View Full Version : Free Landrover for 30 days!
03-08-2001, 09:56 AM
If not completely satisfied return the vehicle anytime within 30 days / 1500 miles (whichever comes first) after delivery for a full refund.
03-08-2001, 10:22 AM
Great! Now all I have to do is come up with the $10,000 down payment, get approved for 70k-80k worth of credit, pay tax, title, registration, and insurance.
Then, I'll drive it for 30 days only to come to the conclusion that after all of the non refundable fees, the financing that I'm locked into and all of the state/local surcharges, I'm only out 4 to 5 grand.
Then, I'll rest well knowing that for that money, I could have rented a lamboughini for a month.
But hey, great deal... Don't everyone abuse this one, we don't want them to pull it early.
03-08-2001, 11:25 AM
I just went to my local dealer and signed up for 75 of these puppies. Hey, I may have missed out on the one cent attache case from Staples but I wasn't about to make the same mistake twice.
where am i gonna put it? i am already using my 2 spots for the rolls and the ferrari that i am "testing"
03-08-2001, 07:34 PM
Dammit Faither! You're gonna ruin it for the rest of us!:)
03-08-2001, 08:35 PM
Oh... and for another 2G's, you can get the butt massagers installed... nice work mgreen2!
(I hope you don't get upset... you know they're all teasin!)
03-08-2001, 09:00 PM
if you have seen "Scent of a Woman" you know how to "test drive" a Ferrari...
As far as this deal, it is super risky. What if the dealer claims that the rover is damaged and you say it isn't. Would you want to be stuck with that huge bill (or worse if they use it as a loophole to not take back the car)
....or worse, what if you like the car and decide to keep it?
03-10-2001, 02:47 AM
Damn, I could have returned it!?! And to think I bought a Ford F-150 yesterday, just to get rid of my car. I could have had a damn landrover, gotten rid of my damn car, and then returned it for a full refund! However, knowing my luck and the way our Discovery held up, the car would fall apart in the first 30 days and I would have been stuck with $400+ payments a month.
well, they are out of these puppies. i just called and everyone keeps ordering 75 at a time. they are showing up like crazy on ebay....just $300 a month for the first month, then they gotta return it. i guess i can catch a month's worth on ebay
03-10-2001, 12:59 PM
I don't need no Land Rover I ride in my HYUNDAI! represent hehe
03-10-2001, 06:36 PM
Oldsmobile had this same sales policy back in the early 1990's. And you can take advantage of it if you are really looking to buy a car. Here's how most of the Olds sales folks used it to their (and the consumer's) advantage.
First, the consumer indeed wishes to buy a car (didn't even have to be an Olds). Say that the consumer doesn't find a car on the lot at that time that they like, but the dealer has several on order coming in (will soon have) that do interest the customer. What the customer did was to buy the Olds (at the suggestion of the salesperson using this strategy). They would buy the vehicle knowing it had the return guarantee policy. They would drive it around for a few weeks (under the 30 days and mileage limits) until the car they really wanted came in. At that point it was a simple stop back to the dealer, give some hokey reason why they weren't 100% satisfied (didn't like the color or the feel of the steering wheel, etc.) and apply all downpayments and even taxes and licenses onto the next car. So indeed they did get to drive around a new car for almost a month without cost before actually getting their new car.
And this scam was played over and over again until GM realized that the dealers were encouraging this tactic just to get people into a new car.
Again, this tactic was used by customers who were certain to buy a new car in the next 30 days. It worked very well against GM at the time especially because folks were ordering their cars directly from the factory and knew how long they would have until the car they really wanted would come in.
Myself, I would not encourage using this tactic or using this deal. Yes, it might work, but yes, the fine print can bite back, and in a deal of a car, the bite back can be very pocketbook painful.
03-11-2001, 10:26 PM
All you people with real mundane names should really change them to something exotic like "Skip" or "Muffie" to apply for this deal.
03-11-2001, 11:19 PM
I have a "TheLoneGunman" baseball cap that I sometimes wear.
No wonder they just sign my test drive form and never actually let me drive.
03-12-2001, 04:42 AM
Hmmm, I could pull off a fluffy I think, but not a buffy. But I dont think I would get that much respect if I said, Hi my name is Fluffy. Its like telling your family that you just broke up with Jamie, because you wanted to start dating Pat, but you found out that Pat was with Jessie. Thats when they REALLY start to worry. Nah, I think I will keep my name as it is
i changed my name from "skippie" after the whole "who wants to marry a millionaire" fiasco
03-20-2001, 10:37 AM
I'm skeptical about this deal, maybe I should ask their CS about it.... hmmm nah, I might ruin the deal for everyone else :D
03-21-2001, 02:36 PM
Picked up all 75 last weekend. I thought the dealer was on to my scheme but using a different e-mail address for each was enough to throw him off. Now I've got a new problem...
75 of these parked in my driveway and in front of my house. I really don't have use for all of them and was going to list them on ebay but I figured I'd give my Apex pals first shot at $100 for each. I had a lot of success with this method in unloading my Amazon GCs.
The first 73 credits to my PayPal account will be FedEx'd the keys (freight on the cars makes shipping prohibitive). Then you can just take the car from in front of the house.
JOKE JOKE JOKE (Sorry, I couldn't let the thread die.)
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