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#1225 of 6471 Discount Confusion -
Jul 13, 2001 (12:40 am)
GMS - GM employee discount on vehicles already in dealer stock - price is slightly below invoice.
GMO - GM employee discount on vehicles you order to your specifications - price is a little better than GMO (maybe $500-$700 better ?).
Both GMS and GMO are around 5% below invoice, but price depends on vehicle. Slow selling vehicles have better discounts. As mentioned above, forget buying a Vette on GMS or GMO. Also, dealers don't have to honor GMS/GMO discounts. Some dealers still don't honor GMS/GMO on Yukons/Yukon XLs.
GM Supplier rebate is different - discount for employees of companies that supply parts to GM factories - price is not as good as GMS/GMO.
I got a $1000 discount certificate in the mail on a Tahoe or Suburban if delivery is taken before 9/30/01 (2001 or 2002 model). This is a GM credit card member offer.
A local Chevy dealer is offering to double the $1000 gas tank rebate on Tahoes/Suburbans for a limited time. I have not yet checked out whether this is allowed in combination with a GMS/GMO purchase.
Phoenix dealers are listing Tahoes and Yukons at $6000 below MSRP. The fine print indicates stacking a lot of discounts most people don't qualify for (college graduate, active military, GM Truck Show In Motion coupon, GM conquest coupon, Olds owner loyalty rebate, gas tank settlement discount, etc.) I would be interested in hearing if anyone has actually used any of these special discounts, and if they can be used with GMS/GMO.
If you are a GM employee you can get GMS pricing via the GM Family First website and a special version of GM Buypower (type in SSAN and the website verifies if you are an entitled to a GMS/GMO discount, then you can proceed.) Unfortunately, in the state of Arizona where I live, some state law has caused GM to stop access to GM Buypower for Arizona residents.
Buying a new vehicle is not as simple as it used to be.
#1226 of 6471 Heatwave 3 - GMS GMO Pricing
Jul 13, 2001 (4:44 am)
GMS does not mean GM Suppliers I can guarantee you that. GMS is GM Stock meaning discount given to in-stock vehicles. Call up your dealer and ask him/her. TucsonJWT has described the system exactly the same way as I understand it to work. All vehicles do not get the exact same discount. The only thing that I remember, and maybe this was only with the Yukon was that I saved slightly more by going with GMS. I may be confused on that but I don't think so.
To answer Tucson's question - all current rebate offers, financing deals and "credit card points" are eligible towards a GMS/GMO purchase. My brother who is the actual GM employee always buys Bonnevilles for his wife and they always get additional rebates, credit card cash, loyalty rebates, etc. above and beyond the GMS price. Unfortunately there are seldom, if ever, rebates on the Yukon/Tahoe and I don't have a GM credit card.
I always buy my vehicles at the very start of the model year. For example I bought my 2001 Yukon in August of last year. It was the first 2001 my local dealer took delivery of. I personally believe that saves on depreciation. Since I have now driven a 2001 vehicle for almost a year and they ar still being sold on dealer's lots probably until October or so. My 2001 has nearly 15,000 miles on it but is still in the "current" model year. The blue book on a 2001 with 15,000 miles and a 2000 with the same amount of miles is usually $1,000-$1,500 higher. I will most likely do the same thing again in 2003. Although if GMC comes out with a Z71 package like the one on the Tahoe/Sub I may be doing it in 2002.
#1228 of 6471 GM Employee discount in Framingham, MA
Jul 13, 2001 (9:23 am)
If you want to contact me about the discount deal email me at:
The letter I got from my salesman only said "GM Employee pricing". He won some kinda GM Northeast sales award last year and he said this is the owner's way of trying to help him do it again this year. I don't know how he is doing it. But the sales dept has been very very trustworthy and honest there, so I believe it to be a legitimate good deal for referred customers.
There were few details, only that it was the first 10 or 20 customers who sign a deal with him. It did not say out of dealer stock, but I am assuming it is. To inquire about the discount call:
Herb Connolly Chevrolet
IMPORTANT: You must tell him you are a referral from Matt Dombroski.
Didn't mean to cause such a stir, just trying to get discounts in the hands of the people (these trucks are ridiculously priced to begin with). I also like the dealer so it is easy to do them a favor, they have done some for me.
Jul 13, 2001 (9:42 am)
Could someone tell me what a good Canadian price is on full equiped Yukon SLT (non XL) with 3rd seat option, sunroof & autoride. The price I was given by the dealer was $54.4k (plus taxes,...). Dealer claims demand is high right now however, there is a bit of breathing room to negotiate.
Any help would be truly appreciated.
Jul 13, 2001 (12:53 pm)
Now I am confused or at least my dealer is. My sales invoice lists me as a "GMS Supplier" price and I had to fill out form 1753 to receive the Supplier price on a 2001 Denali XL. The price was about $200 under factory invoice on my order in Nov of 2000. Received the truck in Feb. 2001.
All other reabtes could be used, however none were out at the time. I was able to use about 2000 points on my GM card (old plan) which resulted in a price about $2200 under invoice.
#1231 of 6471 '01 Tahoe with misaligned passenger door problem
Jul 13, 2001 (1:42 pm)
I'm taking my tahoe in for a second failed rear window regulator repair (have they made them properly yet?) and also to see what they say about the passenger door being slightly out of alignment. I'm always aware of whether the various body panels line up correctly and made sure that they were on delivery, but now the passenger side extends almost 1/4" outward of the rear door line and when opened, the lower hinge (I think) appears to flex when I rock the door up and down modestly. Sure, I park on sloped street sides and do my best to make the girls not let the door swing open, but shouldn't this door be tough enough to withstand that and stay in place? The upper end doesn't seem to be mating with the secondary (outer) seal either like the driver's side door either. on a side note, it also looks like the passenger outside mirror is coming off at the top, where it seems they used some kind of "stickum" to connect the cheap plastic to the cheap door. Don't get me wrong though, I love this sweet sweet ride. Anyone else seen this?
#1232 of 6471 Post 1052 & 1067 = 2002 Info.
Jul 13, 2001 (3:07 pm)
Really do want this info also, but according to
we will just have to wait 17 more days - August 1st. I keep checking Kelly Blue Book and Edmunds to no avail.
#1234 of 6471 Here is a tip to find dealer incentives/consumer cash rebates.
Jul 13, 2001 (11:01 pm)
Go to GM Buypower, select your vehicle from any dealer listed for the zip code you enter, click on estimate payment (I think) from the Tools menu on the right hand side of the screen, see all open incentives. I don't know if this is accurate or not, but it looks like GM is picking and choosing where to offer consumer cash within one region. The Western region shows $500 to $1000 consumer cash depending on the city/state for dealer stock on 2001 Tahoes until July 31, or October 31, but not in Tucson. I guess I am not living in the West. I may have to drive east to New Mexico to get an additonal $1000 off.
I am hoping to combine $1000 consumer cash, $1000 gas tank certificate, $1000 certificate I got in the mail from GM Credit Card, $1800 GM Credit Card earnings, and GMS to come in at a digestible below invoice price. These new vehicles are still outrageously priced, but the big SUVs are still selling like hotcakes.
Let's see... I WAS a college graduate many moons ago, I WAS in the military, I ONCE rode in an Olds, ......
Saw the new Trail Blazer at the dealer today - looks a lot like the old Blazer to me - about the same size - pretty thin sheet metal.
Saw the Avalanche - looks practical with all of the cladding protection, but destined to be the Aztek/leisure suit of the new millenium - IMHO.