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Old 10-01-2008, 10:25 AM   #1
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Possible Rebate?

PURE SPECULATION on my part.

I received the new incentives for October and one thing that caught my eye was that we are offering $1,000 Conquest Cash on the Traverse.

My dealership has a waiting list and they are all selling for MSRP. (you could buy a Tahoe for that price, but thats for a different thread!)

Basically, if you own a '99 or newer non-GM vehicle, you will get the rebate. You don't have to trade it in, it just has to be registered to the same address as where you live. Doesn't even have to be in your name.

As crazy as it sounds, I have had 4x as many customers ask about the Traverse compared to the Camaro. I wonder if GM would do the same with the Camaro? Might be a good way to get some of the Mustang market to switch over to the good side.
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Old 10-01-2008, 10:30 AM   #2
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PURE SPECULATION on my part.

Basically, if you own a '99 or newer non-GM vehicle, you will get the rebate. You don't have to trade it in, it just has to be registered to the same address as where you live. Doesn't even have to be in your name.

So, basically, because I own a 2004 Ford Expedition for my wife to drive, I'd get a rebate, even if I didn't trade the Ford in? Wow, that's stupid.
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Old 10-01-2008, 10:37 AM   #3
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is this supposed to be an incentive for switching car makes?
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Old 10-01-2008, 10:44 AM   #4
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is this supposed to be an incentive for switching car makes?
It looks like this is intended to draw sales from non-GM brands to GM. This seems like a response to those Ford ads where they give people a Ford car for a week to replace their other car.

It's brilliant business. Loyal customers will come back anyway. Other branded customers will check out the deal and consider GM vehicles.
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Old 10-01-2008, 10:58 AM   #5
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So, basically, because I own a 2004 Ford Expedition for my wife to drive, I'd get a rebate, even if I didn't trade the Ford in? Wow, that's stupid.
Yep. They have done it before. I don't think it really changes a customers loyalty. I have a TON of customers who are Chevy truck guys and their wife drives a Toyota and they used it last time they ran it.

Good deal for the customers, and thats what matters!
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Old 10-01-2008, 11:00 AM   #6
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It looks like this is intended to draw sales from non-GM brands to GM. This seems like a response to those Ford ads where they give people a Ford car for a week to replace their other car.

It's brilliant business. Loyal customers will come back anyway. Other branded customers will check out the deal and consider GM vehicles.
This is exactly why I would not be surprised to see it with the Camaro.

Go buy a $200 1999 Geo Metro, get it registered, get your $1000 rebate, then sell the Metro to the junk yard for $150.
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Old 10-01-2008, 11:15 AM   #7
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This is exactly why I would not be surprised to see it with the Camaro.

Go buy a $200 1999 Geo Metro, get it registered, get your $1000 rebate, then sell the Metro to the junk yard for $150.
you said non gm, Geo Metros WERE GM cars. lol
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Old 10-01-2008, 11:17 AM   #8
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This promotion has only been around for a short time and worked great with the new Malibu. For once GM has a creative idea to get their cars in the driveways of folks who drive other makes.
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Old 10-01-2008, 12:08 PM   #9
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you said non gm, Geo Metros WERE GM cars. lol
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Old 10-01-2008, 12:42 PM   #11
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Cool so I'll just borrow my mom's Ford when I go to buy my Camaro. Excellent.
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Old 10-01-2008, 12:45 PM   #12
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Not to mention with gas prices what they are, Geos are selling for several times their book values. Some people are making money off nothing but buying, fixing, and reselling Geos.
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Not to mention with gas prices what they are, Geos are selling for several times their book values. Some people are making money off nothing but buying, fixing, and reselling Geos.
no joke. prices on geos are crazy right now in my area.
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Old 10-01-2008, 12:59 PM   #14
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Cool so I'll just borrow my mom's Ford when I go to buy my Camaro. Excellent.
Only will work if it is registered to your address. Don't even need to bring it in, just bring a registration.
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Old 10-01-2008, 05:36 PM   #15
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Sweet, I really hope this applies to the Camaro since I currently have a 2002 Mustang. I would have gotten the Camaro anyway, but I'll gladly take $1000 off!
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