Originally Posted by kelscar
Nice job Ira, you've been a big help here on the forum.
How do local dealers tend to react when someone orders a car from you and then has it shipped to their dealer for pickup? I am assuming that dealer would do the PDI, but without the sale? Seems like it could be awkward, but maybe not really that big of an issue?
Although I already have a new car, I am curious for future reference, and someone is bound to ask about this eventually.
The "delivering" dealer gets paid a fee for doing it so things aren't always awkward. I've done it before with friends who are X plan and live in KC, I told them to just say they have a close personal friend that sold them the car if they ask (and we won't be friends if they don't buy a car from me!). Usually the dealer won't ask but I'm sure it's bound to come up.
Big dealers do many courtesy deliveries, some are for overseas military and some are like what I do.