I have experienced bait & switch in about 1982, by a dealership that was prosecuted and convicted for it. So I am wary. When I went to call on the cheapest horse trailer listed on Northwest Trailers web site I wondered if it would really be available. \r
Although I rang on a Tuesday, the trailer which had been on the web site for weeks, had sold yesterday, i.e. Monday. This is suspicious enough, because your average horse owner works on Mondays to pay for our ridiculously expensive sport.\r
I asked if I could get another one at the same price, and was told it would cost just a little more (I didn't ask for a quote) but it would take 3 weeks to order one. This happened to me before when I experienced bait & switch. The last time, it was a case of the company waiting until customers get tired of waiting, then they offer you something more expensive, but available now.\r
I was then told that they already had a deposit from someone else who wanted one. Wow, not only had this trailer that had been on their web site for weeks sold just 24 hours ago, on a Monday, but someone else had also apparently just missed the trailer (which had been on the web sit for weeks, remember?) wanted one and ordered it within the same 24 hours!!! on a Monday.\r
I do not believe it is just a big coincidence that the cheapest item in their online inventory happens to have sold YESTERDAY, it is just to old a trick, and anyone in sales knows it.
Pros: Near Seattle.
Cons: Bait & Switch.