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#26 of 75 BuyPower
Nov 08, 2001 (8:38 am)
My wife used BuyPower to purchase her Alero last year. What surprised me was how many dealers responded by email. She ended up with a great price and incentive financing. Of course, her email to the dealers was polite, not "you have one hour to respond or you'll lose out on the privelege of selling me a car."
#27 of 75 Express applications
Nov 13, 2001 (3:27 pm)
on the buypower site for gmac financing, leaves a lot to be desired, the word: express app, would imply, save yourself the psychological hassle of mr. finance-man at the dealership, at least con-firm approval or apr & amount or something that could be financed, after i submitted the usual information, to determine my credit worthiness, i received a charming email stating: you have successfully completed step 1 of the app process. Now print the app certificate and present it to the dealer, etc. Now the clencher; printed at the bottom. Application certificate rules: this certificate does not constitute an offer of credit. Well duh! I can easily get financed at my bank, they don't offer o% financing, i know they did a credit inquiry, with experian, i checked, so why not constitute an offer, who needs unnessasary inquiries on there reports, if i need some adjustments in my thinking here bring it on.
Nov 13, 2001 (3:49 pm)
I ran into this last week, I am the GMBuypower manager for my store and talked with a girl who went thru the exact thing you did. It turned out that she was not credit worthy and I bypassed everything by faxing in her credit app to GMAC. I will look into this and get back with you on the whole confirmation number.
Nov 14, 2001 (1:05 pm)
anybody having problems with GM Buypower new set up? Its confusing which options you need to do first to open up other options, I liked the old set up much better, or maybe I'm not doing it right?
#30 of 75 Been working OK for me.
Nov 14, 2001 (1:56 pm)
In some ways I like it a little better than the old version, in some ways not. I still wish it would show all model years at one time.
#31 of 75 New BuyPower
Nov 14, 2001 (4:15 pm)
The site is brand new and based on a completely different platform. It may take them a while to knock all the kinks out and add needed features.
Nov 14, 2001 (10:11 pm)
All screens need the fullsize option instead of that, partial upper left corner block, that can't be maximized, which you have to scroll left and right up & down just to read. It's a pain.
#33 of 75 BuyPower GMC Dealer in Central Ohio
Dec 18, 2001 (3:30 pm)
I would like to use the GM Buypower site to locate a dealer to work with in Central Ohio. I would like to pay Edmunds True Market Value price for an '02 Yukon without a lot of hassle. Do the BuyPower dealers actually stick to the price they quote a customer by email or does the price change once you get to the dealership?
#34 of 75 Buypower shopping
Dec 19, 2001 (9:21 am)
I'm shopping for a new Camaro using Buypower. I am just using it to locate cars I want, i.e., color, options, etc., then make my own offer by phone or email. One car I did make an offer on had an 'internet price', but later I found out they also had $200 'admin fees', etc., so I didn't buy.
Dec 19, 2001 (1:02 pm)
I am the GMBuypower manager for a GMC store in New York state. The price I quote includes everything except for taxes and DMV fees for the vehicle in question. I don't think you will get jerked around with a GMBuypower quote but I speak from my experiences. The only problem I have ever had was with a customer that wanted to cash in a rebate and take advantage of GMAC supported finance rates when the program was choose one or the other but that has happened with non GMBuypower customers also. Edmunds TMV does not account for my ad fees that are charged by the manufacturer to the invoice for the car but that is a relatively easy obstacle to overcome with a levelheaded customer.