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Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Sedan, Wagon
#1908 of 2217 Re: MY 2014 E350 SPORT SEDAN ALMOST HERE! [cdl1213]
Apr 23, 2013 (11:01 am)
with no disrespect to you idid get this deal. Over the last 12 months i have referred many people to this dealership and they have sold 9 new mercedes to my friends and 4 new or used to my family count my cars in to that total and maybe you could understand why i got this and you cant
I hav purchased 8 Mercedes vehicles from my dealership as well as referred over 20 family members and friends who have bought cars there.
You are not being disrespectful - I will be buying my car for $2500 under invoice because of fleet discounts I get, USAA discounts and Mercedes Benz Club of America coupons. But without those incentives to be able to get $4000 under invoice is truly remarkable. Your dealership will lose $4000 on that deal. Remarkable!
#1909 of 2217 Dealer cost % under invoice
Apr 23, 2013 (12:35 pm)
Does anyone know what the Dealer cost is (in percentage under invoice) ? I know that invoice is 7% under MSRP, but like BMW, the effective dealer cost has to be lower than invoice.
I am trying to price out a European Delivery on a 2014 E350 and since MB does not have a straight forward EU invoice like BMW, knowing the dealer profit will help me make a fair deal.
Any help is appreciated!
#1910 of 2217 Re: Dealer cost % under invoice [ankurchopra87]
Apr 23, 2013 (12:56 pm)
Any help is appreciated!
If you take MSRP of the vehicle, subtract transportation costs, the multiply the remaining number by .935, you will be right on target.
#1911 of 2217 Re: MY 2014 E350 SPORT SEDAN ALMOST HERE! [abacomike]
Apr 23, 2013 (3:06 pm)
I dont know if you are aware that the dealer buys the car from the manufacturer. The quicker he sells them the less interest is paid by the dealerMy dealer has 3 seperate dealerships through out the Philadelphia area.Because he sellsin volume he can make deals like this to preferred customers.I never said everyone gets deals like this but I did
#1912 of 2217 Re: MY 2014 E350 SPORT SEDAN ALMOST HERE! [cdl1213]
Apr 23, 2013 (4:26 pm)
Wow! This is truly an exquisite sedan for the "8 percenters" willing and able to pay the high prices that contribute 50% of the auto industry profits.
I am very aware of invoice, dealer cost, interest on floor plans - I was a sales manager in two different dealerships - and I would never, ever sell a car for $4000 under my net cost - NEVER. EVER!
No matter how you look at it, it is the same - you bought a car from a dealer - a brand new - newly redesigned Mercedes Benz E Class sedan for $4000 under invoice.
If that's what you paid , then you got the deal of a lifetime! But no one else can buy that car for what you paid for it.
I have nothing more to say about your cost or deal!
#1913 of 2217 Re: MY 2014 E350 SPORT SEDAN ALMOST HERE! [abacomike]
Apr 24, 2013 (2:02 pm)
SOUNDS LIKE SOUR GRAPES
#1914 of 2217 CraZyness
Apr 24, 2013 (2:32 pm)
Wow. It seems that mike and I had this conversation a couple years ago when I bought my 2012 for $7300 off msrp and my 2013 for $8600 off msrp with no incentives. The deals are out there to be had. You just have to build the right relationships and be patient. I'm sure I'll be getting a 2014 with a similiar discount.
#1915 of 2217 Re: CraZyness [bzjam]
Apr 24, 2013 (2:58 pm)
Thank you bzjam I guess mike does not now how dealers operate .Maybe that is why he is not in the car biz now
#1916 of 2217 Re: CraZyness [cdl1213]
Apr 26, 2013 (11:58 am)
Has anyone else picked up a 2014 eclass .And if you did what do you think
#1917 of 2217 2013 E350 Luxury 4MATIC advice
Apr 28, 2013 (6:42 pm)
I have been talking to a dealer to buy a 2013 E350 Luxury 4MATIC with Diamond White Metallic, Premium 2, Lane Tracking, Parktronic, Panorama Sunroof, etc.
Invoice (sourced by edmunds) is 63k in the dealer's state. MSRP is 67k. With USAA car buying service, after the 2500 incentive (which the dealer says is actually 2250 after some weird calculation) the final cost before tax is 61k.
Is that a good deal? Can anyone who has used USAA car buying service tell me if their pre-negotiated price is final or if there is more wiggle room?