The most interesting thing I’ve read this weekend

And it isn’t about miles and points. Maybe it’s because I grew up in the car business, but this “investigative journalism” piece, Confessions of a Car Salesman, really hit home.

Don’t go off on a test drive without reading it first. It’ll give you a good idea of what to expect — to help equalize the game — and it’s very true to the experience: customers are “ups,” getting fired is getting “blown out,” the finance manager is the “F&I man”.. closers.. desk.. the pack…

Just avoid the overwrought moralizing of the last couple of paragraphs and it’ll be a worthwhile read.

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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