Originally Posted by Jhayd11
I bought an 08 Mini in '08, an early trade in at Mercedes. I picked the guy who was a die hard Merc fan. He had no idea... nothing about the car he was selling and it was easy to take advantage of his lack of knowledge when negotiating. I trimmed 3k off market value as he did not understand how to identify packages included on the car.
Did the same thing when I bought my e90 from an Infiniti dealer. The salesman wasn't too familiar with the package abbreviations. Managed to knock another 2.5k off an already discounted price (end of the month).
This might be obvious, but sometimes the best deals aren't necessarily at a BMW dealer.