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Drew Dowdell

Car selling on Sundays

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Are other states like PA and NJ where the auto dealers cannot operate on Sundays? There are actually laws stating that you cannot sell a car in these states on a Sunday. What is the reason for this?
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I know no dealers in MO are open on Sunday, not sure if its a law or not. Could it be because if someone buys a car on Sunday, they wouldn't be able to register it or get insurance until Monday? Stupid reason, I know, but laws are stupid.
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Same here in Colorado...Sundays are a great day to walk around car lots and look at cars without being hassled by salesmen.
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It has to do with very old laws, not sure the reason, but i do remember a ford dealership in fort worth taking a nationwide used car dealership to court because they would be open on sundays :huh:
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It has to do with very old laws, not sure the reason, but i do remember a ford dealership in fort worth taking a nationwide used car dealership to court because they would be open on sundays :huh:

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I think it is related to the old-time 'blue laws' which have to do with why in many places you can't buy alcohol on Sundays..
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Yup, it all has to do with religion. Sunday is supposed to be a day of worship, and contrary to popular belief this country was founded with God in mind.. I'm sure most of the dealers are glad to have a day off anyway....It can wait till Monday. Edited by Bluesman
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Regardless of why... I like it. It gives me a day to go dealer hopping without having to come at night to avoid salesmen.
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I just usually look the other way and keep driving, although it's hard to avoid them when you're walking around and looking. Hopefully the line up is far enough away I can see them coming, jump back into the car and leave. Last month I actually had a sales guy follow me around the lot on a bicycle!!! "OK pal, you just keep on following me and we're gonna ride each and every row of cars you've got!" I think I even repeated a few rows for good measure before I sped off to the competitor's lot.... Different town and dealer, I had a pushy sales guy who felt compelled to READ THE ENTIRE window sticker to me, line by line!!!! "Dude, you're not reading that to me are you? Cause' if you keep reading I'm leaving, I know more about this car than you do...." Learn your products on your own time not mine.. The huge mega dealer in town (something like 17 brands) is my favorite though, the lot is always open to cruise and rarely does anyone come out and bother you. They don't haggle on price (at least that's what they say) so there isn't the pressure like the other dealers. "You wanna drive this Mr. Customer? Sure thing, here's the keys, have fun and come see me when you get back". Thats the way it should be done.. Now if I could find the dealer who has all the doors unlocked! That guy would have plenty of my spare browse time.....
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You can't sell cars in IL on Sunday either.
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It seems that it's only the GM dealers aren't open on Sunday for some reason, in Toronto at least. I hear the import brands have lame live radiocasts all the time on Sundays.
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The good and the bad about having the most athiest / agnostics in Oregon; Bad - Highest suicide rate in the country Good - Dealers are open, though I'm not so sure this is such a good thing.
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