For Women, Online Car Shopping Saves Money, Cuts Stress
The key, one writer recently suggested, lies in not walking in. In a recent article on Salon.com, Libby Copeland highlighted her recent experience with online car buying. After soliciting quotes from several local dealerships, she was able to research the various charges, while playing the salesmen off against each other. As with so many other online interactions, Copeland profited by separating herself from a situation that would have disadvantaged her.
If you're a woman (or a man, for that matter!) who doesn't thrive on high-pressure sales environments, the article makes for a compelling read. And, while you're at it, tell us about some of your experiences with high-pressure sales -- and the strategies that you used to defeat them!
Bruce Watson is DailyFinance's Savings Editor. You can reach him by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter at @bruce1971.