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#191 of 240 Prices Paid
Sep 13, 2005 (9:24 am)
Yeah, I see that a lot on Prices Paid, or people bragging about getting "invoice + $100" without saying what "invoice" was (did it contain a $500 charge for advertising, the $299 doc fee, etc?).
#192 of 240 Re: txallstar [steine13]
Sep 13, 2005 (1:51 pm)
ODY"s are Super but as great as they are, MSRP (which I think is very outrageous for any kind of vehicle) is a Rip Off...
It is my mission to do better than Sticker/MSRP....
#193 of 240 Re: txallstar [nortsr1]
Sep 13, 2005 (2:01 pm)
I wish I could take someone who is a seasoned veteran with me.
Thanks for the heads up about the Finance guy... I am not one of those who will buy something that I cant afford. I want to pay cash when I go to the dealer. I prefer to get my financing elsewhere, unless they can match a good % rate I get prior to going to the dealer.
Are you a dealer?
#194 of 240 Re: txallstar [krs1]
Sep 17, 2005 (9:22 pm)
hi, I live in Denver, I have tried to contact some dealerships throught their internet salesman, so far what they can offer is $500 less than MSRP for 2006 Ody, I am looking for EX-L without NAVI or DVD, the MSRP is like $31345, less $500 -> $30845. So far I have not come to the dealership to fight. Just for your info..
#195 of 240 Re: txallstar [sj2000]
Sep 18, 2005 (9:41 am)
"so far what they can offer is $500 less than MSRP for 2006 Ody"
Remember, you never know what price the dealer will accept until you go there with your checkbook and make a firm offer.
The dealer may say they will only accept $30845. However, if you offer $29000 and are ready to write them a check right then and there, they may accept.
On the other hand, they may give you the same boot the Australian parliament wanted to give Bart Simpson. If that happens, please don't do what Bart did.
In short, you never know what will happen if you make an offer. That is what makes car buying so much fun.
#196 of 240 06 Ody EX- L RES (DVD) + NAV, VA Beach, VA
Sep 27, 2005 (6:38 pm)
I am still a little nervous about the OTD I came up with. Here is what I planned on emailing as a OTD
As Reference points: 06 ODY EX-L RES (DVD) & Nav
Edmunds TMV= $33,848
MSRP/Destination (Edmunds) : $35,145
OTD = Invoice & Destination (per Costco Auto Program) $31,673 + $1,270 (Fees Taxes & Such... per someone who lives in Va Beach & posted on Price Paid forum ) = $32,942
Question to All is ....
OTD $32,942 an Unrealistic Price to be Paid???
I want to be viewed as a serious buyer & not viewed as ridiculous, brushed off b/c "too low ball" by the dealerships I will email.
Help me out here Ya'll... All comments welcome.
"bobst" got a opinion?? You taught me a lot via these posts....
Dealers Please way in.... ThNX
#197 of 240 Re: 06 Ody EX- L RES (DVD) + NAV, VA Beach, VA [krs1]
Sep 27, 2005 (7:18 pm)
I just had some pretty good luck emailing dealers about an '05 Civic as they were all pretty much competitive, selling them for about invoice plus a dealer fee of 400-500 plus TTL. They were all pretty much within 200-300 bucks of each other.
When talking with the sales person on the phone, they were all professional and easy to work with. I ended up offering one $300 less than his original offer and I'm picking it up tomorrow.
An easy transaction, though if I bought a month ago before Katrina, Rita, and gas price hikes, I could have probably got one for about 500 bucks less....oh well, I got what I was looking for, at the going rate, and the experience was excellent.
One more note, don't get hung up on what someone else posted as the deal they got. I've found out there's so many things that affect "the going rate".
#198 of 240 Re: 06 Ody EX- L RES (DVD) + NAV, VA Beach, VA [krs1]
Sep 28, 2005 (6:15 am)
Krs, I doubt very much if they will accept your offer.
Why? Because you are sending it via Email.
much beter to go there in person with your checkbook in hand. They will probably decline your offer, and then you should leave.
Maybe they will follow you out to your car and say they accept it, like has happened on our last three car purchases.
On the other hand, they may let you leave, as has also happened to us. Then you have ABSOLUTE PROOF that your offer was too low and you know you will have to increase it.
By the way, I have no idea if your offer is reasonable or not because I haven't done the research on the Oddity. Good luck.
#199 of 240 Re: 06 Ody EX- L RES (DVD) + NAV, VA Beach, VA [bobst]
Sep 28, 2005 (6:55 am)
thanks for the reply...
let me ask this...
If you go in person and they turn down the offer and let me walk out....how do I...then go back to the same dealership with a higher offer???
or can I go back to that same dealership??
btw: of course asking them to quote first... I was thinking sending the OTD via email to test the waters, & see what kind of response I get first.. if all the dealerships are like no way, then wouldn't that be a tip off that the OTD was too low? i was figuring email was more "anonymous"???
#200 of 240 Re: 06 Ody EX- L RES (DVD) + NAV, VA Beach, VA [krs1]
Sep 28, 2005 (7:26 am)
"how do I...then go back to the same dealership with a higher offer???"
Well, like the Nike ad, you just do it. You drive back to the dealer the next day and make a higher offer. Or you go somewhere else.
"if all the dealerships are like no way, then wouldn't that be a tip off that the OTD was too low?"
Yep, it sure would be a tip off. But it would not be ABSOLUTE PROOF. When I was being educated as a mathematician, we had to absolutely and positively prove theorems were true. A tip off was not enough. That's the world I live in.