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Old 09-15-2008, 04:32 PM   #1
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Local dealership = failure

I found out today i'm being stationed in Jacksonville, FL for the next few years - so I went to the local dealership to ask about ordering, and markups.

First off he told me that pricing would come out around january 1st, and production most likely around april i tried to correct him and he said that whomever I 'heard' this from must have an 'inside line' , i didn't feel like explaining all the places that have publicized info bout the car and I just moved onto MSRP markup. (btw, if ur job is selling something, wudn't u be inclined to know as much about ur product as possible?)

"Well, until we get price information and how many our dealership will be allotted we can't tell. They may only give us 1, who knows"
needless to say I'm almost positive they'll be jacking up the price...need to find a better dealer
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Old 09-15-2008, 04:39 PM   #2
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There are tons of dealers in Jax (I lived there for 17 year before moving to Mass) you shouldn't have a problem finding a decent one. Sometimes you'll get a bad salesmen too, try going back another time and talking to someone else.

Also Camaros are very popular in the south. Dealers will be getting plenty of cars allocated to them.
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Old 09-15-2008, 05:10 PM   #3
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was it a coggin stealership? I'm in Jax also.
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Old 09-15-2008, 05:18 PM   #4
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Old 09-15-2008, 05:20 PM   #5
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Coggin told me, a couple months ago, they would sell them for around 50K.

I was in there getting a quick fix on My Tahoe... I asked them how they justified that number.

He just gigled at me.

So I left the show room.

But that was before any of the official GM data was released. So, he was probably talking out of his @$$.
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Old 09-15-2008, 05:37 PM   #6
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you should have told him that Scott has told you directly about when production will commence. then punched him in the face
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coggin sucks..... they ripped my dad off so many times it isnt even funny....
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Old 09-15-2008, 05:46 PM   #8
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thats when i was back at the orlando area (st.cloud)
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Old 09-15-2008, 06:28 PM   #9
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coggin sucks..... they ripped my dad off so many times it isnt even funny....
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Old 09-15-2008, 06:29 PM   #10
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You should have asked him if he sleeps through the IDL's
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Old 09-15-2008, 06:54 PM   #11
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We say this a lot, but dealers are really the least knowledgeable about the product. Salesmen DO NOT care about cars, in general. They care about sales and money. It is just another product for them to sale and it wouldn't make a difference if it was a car or a toaster or a vacuum. Its all the same to them. When I worked in inventory at a dealership my boss had me make a product knowledge quiz for the salesmen. Even though all my questions had pretty simple answers straight out of the brochure they give customers (which is very superficial information to begin with) my boss came in the next week and told me to tone it down because they just weren't getting it.
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Old 09-15-2008, 07:30 PM   #12
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There are a few salesmen that are car enthusiasts. The problem is that they halike 32 cars they need to memorize. That and differences between say a malibu, camry, accord, etc. If the salesman is into the car he's trying to sell, it makes him that much more likely to sell the car though. They're trying to talk about the car itself, not just some stats from a brochure.
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you should have told him that Scott has told you directly about when production will commence. then punched him in the face

Something tells me if you mention Scott's name to a salesman he will get a glazed look on his face, of course then he won't see the punch coming so it could work out to be a good thing.
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Old 09-15-2008, 09:56 PM   #14
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was it a coggin stealership? I'm in Jax also.

Yes, it was a Coggin (on blanding Blvd in orange park) i've driven 2 of my friends over there to buy cars and the second time they recognized me and gave me a $100 commission the same guy was there, but he was making a sale and i didn't feel like waiting...so i'll go back later and talk to him on a later date.


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you should have told him that Scott has told you directly about when production will commence. then punched him in the face
that wud've only been worth it if i had a camera man w/ me and I cud've posted the results here!
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Old 09-15-2008, 10:04 PM   #15
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The dealer may just not know very much. That doesn't mean pricing will be high, but I would keep an eye open for other dealers anyway. Be glad that you know more than the dealer. Most dealers simply do their jobs by selling cars. You'll already know enough to make the process shorter and avoid having them go back and forth asking other salespeople about options, pricing, and specs to answer your questions.
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I spoke to a dealer and manager briefly about the Camaro back in February when we purchased our Equinox Sport.

Their reasoning for not having a lot of knowledge (at that time) was that they have more than enough models already available that they have to educate themselves on. They don't really have the time to follow an as-of-yet unavailable vehicle.

Makes sense, imo.
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Old 09-16-2008, 12:23 PM   #17
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I spoke to a dealer and manager briefly about the Camaro back in February when we purchased our Equinox Sport.

Their reasoning for not having a lot of knowledge (at that time) was that they have more than enough models already available that they have to educate themselves on. They don't really have the time to follow an as-of-yet unavailable vehicle.

Makes sense, imo.
Think about them as just doing their jobs. Are you guys enthusiastic about policies, procedures, and products that won't be implemented until next year? When it happens, you learn about it. Until then, you don't really pay much attention.
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Old 09-16-2008, 02:39 PM   #18
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maybe i'm a different kinda person, back when i worked in the local hardware store I tried to learn as much as I possibly could to help people w/ their stuff and whenever a new product was in the midst my co-workers and i would check it out.

I got 'Gorilla' taped to a pole (good stuff!)
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and of course any register-side snack food.

i was always taught knowledge is power, if i sold cars i'd sit in them instead of an office until a customer came by.
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Old 09-16-2008, 03:12 PM   #19
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Just mention MY NAME.....Tell them to watch the NEXT IDL I just posted the info up for in another thread.

Then tell him MSRP or LESS!
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Old 09-16-2008, 05:22 PM   #20
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Just mention MY NAME.....Tell them to watch the NEXT IDL I just posted the info up for in another thread.

Then tell him MSRP or LESS!
That's a good approach. I may tell that to my local dealer if I don't get a job at one.

You're going to get a ridiculous allotment for the Camaro based on your sales.
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Old 09-16-2008, 06:30 PM   #21
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Scotty, if i can't get anyone @ my dealership to abide by my terms, how does ur "drop ship" system work?

i order thro u, and it gets delivered here? and whose waiting list would i be put on?
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You order from us, you pick up by you. Receiving dealers charge us a Predelivery fee of USUALLY $200...if they get bold, they may charge more which would be added to the price. Key is finding the dealer in your area we can work with.....and we'll help you with that.
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Old 09-17-2008, 05:11 AM   #23
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Florida dealers in general are trash from Orlando to Jax
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Old 09-17-2008, 06:01 AM   #24
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I say buy from Camaro Scotty and have the car shipped to your local dealer. He's knowledgeable about the car we're all interested in, and he's always willing to help us. And, there's a good chance his price will still be less than Coggin's, even with the delivery charge.
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Old 09-17-2008, 08:10 AM   #25
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each dealer has a waiting list for their first allotment of camaros right? if i order from Scotty, will i be on his list or since its being sent to my local dealer- coggins list?

(i will most likely drop ship from Camaro Scotty because...well because he IS camaro scotty lol. but i've worked w/ this guy @ my dealership twice w/ my friends' cars and I think he deserves at least a chance at my business he's a good guy)
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