Report: #114405

Complaint Review: Public Motors - Santa Ana California

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  • Reported By: Visalia California
  • Public Motors 2114 E 1st St Santa Ana, California U.S.A.

Public Motors Ripoff Con-artists used car dealership with deceptive practices Santa Ana California

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Beware!!! This company takes advantage of people that are unaware of actual prices. They hide this deception behind their auction style bidding and suggested retail price that is almost 50% higher than Kelley Blue Book!!!!

I found a vehicle on the internet and called the company to see if the car was available. They said it was and I made an appointment to see it. I asked the receptionist if they accepted trade-ins and she said "oh yes, they'll work with you!"

When I arrived I was forced to check in and give my personal information and then I was given a sheet that explained I could make bids on cars with no pressure and at my own pace. I liked the idea.

I began looking at the vehicles and in particular looked for the vehicle I had made an appointment to see. I was told it was in the shop and it would several hours until it would be done.

I continued looking at other cars and noticed the suggested retail price was almost double the Kelley Blue Book price. And most cars had scrathes, small chips on the hood and high miles. They were the losers among car dealers at the auctions where they purchase them.
I pulled a salesman aside and told him I came three hours to see a certain vehicle. Turns out it was sold the day before on ebay!

I found a similar vehicle priced at $20,000 and I had an exact print-out of that vehicle for sale at another car lot for $10,900. I told the salesman I would offer to trade-in my car and have a loan no more than $12,000. He told me his boss said no!

They knew I had caught on to their scheme. I'm going to turn them in to the car dealer *ss'n next!

Visalia, California

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