Usually when you see a great deal for a car in a newspaper ad, there's only one at that price and when you get there, it's "no longer available". Well,
I can say that it's different for the Putnam dealers in Burlingame. Putnam pretty much owns all the dealerships in Burlingame and they have tons of inventory.
When I saw an ad in the paper for a special deal on a Mazda MPV over the weekend, I went to check it out. To my surprise, a selection of cars were available. Instead of the usual, "one at that price" deal, they had five cars at that price.
As the prices were already rock bottom, the saleperson really wouldn't negotiate on price. However, he did throw in some extras like detailing, car mats, etc. The sales people here are nice and not like "used car salesmen" at all.