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Car buyer teaches dealership valuable lesson after salesman tries to swindle her

Dear John: Your reply to the frustrated BMW buyer brought back a fond memory from many years ago, when our 20-something, 5-foot-nothing, 100-pound daughter went by herself to purchase a car from a local dealership. She didn’t want our help; she wanted to do it on her own.  She found a car and worked out a deal. Alas, when she went back a couple of days later to pick it up, she found the numbers in the final paperwork didn’t match the deal she had struck. She complained to the salesman (who seemed surprised that the little lady could add and subtract). He tried to defend his numbers, but Jersey Girl wasn’t having it.   Finally, he said he had to speak to his manager (that old ploy). Feisty Girl said, “I’ll come with you, ...