What is the biggest scam you’ve ever seen?
Answer by Teymour Bourial:
The Audi A3.
Now don't get me wrong. I'm sure it's a great car, with comfy seats and a great engine. Problem is, you probably overpaid it. A lot.
That statement doesn't apply to you if you bought the car when it first came out. At that time, Audi decided that they wanted to reach younger customers, most of which were on a budget. They came out with the A3 for that exact reason and priced it around €15,000.
Sweet deal, right? Too sweet actually. For many people, the whole point of buying a premium car is to get the prestige out of it. You don't get that when it's known that the Audi A3 is the "cheap" line.
As a result, very few people bought one. What did Audi do? They took the price to €25,000 the next year, for the exact same car.
What happened? Sales boomed and they enventually sold thousands of A3's after the price hike. That car is one of their best-sellers now.
Some of us obviously love to get scammed.