Why do used car salesmen have a bad reputation?

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  • #1980013
    ujm
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    Y’know all the jokes.

    #1980084
    n0mesorah
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    Bud Selig😄

    #1980086
    The little I know
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    When I want to buy a lemon, I go to the fruit store or the grocery.

    The average buyer of a car has no idea about the mechanics, just how to drive. And most of the worst lemons make it out of the lot. It’s once you get the car home and begin driving that you discover everything wrong. Too late. Thanks used car salesman. Reputation well earned.

    #1980099
    Reb Eliezer
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    Get a mechanic to look under the hood when buying a used car.

    #1980102
    ujm
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    Car mechanics often have an even worse reputation.

    #1980103
    Yserbius123
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    Every time I’ve been to used car salesmen, frum or not, I felt like I was being cheated. Salesmen in general have a reputation for being able to talk people in to overpaying for something they don’t need. Used car salesmen have it even worse, since it’s not difficult to hide major issues and get someone to overpay for a piece of junk.

    #1980168

    Market works only when there is sufficient information. If I am selling you a car and you do not trust me, then you can only offer a lower price for it as you have to presume that inside is rotten. Then, an honest seller can not sell a good car on the open market, and the only sellers will be those with cars rotten inside. Thus, the “used car salesman”.

    As mentioned above, you need to show it to a disinterested car mechanic – pay him well for the estimate and make clear that you are not going to bring it to him for repairs.

    The same rule works in other fields where buyers can not fully evaluate quality of the product – universities, schools, doctors ..

    #1980251
    Reb Eliezer
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    It says by Yosef, vayhi kadibra eilov yom yom, velo shoma eleha. as the wife of Potifar spoke to him day hy day, Yosef diid not llsten to her. Explains the Chasan Sofer, it is like the yetzer hara who has nothing good to sell. so it talks much but the yetzer tov does not need to speak much as it has good merchandise. When a car salesman talls much, be careful.

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