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Boredom while waiting for my order to advance.

I looked at Truecar.com, and as of this morning they had data for 108 sales. 86 sold for MSRP or less. Of course the Truecar dealerships in my area want $5K over. No thanks.

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You can get it for MSRP.. Check other stores and sometimes the ones that are a bit of a drive away are willing to do it for sticker price.
 

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Where do you live? My dealer gave it to me for MSRP. I ordered it in June.. Just arrived. I think they have 1 or 2 left to sell..
 

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Sal,

I'm in Long Beach, CA, part of the Los Angeles area. I found one local dealer who would order for MSRP off of a USAA referral. I put in my order, paid my $1K deposit, and am in the queue with the rest of the world. So far the dealer has been professional and courteous, and I will likely wait for my special order, although another website recently announced it could be up to a year to get a Z51. You know what they say about everything you read on the internet.

My real dilemma, should I try negotiating at another dealer to get MSRP off the floor, or just wait patiently for my order. There is a Black/Black Z51/7MT 3LT in the LAX metro area that would fit the bill quite nicely. They're only asking $15K over sticker. I do wonder if they would blink with a cash customer.

Have fun.
 

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I see...
$15k over sticker is alot of money on top of a car that costs like $70...

I ordered mine in June and it arrived last Monday. Grey- non Z51- 7speed. It came in at $62,595. Machined rims & glass top are all I added. Didnt think I needed the exhaust or z51... I wasnt being cheap.. But I've had alot if these cars and just know what I'll use, and what I won't.

I'm in the Bay Area. I got mine car 100 miles from my house and they were cool and gave it to me for MSRP. The owner of the dealer feels it's bad business to gouge people.

I've only driven my car 150 miles. It's quite a ride.. Very diff from all the others I've had.

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cash is not king

I find that most dealers I have dealt with are not influenced by cash because they prefer you to finance instead. Lots of money to be made in the finance department. The longer you finance the better for them
 

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Good point and since I'm a bank rep that deals specifically with finance depts, I'd agree that cash doesn't matter as much. They know with a hot ride it'd just a matter of time before someone pops for it, especially in LA area.
 

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when I was at the dealer they had one silver sting ray and was asking 15 over. there were 7 guys looking at it not including me. Somewhat of a bidding war started amongst them and I just walked away from them. I found my sales person and told him I was there and ready to buy, and that I was willing to pay only "5" over window and I wanted to use their finance department and finance for 7 years. He haggled a bit more on the price and got him to agree to 2500 over and throw in window tinting. Then once in with the Finance man I was able to changes things around more to my liking. For instance I only financed for 4 years, not the 7, I had told salesperson. Also I was able to get another 2 thousand out of my trade in.after I was fairly happy with the new deal I SAID WHAT WOULD my deal look like IF I PUT 30 THOUSAND DOWN. He then said you don't really want to do that do you ? I said I might as well and I did just that. So I was able to get it at window sticker and free tinting
 

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That's a good story! Even at sticker, the dealer is making like $5-$6k on you... I financed for 5 years and since I'm in the biz, the dealer didnt mark up my finance rate and I was able to get 1.64%. This is my business.. So I know how many of these folks try up the advantage and rip your head off. I would not have paid over sticker. Even that is too much to pay, but I knew it was unlikely I would find it for less than sticker. My 2001 C5 was a hot ride at the time... And I was able to get it for $1000 below MSRP because I was one of the dealers bank reps. The message here is if you do some extra work and look outside your area, you can get it for a decent price. Don't pay over sticker!!!
 

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I think the dealers deserve to make money on this car.What irritates me is all the cars being exported .I see what these cars are doing .
 

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The plant manager recently stated they are building export models (Europe, Middle East, Asia). They have contracts too, even though Z51 production is on constraint.
 

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I live in Canada. Ordered a convertible non Z51. MRSP was $72,120. Dealer discounted $2696. I will never pay sticker or above. These cars depreciate too much. Just sold my 2010 convertible for $37,500 and it took 3 months to sell it. Those that pay over sticker are foolish. Wait for 2015 and see what price drop will be.
 

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I'm soon to be in the market for a Z51 convert and I agree that I'm not paying anything over the window sticker. If I can't find one for the right price I'll buy a Porsche Boxter S.
 

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I find that most dealers I have dealt with are not influenced by cash because they prefer you to finance instead. Lots of money to be made in the finance department. The longer you finance the better for them
Correctamundo. All deals are cash deals to a dealership. They get paid by the financing institution almost immediatey (within 30). And yes, in situations other than ours, the finance org often turns a front-end 'loser' deal into an overall 'winner.'
 

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MSRP for me. Would walk away from someone asking more.
Been in the business for quite a few years now...glad to work at a place that sees things the way you do. We won't gouge...earning business from our customers is seen as a long term investment in a relationship. Why risk future business on a few 'market adjustment' dollars now. We would rather be the first place someone thinks of when they need the other cars or service that life brings.
 

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I am in the business and was able to get mine for MSRP, and with the way these cars are flying off the self I felt that was a good deal for me. Funny thing is I lucked into this car just by chance. I was going to look at a viper when I saw it and fell in love with it as soon as I put my eyes on it. I had seen pics and knew it was on the way out but have NEVER liked corvettes till now. Pics do not do it justice at all!!
 

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Our local dealer, our local Corvette Club sponsor, has stated that he will sell a new 2014 Corvette for $1000 under invoice to any club member. I will wait till next year to possibly trade in my 2010 GS conv. depending on the deal. Waiting to see if there will be a GS in the 2014 production year. I agree with others, that I would never pay over sticker for a new car, no matter what brand just to have the "first one on the block". I know that using the GM site for 2014 pricing and what my GS Conv. is worth as a trade in with 18700 miles - their offer was below BLACK BOOK at $28-32K. The only option that I was given credit for were the chrome wheels - nothing for NPP, Heritiage package, Conv., etc. No sense to even sit down to discuss such an offer although the new car manager said "not to worry about the low offer" as they will work with me". dt
 
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