Virginia Beach car dealership placed off-limits to service members

Posted at 7:15 AM, Nov 23, 2016

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – US Auto Excellence has been added to the off-limits list to all Hampton Roads service members.

The dealership is located on 3336 Holland Road.

According to a Navy spokesperson, US Auto Excellence was added to the list due to the dealership’s participation in unfair business practices and an illegal business practice known as “bird-dogging.”

“Bird-dogging occurs when someone refers a prospective customer to a particular dealership or salesman for a given fee or compensation. According to Virginia Law, only salespersons licensed to a dealership can assist customers with a purchase of a vehicle,” the spokesperson said.

The current off-limits list includes the following establishments:

  • 7 City’s Custom & Design, 1062 37th St., Norfolk
  • 7 City’s Custom & Design, 117 E. Princess Anne Rd., Norfolk
  • Blazin Herbs, 85 W. Mercury Blvd., Hampton
  • Mellow Smoke Tobacco Shop, 1948 Diamond Springs Rd., Virginia Beach
  • Outer Edge Gifts, 760-B J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News
  • . The Vault, 86 W. Mercury Blvd., Hampton
  • The Vault, 15435-B Warwick Blvd., Newport News
  • The Vault, 4746 George Washington Memorial Hwy., Hayes, Va.
  • Unwind, 731 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Ste. B, Newport News
  • Unwind, 389 W. 21st St., Norfolk
  • US Auto Excellence, 3336 Holland Road, Virginia Beach