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Old 01-28-2009, 11:45 AM   #1
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Is it possible to convince the dealer to accept a supplier discount lol?

I ordered my car already, but my dealer said they don't accept supplier discounts on the Camaro.

My dealer seems to really like me lol, he said that I'm a nice kid and that he told his wife about me because it turns out that he actually lives around the block from me.

I wonder if there's a way I can get him to take the discount....
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Old 01-28-2009, 12:34 PM   #2
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The only way I've ever gotten a dealer to reduce his price or do something that they won't do is find another dealer who will, take down the dealerships name, phone number, city and the salesmans name and have him put it in writing that they will, go back to your dealer and tell them "Hey this dealer over there has promised in writing that they will do this. I would much rather do business with you but if you can't match it then I will go over there." Most dealers won't believe you and will want to call to confirm what you said and most of the time will agree with your terms.
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GM said in the last IDL that they would be honoring all discounts so he CAN honor it if he wants to. Just have to convince him that he needs to do so to get the sale.
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Old 01-28-2009, 12:46 PM   #4
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GM said in the last IDL that they would be honoring all discounts so he CAN honor it if he wants to. Just have to convince him that he needs to do so to get the sale.
What's an IDL lol?
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I wouldn't honor any supplier discount on any hot moving car. Just makes no business sense. When things start to slow down, I'd do it though.
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Old 01-28-2009, 12:53 PM   #7
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The only way I've ever gotten a dealer to reduce his price or do something that they won't do is find another dealer who will, take down the dealerships name, phone number, city and the salesmans name and have him put it in writing that they will, go back to your dealer and tell them "Hey this dealer over there has promised in writing that they will do this. I would much rather do business with you but if you can't match it then I will go over there." Most dealers won't believe you and will want to call to confirm what you said and most of the time will agree with your terms.
good luck with that. most dealers wont write down what they are offering you unless you can come up with a really good story for what you want it for because they want your business and they know what your doing so dont take them for fools either. i tried that when i was buying my mustang and they wouldn't write anything down for proof and i told them i was just comparign cars and i didnt want to lose the deal.
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What's an IDL lol?
I always thought it was an Acronym for Information DownLoad for the dealers. Apparently, every so often, GM will host an information dump session about products and services via satellite feed to all the dealerships and I think they refer to it as an IDL. I don't have any confirmation on this so consider this more of an educated guess.
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I wouldn't honor any supplier discount on any hot moving car. Just makes no business sense. When things start to slow down, I'd do it though.


For a company thats in as bad of shape as GM right now, they need to offer the discounts, and the dealerships arent selling cars either.

You are putting the car on a pedestal because you are an enthusiast. The car is a hot moving car only because there are enthusiats. The average consumer(who gm is trying to target) will go buy a mustang. They need to give every discount they can to try and sell this car.
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I'm getting the supplier discount from Classic Chevrolet in Grapevine, TX
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For a company thats in as bad of shape as GM right now, they need to offer the discounts, and the dealerships arent selling cars either.

You are putting the car on a pedestal because you are an enthusiast. The car is a hot moving car only because there are enthusiats. The average consumer(who gm is trying to target) will go buy a mustang. They need to give every discount they can to try and sell this car.
I think they will sell every car they will be able to build this year. Too much interest at car shows and media who are not enthusiasts. Car is also well priced compared to the competition.

Supplier discounts don't hit GM's profit on the car, only the dealers. If GM was the one who took the $$$ hit, every dealer would gladly accept every supplier discount because it would be no skin off their back. Don't forget, dealers will probably only get 15 cars on average this year that aren't spoken for. Most of them will come just in time for winter.
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good luck with that. most dealers wont write down what they are offering you unless you can come up with a really good story for what you want it for because they want your business and they know what your doing so dont take them for fools either. i tried that when i was buying my mustang and they wouldn't write anything down for proof and i told them i was just comparign cars and i didnt want to lose the deal.
Me and my parents have had no problems getting them do this. Last month my parents just bought my brother an Impala. We have about 10 dealers within an hours drive and we went around with with a notebook writing down their OTD price, apr, any discounts they accepted and trade in price of his old car. We even got all the salesmen to sign it and even a couple sales managers.
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Dealers don't care whether or not you walk with your Supplier discount on a Camaro. The salesman has bills to pay as well. There's no reason to take $1000-$1500 off of a deal that's already written. Why don't you ask him to fork over his commission to you as a favor? If you don't buy it, someone else will.
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For a company thats in as bad of shape as GM right now, they need to offer the discounts, and the dealerships arent selling cars either.

You are putting the car on a pedestal because you are an enthusiast. The car is a hot moving car only because there are enthusiats. The average consumer(who gm is trying to target) will go buy a mustang. They need to give every discount they can to try and sell this car.
Yup. Not to mention Mustang has a few years on them.
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