I arrived with the intention of financing a pre-owned vehicle but, unfortunately we were side railed by a salesman that was more concerned about my job title and if we "currently own a luxury car".
Other personal questions included, have you previously owned other luxury vehicles? He followed up with, how long ago did you own your luxury car and do you belong to to any professional organizations? ..i.e Doctor/Lawyer/Government Official
I sensed he was phishing and gave answers he likely did not want to hear with the intention to test him. Not surprised that we were quickly pushed aside and simply emailed a quote. He did not show us the cars even when we asked!
My profession places me in a desired income bracket however, my financial priorities are not aimed to invest towards a car and that a pre-owned Mercedes would suffice for my needs. I suppose that this car salesman would have given me more respect and more of his time if I suited up and inquired about a six-figured car.
Sam Esaad needs to get off his high-horse and to start doing his job as a car sales rep for Mercedes and stop being concerned about my income and being disrespectful to his customers. If Sam does not want to sell a car then he needs to get a new job.
Two days later, I drove out of town to the Durham Mercedes dealership and dealt with Kashif Babar. Totally different experience. I dressed in the same way as I did before yet Kashif was respectful and acted as a professional. Kashif should be congratulated for his efforts while Sam should be reprimanded for poorly representing a top luxury car company like Mercedes.
Unfortunately due to the bad experience with Sam, I refuse to set foot in Mercedes-Benz Midtown...a bad experience like this does not go down well with me. Lost business