Have you ever been to the new car dealership and heard someone or even your salesman call out over the P.A. system “New Car Spot Delivery” ? Many car dealers announce a new car sales in just that manner. It is called the new car spot delivery scam. This means that they just closed a new car deal and the car needs to be prepared to be delivered on the spot (now or A.S.A.P the car scam).
The New Car Spot Delivery – Convenience or Car Scam
At many dealerships after someone calls for a spot delivery, a new car porter will come and get the keys of the new car and fill it with gasoline and then do a final clean-up and remove all window stickers and any protective materials from seats and floor. The plan is to have the car in take home condition for the customer when they are finished in the finance office. Then when they are done signing all their paperwork the new car salesman will escort the car buyer to a delivery area where the spot delivery (car lingo) will be ready for the customer to drive home their newly purchased car.
Sounds pretty good, right. Ideally, the new car buyer is impressed by the efficiency and ease of buying a new car at the local new car dealership. That is exactly how the spot delivery process and dealership wants the customer to feel. They want you, the new car buyer to feel that the entire dealership has worked together to get your new car ready so you can drive it home as soon as possible (new car spot delivery or car scam). Then give you a quick orientation on your new car, thank you for your business and watch you drive away.
New Car Spot Delivery Ulterior Motives
The new car dealer, just like any good business wants you to be happy and impressed with your purchase and your car buying experience. However there are some undisclosed reasons or car buying scams for the new car spot delivery other than making the car buying process and experience as smooth and fast as possible.
They want you to stay busy and overwhelmed with the whole process so you do not have time to think clearly. In the car business they call it “being in the ether” (car scam). Your new car salesman, finance manager, sales manger and new car dealership does not want you to come out of the ether until after you have taken delivery and get home.
Think Twice about the New Car Spot Delivery
There is no cooling off period or fixed amount of time that allows to to return a car in most states. Once you drive your new car off the dealerships lot as part of the new car spot delivery process, you own the car. Period. If you get home and find a problem with the car, it will be taken care of under warranty, If you get home and have an issue with the numbers on your paperwork…..to bad…You signed it…..YOU OWN IT. There are NO returns. This is a very common of the car buying scams.
The moral of the story, be careful. Read everything and check the numbers thoroughly before signing. Inspect your new car in the new car spot delivery area to make sure there are no problems or issues. One you drive it away……IT IS YOUR CAR.