The frenzied car market is pitting car salespeople against one another, Bloomberg reported.
New and used car prices have skyrocketed during the pandemic amid a shortage of vehicles.
Some dealers are even shelling out to buy leased vehicles years before the end of their term.
The pandemic has upended the market for new and used cars, sending prices skyrocketing and inventories dwindling.
A buying frenzy – coupled with soaring prices and a historically low supply of vehicles – has turned car salespeople into enemies, one dealership employee told Bloomberg.
“It’s really cutthroat,” Jared Luner, a salesman at Columbia Honda in Missouri, told the outlet. “Normally we’re all friends and coworkers, but right now, when someone pulls up, it’s a little edgy.”
Luner said he recently had a fellow salesperson sell a vehicle out from under him. Hawking cars was always a