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Old 10-15-2008, 03:15 PM   #18
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It's not like GM is advertising to the general public that they can go ahead and order. Like TAG indicated, most dealers have their head stuck in the sand and only care about what is in stock. Then there are the gougers. I hope GM looks at all the dealers who sold out and reward them for moving product by taking alottment from the damn gougers.
Actually, GM can't change the allocation process to reward those dealers that don't rip off their customers. Legally, they are bound to set up a fair and equal way to distribute allocation, such as sales volume for the last 12 months. Those that sell more will get more, those that sell less will get less. Ideally, the buying public would gravitate to the larger dealers that are able to survive based on a large volume of sales at low margin rather than purchasing from dealers that survive on high margin low volume.

My guess is 2000 +/- 5 pre-ordered so far. That's 1 per every 2 dealers, roughly.
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Old 10-15-2008, 03:18 PM   #19
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it's not just the dealers I called the customer service number listed in the Camaro info GM put out and they knew nothing. I waited for 20 mins to be told to call back next week. I gave them my 6 digit order number and they didn't know what it was. A lil shocking seeing how they said you called this number and follow-up with your order.
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Old 10-15-2008, 03:33 PM   #20
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Also if I was GM I would be concerned with my dealers who don't know a damn thing. Those businesses are hurting the company.
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Old 10-15-2008, 03:37 PM   #21
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Also if I was GM I would be concerned with my dealers who don't know a damn thing. Those businesses are hurting the company.
If they are doing it with one product, they are doing it with all.....
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Old 10-15-2008, 03:59 PM   #22
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I think the dealer's are figuring it out, or, GM is getting their attention. My dealer was clueless on just about everthing when I ordered on Monday. They called me today to come by and sign a few things and did they ever have their act together now! I got their allocation, saw the list of orders and got many questoins answered this time. They have taken 12 orders so far and expected to have it filled by this weekend. They are, however, requiring premiums to msrp to take an order. $2000 on the LS, $4000 on the LT and $6000 on the SS. That might slow the ordering down a bit.
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Old 10-15-2008, 04:08 PM   #23
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^^^^ hope you didn't buy from them at a premium
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Old 10-15-2008, 04:20 PM   #24
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a lot more than on this site; thankfully life happens outside the internet
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Old 10-15-2008, 04:33 PM   #25
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a lot more than on this site; thankfully life happens outside the internet
wait................ WHAT?!?!?!

what's next? Santa Claus not being real?
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Old 10-15-2008, 04:47 PM   #26
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You know whats going to drive up demand? The sell out of the original allotments. People right now dont even know its available. Also most people fall in love with the car on the lot. need to feel and drive it before decisions are made. I dont think GM is worried.
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Old 10-15-2008, 05:10 PM   #27
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id bet around 1000 orders have been in so far. they still have alot of time though to get the rest of those people into the dealerships.
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Old 10-15-2008, 05:11 PM   #28
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The dealership that I ordered mine from today was somewhat clueless, the only ones who knew that Chevy started taking orders on Monday where the GM, and the Owner.

So i'd say the 1k range so far is a safe bet + or - a few..
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Old 10-15-2008, 05:48 PM   #29
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well if everyone posted who ordered in the thread, I just counted 95.
I wasnt a member of this forum before Monday (a member on my motorcycle forum posted the camaro5.com address so that is why I joined here.

So there might be quite a few Camaros that were ordered but their future owners are not members here.

I knew pre-ordering had started because Chevy sent me an email Monday morning (I had signed up with them for Camaro updates last year).
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^^^^ hope you didn't buy from them at a premium
Nope, I got on the list awhile back and have it in writing, MSRP guaranteed.
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Old 10-15-2008, 08:11 PM   #31
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I would say 1000 is a good estimate.

As far as the dealers being clueless.... no doubt.

I have called my dealer on numerous occasions and told him what was happening and what was coming up.

Unless they have an enthusist on staff, which most do not, they do not know what is going on.

I think most of use have had to "train" the sales people when we were deaing with.

HELLO.. just type in an address and all the info is right there.
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Old 10-15-2008, 08:26 PM   #32
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you would think the dealers would be better informed. this was not sprung on them. this car could be a shot in the arm for GM.
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my dealer still doesnt have the pricing so i emailed the price sheet from here , to him. hes still clueless.
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Old 10-16-2008, 09:38 PM   #34
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I stand corrected
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