In the "outdated customs thread, FairyChatMom wrote that “negotiating with a salesman when buying a car is stupid. Don’t waste my time - give me the bottom line,” with which I strongly agree. There have been some attempts to institute no-haggle dealerships, and I like to think they’re succeeding.
I don’t get why car salesmen exist at all. Seems to me that what dealers would lose in not fleecing some poor negotiators they’d make up in having (and paying) fewer salesmen. They’d probably make more sales, I’d guess, too, in making car-buying a less gut-wrenching experience. So: are these becoming more common, and will this be the trend in car-sales?