Is a Major Dealer Screw Up Worth Much When Negotiating?
I had a unique purchasing situation, in that I am a temporary visitor on a work Visa in the USA. When I visited the Mazda dealership for the first time, I told them this immediately, and asked if it would be a problem with financing. The sales guy and the GM said no, as the banks would not know my status. Based on this information, I picked out a new Mazda 3, negotiated the price, and drove with my sales guy to a sister dealership an hour away and picked up the car in my preferred color and options. When I got back to the dealership, the financing guy told me they could not sell me the car due to my status (Visa expiring soon). I received no apologies for my time wasted, and no offers of "other options".
Already known to me, I can renew my Visa and easily finance the car, and am also approved for a bank loan. I would have no problem buying the car. Is my terrible experience worth much at the dealership? I don't have a lot of trust in them. If so, how much can I still negotiate for? I had already negotiated to True Market Value listed on Edmunds and KBB.
Any thoughts and advice would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!