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Journal redhead-kitten's Journal: Total Greed defined 4

I have to tell you this story, because it made Talinom have a brain cramp to the point of him being incapable of speech.

I received a letter in the mail today. It said, "Dear Redhead-Kitten, Hello! My name is Ed. In a very short time, it will be time to turn in your Nissan Leased Vehicle."

WHAT??? Excuse me?

This came as a huge surprise to me, since i *purchased* the vehicle from the same Nissan dealership that this letter was sent from.

Sadly, i felt compelled to call "Ed" and figure out what posessed him to send me this letter.

After pointing out the fact that there was no lease on my vehicle, he proceeded to offer me the option of trading in my car (for which he would give me the best value) so that i could purchase a new one from him, because the new Sentras were out and had all of these "nifty, new features" and a new body style.

I made the mistake of saying that i was perfectly happy with my Sentra, "and i thought i heard that the new Nissan whatever was replacing the Sentra anyway". He proceeded to continue to extoll the virtues of the Sentra and "wouldn't you like to come down and test drive it?"

I explained that the only reason that i wasn't still driving my '92 Sentra was the fact that it was rear-ended and the insurance company totalled it. And the only way that i was going to be buying a new car would be if someone ELSE totalled the one i was driving now.

He proffered his niceties and begged that if i was ever in need of a new car to look him up. And then he said . . .

"Thank you, Lisa".

LISA??? Who the *hell* is Lisa?

He had hung up too quickly for me to respond, but it just drove home the fact that car sales people got their reputation *honestly*, since the only reason he continued to talk to me was the smell of a sale. Once he realized that i wasn't the sale he was looking for, he didn't even care enough (if he ever did) to get my name right.

I am saving the letter, since i want to make sure that i know who i will NOT be buying my next car from.


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  • but more importantly everytime I read Talinom I "see" Talinmom making me thing Talinom is someone's mom.
    • by Talinom ( 243100 ) *
      Just as long as you don't read Taliban I'm fine. And some seriously impossible surgery or DNA deconstruction/reconstruction would be required for me to be anyone's "mom."

      I'd change my name from Talinom to Navilor (another nickname I use) but that would be like some business changing their name from Datsun to Nissan []. Who the hell would do something like that?
  • It sounds like the letter was never an honest mistake (turned into a cheesy sales pitch) but rather a purposeful deception to get you to call. If that's the case, there's probably a number of places you can report that, not the least of which would be Nissan's regional/national HQ, the Better Business Bureau, online scam sites, Slashdot, etc. :) And because it was sent through the mail, there might be some additional trouble you could stir up if you felt so inclined to purge the barrel of one more bad app
    • i agree, they need to hear about it at H and know that this dealership is doing this. It's bad business and they'll try to put a stop to it before they get in trouble.

The last thing one knows in constructing a work is what to put first. -- Blaise Pascal