The pandemic has upended the market for new and used cars, sending prices skyrocketing and inventories dwindling.
A buying frenzy — coupled with soaring prices and a historically low supply of vehicles — has turned car salespeople into enemies, one dealership employee told Bloomberg.
“It’s really cutthroat,” Jared Luner, a salesman at Columbia Honda in Missouri, told the outlet. “Normally we’re all friends and coworkers, but right now, when someone pulls up, it’s a little edgy.”
Luner said he recently had a fellow salesperson sell a vehicle out from under him. Hawking cars was always a tricky business, but now, as dealers suffer from a devastating lack of inventory of both new and used vehicles, there aren’t as many sales to go around. – Source