During the early 70's, City Buick, Pontiac, Cadillac tried to sell me a new car. After "trading" with the salesmam & salesmanager, I was shown a dealer reciept as to their "Actual
Cost" and that this would be the price I was to pay. Seeing this was during a mid-market time for retail sales and knowing just a "little bit more" than they though I did, I "dumped
the dam" and told them that I knew this was BS and the real cost was after a hidden kick back which was industry-wide. Much "Back Tracking" ensued on their part. (LOL)
(I never did buy an/any auto from them for that reason, and later did not use their repair service due to charges for work that was not done. - And I was on a monthly account!)
IF only I had of questioned then, for the answers needed now . . .