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#1370 of 2028 Re: Destination? [m6user]
by kyfdx HOST
Aug 01, 2012 (5:04 pm)
Conversely, you negotiate what seems like a good price on the car, and when they start adding it up, there is an additional fee of $795 for destination.... What?
"Oh, everyone has to pay for destination... why would we include that in the negotiated price?"
So... it goes both ways..
#1371 of 2028 Re: Destination? [kyfdx]
Aug 01, 2012 (5:45 pm)
It's clearly stated on the window sticker so that would be odd that the customer wouldn't realize it's part of the overall price. Not that I doubt that it has happened but it has never happended to me and I've bought a lot of cars over the years. If I had spent a lot of time negotiating and then they tried to drop that on me.....I would walk, period! Then I know I'm dealing with a real shyster outfit.
I've lived in states where the doc fees are reasonable(as reasonable as it can be I guess) of $150 or less. In Illinois I think it may be something like $151.50. In those states that the dealers want to charge $300, $400 and even $500 I guess you just have to be real diligent and ask up front before you even start negotiating. Nothing wrong with "hey, before we start, what's your doc fee and do you include the dest chg in the negotiation?"
#1372 of 2028 Acura RDX 2013 - Best Price to Buy in WA
Aug 04, 2012 (4:42 pm)
Guys, Help me locate best dealer and price to buy Acura RDX 2013 in Washington state, esp in and around Seattle. I got offer for $ 39,300, But that is bit expensive as I feel.
#1373 of 2028 Re: Destination? [aberabee]
Aug 05, 2012 (6:26 am)
Destination, freight, is part of the MSRP of the vehicle. Savy buyers should consider the freight part of the negotiated price rather than a fee.
Documentation fees, on the other hand, are not a cost to a dealer, not part of the price of the car, and most certainly not a fee. Dealers attaching the word fee is clearly designed to enforce the belief, to many buyers, the "fee" is a required part of the deal. In fact, the documentation fee is nothing more than profit for the dealer.
One thing to recognize is the dealer most likely must segregate the fee in the deal. Dealers selectively charging the fee to only some customers will likely run afoul of discrimination laws. However that does not mean a buyer has to pay the fee. A smart buyer will negotiate a price, say $20,000. The dealer would likely try to add the fee, say $300, and make the price $20,300, A savy buyer would say no way and demand the deal be stated as $19,700 + $300 = $20,000.
It astounds me how many people posting on Edmunds seem to have accepted this dealer scam!
#1374 of 2028 $38,760 for AWD+Tech Package ,good price?
Aug 08, 2012 (5:00 pm)
i was quoted at $38,760 for AWD+Tech Package NYC MSRP $40,315 ....ANY ADVICE
#1375 of 2028 Re: $38,760 for AWD+Tech Package ,good price? [pzzcat]
Aug 08, 2012 (5:33 pm)
-2K MSRP is the target
#1376 of 2028 Re: $38,760 for AWD+Tech Package ,good price? [mlevinedc3]
Aug 08, 2012 (5:38 pm)
got it,THANK YOU
#1377 of 2028 i was quoted at NYC $38,760 and NJ $37860
Aug 08, 2012 (7:23 pm)
i was quoted at NYC $38,760 and NJ (22 MI from my home )$37860 for AWD+Tech Package MSRP $40,315 ....ANY ADVICE
#1378 of 2028 Re: i was quoted at NYC $38,760 and NJ $37860 [pzzcat]
Aug 08, 2012 (8:16 pm)
buy in Jersey?
#1379 of 2028 Re: i was quoted at NYC $38,760 and NJ $37860 [stickguy]
Aug 08, 2012 (9:28 pm)
dont know, do you think good price (save $900)