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Old 08-25-2009, 09:18 PM   #1
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Exclamation Let me give you a word of CAUTION on Drop shipping / courtesy delivery

Since I have got 5 questions today about this - I am posting MY OPINION here:

The "drop ship" delivery is only as good as the receiving dealer....If they weren't easy to work with to get you a car, don't expect much fun with them delivering a drop shipment. Also, if there are ANY issues with the delivery - damage etc....You now have two dealerships that have to work things out.

A dealer that agree'd to terms before my customers Camaro arrived "way up north" tried to tell my customer they had a $1000 fee that needed to be paid to them before delivery. How do you think that added to the excitment of waiting so long for a camaro?

A "typical" fee for a courtesy delivery is about $250. This covers the time for that dealership to do the paperwork. They are already getting the money from GM for the Service PDI.

I HIGHLY recommend that if you buy out of state with a great dealer, go get your car, or have it trucked to you from that dealer. it will be a much better experience!
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Old 08-25-2009, 09:23 PM   #2
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Good info Scott. As usual!
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This is good info for those who are new to the process and are considering a drop shipment. For more information, please inquire with your friendly neighborhood CamaroScotty
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Old 08-25-2009, 09:59 PM   #4
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Scotty,

Dont forget if anyone needs a car transported 10 miles or cross country I will set you up with my contact that moved my COPO - out the 100's of cars we have transported noone even comes close to thier quality and service. Think of them as the Camaro Scotty of the transport world.

As well, they only use enclosed transporters and the rates are exceptional - my Camaro was only $1600 cross country enclosed and wrapped.
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Old 08-28-2009, 12:39 PM   #5
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Scotty,

Dont forget if anyone needs a car transported 10 miles or cross country I will set you up with my contact that moved my COPO - out the 100's of cars we have transported noone even comes close to thier quality and service. Think of them as the Camaro Scotty of the transport world.

As well, they only use enclosed transporters and the rates are exceptional - my Camaro was only $1600 cross country enclosed and wrapped.
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Old 11-18-2009, 05:32 PM   #6
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Scotty, I agree with you on this! Plus, I wanna MEET my customers and take pictures of them with their cars. That's the best part...being involved in the excitement!
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Old 01-05-2010, 08:50 PM   #7
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I wish I could have picked up my camaro in person, but the salesman I'm dealing with at John Sauder is doing very good so far. Car is being shipped to a local dealer that I trust as I am friends with the Internet Sales Manager. Hope all goes well! Costing just over 800 to ship a car from PA to Houston TX.
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Old 01-05-2010, 09:13 PM   #8
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I also have an opinion on this issue. Drop yourself off at CamaroScotty's dealership, and then pick up the car. Once you have the car, take time to bond with it on the ride home. If the ride is over 1,500 miles, the car is fully broken in. From there, get some American Racing Headers, a full exhaust from Magnaflow, a remote twin turbo system by STS, and a good tune. If you do the scheduling right, you could have all of this done before you get home.

Long story short—try to deal with just one dealership. The odds are that CamaroScotty will be my dealer. Ask around. He's a good guy and has delivered a lot of Camaro5 customers' Camaros.
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Old 01-05-2010, 09:15 PM   #9
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There are many great dealers on this site. I went with the one that had the specific car I wanted. CamaroScotty definitely sounds like a stand up guy.
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Old 01-06-2010, 01:09 PM   #10
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I HIGHLY recommend that if you buy out of state with a great dealer, go get your car, or have it trucked to you from that dealer. it will be a much better experience!
yep...one of these 2 steps may cost a little time and/or money, but can typically save the hassle of dealing with an unknown.

good info scotty
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Since I have got 5 questions today about this - I am posting MY OPINION here:

The "drop ship" delivery is only as good as the receiving dealer....If they weren't easy to work with to get you a car, don't expect much fun with them delivering a drop shipment. Also, if there are ANY issues with the delivery - damage etc....You now have two dealerships that have to work things out.

A dealer that agree'd to terms before my customers Camaro arrived "way up north" tried to tell my customer they had a $1000 fee that needed to be paid to them before delivery. How do you think that added to the excitment of waiting so long for a camaro?

A "typical" fee for a courtesy delivery is about $250. This covers the time for that dealership to do the paperwork. They are already getting the money from GM for the Service PDI.

I HIGHLY recommend that if you buy out of state with a great dealer, go get your car, or have it trucked to you from that dealer. it will be a much better experience!
How does the process of registration and getting plates for the car to drive out of state work? Say I am purchasing from CT from your dealership and drove the car home.
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Old 02-28-2010, 11:09 AM   #12
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How does the process of registration and getting plates for the car to drive out of state work? Say I am purchasing from CT from your dealership and drove the car home.
Good question.

When ordering time comes for me I am going to see who can get me the best deal. And I will GLADLY fly to the ends of the Earth to pick up my baby, and to meet the dealer that helps make my dream come true.
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I agree with Camaro Scotty's words of caution and there are risks invovled with drop shipments, however, the car is being shipped from the Plant to the drop dealer the same way its shipped to any other dealer. I had a great experience with drop shipment. BeckyD did her homework, made many calls and found a good drop dealer. Plus, I intend to use this drop dealer for any dealer service on my car that I may need. At the time of my purchase, I couldn't find an Aqua Blue locally. The thought of driving my new car a bunch of extra miles from a northern receiving dealer, flight ticket or an additional shipment cost from the originating dealer was considered. Hopefully, all the GM dealers are supporting drop shipments, working together as extended families to work GM out of their financial crisis.
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Old 03-02-2010, 09:55 AM   #14
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Thats true, but I can name two dealers on this forum that had the recieving dealer try to change the terms of the negotiated deal once the car was about to arrive.

When the receiving dealer then doesn't release the car to the customer who really wants his car, it leaves a sour taste in their mouths. The last thing I want is another dealer ruining the experience. I'm not saying it happens all the time, since I have drop shipped several cars as a last resort, but it has happended more than it should.
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I also have had it work both ways. I have had many VERY successful drop ships and one that certainly could have gone better. Turned out OK in the end for my customer, but he was not treated like the FIRST CLASS customer he should have been. That dealer put my customer behind his own.

That was also after my diligent work to find a good dealer to work with on the drop-ship. I too made MANY phone calls to find one I felt I could trust. There is no way we as salespeople can possibly know all the dealers outside our region. Sure, I know of a few that I would not hesitate to drop-ship to. But we don't know for sure until we have used them.

Scotty's words were a word of 'caution'. Take it for what it's worth...real-life experience!
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Old 03-02-2010, 10:18 AM   #16
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How does the process of registration and getting plates for the car to drive out of state work? Say I am purchasing from CT from your dealership and drove the car home.
You get temp tags to drive the car home. You can finance your home state taxes and registration or pay them yourself when you get back to your state....not a complicated process
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Old 04-01-2010, 06:12 PM   #17
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A good road trip with your car as SOON as possible is about the best thing you could ever do for it. I totally support picking your car up if its a great distance...

I had to go on a 2000 mile trip after getting my car.... And the dealership is like 5 miles away >.>

Took the long way home lol.
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If any of you need a Long Island dealer to drop ship to, give me a call.

Of course we probably have your Camaro in stock but in the evnt we don't, give me a try.
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My family ALWAYS buys cars out of state. We have a residence in Alabama, so we buy the cars there and register them there and avoid some serious sales taxes. Cars are taxed at ordinary sales tax in Georgia, but not in Alabama. Its going to be a $1,200 difference on my Camaro when I get it. Which is hopefully tomorrow!
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Old 06-28-2010, 11:28 PM   #20
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My family ALWAYS buys cars out of state. We have a residence in Alabama, so we buy the cars there and register them there and avoid some serious sales taxes. Cars are taxed at ordinary sales tax in Georgia, but not in Alabama. Its going to be a $1,200 difference on my Camaro when I get it. Which is hopefully tomorrow!
Nothing better than a tax savings!
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Nothing better than a tax savings!
which is one of the reasons i enjoy living in NH. 0% sales tax.
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