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Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
Jan 27, 2009 (10:32 pm)
Just purchased 2009 C 300
18" AMG wheels
for $3,000 below Invoice.
My experience was exhausting. The salesmen are nice when you first meet them but once you try to negotiate with them they are short and rude. It was annoying trying to negotiate with them because all they keep saying is they are not making any money. One exception Fletcher Jones mercedes the best customer service I encountered.
#848 of 1300 Re: Ready to pull on C350 [dannnv]
Jan 28, 2009 (12:46 pm)
18" 5 Spoke AMG Wheels
#849 of 1300 The ineluctable modality of the deal
Jan 29, 2009 (10:49 am)
10% here--3K under invoice there--P.T. Barnum had it right---"to the egress." The blind may but aspire to lead the sighted----Taxes here, first payment there---what onanism to blither on and try to divine the all and everything of your "deal."
Where have you gone Joe diMaggio?
#850 of 1300 Re: The ineluctable modality of the deal [MBPro]
Jan 29, 2009 (12:25 pm)
So in an nutshell, if it aint here it's there - just hidden under a different guise?
MBPro, I had posted my digits in an earlier post and soccer suggested I run them by you. Could you take a look and let me know? I don't feel like I'm getting any decent deal from anyone and am really looking at alternatives now. Noone I've worked with has offered anywhere near 4-5K off invoice. If I strip cars of features I dont need, it seems the MSRP-invoice gap shrinks instead of widens...
#851 of 1300 Re: The ineluctable modality of the deal [MBPro]
Jan 29, 2009 (1:32 pm)
I am not sure I could divine much from this post.
#852 of 1300 Re: The ineluctable modality of the deal [dannnv]
Jan 30, 2009 (6:38 am)
Nothing to divine where there is no divinity. In which case, the art of the deal becomes no more than the maya of the Hindus.
You can afford a C Class. Wonderful. A quality vehicle. Can you expect it to be represented by people of similar quality, salespeople with a degree of respect for your intelligence? And vice versa. Can't you imagine every salesperson has suffered every ploy and lie from buyers? Including some of the crazy claims in here.
Did you ever wonder if some BMW salesperson posts crazy numbers in the Mercedes site, hoping that you'll just wear yourself out making yourself crazy looking for the ephemeral deal that doesn't exist? Or the reverse?
Today is the thirtieth. Sales are sparse. Inventories are swollen. Deals evolve from the vortex of supply, demand, and floor expense.If you have not already consulted with a salesperson, call and ask the operator who the top salesperson is. He or she will have more influence with management. Go to the dealer today or tomorrow. Find something on the lot. Smile at your salesperson and say "I could own (lease) this one now. I have been to two other dealers. Please give me your best price. One time. No back and forth. I do not want to meet the manager. Please tell the manager if the first price goes up or down a penny, I promise you I will have to return to the dealer who treated me as I wished."
Maybe you'll get a deal.
A year from now you probably won't remember what you paid.
Feb 03, 2009 (5:53 pm)
Looking to buy a C350 fairly loaded:
18" AMG wheels
My dealer quoted me $43,850. Please let me know if this is a good price or should i beat him down more and by how much ?
#854 of 1300 Re: C350 [harihoudini]
Feb 03, 2009 (11:33 pm)
way to high. should be below invoice.
#855 of 1300 Re: C350 [harihoudini]
Feb 04, 2009 (4:45 am)
DOes it have the panorama roof?
What is the paint?
If not its high.
Feb 04, 2009 (7:58 am)
Dont know about sunroof (Panoramic). Color is Black (non metallic)