People can convince themselves of anything if they want something bad enough.I thought there was supposed to be a shortage of new cars, why else would dealers be buying used vehicles at such high prices. Today, my brother-in-law informed me that he bought a brand new Audi S4. He said the Audi dealership said they'd buy his 3 year Audi from him for a really good price. It's in perfect condition and is still under warranty. So he took it in to see what they'd give him for his Audi A6 and he claims they gave him a good price on it, he then walked into the lot and bought brand new one that he claims he got a 'real' good deal on as well. Now that makes no sense to me at all. Why would the dealer give him a real good trade-in value on his used car and then immediately give him a good deal on a new one? Something doesn't smell right. He always trades in his vehicles before the warranty is out and tires are used up and he worked for the UAW for a long, long time so he should know what a 'good-deal' is on both ends. This just doesn't sound right. He's excited about the car so I'd didn't want to give him the 3rd degree and say WTF?
A few years back another brother-in-law was so proud to tell me what a good deal he got on his brand new pickup truck. He said he told the salesman, "I don't care what you give me for my trade in because I'm not paying any more than x dollars for the new truck. I'll bet that salesman couldn't say "yes sir" fast enough.