I need a new car. I just do. My current car is falling apart and the A/C stopped working weeks ago and will take thousands of dollars to fix.
To help facilitate the finding of a new vehicle, I solicited for a few price quotes at Edmunds.com. I figured maybe I’d get a crazy lowball quite from some dealer and I could use it for leverage with other dealers.
Not so much. Instead of getting, you know, actual price quotes like the site said, I am instead being barraged with emails and phone calls from car salespeople practically begging me to come in for a test drive or to call them to talk about cars. One of them in particular has emailed me four times now and seriously just asked me if she had done something to offend me and maybe that’s why I hadn’t responded.
Listen, motherfuckers. The reason I am car shopping on the internet in the first place is so I can minimize the amount of car dealership bullshit I have to put up with. If you would give me an actual price quote like I asked, then I would gladly respond to your email. No phone calls, though. I would rather dip my nuts in liquid nitrogen than talk to a car salesman on the phone.
It’s too late for spdracerx, but the rest of you, take note: 1) Google Voice and 2) a new Gmail address that you can stop using when you’re done.
My mother shopped for cars online a few years ago and is still getting emails from one of the guys she didn’t choose.
If you are in the USA and don’t have a Google Voice number, I don’t know what to tell you. It lets you control who can make your phone ring. You know how you can block people on Tumblr or in email? Wouldn’t you like to be able to do the same thing for the phone?
Or how about the ability to say “Anyone who is in my phone book can ring my cell phone, everyone else goes to voicemail?”
You can have your flying cars, this is the future as far as I’m concerned.