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#221 of 240 Re: OTD Price [bobst]
Jul 30, 2006 (1:54 pm)
I hope you can help me. Cause I feel quite overwhelmed. I am looking at a 2006 Mazda Tribute S Auto - No options. The Invoice price is 21703 plus 590 destination charge for a total of 22293. I figure I should pay between that and the MSRP (23790) to be realistic. So I offer 23100 which would mean a profit of 800 or so for them. Make any sense?
#222 of 240 Re: OTD Price [yvette0179]
Jul 30, 2006 (6:15 pm)
Before we made an offer to buy a Honda Accord last year, I went to the 'Prices Paid' forum and tried to determine how much others were paying. I was amazed that some people claimed they were buying Accords for $500 under invoice.
We computed an OTD price based on $500 under invoice, went to a Honda dealer, made an offer, and they accepted.
I have no idea how much Tributes are selling for, so I can't say if your offer makes any sense at all.
From my experience, the TMV price here at Edmunds is way too high.
Of course, your offer will probably be refused. If you walk out, there is a good chance they will change their mind and accept your offer. That's how it has been with our last three car purchases.
#223 of 240 Re: OTD Price [yvette0179]
Aug 01, 2006 (5:20 am)
I believe the Tribute is being discontinued by Mazda at the end of this year. So, I think you can do a lot better than $800 over invoice.
Check out "Negotiation Strategies" and "Buying Tips" in the Smart Shopper boards. Consolidate everything you read into your own personal method on how to buy cars. If you try to decide whos advice to take from the thousands of posts, you'll go nuts.
#224 of 240 Re: OTD Price [jipster]
Aug 01, 2006 (6:04 am)
I believe the Tribute is being discontinued by Mazda at the end of this year.
There will not be a Tribute for model year 2007 but it will return in early 2007 as a 2008 model...but like you mentioned, good deals can easily be found....Especially this month without any 3 to sell.
#225 of 240 Re: OTD Price [audia8q]
Aug 01, 2006 (7:52 am)
audi - will there be an MPV for model year 2007?
#226 of 240 Re: OTD Price [mirth]
Aug 01, 2006 (8:22 am)
Not in the US.
#227 of 240 Confusing Buyers Order line items in OTD price
Sep 07, 2009 (10:59 am)
I signed 'Retail Buyers Order' for a Vehicle at a TN dealer that is "in-transit".
This is what the buyers order says.
Business Tax: 96.60
Doc Fee: 399.00
state sales tax: 2260.00
Local sales tax: 80.00
License Fee: 117.00
Temporary Tag: 5.50
Total (after rebate): 33508.79
What is confusing us is tax percent in TN is 9.25%, but 2260 tax is 7.1% of 31800?
I don't know what they mean by by business tax.
Can someone explain these numbers?
Thanks in advance.
#228 of 240 Re: Confusing Buyers Order line items in OTD price [mavenone]
Sep 07, 2009 (1:13 pm)
I believe that the state sales tax in Tennessee is 7%. The 9.25% you quoted may include county and/or municipal sales taxes that may not be figured into your purchase.
This is how the numbers work out:
0.07×$32,295.60 = $2,260.69
which looks like you paid state sales tax on the business tax (double taxation!).
Can anyone verify?
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