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Hey guys,

Im new here. I just ordered my 2LT stingray on 3/1/2014. Price was the older pricing on my paperwork.

Now does the new price increase affect me...? Reading online it said people who had orders in are safe, but I am afraid maybe my allocation didn't get picked up till tuesday 3/4/2014. My TPW date is 3/31/2014.

Should I expect to pay the extra for the price increase?

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Hey guys,

Im new here. I just ordered my 2LT stingray on 3/1/2014. Price was the older pricing on my paperwork.

Now does the new price increase affect me...? Reading online it said people who had orders in are safe, but I am afraid maybe my allocation didn't get picked up till tuesday 3/4/2014. My TPW date is 3/31/2014.

Should I expect to pay the extra for the price increase?

Thanks.
It depends on what day the dealership got your order entered into the system. No one here knows that answer for you. Get your dealer to give you a copy of the full details of your order from GM Workbench. Then you can see the day/time stamps of when you went to status code 1100 or 1101 in the system.

That is the only way you will know for sure, unless you wait to see your window sticker when your car arrives.
 

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By the way, it is indeed the case that your allocation was not assigned until Tuesday (that is the way it is for people nationwide). But that is status code 2000, which is further along than necessary to lock in the price. 1101 definitely locks in the price; you don't have to be the whole way to 2000 for the price lock.
 

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Thanks for the info....
Thats a bummer if I do have to pay the extra.

I think more than likely I will have to also.
 

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Update for anyone who may be interested:

As long as you placed your order on or before March 1st 2014, your price is protected and locked as long as the car is sold to the person who initially placed the order.

Looks like I lucked out and ordered mine at the perfect time. :)
 

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Update for anyone who may be interested:

As long as you placed your order on or before March 1st 2014, your price is protected and locked as long as the car is sold to the person who initially placed the order.

Looks like I lucked out and ordered mine at the perfect time. :)
I think there is another constraint.

You can't modify the order (at least that is what I was told). When I put my deposit down in December, I specified a manual transmission. The dealership said I could change any part of my order at any time up until GM picked it up to go to 2000.

Now, what I have been told by the dealership is that if I change any part of the order (such as going for an automatic like the wifey keeps chirping about) then the price protection gets dropped the moment the order is modified in any way.

Has anyone else heard this?
 

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I ordered my stingray on January 2 Z51 1LT. Last Friday I revised my order to a base 2 LT because of the constraints on the Z51. Hopefully I am price protected since my original order was before the price increase. Emailed dealer and GM about this. No answer yet.
Any thoughts? Still buying regardless. Prefer before price increase.
 

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I ordered my stingray on January 2 Z51 1LT. Last Friday I revised my order to a base 2 LT because of the constraints on the Z51. Hopefully I am price protected since my original order was before the price increase. Emailed dealer and GM about this. No answer yet.
Any thoughts? Still buying regardless. Prefer before price increase.
Please let us know. However, as far as I know, you are no longer price protected since you changed models (Z51 to base).
 

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Good news!!! A GM rep. called this morning 3/21 and informed me even though I revised my order from a Z51 1LT to a base LT2 on 3/14 my initial order was accepted by GM before the March 3 price increase therefor I am not effected by the price increase!!! I have found out through experience go straight to the top to get your answers.
 

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Good news!!! A GM rep. called this morning 3/21 and informed me even though I revised my order from a Z51 1LT to a base LT2 on 3/14 my initial order was accepted by GM before the March 3 price increase therefor I am not effected by the price increase!!! I have found out through experience go straight to the top to get your answers.
THIS IS FABULOUS INFORMATION! Do you have the name and the title of the GM representative?
 

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All I have is the first name (Leo) 866-790-5700 x 20316. Customer Relationship Specialist. The person replied to my email and in the response restated my concern and gave a date and time I would be called. It happened the email response said it would. I'm glad I asked the question.
 

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So I have a concern that has been eating away at me..

I placed an order on 2/28/14 for a Z51 1LT with the $1k deposit. Then on Monday 3/3/14 I found out (here on the forum) about the price increase. I emailed my sales person on 3/4/14 telling him that there was a price hike and that I wanted to know if I was locked into the price we had agreed on since I signed a contract with them.

On 3/5/14, he emailed me back and said: "If in fact the price increases on the car, we will pay the difference for you. We agreed on a number and we stand by it. I will be sending you the contract later today."

Well, on 3/14/14 I get a call from the sales person telling me that there was indeed a price increase, and that they couldn't pay for the entire $3200 or they wouldn't be making a profit on the car (which I know is BS. I work for GM and my manager's son is a manager at the BG plant). I reminded him that he said the dealership would cover the increase, and he comes back saying "Well, we assumed that it would be $800 to $1000 difference, not $3200. Then he said that they would cover 1/2 of the price increase ($1600) but I didn't sign anything yet and I never received any paperwork after this conversation.

My question to those of you who might have a (current or previous) similar circumstance, how do you handle something like this?? On one hand, providing an email from the dealership is legal and legit, I have in writing that they will cover the difference.
On the other hand, $1600 more than the agreed upon price isn't going to kill me, although I'd prefer the original price, but since I haven't received any updated documents, I'm a little wary of the entire transaction.

At first I got pissed off, but the alternatives are either cancel the order (I'm at the top of the order queue now) and start all over with another scheisty dealership and pay the "new" full price - or show the email to the sales manager that I have an agreement in writing that one of your sales team gave me saying I'm locked into the original price.
 

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If they entered your order into the GM Workbench system when you placed it (at the end of Feb.) instead of procrastinating, then the original price would have been price protected and neither you nor they would have to pay one cent more than the old price.

If they did procrastinate and did not get you into the system until after the price increase, then show them the email and tell them to stick to their word.

If they refuse to have integrity (which may be the case since they lied when they told you losing $3200 would mean no profit for them), and if you can afford the extra $3200 out of pocket, tell them you want to speak with the General Manager. Nicely tell him everything, then tell him that you will pay someone else the new full price before you pay them $1600 extra than agreed. Let them know integrity means more to you than money, and finally remind him you would prefer a long-term business partner including service for as long as you own the vehicle.

If he is reasonable, you will get the initial price you were promised. If not, tell the BBB that they refused to honor their email agreement with you, then never look back.

That is my $0.02.

On the other hand, if the added wait of going elsewhere, or the new full price is too uncomfortable for you, then, if you do escalate to the General Manager, stop short of telling him you will go elsewhere. In this case, you will have much less leverage, and need to be bedfellows with crooks to get what you want in the time and price range that is acceptable for you. Wash repeatedly after you get back home.

Those are my other $0.02.

Best wishes!
 
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