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Old 01-14-2015, 01:19 AM   #1
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Got an auction offer????????

Got a letter from the my local Dealership today. Apparently some maniacs want to offer "top dollar" for my 2011 2SS for an auction. Letter looks legit but idk guys, why do you think? Has anybody gotten something like this??
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Old 01-14-2015, 01:23 AM   #2
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They want you to trade it in for a 2015. Pretty simple.
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Old 01-14-2015, 03:59 AM   #3
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It's a tactic. Nothing more, and nothing really legit about the letter.
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Old 01-14-2015, 05:10 AM   #4
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top dollar at an auction lol
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Old 01-14-2015, 05:14 AM   #5
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They want you to think that you are getting a deal. They know the secondary market for the Camaro is good, so they want to get you into a new one so they can make a big profit on your used one. I get these from time to time, at least you got it for your current car... My previous dealer sent me one of them, listing the car that I had... Problem is, I had already traded that vehicle into them about 6 months earlier for a different vehicle.
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Old 01-14-2015, 05:58 AM   #6
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Yea I am still getting these letters for my Monte Carlo, 4 cars ago
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Old 01-14-2015, 06:59 AM   #7
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only way it's a deal if a check is enclosed for what you WANT for the car.
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Old 01-14-2015, 07:02 AM   #8
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Every dealer does this. They want you to come in and look around so they can haggle you. Throw the letter in the trash!
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Old 01-14-2015, 07:26 AM   #9
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By "top dollar" they mean ~ $3,000 below trade in value...
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Old 01-14-2015, 07:36 AM   #10
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A dealer near me goes as far as to print out an e-mail from someone claiming to be looking for car like mine, and attaching a post-it note with the salesman's number to call.
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Old 01-14-2015, 07:55 AM   #11
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Devote your energies to finding your long lost cousin and helping him flee the dictatorship he currently resides in with all his money....he'll be so grateful he will share his fortune with you......don't disregard this letter or phone call when you get it...it will change your life.
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Old 01-14-2015, 07:57 AM   #12
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Scam to get you in the door
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Old 01-14-2015, 08:00 AM   #13
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my dealership has called me once or twice a day since I brough my car in for service last week asking to buy my car back and get me a "good deal on a new 2015". I guess they think calling me 5-6 times will get me to come in. No tact...
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Old 01-14-2015, 08:43 AM   #14
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top dollar at auction is thousands less than what the car is worth private party or for a trade. throw that bitch away
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Old 01-14-2015, 08:55 AM   #15
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Yea I am still getting these letters for my Monte Carlo, 4 cars ago
Hell, I still get them from Honda wanting my Civic commute car I traded for a Camaro 3 years ago.

It's just a ploy to get you in their dealership, OP. Then they will wheel and deal to get you into a new car. They know the first step in selling you a new car is to get you to get rid of your current one.
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Old 01-14-2015, 09:04 AM   #16
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I get those offers all the time. The dealers must spend a lot of money on these mailings because it's usually a huge glossy print. My favorites are the ones that contain a key and tell you that you may have won a free car.
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Old 01-14-2015, 10:28 AM   #17
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Or how about the magic scratch off numbers to win a new car if you go in and scratch it there.

Yup, go in when it is really busy and compare your number to any other patron doing the same. (They cant kick you out)

The numbers are ALWAYS the same. Always. Everone is a loser.
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Old 01-14-2015, 11:21 AM   #18
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Dealer scam.....

They tried the same thing when I was selling my V6.
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Old 01-14-2015, 12:16 PM   #19
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Dear Mr. SARAH PARKER:

There is an extreme and critical shortage of 1994 Cheverlot Celebrity in your area, and JONESTON HONDA has learned that you have one. We are willing to pay you TOP DOLLAR for this highly sought after vehicle.

Please make an appointment to come in to JONESTON HONDA as soon as possible, so that we can offer you the top dollar for your highly sought after, rare, and desirable model of a 1994 Cheverlot Celebrity and while you are here, as a symbol of our gratitude for providing us with the rare and cherished collectible 1994 Cheverlot Celebrity, we can offer you our very lowest price on a fine selection of new Hondas and other vehicles on our sales lot.

Sincerely and personally awaiting your response,

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(To clarify, dealers send these out all the time, doesn't matter who you are or what you drive... a computer plugs in names and registry info, and out pops a letter to trick you into thinking that you are sitting on a gold mine that the dealer wants to pay you for... and practically GIVE you one of their cars at the same time.)

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Old 01-14-2015, 12:20 PM   #20
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Auction lol ..Yes your car is that one they have been searching for..... don't bite ...its a bait and switch you into the dealer for a new car ..... Your trade will be devalued and low balled big time.......... Ask me how i know lol
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Old 01-14-2015, 12:22 PM   #21
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You mean there isn't some millionaire sitting at an auction RIGHT NOW waiting for my base model Camaro to roll in so he can promptly add it to his immense and valued collection?

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Old 01-14-2015, 12:23 PM   #22
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Go there and report back. Should be an interesting read.
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Old 01-14-2015, 12:23 PM   #23
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It's nothing more than a sales tactic to try to strike up business.


1994 Cheverlot Celebrity....lol!
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Old 01-14-2015, 12:23 PM   #24
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I love the mailers that reference a car I haven't had in so long I forget I ever even owned it! :p
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Old 01-14-2015, 12:35 PM   #25
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I got one of these last year for my h2 hummer they said they would give me 24k for it so I went to dealer just to check it out. It took 3 hrs but I got them to give me 24k for my hummer and I drove off in a big black jacked up truck rolling on 35s
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