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A friend from the Northeast will be ordering a C7 from his local dealer and wants to have the car delivered/titled at a winter home in Florida. Do any members know how to make that happen, what's involved, who do you contact, who arranges plates/reg., PDI at destination and what else will receiving dealer do or not do? Many thanks.
 

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All financial aspects of the deal are done by who sold it to you. The delivering dealer does just that - deliver the car to you. He may do some plate work to get you on the road but none of the loan, money, etc. Courtesy deliveries are all over the map, some good, some ok...just keep in mind the dealer delivering did not make any money on the deal and you are flaunting a car in front of his face that he can't get....don't ask for much and get out of there - and unless the delivery was a nightmare - give a good score on the CSI report anyone sends you...The dealer selling makes the contact with the dealer that agrees to do it. Chevrolet corporate has very little to do with it...
 

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All financial aspects of the deal are done by who sold it to you. The delivering dealer does just that - deliver the car to you. He may do some plate work to get you on the road but none of the loan, money, etc. Courtesy deliveries are all over the map, some good, some ok...just keep in mind the dealer delivering did not make any money on the deal and you are flaunting a car in front of his face that he can't get....don't ask for much and get out of there - and unless the delivery was a nightmare - give a good score on the CSI report anyone sends you...The dealer selling makes the contact with the dealer that agrees to do it. Chevrolet corporate has very little to do with it...
Thanks much. I understand the politics and will gladly pass along your advice.

If any Florida owners have taken delivery of a car that was sold out-of-state, what was the process of getting plates, etc.?
 

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Courtesy deliveries are fine and you will be able to do it for the Stingray if your dealer is willing.

Courtesy deliveries are at the descretion of the dealer. They don't need to do them and they can charge what they want for them.

It places the dealer in a tough spot between the selling dealer, the buyer, themselves and GM in the event of a problem that needs resolution.

Make sue you discuss the PDI process with your delivery dealer and the selling dealer. As the dealer of record for the sale, whoever you buy the car from will be entitled to the credit from GM. Discuss the PDI process, the fee and understand your cost and obligation in the process. Don't get stuck in the middle but go in with the understanding.

Good luck in your purchase and enjoy your new Corvette.
 

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As the dealer of record for the sale, whoever you buy the car from will be entitled to the credit from GM. Discuss the PDI process, the fee and understand your cost and obligation in the process. Don't get stuck in the middle but go in with the understanding.
Thanks. I did not know that there would be a "donation" involved in a "courtesy delivery." LOL. Only one difference with what I'm familiar with... the delivering dealer always got paid by the manufacturer for the PDI. Then again, that applied to swapped vehicle deliveries. Maybe there's a difference.

All in all, I'm not really comfortable with the process since the details are not "policy" and yes, probably subject to whim. Glad I asked my question and thank you!
 

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All financial aspects of the deal are done by who sold it to you. The delivering dealer does just that - deliver the car to you. He may do some plate work to get you on the road but none of the loan, money, etc. Courtesy deliveries are all over the map, some good, some ok...just keep in mind the dealer delivering did not make any money on the deal and you are flaunting a car in front of his face that he can't get....don't ask for much and get out of there - and unless the delivery was a nightmare - give a good score on the CSI report anyone sends you...The dealer selling makes the contact with the dealer that agrees to do it. Chevrolet corporate has very little to do with it...
The dealer does get paid/charges a fee for this service and is also paid the PDI from GM so your should expect the same service as from the selling dealer. And if they are not a allocation dealer they would be happy to have the car there for a couple of days.
 

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you are splitting hairs...a courtesy dealer does not give a damn about the PDI money.....they make HUNDREDS...while the selling dealer makes THOUSANDS.....many dealers in areas like s florida get tired of everyone else selling product up north and then shuffling off the delivery to a person here in s fla. I know of many dealers just won't do it.

And frankly, I don't want my car on "their floor" for a couple days...
 

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As a retired dealer, I would have taken all the courtesy deliveries I could. Depends on your approach as a dealer. A volume dealer most likely doesn't make thousands and would love to have a new potential service customer.

That's how I paid the bills, Service, Service, Service. Selling new cars is extremely competitive and I used volume as a means to generate Service "Fixed Operations" business.

And yes, frankly, some smaller dealers would be thrilled to have that car come through their store.
 

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My point is it's not all dealers that feel like you...form the other site this morning:

"xxx, thanks again for such a painless purchase, it was a pleasure working with you and today I've really enjoyed the chance to drive this beautiful car.

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eft something to be desired. When I went by the dealership yesterday my car had been delivered with 29 miles on the odometer. Today as I was driving off it had 48 miles so someone took it for a joy ride between yesterday afternoon and this morning. It was also presented to me this morning w/ an empty tank...I was sweating making it to the gas station. I forget how he stated it but he said the factory didn't put hardly any gas in it (as though it should have been shipped full). There was no explanation of any of the C7's features since "we will be going to training in Dallas soon." I had also asked them not to wash it, that I wanted that honor...so that was another thing they didn't have to do. Dave knows little or nothing about the C7s.

But I was happy to finally get it and let all that slide. I regret not having the car delivered to your dealership.
 

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My point is it's not all dealers that feel like you...form the other site this morning:

"xxx, thanks again for such a painless purchase, it was a pleasure working with you and today I've really enjoyed the chance to drive this beautiful car.

My experience w/ the local dealer l
eft something to be desired. When I went by the dealership yesterday my car had been delivered with 29 miles on the odometer. Today as I was driving off it had 48 miles so someone took it for a joy ride between yesterday afternoon and this morning. It was also presented to me this morning w/ an empty tank...I was sweating making it to the gas station. I forget how he stated it but he said the factory didn't put hardly any gas in it (as though it should have been shipped full). There was no explanation of any of the C7's features since "we will be going to training in Dallas soon." I had also asked them not to wash it, that I wanted that honor...so that was another thing they didn't have to do. Dave knows little or nothing about the C7s.

But I was happy to finally get it and let all that slide. I regret not having the car delivered to your dealership.
I called a reasonably local dealer today and a representative called me back. The dealer has a good reputation, though they had an allocation of only five C7s. They've all been delivered. Following PDI, the detail dept. will do a complete detail, after which they'll assign their C7 specialist (5 vehicles of experience) to conduct a full delivery that could take up to three hours (I appreciate that but will probably opt out after an hour or so). They will charge $250 for the later services and stated that the selling dealer needs to credit them for the PDI/tech service. I'm not sure how that part will happen but this is a good start. The $250 fee sounds reasonable and I'm pleasantly surprised by their responsiveness and credibility. In addition, this will be a good/initial test for future service requirements.
 

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I called a reasonably local dealer today and a representative called me back. The dealer has a good reputation, though they had an allocation of only five C7s. They've all been delivered. Following PDI, the detail dept. will do a complete detail, after which they'll assign their C7 specialist (5 vehicles of experience) to conduct a full delivery that could take up to three hours (I appreciate that but will probably opt out after an hour or so). They will charge $250 for the later services and stated that the selling dealer needs to credit them for the PDI/tech service. I'm not sure how that part will happen but this is a good start. The $250 fee sounds reasonable and I'm pleasantly surprised by their responsiveness and credibility. In addition, this will be a good/initial test for future service requirements.
That is far more than reasonable. I was conversing with a few folks in Florida and they had checked with a combined total of seven local dealerships, two flat out refused and the other five were asking between $750.00 and $1,000.00 for the privilege.

The fact the the dealership you spoke with has ordered and delivered Stingrays is significant. They may have only done five but in order to have received the opportunity to order one, they needed to prepare the dealership by ordering the Stingray specific tools as well as having sent at least one member of the service department to school to train on the systems and operation of the car.
 

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Coincidentally I stopped by the dealer George is talking about and it's a nice, laid back dealership. Surprisingly they had a red base LT2 sitting on the floor so I took the opportunity to poke around it. I was able to walk in and look around the car for the better part of 5 minutes before any sales person came over and when he did it was a casual discussion, no pressure at all. Quite refreshing.

BTW, the car is sold but the owner is out of town until later this week so he let them display it. Apparently he's a member of one of the local corvette clubs and they had an unveiling and gathering last Saturday with his car as the centerpiece. All in all, they seem like a good dealer.
 

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I called a reasonably local dealer today and a representative called me back. The dealer has a good reputation, though they had an allocation of only five C7s. They've all been delivered. Following PDI, the detail dept. will do a complete detail, after which they'll assign their C7 specialist (5 vehicles of experience) to conduct a full delivery that could take up to three hours (I appreciate that but will probably opt out after an hour or so). They will charge $250 for the later services and stated that the selling dealer needs to credit them for the PDI/tech service. I'm not sure how that part will happen but this is a good start. The $250 fee sounds reasonable and I'm pleasantly surprised by their responsiveness and credibility. In addition, this will be a good/initial test for future service requirements.

Where you end up doing it?
 

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My dealer told me he couldn't get what I wanted and even suggested a couple of the forum dealers and said courtesy would be $250. He had 3 non-Z51 on showroom floor.
 

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Who gets the sales tax, the one you ordered from, or the courtesy dealer, or both?
 

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Who gets the sales tax, the one you ordered from, or the courtesy dealer, or both?
In my case the selling dealer is in a state where there is no sales tax so I only pay for the car, Tommy Jr just received my cashiers check today, the dealer in my local town in CA. will be collecting 8% sales tax plus registration and his $500 courtesy delivery fee.

Now I heard if the state you are buying a car from has a sales tax and the state you are bringing the car in has a tax you have to pay both taxes. Correct me someone with experience?
 
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