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RE: Make it generic
By BRB29 on 7/2/2013 11:04:22 AM , Rating: 2
I normally just walk out and tell them I'm going to the next dealer. I leave them my card and tell them to email me if they want to make the deal. You do that to 3 dealers, at least one of them will give you the price you want. But I live in an area that has plenty of dealers. I feel bad for the ones that doesn't have choices. But if you're going to make a $30k+ purchase, I'm sure you would drive a couple hours if it means you'll save a couple grand.

Dealers argue that their existence creates "competition" amongst the same brands. Yet, their whole sales tactic is to not let you leave and look at what other dealers offer.


RE: Make it generic
By 3DoubleD on 7/2/2013 11:25:19 AM , Rating: 2
You don't even need to go to other, possibly far away, dealerships. What I like to do is first go to the local dealership(s), test drive, figure out what I want exactly (all of the options, ect.). Then I call around starting with a ridiculously low price (although advanced knowledge of the cost price is a better place to start). Slowly increase your price until someone bites, then keep calling around and reference the price that the other guy was going to give you and try and get an even lower offer. Rinse and repeat. When you've settled on a number you like, go back to the guy who spent all that time helping you choose what you like (if you think he did a good job that is) and offer him the lowest price you were quoted (referencing who gave it to you adds cred) in a charitable, yet take it or leave it fashion (usually they'll take it). In this way you can use dealerships that aren't in your area to drive the price down at your local dealership.

Requires a bit of phone work, but you can do it in an hour or two and save thousands. In my experience I find you end up a bit above cost, probably not to far from where Motoman ends up with his far more direct approach (I didn't realize you could look up what cost was!... but why am I really surprised... it's the internet).


RE: Make it generic
By BRB29 on 7/2/2013 11:34:23 AM , Rating: 2
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I didn't realize you could look up what cost was!... but why am I really surprised... it's the internet).


We can find all kinds of crazy things on the internet these days. Like letters from the NSA to Verizon....

cost price is bread crumbs in comparison.


RE: Make it generic
By Mitch101 on 7/2/2013 12:39:43 PM , Rating: 2
Truecar.com just match it and like playing a game with the dealer see how low under everyone else you can get them.


RE: Make it generic
By Lord 666 on 7/2/2013 7:49:23 PM , Rating: 2
This site worked great for me 4 weeks ago. Found a "hidden" $2000 manufacturer incentive. Saved me a ton and actually bought the car (after getting flat bedded from 60 miles away) from a dealership I historically avoided.


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