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For the second week in a row I have watched these cars struggle to do window sticker,some even not getting
a bid.Is the market getting soft so soon? I'm hoping it is the time of year and things will stabilize after the holidays.
 

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For the second week in a row I have watched these cars struggle to do window sticker,some even not getting
a bid.Is the market getting soft so soon? I'm hoping it is the time of year and things will stabilize after the holidays.
Is this a local auction, Gary? I think you may be right about a soft market. I visited my dealership today and there were 4 Sting Beauties on the showroom floor with no "SOLD" signs on any.
 

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Not so much soft as getting back to normal. I really think the early adopters have pretty much quenched their thirst and dealers are actually going to need to "sell" them again. I don't think it's a soft market if dealers aren't willing to pay above wholesale at a dealer auction. What you saw up till now was an abnormal.

That's why I have my fingers and toes crossed GM releases Supplier and Employee pricing after the first of the year. I asked a couple of the larger dealers (who will remain nameless) when they thought GMS pricing would be opened up and both predicted January. Based on what I'm seeing in the market I would tend to think they were correct.
 
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Is this a local auction, Gary? I think you may be right about a soft market. I visited my dealership today and there were 4 Sting Beauties on the showroom floor with no "SOLD" signs on any.
Biggest auction in the world!.Manheim Pa.I had the pleasure of visiting Manheim Dallas Fort Worth last year.I had lunch with the general manager and I told her I have heard things are bigger in Texas,not so when it comes to auto auctions!
 

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Not so much soft as getting back to normal. I really think the early adopters have pretty much quenched their thirst and dealers are actually going to need to "sell" them again. I don't think it's a soft market if dealers aren't willing to pay above wholesale at a dealer auction. What you saw up till now was an abnormal.

That's why I have my fingers and toes crossed GM releases Supplier and Employee pricing after the first of the year. I asked a couple of the larger dealers (who will remain nameless) when they thought GMS pricing would be opened up and both predicted January. Based on what I'm seeing in the market I would tend to think they were correct.
I hope not for a while.Think of all the people that over paid for these cars,me included and I'm in the business.Lol!Hey live and learn,I was offered a nice profit back in September,thinking maybe I should have taken it .
 

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Gary; I sure hope you were not one of the people that paid a "market adjustment" that some dealers pegged on top of MSRP.
 

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Gary; I sure hope you were not one of the people that paid a "market adjustment" that some dealers pegged on top of MSRP.
Chip, Whatever Gary paid he did it with eyes wide open and has been enjoying his C7 ever since. :cool:
 
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Remember I am in the auto business.lol But it is cool having the first in my area !
 

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If I cancel my current order and If I buy one in the states come march/April (from Canada) what sort of issues if any will I have. Shouldn't have any mods to be done, right? Will it be hard to find one on a lot close to my colour and specs?
 

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The Value of the 1st build will only be known in a couple of years. How many 1st year C6"s do you see on the auction?
 

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If I cancel my current order and If I buy one in the states come march/April (from Canada) what sort of issues if any will I have. Shouldn't have any mods to be done, right? Will it be hard to find one on a lot close to my colour and specs?

I would imagine you are well aware of the taxes when the car is imported into Canada.

Consider checking out if the warranty will be honored. Folks from the USA and Canada buying snowmobiles from the other country using their home country's address have run into issues. I was recently told by a Canadian dealer that if the buyer does not have a home address from the country they wish to buy the snowmobile, the dealers are being told by the manufacturers they can not sell it. (However, if the buyer buys from their home country, the manufactures will honor the warranty in both countries.)

Years back I bought a new USA built boat from a dealer in Canada. I included a clause that final payment would be made once the boat was delivered to me in the USA. I let the dealer carry the burden of the border crossing. It can be a hassle. Even little technicalities like the US Coast Guard documentation process not recognizing a Canadian notary. (Yep, the dealer had to re-do the title documents, including a replacement Manufacturer's Statement of Origin, drive across the border, get it notarized, and re-submit to the USA Coast Guard.) The whole process took about 2 months!
 

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I would imagine you are well aware of the taxes when the car is imported into Canada.

Consider checking out if the warranty will be honored. Folks from the USA and Canada buying snowmobiles from the other country using their home country's address have run into issues. I was recently told by a Canadian dealer that if the buyer does not have a home address from the country they wish to buy the snowmobile, the dealers are being told by the manufacturers they can not sell it. (However, if the buyer buys from their home country, the manufactures will honor the warranty in both countries.)

Years back I bought a new USA built boat from a dealer in Canada. I included a clause that final payment would be made once the boat was delivered to me in the USA. I let the dealer carry the burden of the border crossing. It can be a hassle. Even little technicalities like the US Coast Guard documentation process not recognizing a Canadian notary. (Yep, the dealer had to re-do the title documents, including a replacement Manufacturer's Statement of Origin, drive across the border, get it notarized, and re-submit to the USA Coast Guard.) The whole process took about 2 months!
Ya I'm gunna just wait or look around on Canadian lots. I got a Harley and looked into an srt8 from the states. No warranty transfer sucks big time. Thought maybe times could change things. Thx for the head shake.
 
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