If they followed up than they aren't as shitty as you're complaining about. It's funny how you can write a paragraph and not actually address anything said. What "wrong" assumption did they make? If they opted for a different customer they'd make more profit on than they made the right choice. Period. Just because that hurts your feelings doesn't mean it's not right for them.Is that why they followed up, because they didn't want/need a sale from me? You know what they say about assuming right? Both of the other dealers made the wrong assumption, period. A sale is a sale, the salesperson wasn't going to benefit from the extra $500 the dealer I ordered from gave up, it would not have been a waste of time to ask the question the third dealer did, what would it take to earn your business? The answer was, not much, mostly just being concerned enough to ask, and a token sum. Good Luck with your version... In all three cases, there were salespeople standing around the sales floor doing nothing.
My "version" is simply how car sales is. They will always flock to the best lead they have. It's not a hard concept to grasp. My own personal reality of dealing with car sales is researching high volume dealers online and being respectful when I make my approach. Ironically I've had zero issues, great salesmen and a no haggle process throughout. One of the amusing things about these types of threads is usually those filled with condescension are the loudest ones complaining. Familiarity breeds contempt.