"MZ" <martinz@NOSPAMeastlink.ca> wrote in message
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> Call Visa reverse the charge. If they take you to court, all they can sue
> for is what they lose if they cannot sell that car - which is really only

an
> issue on high end special order vehicles. Consumer and Corporate Affairs
> Canada helped me get out of a deal one time and although the dealer had
> their lawyer send me a stern letter, they never followed through. In my
> case, I made a deal on Saturday and a new promotion came out on Monday -
> with posters up at the dealership at 9am Mon. and yet they wouldn't extend
> it to me so I walked. The dealer in the next town covered my deposit and
> gave me the promo!
>
> MZ
> "nguyenn" <nghianguyen@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:lvmVc.450241$rCA1.168941@news01.bloor.is.net. cable.rogers.com...
> > How could I back out after signing the deposit and the contract to buy

the
> > car in just a few hours that night? I would like to know so if it

> happens
> > to anybody I can help them.
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > N.
> >
> >
> > "Bruno" <insert@address.here> wrote in message
> > news:1cpbi0t306ufvmkjrpvd9l393h5ciid2tl@4ax.com...
> > > On Fri, 20 Aug 2004 04:29:24 GMT, "nguyenn" <nghianguyen@hotmail.com>
> > > waived the right to be silent and professed:
> > >
> > > >I signed the contract under some pressure. After I took a test

drive,
> I
> > > >suggested 17000 CAD for the car. But then I told the salesperson

that
> I
> > > >would prefer to delay my decision until the next day and it was

around
> > 8:30-
> > > >9:00 PM. He kept asking why I had to delay and no matter what

reasons
> I
> > > >said he disagreed and insisted that I was wrong. He was afraid I

could
> > > >change my mind if I could find a better deal from another dealer, so

> > after
> > > >trying to persuade me to pay 17,500 CAD for the car, he pushed me to

> > deposit
> > > >1000 CAD with Visa card saying that I did offer 17,000 CAD on the

car.
> > And
> > > >after that he somehow told me into signing a contract right after

that.
> > You
> > > >know the tactics those salesperson use for people who could not leave

> the
> > > >table once the negotiation starts like me.
> > > >
> > > >N.
> > > >
> > > It's a game. These guys are very skilled at it. But you always have
> > > the bigger hand. You can always walk away. And deposit or not, you can
> > > still back out of the deal.
> > >
> > > You have been suckered.
> > >
> > > --
> > > Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.

> >
> >

>
>



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