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Old 05-23-2009, 12:37 AM   #1
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Putnam GM Burlingame California Roll Call

Any other members order from Ed at Putnam and have an experience similar to Saving41(Greg)
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Old 05-23-2009, 01:39 AM   #2
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I also ordered a car from Ed Cerepak at Putnam, who committed GMS pricing to me back in October.

Last I heard, my car was at 3300. I tried to reach him today for information, but was unable to. I plan to call the General Manager or Owner at Putnam over the next couple days to find out whats going on.
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Old 05-23-2009, 06:10 AM   #3
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Good luck Aaron, im absolutely certain they will NOT be honoring your agreement for GMS if they wouldnt honor Saving41's agreement for MSRP. If I were you, I would cancel my order and go somewhere else now and save yourself the heart break of having to see someone else driving off with your car.
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Old 05-23-2009, 06:48 AM   #4
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Well, hopefully Greg (Savings41) has a pleasant experience with the new dealer. If so, I think a lot more people will be going through the same one.
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Old 05-23-2009, 07:52 AM   #5
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Any other members order from Ed at Putnam and have an experience similar to Saving41(Greg)
Dude seriously cancel that order and move on. They have shown there true colors with other members here . You'll wait all these months then u can bank there gona jack the price on you. Why put yourself through that hell. Move on..

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Old 05-23-2009, 10:26 AM   #6
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Everybody Please keep us up to date with your experience with Putnam and Ed. I think there are about 27 of us and I also cannot get a call back. If anyone else finds a Bay Area dealer with allocation at MSRP let us know.
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Old 05-23-2009, 10:37 AM   #7
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Good luck Aaron, im absolutely certain they will NOT be honoring your agreement for GMS if they wouldnt honor Saving41's agreement for MSRP. If I were you, I would cancel my order and go somewhere else now and save yourself the heart break of having to see someone else driving off with your car.
DO NOT CANCEL YOUR ORDER!!!!

The car will still get made and delivered to these crooks if you do. Then they will have the legal right to sell it to anyone and make their huge profits.

Hang onto that order and let them TRY and screw you. Then you guys can all join together in a class action lawsuit against these creeps!

There more of you they try and rip off the better!
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Old 05-23-2009, 10:40 AM   #8
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Yikes. I have an order with Ed at Putnam GM.
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Old 05-23-2009, 10:42 AM   #9
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DO NOT CANCEL YOUR ORDER!!!!

The car will still get made and delivered to these crooks if you do. Then they will have the legal right to sell it to anyone and make their huge profits.

Hang onto that order and let them TRY and screw you. Then you guys can all join together in a class action lawsuit against these creeps!

There more of you they try and rip off the better!
I wouldn't cancel either.

In fact, at this point, with 41's experience to back me, I would look to a Legal Beagle and see if I could not file a TRO (temporary restraining order) against the dealership receiving the Camaro, and have the shipment diverted to another dealer.

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Old 05-23-2009, 10:47 AM   #10
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Dam, they are going to shaft 27 customers?? Chances are high that 1 0f those 27 will go beserk on them.
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Old 05-23-2009, 11:44 AM   #11
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I can't wait to see the fallout w/ this dealership after all the bad publicity that's about to be handed to them! I hope the news crews DO decide to do an investigative story on them and we get to watch their faces go red in shame & embarassment. Oh, the wrath I would unleash if this were to happen to me w/ my dealer!
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Old 05-23-2009, 01:31 PM   #12
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I'm going to get in touch with the folks at Putnam. I expect them to fulfill their price quote to me.

If they don't, I won't go and do anything illegal. I'll simply sue them for my deposit, my time, and any profit that they made on the vehicle over the price that was committed to me. I'll also file complaints with the BBB, Chamber of Commerce, GM, and anyone else I can think of.

I generally don't get mad. I get even.
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Old 05-23-2009, 02:21 PM   #14
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DO NOT CANCEL YOUR ORDER!!!!

The car will still get made and delivered to these crooks if you do. Then they will have the legal right to sell it to anyone and make their huge profits.

Hang onto that order and let them TRY and screw you. Then you guys can all join together in a class action lawsuit against these creeps!

There more of you they try and rip off the better!
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Old 05-23-2009, 04:47 PM   #15
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Is there any chance Putznam got the "letter" and don't really care who they screw as they'll be out of buisness anyway?

Just wondering.
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Old 05-23-2009, 04:58 PM   #16
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They are established and move a lot of cars. They are most likely staying in business.
Anybody who ordered from them able to get clarification yet?
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Old 05-23-2009, 07:50 PM   #17
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I'm going to get in touch with the folks at Putnam. I expect them to fulfill their price quote to me.

If they don't, I won't go and do anything illegal. I'll simply sue them for my deposit, my time, and any profit that they made on the vehicle over the price that was committed to me. I'll also file complaints with the BBB, Chamber of Commerce, GM, and anyone else I can think of.

I generally don't get mad. I get even.
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ok back on topic,
i think you should go with the plan of not canceling and team up against the dealer. you would have a better chance of getting more bad publicity that way
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Old 05-23-2009, 08:09 PM   #18
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Well,
I just got back from Boardwalk Chevrolet in Redwood City, and placed another order for my 1SS (thx again mindz). The very same deal that I thought I had with Putnam. I was treated very well by the sales staff. I know that I will have to start my wait period again...but overall there wasn't much else I could do to get the car I wanted.
I really think many of you will get your cars at the agreed upon price. Most likely because the availability of the Camaro should bring the demand down. Maybe you can even market adjust your deal down to reflect that fact.
It would be hard for me to cancel my order if I was in any of your positions, even after the crappy experience I just had. Now if I could transfer my sold order to a different dealer (which I believe is not possible), this would have been a better option.
If I were a new car buyer, I would never consider patronizing this establishment.

Anyway, Good luck to you all! Thanks again for all the help and support!
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Well,
I just got back from Boardwalk Chevrolet in Redwood City, and placed another order for my 1SS (thx again mindz). The very same deal that I thought I had with Putnam. I was treated very well by the sales staff. I know that I will have to start my wait period again...but overall there wasn't much else I could do to get the car I wanted.
I really think many of you will get your cars at the agreed upon price. Most likely because the availability of the Camaro should bring the demand down. Maybe you can even market adjust your deal down to reflect that fact.
It would be hard for me to cancel my order if I was in any of your positions, even after the crappy experience I just had. Now if I could transfer my sold order to a different dealer (which I believe is not possible), this would have been a better option.
If I were a new car buyer, I would never consider patronizing this establishment.

Anyway, Good luck to you all! Thanks again for all the help and support!
Good luck to you Saving 41 , and so sorry this has happened to you and anyone else this has happened to .Damn the Unscrupulios Dealers , ( however you spell it ) Best wishes to your dealings with your new dealer !!!
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Old 05-23-2009, 09:51 PM   #20
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I would love to hear that the Putzman 27" all at once show up at the Dealer Memorial day Monday and all together just say "Whats Up"? The OP has got to be one of the most forgiving people I ever heard of.
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Old 05-23-2009, 11:35 PM   #21
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OK! So, my girlfriend, NikkiCamaro, put her order in with Ed at Putnam back in April, and we were told that we would be getting MSRP.

After talking to a couple lawyer buddies of ours, we got a bit of advice, and basically this could go in a few different directions. We're still thinking over how we should deal with it, but I think we are going to write something up, confirming our agreement of MSRP to send to the dealership.

Besides the MSRP issue, I feel as if we have been getting the runaround from Putnam since we put our order in back in April. We're apparently still at 1100, even after some very vague language he used to describe our order status a few weeks ago. We hear basically nothing from him, and whenever we do email him, which is maybe once every two weeks or so, we get a very vague, response, usually no longer than a few words. I'm beginning to wonder if he even intends on selling us the car, or if he is just taking us for a ride.

This is really unfortunate, because Ed was really nice to us when we went in and made our order.

After hearing about Saving41's ordeal, I am getting really concerned. I would suggest emailing Putnam and confirming MSRP for anyone who ordered from him. I think that we are going to talk to them this weekend for some clarity, maybe even head down there tomorrow or Monday, to see if we are wasting our time.

Also, apparently, there are a few other legal tricks we could pull if things go bad, so I'll keep track of this thread.
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Old 05-23-2009, 11:57 PM   #22
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I just want to say to all the forum members and the powers above who came here to support me through the events of the past few days is:bo w::bo w:

Whatever you all have done, something worked for me. I have things resolved to my complete satisfaction as of 9:30 tonight. Extreme thanks to Ed and Mike and all who have worked in my behalf.:thumbu p:

This forum and it's members are AWESOME!!!!
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I just want to say to all the forum members and the powers above who came here to support me through the events of the past few days is:bo w::bo w:

Whatever you all have done, something worked for me. I have things resolved to my complete satisfaction as of 9:30 tonight. Extreme thanks to Ed and Mike and all who have worked in my behalf.:thumbu p:

This forum and it's members are AWESOME!!!!
That is great !! Are you willing to share the details ??
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Old 05-24-2009, 12:35 AM   #24
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That is great !! Are you willing to share the details ??
I can't at this time, but the folks that have the orders in should be less worried about delivery of their cars. The members here and a few people stood up for a person they did not know, and delivered a message that
was loud and clear...and to this point I am satisfied.

What I can say is THANK YOU ALL!!!!
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I can't at this time, but the folks that have the orders in should be less worried about delivery of their cars. The members here and a few people stood up for a person they did not know, and delivered a message that
was loud and clear...and to this point I am satisfied.

What I can say is THANK YOU ALL!!!!
Glad to hear things worked out well for you , good luck with all your future dealings
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