— Collin Kromke (@CollinKromke) June 17, 2011
I also posted this on Facebook, visible to everyone:
I was able to find three local Ford dealerships on Twitter – @KayserFord, @CapitolFordKia and @MiddletonFord. One will get my business, but not if they think they can just sit around the dealership on a Friday afternoon and wait for me to walk through the door. As Chris Brogan said in his article titled Buy a Car Off the Internet?
“The people who LISTEN for business beat the people waiting around for business to find them.”
I’ve also liked two of their Facebook pages, but I’m not going to reach out to them on Facebook until I’ve given them an opportunity to engage on Twitter. The third one is using a personal profile rather than a fan page on Facebook, and I’m NOT going to give a local car dealership that kind of access to my personal data. More about that in a follow-up post.
What do you think? Is it possible to negotiate a fair deal on a new car without any face-to-face meetings or phone calls?