Saturday, July 6, 2019
CarMax tries too hard
In another commercial, this same guy makes a total ass of himself working up the courage to ask if CarMax will buy his car even if he doesn't want to buy another one. Not sure why this is so tough- I mean, if you're over the age of ten and have any social skills at all, or have ever been in a store or interacted with salespeople in any way, but there it is. But I couldn't find it, so instead here's another featuring what I guess is a tag team of spokeschoads determined to treat it's potential customers like brain-damaged children:
"Acronyms are fun." Oh, are they now? When did that happen? And is behaving like bizarre set of idiots for the "entertainment" of the television audience also fun? What about selling your car at Carmax? Is that fun?
Actually, I can answer that last question, because I sold my car at Carmax almost six years ago. No, it was not fun, but I never imagined it would be and did not demand that it was. I wanted it to be easy, and it was easy. That's all I asked for. It was enough for me, and I'd think it would be enough for anyone. I sold my car, and I didn't buy another one. Before I arranged an appointment I went online and did some very deep research to see if this was possible, and I found it after looking very carefully at the homepage at Carmax.com which stated "We'll Buy Your Car Even if You Don't Buy Ours." You know, the same statement made in all the ads. I actually would have felt very, very stupid if I had gone there and asked if they could pretty pretty please make me an offer on my car and not force me to buy one of theirs in the bargain.
Oh, and the people who handled their purchase of my car didn't try to engage me in juvenile banter or try to convince me that I'd be having such an awesome time I ought to be losing control of my bowels and possession of my dignity. They just told me what they'd give me for my car, I agreed, and about half an hour later I was out of there with my check. And my dignity. Unlike this creep who shows up again and again at Carmax to ask pretty much the same question to the same guy so he can get the same answer repeated in the form of a forced joke which is never funny.