Saw a used car for sale Findlay Toyota in Henderson, Nevada. A $44,000 car. Made appointment. Now I am senior citizen bought many cars consider myself savvy but not prepared for this... lol let me say up front I bought the car, Wife and I treated good, got a decent price and they fulfilled obligation with some persistence on my part... but could have been better...
The review is too caution all buyers to make sure and slow down, review everything because in Nevada there is no lemon law. When you sign you are stuck. Five minutes later you can do nothing.
Findlay Toyota on this Saturday must have 25 salesmen. Lobby has maybe 25 sales tables for customers. In the showroom lobby is also auto parts counter, service counter, large waiting room, TV, and misc other service counters. Quite a busy place lots of activity, distractions.
We met our salesman he was getting car ready for test drive. He started asking questions filling out forms. A credit application. WTF! Hold on have not even seen car. He said it would go faster if we buy, and I said a waste of time if we don't... so slow down... we wanted the car after test drive. As we negotiated he presented me with proposal. I wanted $800 more for my trade in. He took proposal and said ok we can trade for this amount deducting $800 from proposal. I said yes. Now in Nevada the 8.5 sales tax is always added in to the sales price for the state. I knew that but never thought about it. So we signed purchase papers maybe almost 3 hours after arriving we completed the purchase left with our new car. Only later did I realize that it was honest but creative book keeping... they reached agreed sales price each but actually got there by NOT giving me the trade in I agreed on but by when reducing the sales amount of car it reduced tax due so the additional $200 I would have received from less tax actually went to them as they included that to reach the sales price I agreed too... sneaky but my fault for not slowing down reading everything and considering the taxes... they also fulfilled promise of car accessory promised... it took threats, e mails, calls but a month later they fulfilled
So watch them like a hawk... slow down... read everything... be prepared to spend 3 or 4 hours