Re: New Weapon
PS to Threadhead: I take a slightly different view of business. I would like to see any business make a reasonable profit. If they don't, they go out of business. Read the posts on the MDX site about HondacuraWorld. If Tim didn't make money for the dealer, then he and/or the dealer would go away. In order for Tim to provide service/advise, there needs to be enough margin to warrant the expediture. Hey, it's all common sense, sorry to be on my soapbox. I just have a thing about trying to buy something at 2 cents over dealer cost [that "don't work"]. On the other hand, sellling a vehicle at MSRP + 4K is the pedulum on the other side of the arc [think that is pure greed today, to hell with tomorrow attitude].
I agree with you 100%! Every business has to make a profit. I'm not talking about trying to get something for nothing, and I don't think others were trying to say that either. I was talking about the dishonesty in the car selling
business that bothers me (I'm not talking about Tim here), not all business.
What I was trying to say, that wasn't worded very well, was that even when you think you got a good deal, many times you didn't. And I'm speaking from experience
Helping people, car buyers in this case, with the ins/out of car buying, giving them a better understanding of where car dealers can make additional profit helps the consumer understand just how much the dealer is making in profit. Then, the buyer
can be the judge if that profit is reasonable for them or not. But if you don't know, then it is very difficult to determine if you 'got a good deal' or not.
Second, the value of such a forum as this to help everyone find the dealer that best fits their qualifications (best price, better service, location, etc) is invaluable. Like just about everything in life, the more educated we are about a subject, the better decisions we make. And all of us are smarter consumers by participating here.
BTW, few people sit higher in my book than Tim. He is honest, provides excellent service, and works very hard for his customers. IMO, he deserves all the $ he gets and then some.