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Old 01-27-2009, 07:48 PM   #1
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Question How to convince dealer to lower price

Ok, my dealer told me when I ordered that they were going to add 10,000 dollars to the MSRP because of the demand on the car. But now I'm reading threads where dealers are being so generous, and I'm wondering. Are there any tactics to convince the dealer to lower the price? I think the manager thinks I'm a snot-nose that will throw a fit if his parents don't buy the car, and that's why he set the price so high, hoping to make a couple grand. I feel like me and my parent's are being played :(
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Old 01-27-2009, 07:53 PM   #2
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Yeah, go and tell him you are paying MSRP or you are not buying. And when he says fine, walk away and go find somewhere else to buy the car. Dealers will only get away with mark-ups if people are dump enough to buy a marked up car. Don't do it.
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Old 01-27-2009, 07:57 PM   #3
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Find a different dealer.
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Old 01-27-2009, 08:08 PM   #4
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Is there still time to pre-order?
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Old 01-27-2009, 08:09 PM   #5
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Is there still time to pre-order?
Sure. Ordering is still open. Look in the MSRP or lower thread for possible alternative dealer ideas. Or PM CamaroScotty and take a road trip.
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Old 01-27-2009, 08:16 PM   #6
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Thanks for the help. The dealer is 2 hours away, so I'm gonna have to wait a while. And to think I was so close to being a dealer's fool.
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Old 01-27-2009, 11:16 PM   #7
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Seriously,,,,, there are tons of dealers across the nation that are being straight up and helping Joe Q customer out. I didnt get the greatest deal, but I got the car @ MSRP and got a year of oil changes/car washes for free to boot. I just told them [sincerly becuase we all need to make money to stay alive] that I just couldnt buy a car from GM when they were in the financial condition that they are in without getting something to show that GM is dedicated to me. Its the truth. Why would I buy a car for above MSRP when I can walk down the street and get a 2 for 1 deal from Dodge? WTF sense does that make? Just remember, you best tactic is to walk away.
I dont know where you located but my dealer has an allocation of 7 with 5 orders on the books. You want to buy from them, PM me and I will show you the way.
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Old 01-27-2009, 11:19 PM   #8
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One more thing, get online and search for auto negotiation,,, you will get a lot of hits on articles showing you what to do. But just use common sense and be honest with the guys. No all salesmen are trying to screw you so dont come out the gates the wrong way. If you start off negative you have no where else to go but down from there.
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Old 01-28-2009, 01:46 AM   #9
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Thanks for the help. The dealer is 2 hours away, so I'm gonna have to wait a while. And to think I was so close to being a dealer's fool.
Glad you came to your senses. It is only when everyone refuses to pay rediculous markups on cars that we teach stupid dealers a lesson.
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Noe, it sounds like you already placed your order with this dealer? If so, did you put down a deposit? If so, I certainly hope you negotiated for a refundable deposit!!! If you didn't get that in writing he might not give it back. But as everyone else here has said, he needs to sell at MSRP or you need to walk out and find a different dealer, $10K is ridiculous. Good Luck, keep us posted.
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Old 01-28-2009, 06:16 AM   #11
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Yep, tell them there are WAY too many dealers out there doing MSRP....SO you're going elsewhere. If you can handle a few months wait, you'll save 10 geezers.
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Old 01-28-2009, 07:21 AM   #12
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tell them to stick it!!

plenty of places to order msrp
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Old 01-28-2009, 07:28 AM   #13
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Don't know what part of the country you are in but my dealer here in Greensboro, NC has agreed to MSRP and they have 1 available alotment left of 9 alotments as of a week ago. So if you live within driving distance and are interested, let me know and I'll pass you my salesman's information so you can give him a call...
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Old 01-28-2009, 09:13 AM   #14
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tell them to stick it!!

I just ordered yesterday for MSRP + supplier discount
Did you get final numbers on supplier discount? I've heard anywhere from 1400-1800 off on a 2SS. I have only seen employee pricing listed here. Can you confirm/deny?
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Old 01-28-2009, 09:46 AM   #15
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I ordered 10/14 and agreed to MSRP and GMPP will be at dealer cost. The dealer said times are tough and they want to sell cars. You can't do that if you mark up the price like that!!! Glad you went elsewhere!
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Old 01-28-2009, 05:11 PM   #16
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Well I sent an email to the dealership, to negotiate the pricing, and I did leave a $1,000 deposit. But I didn't get it written in paper :( . In the email I said how "I have other dealerships offering MSRP, but since I have placed the order there, that I would like to consult the matter with them before placing an order elsewhere." Sound good? Then I got an email from @autonation.com telling me a "new car manager" was going to contact me today. So far nothing....
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Old 01-28-2009, 05:12 PM   #17
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Has anyone been able to talk a dealer down lower then MSRP ? I did the build your Camaro thing from Camaroz28 and it was like $37,000 for a 1ss with the RS package, Premium sound system, and Automatic tranny....

Think they would sell it for like say.. $31,000? Or are most selling it @ MSRP only and no lower?
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I am near chicago and the dealer I used has a few orders left also and he is charging MSRP. One dealer in another state told me that was illegal in that state to charge that much over MSRP. In that state they had to show for all the mark ups and $10,000 would get a dealer in that state in legal trouble.
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Old 01-28-2009, 05:21 PM   #20
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Dang. My dealer even told me it could go up to $15,000 more, depending on the "demand"
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Has anyone been able to talk a dealer down lower then MSRP ? I did the build your Camaro thing from Camaroz28 and it was like $37,000 for a 1ss with the RS package, Premium sound system, and Automatic tranny....

Think they would sell it for like say.. $31,000? Or are most selling it @ MSRP only and no lower?
How did you get a 1SS up to 37k?
MSRP 30995
RS 1200
Auto 995
Stereo 495

totals to $33,685
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Dang. My dealer even told me it could go up to $15,000 more, depending on the "demand"
Where's Blur ?????

I'll start it off for him...

Your dealer is an idiot.
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How did you get a 1SS up to 37k?
MSRP 30995
RS 1200
Auto 995
Stereo 495

totals to $33,685


This what my Invoice has on it....
1SS - 30,995.00
Automatic - 995.00
RS Package - 1,200.00
Premium Sound System - 495.00
Body Color Painted Engine Cover - 285.00
Car Cover - 360.00
Plus a 8% sales tax - 2,746.40
= $37,076.40

I wonder if can talk them into going lower then MSRP??



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Dang. My dealer even told me it could go up to $15,000 more, depending on the "demand"
Dude that is horrible... i'd be finding a different dealer right away and give them the bird as I walk out.
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This what my Invoice has on it....
1SS - 30,995.00
Automatic - 995.00
RS Package - 1,200.00
Premium Sound System - 495.00
Body Color Painted Engine Cover - 285.00
Car Cover - 360.00
Plus a 8% sales tax - 2,746.00
= $37,076.40

I wonder if can talk them into going lower then MSRP??
Sorry, I didn't add the sales tax... not to mention the 2 little "goodies"

As far as going lower than MSRP, good luck. It has been done a few times here though, however that's generally because of a dealer accepting GMS/GSU.
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Sorry, I didn't add the sales tax... not to mention the 2 little "goodies"

As far as going lower than MSRP, good luck. It has been done a few times here though, however that's generally because of a dealer accepting GMS/GSU.
lol noob Q. Whats GMS / GSU
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