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Old 12-01-2009, 05:32 PM
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STUPID WOMAN!!!!!!!!

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Woman, 77, says she was pressured into buying car

Mon Nov 30, 10:55 pm ET

DES MOINES, Iowa A woman filed a lawsuit claiming a Clive auto dealership pressured her to buy a new car while she was waiting for an oil change. The Polk County lawsuit said a Holmes Hyundai saleswoman pressured 77-year-old Audrey McKnight to buy the car while she waited for the service on her 2006 car. McKnight claims she was adamant she couldn't afford a new car but finally gave up after being pressured for hours.

Dealership owner Max Holmes disputes those claims and says his lawyers will respond in court. He said his lawyers are trying to resolve the situation.

McKnight made her claim under a new state consumer fraud law that makes such suits easier to file.
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Old 12-01-2009, 05:43 PM
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Given the woman's age, I'm thinking the dealership might at least be somewhat to blame here. We'd have to know the woman's state of mind to get a better feel for it. If it was my grandmother (82) I'd blame the dealership because grandma ain't all there anymore. I'm surprised they still let her drive.
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Old 12-01-2009, 06:48 PM
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I'm thinking the dealership is a lot to blame. They probably saw her as an easy target.

I bet the sales person was a man....STUPID JERK MAN!
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Old 12-01-2009, 06:58 PM
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no means no in other cases. laws ahould have a rollover clause
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Old 12-01-2009, 07:02 PM
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Car Salesman make a living out of bamboozling people. Any decent salesman can get a person to at least contemplate the idea they are pitching, let alone steamroll over a potentially weak target.

However, it's hard to tell in this case what actually happened based on the information provided here. It's fairly logical to assume that people of that age may be easier to persuade, because we've seen it happen all the time. However, a lot of people that are in that generation are typically much more stubborn and can be hard to crack. I think you'd really just have to be there to judge, but if we were placing bets I would put the larger blame on the salesman.
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Old 12-01-2009, 07:08 PM
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I voted jerk dealership. I hate to see people taken advantage of in those circumstances. If the 77 year old woman says she can't do it, they should have left it at that and left her alone. Being pushy in that case is unethical and bad business practice.

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I voted "Stupid woman" without even reading the thread. It's a no-brainer!!
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Old 12-01-2009, 07:28 PM
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Impulse buying then followed by regrets.. Has to be the woman once she signed the contract she purchased a car it's legal and binding sorry
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Old 12-01-2009, 07:30 PM
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Impulse buying then followed by regrets.. Has to be the woman once she signed the contract she purchased a car it's legal and binding sorry
O yeah, I forgot that we've got a resident expert!
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Old 12-01-2009, 10:09 PM
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O yeah, I forgot that we've got a resident expert!
I have never been considered an expert except for in making people mad... Guess thats why I sell cars
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