Sunday, November 25, 2007

Car Talk

This weekend we're set to go car (or should I say mini-van/3rd row SUV) shopping. The last time I did this, I was fresh out of college and took my dad with me so that he could do the negotiating. The last time Ryan did this, he was fresh out of college and bought his truck from a former client who just happened to be a manager at a car dealership.

So, basically, I have no idea of how to negotiate for a car. I really wish that Saturn had a vehicle that we were happier with (and prices that were a tad more reasonable) because I really like the idea of not haggling. Confrontation is not easy for me and I just know that I will fold early and then be angry later for not fighting harder.

Thoughts? How do you stay strong when facing a fast-talking salesman who, by the way, doesn't really care that a huge car note will force us to eat nothing but macaroni and cheese and beans and rice for the next few years?

As payment for your advice, I leave you with this website. Simply type in the name of a store that you like and it will give you a list of online coupon codes. I used it today for The Children's Place and got a load of warm clothes for Sydney for under $40 (tax and shipping included).

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