Having worked in car sales for almost a decade, at several dealerships, I really have to wonder how often this can possibly be happening. I personally never saw it happen to THAT extent. Will we sometimes mention a similar and exciting alternative just in case? POSSIBLY, if we want to risk adding another variable into your purchase. There better be a GREAT reason to do so. I suppose there are idiots working in car sales, because there is a very low bar of entry (not a recent criminal), but they won't last long. If you got unlucky and landed on a moron that was making his life and your life more difficult, you unfortunately got unlucky and were working with someone on their way out. There is nothing better, and makes salespeople happier, than someone that comes knowing exactly which vehicle in inventory they want. Odds of closing that deal are extremely high.