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HOW TO BUY A CAR Without Losing Your Shirt Paperback – March 20, 2016
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About the Author
Jay Hamilton was a freelance photojournalist specializing in motorsports, through most of the 1970s. His work was published in national magazines such as "Cycle Guide" and "Modern Cycle" as well as smaller publications. He had his own darkroom where he processed black and white as well as color photographs, and color slides as well. He still enjoys riding his motorcycles, though he drives a mini van these days, instead of a collection of Bug Eye Sprites that he no longer owns. His collection now is limited to a Chrysler Town and Country, a Honda Shadow 750, a Honda CL-360 from the 1970s and a 1982 Honda Civic Wagovan. He uses digital cameras these days, and would love to have one of those new Lumia 950 phones with the 20 megapixel camera built in. He is a bit of a computer nerd, but does not have the funds to own any real mega computers, though he does have a Galaxy Tab S 8.4" high def tablet, which fits in his pocket and largely takes the place of his Gateway laptop, and an old P4 desktop that he built from scratch. He likes dogs, and very much loved his Chocolate Lab puppy that was dognapped from his home one Sunday morning a couple of years ago. He is looking for a replacement. He also has several Calico cats. He is working on a solar installation to reduce electric costs, and has a Champion 3500 watt generator wired into his power pole through a breaker, so he can manually switch between the power utility and his own power. He is an avid gardener as well. Like the rest of us at Crossroads Publishing, he hopes the sale of his books will supplement the meager check he gets from Social Security (being a freelance photojournalist is not conducive to having a large Social Security check.) He is a hopeless liberal, not at all happy with Republicans, but not fond of Obama either. He fully expects to live well past the age of 90, and is in very good health, and doesn't look anywhere near his real age, which he refuses to disclose.... And yes, he is still single, and expects to remain so.
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Like having a personal consultant at your side, Hamilton’s casual but detailed primer is a fun and easy read. Topics range from researching your dealership to motivations of a salesman, and even to specifics regarding some of the tricks and traps which plague the industry of automobile sales. Using personal experience and anecdotes, Hamilton breaks down the psychology of buying by illustrating the complexities of the buyer/seller relationship in layman’s terms.
Particularly in the chapter, The Five Steps in Selling a Car, we learn how salesmen can play to a buyer’s habits, tap into a customer’s behavior patterns, and subtly connect to their customer's psychology in order to dampen intellect, amplify passion, and compel them to just say ‘yes’. But with the help of HOW TO BUY A CAR WITHOUT LOSING YOUR SHIRT, the reader will be informed not just in the buy/sell process (including used vehicles), but also in the servicing of the vehicle for the future, and even right down to the nitty-gritty of the warranty package.
Beginning with a simple concept--actually practicing to buy a car out in the real market before opening one's wallet--Hamilton’s no-nonsense advice and personal experience will literally save the buyer hundreds and possibly even thousands of dollars. And with hand-drawn comic illustrations (by artist Michael Garvin) and witty personal examples from real life, this book distinguishes itself as a serious, but seriously fun way to very quickly become a wise consumer—and not just for automobiles, but also in the practical buyer/seller situations we face each and every day.
If you are in the market for a vehicle, preparing with this book is an invaluable asset!
~ Tom Miller,
Wikipedia-Listed Performance Artist, Personal Public Relations & Media Consultant