Well, I guess someone should post an opposing view
I was out in Port Townsend Washington on vacation and was walking around the docks and spotted a beautiful boat for sale. I called the broker (even though it was maybe 8:00 PM) and left a message asking if I could see it the next morning (as I was leaving for Seattle later in the day). He called back that night and set up a time early in the morning. He showed me that boat and one or two other boats in the Port Townsend Marina, knew all about the history of each boat, explained some of the features I wasn''t familiar with.
Then, when he heard I was going down to Bainbridge Island that day, he offered to show me a few boats there, as he was planning a trip to that office later in the day anyway.
We met up again later in Bainbridge and he showed me another couple of boats, all nearly exactly what I was looking for, let me look as long as I wanted to and never pressed me to plunk down any deposits.
One of the nicest "salesperson" I''ve ever met.
Blue and Gold Yachts in Daytona Beach went out of their way to help me through the purchase of the boat I finally settled on.
I''m sure like in any business, you have the good and the bad. Luckily, I''ve run into a lot of the good ones!