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Honda Accord, Coupe, Sedan
#29136 of 32173 Re: 2013 Accord LX CVTsedan [mike372]
Mar 29, 2013 (4:48 am)
I have a friend (actually, a retired Honda sales person) who frequents Edmunds. He said his dealership usually dumped internet requests, and used internet inquiries only to communicate whether they had the car the potential customer wanted. He said having a potential customer actually in the dealership was the way to get the pricing which would result in a sale.
That said, many dealerships will quote unrealistic prices on the phone to get the potential buyer into the showroom. Then, something in the deal changes.
Bottom line, until you see the figures on a contract, signed by the dealer, no deal is done....over the internet, on the phone, etc.
Personally, I don't view going to a dealership and talking to sales people/managers to be adversarial. I'm at the dealership to buy a car. They're there to sell a car.
I want to make it as quick and painless as possible. If you've done your homework (and it sounds like you have), go into the dealer. Pick out the car you want. You know what price you want to be. Write it up on your own....better yet, type it up to make it look official. Have line items for purchase price, TTL (put in a line for doc fees if you want, but I usually use a notation that my purchase price amount includes doc fees), taxes. Have a total at the bottom and tell the dealership that's the amount you're willing to pay. IF they accept it, the car is sold. If not, you'll just move on to the next dealership.
They may hesitate and even try to bump your offer. But, you won't know until you're either walking out their door. You know the drill. Salesman will take your offer to the sales manager. Sales manager will come over, ask you how you came up with the number (tell him/her you came up with it through lots of research, and talking to the other dealers in the area). Tell him it's a one time offer to drive their car away, right now.
My guess is if there's any meat on the bone for them to make a few hundred on the deal, they'll accept your offer. If not, they'll let you walk.
It sounds like you have plenty of dealers close to you. Deal with them. Your life will be much easier.
The dealer 90 minutes away really has committed to nothing for you. The local dealers pay the same amount for their cars as the dealer 90 minutes away does.
#29137 of 32173 Re: dont bother in N.j. [jcda231]
Mar 29, 2013 (5:57 am)
Call today and work directly with all the internet sales managers.. ask to speak with every one, with intent to buy and hold via credit card deposit. At conversation end with these dealerships leave your buying number and move on til you finish all your dealership calls. Making your best deal by Sat.
Above poster has some good points but walking into dealerships dealing with salespeople is a no no. If you have no problem sitting in dealerships for hours to find out there jerking you around on price then go for it. Have fun
You would need many days and wasted hours of your life with these slim ball dealerships to get pricing answers.
Sit in the comfort of your home and call as many dealerships closest to you and make your best deal. A faxed buyers order where you both sign it makes deal complete. The Internet managers wont play the in showroom routine.. most of them will work on there best price with you today or tomm.. Salespeople in the dealerships are paid to hold you in there and lie til his manager feels you are going to walkout.
The game starts today and ends tomm/ night.... Happy Hunting forum
Mar 29, 2013 (6:12 am)
Making these calls today will help you determine the market price for your model.
you may not get pricing like in other states that seem to be selling lower. Once your calls are done today you make your best deal with the dealership closest to your home by Sat.
you no longer have to post am i getting a fair price.. you know that already. by YOUR calls
This is the fastest way you determine Car pricing and Play the buying Game.................
#29139 of 32173 Re: dont bother in N.j. [brian125]
Mar 29, 2013 (6:32 am)
I've been in and out of a dealership to buy a car in as little as 40 minuntes, that includes getting tags and title.
Either the dealer accepts, or rejects the offer. IF they accept it, you go to the Finance office to get your tags. IF they reject it, you leave and go somewhere else.
Nothing scary about it.
Personally, I've never found that you can get what I like to call a "skinny" deal by calling a bunch of dealerships asking for their pricing. They won't give that to you over the phone.
They have to know that you're going to buy right now to get a skinny deal. And, the only way to do that is to have you in their dealership, ready to take delivery.
Of course, there's always more ways than one to skin a cat. If you want to call a bunch of dealerships, have at it. In my experience, you won't get the deal your after until your sitting in their showroom. It doesn't have to take long, nor be painful, either.
#29140 of 32173 Re: Wait til Friday to buy [brian125]
Mar 29, 2013 (7:33 am)
Brian, despite my name, I don't go that way. I'm intimidated by female supermodels. But I don't doubt that you were a real looker in your prime when you were advising people how to buy their Datsun.
#29141 of 32173 Re: dont bother in N.j. [graphicguy]
Mar 29, 2013 (8:14 am)
Graphicguy, I agree. After you've done your research you go to the dealer with the price you will pay.
Show them your price and they either take it or you walk. If you're asked "what will it take to put you in that car today?" you already have the answer.
No need for all the stress, drama and fancy-footin around with internet people.
#29142 of 32173 Re: 2013 Accord LX CVTsedan [mike372]
Mar 29, 2013 (9:41 am)
Yes, Mike, relax. I know you said that since you don't buy a new car often, it's important to get a good deal. It's really the opposite. If you pay $500 more than you wanted to but kept it for ten years, you "overpaid" by only $50 a year. Granted, someone buying a new car every year is probably in a better economic situation than you, but throwing away $500 a year is no fun for anyone.
#29143 of 32173 Re: dont bother in N.j. [jcda231]
Mar 29, 2013 (9:53 am)
With respect to Honda new rochelle, weymouth and phillipsburgh easton honda, did you contact these dealers by phone and who did you talk to (ie sales manager, internet mgr, etc) or did you send them an email. With weyomuth, I registered with their website in order to receive the quote. Did you do the same. Did you include the doc fee when figuring under invoice ( I assume you used Edmunds invoice numbers, let me know if you did not). How much did Ray Price want below invoice, inc the 131 doc fee?
#29144 of 32173 Re: dont bother in N.j. [brian125]
Mar 29, 2013 (9:58 am)
Brian, I have no issues contacting dealers by phone or email, but why do you continue to advise people not to walk into a dealership and waste hours when you yourself just bought your Accord by spending twenty minutes at your local dealership?
#29145 of 32173 My first post
Mar 29, 2013 (11:29 am)
When you guys are saying I got an offer x bellow invoice, is that includes the destination fee or just the car itself. So is the dealer invoice includes the destination fee or not. I am trying to find the my target price for an EX in Virginia.