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6th Nov '15 10:42:36 AM TheCuza
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* On ''Series/CornerGas'', Lacey is looking for a new car and is suggested by Brent and Hank to take a man with her in order to deal with any sexist salesmen. First she tries Brent, who is so impressed by a car with heated seats that he insists she buy it and refuses to look at anything else. Then she goes to a different lot with Hank, who manages to get her a great deal off-screen. As the town's resident unemployed slacker, he's "good at paying less for stuff".
8th Aug '15 5:49:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[TheFastShow Swiss Toni]], who compares ''everything'' to making love to a beautiful woman. Even if it doesn't make sense.
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* [[TheFastShow ''Series/TheFastShow'': Swiss Toni]], Toni, who compares ''everything'' to making love to a beautiful woman. Even if it doesn't make sense.
8th Aug '15 5:49:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* Pat Buttrum plays one of these in ''AngelsRevenge''.
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* Pat Buttrum plays one of these in ''AngelsRevenge''.''Film/AngelsRevenge''.

* This tendency of car salesmen was addressed in ''{{Blink}}'' by MalcolmGladwell. In the 1990's, Chicago professor Ian Ayers did an experiment where he send a number of people of differing sex and ethnicity, but the same age, dress, behavior etc, to try and buy a car and negotiate the best deal they could out of the dealer. White Men got the best offer, followed by white women, then black women and finally black men, who typically ended up being offered a price hundreds of dollars higher than white men even after lengthy negotiation. Bob Golomb, on the other hand, was a highly successful salesman because he didn't make assumptions and treated everyone equally. One example he gave was of a farmer who was a regular customer. "Now if you saw this man, with his coveralls and his cow-dung, you'd figure he was not a worthy customer. But in fact, as we say in the trade, he's all cashed up."
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* This tendency of car salesmen was addressed in ''{{Blink}}'' ''Literature/{{Blink}}'' by MalcolmGladwell.Creator/MalcolmGladwell. In the 1990's, Chicago professor Ian Ayers did an experiment where he send a number of people of differing sex and ethnicity, but the same age, dress, behavior etc, to try and buy a car and negotiate the best deal they could out of the dealer. White Men got the best offer, followed by white women, then black women and finally black men, who typically ended up being offered a price hundreds of dollars higher than white men even after lengthy negotiation. Bob Golomb, on the other hand, was a highly successful salesman because he didn't make assumptions and treated everyone equally. One example he gave was of a farmer who was a regular customer. "Now if you saw this man, with his coveralls and his cow-dung, you'd figure he was not a worthy customer. But in fact, as we say in the trade, he's all cashed up."

* On an episode of ''FamilyMatters'', when Laura tries to buy a used car, the salesman insists on trying to sell her another one because it's "a pretty color." When she goes back later [[SweetPollyOliver dressed as a man]], she's able to convince him to sell her the car she wants at a discount...until he sees through the disguise, at which point she ''still'' gets a discount [[WoundedGazelleGambit by crying instead]].
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* On an episode of ''FamilyMatters'', ''Series/FamilyMatters'', when Laura tries to buy a used car, the salesman insists on trying to sell her another one because it's "a pretty color." When she goes back later [[SweetPollyOliver dressed as a man]], she's able to convince him to sell her the car she wants at a discount...until he sees through the disguise, at which point she ''still'' gets a discount [[WoundedGazelleGambit by crying instead]].

* One episode of ThirdRockFromTheSun had the family take their car to a mechanic for maintenance. The mechanic completely ignores Sally in faovour of talking to {{Cloudcuckoolander}} Harry, going on about how women know nothing about cars. Then Sally uses a wrench to squeeze the man's balls.
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* One episode of ThirdRockFromTheSun ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun'' had the family take their car to a mechanic for maintenance. The mechanic completely ignores Sally in faovour of talking to {{Cloudcuckoolander}} Harry, going on about how women know nothing about cars. Then Sally uses a wrench to squeeze the man's balls.
26th Jul '15 2:06:55 PM StarSword
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* Inverted in Scott Adams' nonfiction book ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}} and the Way of the Weasel'', where a young woman ''dealer'' has to deal with a sexist male ''customer''. She gets her own back by tricking him into paying twice what the actual price of the car was.
11th Jul '15 4:02:04 AM Chabal2
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[[AC:ComicBooks]] * There's an example in the French comic ComicBook/LesBidochons, though it concerns houses rather than cars. When the salesman is through explaining the merits of the house, Raymonde wants to ask something, to which the salesman gives a condescending smile and goes "Certainly, ma'am. Would you like to know about the furinture colors, or the drapes, or the...". Then Raymonde floors him with a technical question about things like what materials are used for the walls.

[[AC:{{Music}}]] * There's an example in LesBidochons, though it concerns houses rather than cars. When the salesman is through explaining the merits of the house, Raymonde wants to ask something, to which the salesman gives a condescending smile and goes "Certainly, ma'am. Would you like to know about the furinture colors, or the drapes, or the...". Then Raymonde floors him with a technical question about things like what materials are used for the walls.
24th Oct '14 3:44:28 AM XFllo
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* In ''{{Futurama}}'' this happens when [[AsianAirhead Amy]] goes to buy a car (she's SpoiledSweet and her parents are paying, so it's all played for laughs). It's also inverted, when a salesman tries to sell Fry a car by questioning his masculinity. A deleted scene also contains DoubleSubversion where the salesman points out the "special mirrors", Leela tells him to stop patronising them...and then proceeds to ask "what makes these mirrors so special?".
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* In ''{{Futurama}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' this happens when [[AsianAirhead Amy]] goes to buy a car (she's SpoiledSweet and her (her super-rich parents are paying, so it's all played for laughs). It's also inverted, when a salesman tries to sell Fry a car by questioning his masculinity. A deleted scene also contains DoubleSubversion where the salesman points out the "special mirrors", Leela tells him to stop patronising them...and then proceeds to ask "what makes these mirrors so special?".
8th Mar '14 5:42:29 PM FF32
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* Inverted in ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', where the car dealer had been tricking Hank since his teenage years into thinking "sticker price" was the norm, but was willing to accept a much lower price from Peggy.
11th Sep '13 8:30:22 AM LadyJafaria
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* ''[[Literature/{{Matilda}} Matilda]]'' by Roald Dahl has Matilda's father as this.
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* ''[[Literature/{{Matilda}} Matilda]]'' by Roald Dahl has Matilda's father as this. this, although he's HonestJohnsDealership in general and treats ''every'' customer like a sucker.
7th Sep '13 8:00:24 PM LeighSabio
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* ''[[Literature/{{Matilda}} Matilda]]'' by Roald Dahl has Matilda's father as this.
20th Aug '13 2:22:33 AM al_the_chi
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* {{Averted}} in ''Film/{{Psycho}}'': Marion Crane is ''desperate'' to sell her car and get another (in order to change her conspicuous license plate, given the theft she committed has already been reported), and has to practically beg the dealership man to get one, without even bothering to discuss the price.
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