After my son wrecked my car, I was hard pressed for transportation. I found the car I wanted online, a 2001 Toyota Camry, at a local dealership. I called the dealership and asked if they still had the car; and, if so, could I come drive it. I made an appointment. When I got there, that sales person had to deal with a personal emergency so he had left. This was relayed to me by another sales person, who was not that keen on splitting his commission with someone else and kept trying to sell me a new car.
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