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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Vol. 36, No 11 May 30th, 1973

Showrooms Bugged

Showrooms Bugged

Automobile showrooms are being bugged so that a salesman can leave the room and then listen in on any conversation the prospective clients may hold. In this way he can often find out what the customers are really interested in — like a particular colour, or price range — and return with an offer that is hard to refuse.

This information was printed in a report released by the San Francisco based Consumer Action Group and was written by an ex-car salesman. Mike Harris, who says this type of activity is quite normal The Consumer Action Group is urging consumers to be wary of discussing an automobile deal in or around the offices of car salesmen

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