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Here's another example from ripoffreport.com
My wife and I purchased a 2006 SeaDoo GTI SE jet ski on 7/15/06. At first we wanted a special that was selling for $8900. However, that model wasn't available, even though we signed a contract for it. Settling for a “better model", the salesman, Steve, told us that we were paying $500 less than manufactures list price. We signed all the paperwork and were very happy with our purchase. Our friend who went along with us also purchased a jet ski. Funny, his signed contract for a particular model wasn't available either – and got duped into a much higher priced one.
That evening a few friends told us they thought we paid too much. Actually, we paid $2000 over list price. Amazed by this, I had two friends go into their store on 7/16 and they were quoted the same exact jet ski for the actual list price of $8600 – not the $10,408.32 we paid. Funny, they claim “insanely low prices" What we actually got was insanely high prices.
I then called the store and spoke to the salesman. He said that we got a very good deal and when I asked him if I paid less than list price, again he said we did – “$500 less than list". Mentioning that 2 friend's story, his entire story and attitude changed. He said they “low-ball" all the customers and that the first choice model, even when having a signed contract will never be available. They always try to “up sell". Let me tell you, I'm beyond shocked that I heard those words come out of his mouth.
I tried calling 3 different managers; Michael, Jerry, and Alex. All said they would call back in 15 minutes. They never call back. Funny, all the managers claim that a mistake was made, but they never call back! No phone call. It turns out that the General Manager, who I was told was Alex, does not exist. They use false advertising, bait & switch, and price gouging. By the way, the other friend I went with over paid by $1400 because of their unethical practices.
Shame on me for not doing my homework, but shame on Crazy Freddy's Motor Sports
for the following unethical practices:
False Advertising: Motto of “Insanely Low Prices" Actually, Insanely HIGH prices
Bait & Switch: They get you in with a cheap non-existent model
Price Gouging: Add thousands to retail and tell you your paying less than retail
Crazy Freddy's Motor Sports
4116 Sunrise Highway
Bay Shore, New York