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Here is the very latest, updated info on what GM's is doing with placed orders. Thanks Dave Salvatore.


"Lately, GM has been going to ordering Corvettes every other week instead of every week, so let's assume we are in one of the weeks with allocation.

When a dealer places your order into the GM System, he has a "Preliminary Order" which is event code 1100. On Thursday, every dealer is told how many cars he can order. He has until Saturday at 9:00 PM EST to put enough orders into the preliminary tab to cover how many orders he has to order. Those orders must fit into any options constraints out that week.

On Tuesday morning, those orders all go to Even Code 2000. At that point, the dealer has till 9:00 PM to make changes to those order or actually replace them with other orders provided that they fit the allocation and constraints.

On Wednesday morning, those cars are at Event Code 3000.

So, with you example, if you walk into a dealer on Monday and he has available allocation to fill your order, you should be at 3000 by Wednesday.

Just because the dealer says your order is placed and gives you an order number, it does not mean that GM will pick up your order. You can remain at event code 1100 for ever if the dealer never gets an allocation."

He also noted that unlike Cyber Gray (ordering window already closed), LRG orders are expected to be accepted till the last consensus cycle -- which most are expecting that deadline being about a month to six weeks from now.
 

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Good info! Now if some of the dealers would be up to the task of explaining to their customers about the allocation/ordering process, a lot of folks could chose to go another way with respect to ordering from another dealer that might affect a sooner delivery.
 

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Good info! Now if some of the dealers would be up to the task of explaining to their customers about the allocation/ordering process, a lot of folks could chose to go another way with respect to ordering from another dealer that might affect a sooner delivery.
That's part of the problem, dealers want your order regardless. Even if they can't deliver, many are content to keep the next dealer down the road from getting it. It's a cutthroat business and most dealers want the buying public to be ignorant to how the back office works.

There are notable exceptions, which the Internet gives voice to, so we all win in the end. Well, not maybe all as I'm sure there is more than one dealer out there who would rather you have an 1100 order in their book vs. Tommy or some other Internet marketed dealer actually delivering you a car.
 

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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday...as easy as 1,2,3............with the right Dealer and at the right time. MacMulkin couldn't deliver 123 for me last week but Rick Hendricks did! MacMulkin said they could but it wasn't true with a Z-51(they weren't telling the whole story), also all their constraints were used up, and I had 4 of them. So the right Dealer @ the right time, with the right allocations and open constraints is what makes it happen, if not your order will Not be on the Fast Track! Another of the "Superstar" Dealers (Top 5) said yes to 1,2,3...however that was Not correct either, as he tried to tell me that the Z-51s takes 2 to 3 additional weeks to be built, Yah Sure!(AKA it won't be "3000" for 2 or 3 more weeks, but I can't tell you that)
 

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Elegant, thanks!! This was the thread I was looking for. As a newbie to this site, I have found it extremely informative....but also challenging to piece together all of the information necessary to formulate a purchasing strategy. I have settled on waiting until the 2015 MY because I want the Z51 package and I do not see it worthwhile trying to figure out how to get what I want late in the ordering process for 2014. I live on the outskirts of Washington DC with a number of dealers around my area.

I have pieced together from the information that Elegant and others have posted that order books will become available sometime in May (not sure what that means to me), pricing available early June (definitely important to me), and ordering possibly beginning June 26th (D-Day....I think). I have spoken to a few local dealers, but find that challenging because I am talking about something in the future that they have no current info on. I have also contacted MacMulkin and had a great conversation with Jessy. If I was to order from outside my local area, I am not excited about trying to coordinate a Courtesy Delivery....and I am not sure it is worth $895 that I was quoted to have my new baby via carrier delivered to my front door (unless that is offset by price gouging by my local dealer).

I have also been smartly informed by members in this forum as to the potential pitfalls with mystifying ordering process. I am looking for my best approach to order the only item I have ever place on my "bucket list". It is May 8th and everyone's ordering focus is about to shift gears to the 2015 MY. I do not want to find myself 'hanging out at 1100" because I chose the wrong ordering path.

Any and all advice would be GREATLY appreciated....and to all, thanks for a great forum.
 

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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday...as easy as 1,2,3............with the right Dealer and at the right time. MacMulkin couldn't deliver 123 for me last week but Rick Hendricks did! MacMulkin said they could but it wasn't true with a Z-51(they weren't telling the whole story), also all their constraints were used up, and I had 4 of them. So the right Dealer @ the right time, with the right allocations and open constraints is what makes it happen, if not your order will Not be on the Fast Track! Another of the "Superstar" Dealers (Top 5) said yes to 1,2,3...however that was Not correct either, as he tried to tell me that the Z-51s takes 2 to 3 additional weeks to be built, Yah Sure!(AKA it won't be "3000" for 2 or 3 more weeks, but I can't tell you that)
Perhaps the other dealer was just being honest, considering the state of his allocations and his current customer wait list. Telling you it would take another 2-3 weeks to get a Z51 order into the system is sure better than dealers who say sure, and then never get an allocation.



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When dealers get their 2015 order books -- still expected late this month but GM has not yet released a definitive date, that info will go on line immediately. It will provide the details of the 2015 options, packages, etc. Do not expect big surprises, but each year there are always a couple of "little ones."

As mentioned above, pricing and allocations should follow within the next couple weeks thereafter, with, as before, the first consensus for the 2015's still being June 26th (for dealers with allocation that week).

Rumors persist that dealers can enter orders as soon as the order books are received; if that is true, what is also true is that GM will not act on orders submitted prior to June 26th. In fact, if those rumors are accurate and a dealer submits the order the very day order books are received, that will not give that dealer a leg up in getting that order filled one second faster than if he/she submitted through the regular June 26th consensus process -- and if that dealer who submits an order early doesn't have an allocation for the June 26th consensus, that order will not be picked up by GM at all at that time, i.e., no "bonus" for dealers submitting orders earlier than June 26th -- other than perhaps your piece of mind.
 

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GREAT NEWS "mjw930" and all, our suspicions were/are correct, for the ordering gates will be wide open again later this week. Just talked with Tommy Jr. and he again has a humungous allocation that he can enter in the end of this week's consensus. That includes many, many Z-51's. (Do not know what happened as per above "Silver Fox.")
 

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GREAT NEWS "mjw930" and all, our suspicions were/are correct, for the ordering gates will be wide open again later this week. Just talked with Tommy Jr. and he again has a humungous allocation that he can enter in the end of this week's consensus. That includes many, many Z-51's. (Do not know what happened as per above "Silver Fox.")
John, Since today is Thursday I think you mean next Thursday since there's only one more day left in this week so it's can't get much "later". Either that or the constraint report posted in the other thread is a misprint and copy of last weeks report.
 

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Got carried away by the good news, and thanks Mark, it is next week.
I'm sure you aren't the only one posting in this thread who gets carried away with good (or bad news) :cool: ..... I've been guilty of far worse, trust me. :eek:

The bottom line is, the plant should be cranking all summer, which is a great thing for the brand and us enthusiasts.
 

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I'm sure you aren't the only one posting in this thread who gets carried away with good (or bad news) :cool: ..... I've been guilty of far worse, trust me. :eek:

The bottom line is, the plant should be cranking all summer, which is a great thing for the brand and us enthusiasts.
Are they not doing a shutdown this year?
 

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Are they not doing a shutdown this year?
They are shutting down for two days (Saturday and Sunday) between the last MY2014 and first MY2015.
 

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They are shutting down for two days (Saturday and Sunday) between the last MY2014 and first MY2015.
Exactly; that 64 hour model year shutdown is the shortest in Corvette history.
 

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Is there A date when they finish the last C7 for 2014. aAnd A date they begin building the 2015?
Yes, there are dates: Friday, August 8 and Monday, August 11 are those dates.
 
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