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Old 05-30-2013, 01:28 PM   #1
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Should I ask for another discount?

So long story short, I went into the dealership last saturday and put down my $500 deposit on a '13 white platinum focus titanium that the salesman said was en route to the dealership.

A few days later he calls me and says that the car was no longer possible for me to buy. He then proceeded to try to up sell me on a different white platinum with the handling package, park assist, and moonroof. Naturally I told him no, and that he had the option to either get me the white one or he could get me grey, or silver.

He finally called today and said that he found an ingot silver one without any added options like I wanted. However now that I think about it the white platinum had a $500 premium on it which was included in the price that we negotiated.

Should I try to get him down another $500 for the paint difference?

Our original negotiated price $21,000+TTL, Del. I think $22,500 OTD.


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Old 05-30-2013, 01:49 PM   #2
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you have nothing to lose by trying to get him down more...
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Old 05-30-2013, 02:55 PM   #3
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Yup. Remind him of your original agreement. You followed through with your side, now he has to do the same. If not, get your money back and walk. Or make a scene. LOL. They love that. Remind them you can take your business elsewhere.
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Or just buy an ST.......
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Old 05-30-2013, 04:04 PM   #5
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If you are agreeing to buy the same car with the same features minus the $500 premium paint and you are paying the same price, I would say no deal. The dealer is just padding their profit by $500.
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I would walk just on the fact they sold you a car they didn't have, and apparently wasn't 100% sure they were going to get.
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Old 05-30-2013, 05:04 PM   #7
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I would walk just on the fact they sold you a car they didn't have, and apparently wasn't 100% sure they were going to get.
Agreed,
But if you are willing to accept that I would try to negotiate even farther than the $500. The fact that you reserved the original car and put money down on it ahead of time shows you wanted that EXACT car, since they failed and cannot get you that car that they "saved" for you I would ask for more than the $500 dollar color difference. They are wasting your time, and are trying to get you to buy a car that you initially didn't want.
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Old 05-30-2013, 05:17 PM   #8
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Negotiate for more than the $500! If they messed up they owe you more than the $500 difference in sticker price because of the color.

Make them earn your business, it's your hard earned money. I'm with SkyPilot...except before I walked I'd demand $1000 or so because they screwed you. They don't pay. Walk. I bet they call back...
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Old 05-30-2013, 05:28 PM   #9
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Yeah, I too agree, if they don't drop the negotiated price at least $500, considering the car is $500 less-expensive as optioned, that's a joke. I like the tactic of being nice and understanding, though, rather than bullying a salesperson when something goes awry. I've had salespeople (even car dealers) go a little above and beyond for me after my being calm and understanding about some setback.
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Old 05-30-2013, 05:44 PM   #10
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I called him back and said if he doesn't take another $700 off our agreed upon price that I'm taking my business elsewhere. At this point I don't really even want to do business with him out of principal, but I'll see what he has to say before i walk for good.
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