Tuesday, 1 March 2011
The most stressful shopping ever.
Now normally I am a girl that likes to shop. Clothes, fabric, handbags, jewellery - I'm right there. The last time I went shopping for cars was twelve years ago. I was buying my second car. I had no car to sell as my previous car I'd got shot of years before. I had a budget. I knew I couldn't afford new. I bought the car I drive now, which was 2 years old. Of all the cars I test drove it put a smile on my face the moment I got behind the wheel.
So why is it now I set foot in the first dealership and immediately feel overwhelmed. By the second garage I felt close to tears. I don't know what I'd have done if my brother hadn't come with me. I liked the car in the second garage - but not the price. When we wouldn't buy it the sales man went from friendly to very cool - bordering angry (We made it quite clear we were shopping around and would not be buying anything today!) so I found his reaction...rude at the very least. I won't buy a car from that garage on principle. The third garage...you don't want to know. My brother asked where we should go next. I said home. I'd had enough. I am not looking forward to going shopping again. I wish my current car was still only 2 years old.