Dealer tried adding $2,195 premium

Jtamplin

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Feb 20, 2021
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Did anyone else have their dealer try to add a dealer premium to their final price? My salesperson called me AFTER I paid my deposit and tried to finagle a dealer premium of $2,195 to my order. After the Fact! I laughed at him and he downplayed it and said no problem, they didn’t want to lose me as a customer over $2,195. WTF??!
 

Garemlin

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May 20, 2020
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We are going to see more and more dealer games as time goes on. Good thing there are some transparent dealers out there. Especially ones selling Broncos for below invoice. Personally in an instance like this I would have told them to get bent just for even suggesting it. I'd pull my deposit, which IMO no dealer should be requiring, and start searching for a new one.
 

Jakob1972

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$ 2200 stunt like that would cost them a customer for life. There are dealerships here that I will never buy from. One of them pulled the old bait and switch on me back in the 80’s I will not go to any dealership with that name. Another dealership told me I would never find a used suburban for less than the GMC they had even after I told them I wanted the Chevy cause I hated the GMC headlights kept telling me they are the same thing. Won’t ever go back there. And we bought our first suburban from them. There are others too, play games and you will lose me fore ever. I’m a pretty easy sale I do my homework I know what I want and if you are a straight shooter I’ll buy.