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Old 08-07-2007, 11:54 AM   #26
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I sent a message to a couple local dealers inquiring about their stance on dealer markup.

I've only heard back from one so far-

Bennett Chevrolet
6721 Black Horse Pike
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

This was my response from them regarding Dealer Markup-

Thanks for your request in regards the 2009 Camaro. It is our policy to limit our pricing on "hot" products to the actual MSRP. We do have a small waiting list. $500.00 deposit required. Cars will be offered in order of Deposit.


So, I had to ask about that deposit (I know a lot of people don't think we should put down a deposit, but I had to ask). My followup eMail was this-

Thank you very much for the information.

I do have a couple questions now though.

1- Does this deposit hold whatever vehicle arrives on the lot? Or does it guarantee the ability to order to my own specifications? (I personally wish to order my Camaro.)

2- Is this deposit refundable if, when details are released, the buyer decides to wait a bit longer to purchase? Or, God forbid, they decide they are unhappy with the production model and don't wish to purchase at all?

Thank you again,



And, lastly, their response to that-

The deposit secures your place in the allocation process, The Camaro would be ordered to your specifications baring any factory restrictions. The deposit is 100% refundable, we will not hold you to the car if it’s not as expected.

Thanks again for your interest.
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Old 08-07-2007, 12:25 PM   #27
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not bad. sounds like they are willing to work w/ the buyer.
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Old 08-16-2007, 11:54 AM   #28
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I don't know how many of you guys on this forum live in, or around, Michigan, but I work at a Chevrolet dealer here, and we're committed to selling the Camaro at MSRP when it comes in.

Same story as you've heard before, you're buying a place in line, and the ability to order the car to your specifications, barring any factory restrictions.

Our deposit is a refundable $1000, which, obviously, goes toward the purchase price of the car.

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Old 08-28-2007, 04:34 PM   #29
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I spoke to the folks over at Chevrolet of Bellevue (Washington) and they told me that the Camaro would likely be MSRP, not over or under. They are not doing a waiting list at the moment, but when they do it will be $500 - $1000 deposit (non-refundable, I believe) that would go towards the cost of the car.

As TG and others are planning, I have two friends from Alaska coming down to buy theirs as well. We may get another good-sized group together in Western Washington and see if we can't work something out. This is the only Chevy dealer that I've spoken with as of yet, but I'm sure we'll have plenty of time to find the best one before we buy.

The dealership has recently moved to new owners, so I'm not sure of the name, but the number and address are correct:

Chevrolet Hummer of Bellevue
430 116th AVE NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
PH: 425-545-8931
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Old 08-28-2007, 05:00 PM   #30
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And the first west coast dealer has been named. I'm glad WA has one. Now I just have to find one a bit south in CA.
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Old 08-30-2007, 02:11 PM   #31
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Before we start getting too far ahead of ourselves... has anyone actually ever heard of a dealership giving discounts based on quantity? I mean, other than fleet discounts for a business.

I think we'd have to find a dealership that was silly enough to believe they wouldn't be able to sell all of their Camaros without help from us.

I'll call my dealership this afternoon and see how silly they are.
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Old 08-30-2007, 06:06 PM   #32
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You're going to have trouble finding a dealership that is actually going to HAVE multiple units to sell (that aren't spoken for). For example, we're a platinum status dealership, and we have <B>two</B> 2008 Malibu allocations for the first shipment.

I'm not saying you won't be able to get volume discounts, I'm just saying you're not going to find a dealership where you can get 10 Camaros as soon as they come out.
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Old 08-30-2007, 06:18 PM   #33
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You're going to have trouble finding a dealership that is actually going to HAVE multiple units to sell (that aren't spoken for).
So this is going back to what has been discussed on multiple threads before about the importance of a waiting list. Do those two spots account for the special orders as well, or is that two for the lot and additional cars to cover all orders placed before the release date?
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Old 08-31-2007, 03:20 PM   #34
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The way it works is that every dealership gets a certain allotment of cars. A waiting list occurs when the dealership has more orders for these cars than it has allotments.

For example, our dealership has no waiting list to order a 2008 Corvette Z06, or C6, but the dealership down the street does. This is because our dealership has a larger allotment of cars than they do. Simple as pie.

So how does this relate to the Camaro? It basically means that if there is a waiting list, there will be no cars on the lot. The only exception would be if a dealership wanted a Camaro to "show", which was not for sale. Otherwise, until the waiting list is tapped out, there will be no Camaros on the lot.

Hope this clears things up.
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Old 09-30-2007, 12:20 PM   #35
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I sent a message to a couple local dealers inquiring about their stance on dealer markup.

I've only heard back from one so far-

Bennett Chevrolet
6721 Black Horse Pike
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

This was my response from them regarding Dealer Markup-

Thanks for your request in regards the 2009 Camaro. It is our policy to limit our pricing on "hot" products to the actual MSRP. We do have a small waiting list. $500.00 deposit required. Cars will be offered in order of Deposit.


So, I had to ask about that deposit (I know a lot of people don't think we should put down a deposit, but I had to ask). My followup eMail was this-

Thank you very much for the information.

I do have a couple questions now though.

1- Does this deposit hold whatever vehicle arrives on the lot? Or does it guarantee the ability to order to my own specifications? (I personally wish to order my Camaro.)

2- Is this deposit refundable if, when details are released, the buyer decides to wait a bit longer to purchase? Or, God forbid, they decide they are unhappy with the production model and don't wish to purchase at all?

Thank you again,



And, lastly, their response to that-

The deposit secures your place in the allocation process, The Camaro would be ordered to your specifications baring any factory restrictions. The deposit is 100% refundable, we will not hold you to the car if it’s not as expected.

Thanks again for your interest.
Well this is good to know, i live in NJ and would prefer not traveling out of state to pick one of these bad boys up, however I must warn you about the deposit, it is much easier for them to say sure the deposit is refundable now then when you come in 6 months after you dropped it off requesting it back. Their GM will probably not sign off on it immediately and you won't be issued it back in cash, nor will a check probably be cut on the spot. Dealers don't like giving money back, especially deposits, i used to work for a Ford dealership and they would give customers the run around when attempting to give a deposit back.
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Old 10-13-2007, 11:59 PM   #36
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Any dealers in Tennessee? I have called a couple that have no current info on the cars! I need a dealer that wants to sell me a Camaro!
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Old 10-19-2007, 05:40 PM   #37
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I just spoke with a sales manager from Priority Chevy in Norfolk VA. He stated to me that from his understanding production will start in Feb 2009. I asked about a waiting list or deposit... He stated to me that if there is anyone that has a waiting list or is taking deposits you might want to think twice about dealing with them. He stated Corporate Chevy has not given them hardly any information and if there are dealerships taking money, he is doubtful that deposit will guarentee anyone anything.

Priority is about the largest Chevy dealership in Hampton Roads and well trusted. He took my name and number and told me that he would contact me should he hear anything.
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Old 10-19-2007, 07:36 PM   #38
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He stated to me that from his understanding production will start in Feb 2009.
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He stated to me that if there is anyone that has a waiting list or is taking deposits you might want to think twice about dealing with them. He stated Corporate Chevy has not given them hardly any information and if there are dealerships taking money, he is doubtful that deposit will guarentee anyone anything.
Supposedly, the deposits that dealers are taking, are garanteeing a spot to order. But stupidly, this dealer is correct - no volume, or distribution numbers have been released.
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Old 12-16-2007, 05:25 AM   #39
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Any dealers in Tennessee? I have called a couple that have no current info on the cars! I need a dealer that wants to sell me a Camaro!
what part of TN? I have family there and my dad who's on this forum might be able to help. I know of a couple of dealerships I'd look into around the tri cities area. I honestly don't know what their stance is right now. I'll email my dad and see if he can find something out.
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Old 12-22-2007, 03:09 PM   #40
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As far as I know you can order as GM car from any GM dealer so I am putting this dealer because they would not go above MSRP for the Hummer. They should have a Chevy franchise soon anyway, I have a close relative who works there

Willamson Cadillac Hummer
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Old 01-16-2008, 09:45 PM   #41
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Unhappy ordering

even though they are a gm dealer, until they become a chevy dealer, they won't be able to order any chevy product...sorry.:(
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As far as I know you can order as GM car from any GM dealer so I am putting this dealer because they would not go above MSRP for the Hummer. They should have a Chevy franchise soon anyway, I have a close relative who works there

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Old 02-19-2008, 08:21 PM   #42
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Good Chevrolet in Renton, WA stated that they would be at or below msrp. Also, the only list they have is for calling people when they can order one.

Brett Chevrolet in Kent, WA will charge more than msrp.
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Old 03-11-2008, 05:14 PM   #43
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This place is awesome, no haggling, dealers don't work off of commission. They were the first in the Dayton/Cincinnati area with a HHR SS and it had a sticker of 25,225 and they had the "Only Price" for $23,112

When they had a C6 Convertible, they had over 8k knocked off of it.
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Old 03-11-2008, 06:38 PM   #44
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so is that a negatory on the CA dealers?? im willing to go roughly 75mi outta my way. i live in long beach, Socal. 90808. ill ask my friend where he got his truck
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Old 03-14-2008, 09:57 PM   #45
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Where do you plan on purchasing your 2010 Chevrolet Camaro?

Considering we all live in California, or say we do heh. Any quality dealerships worth considering? Specific salesman? Just curious.
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Chapman Chevy in Tempe, AZ. I have a friend who works there and I want one without a front plate bracket.
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yep, guess all of the californian dealers are gougers already
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The way it works is that every dealership gets a certain allotment of cars. A waiting list occurs when the dealership has more orders for these cars than it has allotments.

For example, our dealership has no waiting list to order a 2008 Corvette Z06, or C6, but the dealership down the street does. This is because our dealership has a larger allotment of cars than they do. Simple as pie.

So how does this relate to the Camaro? It basically means that if there is a waiting list, there will be no cars on the lot. The only exception would be if a dealership wanted a Camaro to "show", which was not for sale. Otherwise, until the waiting list is tapped out, there will be no Camaros on the lot.

Hope this clears things up.

That's pretty clear and to restate allocation basically transends the entire line. Chevrolet wants every dealer to have the vehicle when it's first produced, however if a dealership doesn't sell any Corvettes why should it get allocation for any. It's a little different on new models but you should get the idea of allocation and how it works. Allocation for the Camaro will be no different but you can be sure it will be based on the sales of previous year, what vehicle is uncertain but maybe something like Corvette, Impala SS or even previous 2002 Camaro Sales.

I think the best strategy is to build the relationship with your Chevy Dealer so that when your ready to buy they will be better prepared to assist you, instead of being a number on a waiting list
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Hey Minnesota Dealers!!!!

Since no one from MN has chimed in yet, I guess when the weather gets nicer, it give me a reason top put the top down on the vette and go for a tool . I have probably 20 dealers within an hours or so.
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I'll be person number two here asking for any GM dealers here in South Florida that will honor MSRP or go below.
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