this is not exactly something stupid said by a sales person, but... a few years ago I was deep into shopping for a jeep wrangler, and had decided to buy new, a first for me. I had figured out what options I wanted, and thanks to the internet knew what to pay for a vehicle set up the way I wanted. So off to a dealer... parked out by the road in front, on display, was a new wrangler that happened to be exactly what I was looking for. Color, exact options, everything. It had the price written on the windshield in the shoe polish or whatever they use, in digits that were about 15" tall. The problem, for the dealer, was that it was marked with the wrong first digit...$10000 to low. After noticing this, I quickly grabbed one of the sales dudes, took a quick test drive, and upon our return, he starts in on me. Before we even have the seat belts off, I told him that if the price staring us in the face in tall shoe polish digits was their selling price, to go write up the sale. He, being unaware, had the look of "this was the easiest sale ever". He takes me to his desk, all nice, and writes up the agreement, with the same number as the 15" shoe polish. Takes it off to his "manager" for approval. I watch. I see a group form. I see heads turn. I see the jeep get pulled away and the shoe polish removed. A few minutes later, the BS started. They realized that the price was 10 grand off and they made up a fees to get the bottom line of the sale up to where they wanted/needed. On a cash purchase! I said I want to buy the jeep for the price it was marked with, on the windshield, in 15" numbers. They try to say the sales guy must have copied the numbers down wrong onto the paperwork, and since we already started getting the vehicle ready for you, the numbers are gone. I say, no worries, cuz I liked that jeep so much I took a pic of it to send out to my friends, so I have the number right here in an pic in my phone. Circular discussion ensues. Time wasted. Fun for me. Finally left. Nobody there would ever just admit that they made a mistake with the shoe polish, or that they did it intentionally to bait people in. Had to be one or the other. And car dealers and sales people wonder why they have the rep they do.