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We returned from Bowling Green and the next day set out to find a good deal on a ZO6.
And my husband wanted me to see the colors on the car.

Our local dealer told us 2009's won't start being built at the factory for over a month to 8 weeks.
We told them we just saw them being built at the factory, and even know a person driving an '09.

We told the sales manager "you need to do your homework."
They were a scary bunch of creepy slimeballs.

So on to the next closest dealer.
As we walked into the showroom entrance, six salesmen were in a semi circle, smoking, snorting, rapid spitting snot on a pile of cigarette butts in front of them.

The dealer had a left over 2008 427 SE priced at $80k, and the rest of their dealer stock were lot weary, oddball 'Vetts on the back lot.
We left and passed by the spitting circle for the last time.

We got on line and found a Chevy dealer that took our order over the phone.
They knew everything about everything on the 2009 zo6, knocked $12.000 off the MSPR and we had a deal in minutes.
We have the build number and a VIN btw.

This dealer is a few minutes away from where I work, and we also have an immediate 25% off all parts so;
We ordered the dust cover, 427 hood and valve cover emblems and a bootleg CAG.

We own Toyotas and Hondas, and the dealers are much more professional than the GM dealers we visit.

This is no market to have a bunch of slobs representing your company.
 

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Glad you found one that you could work with. Most dealers don't have a clue about what pricing should be and don't really care about their customers. There are countless stories on how dealers f****d people who had deposits at MSRP for the ZR1. And don't get me started about their service departments.:lol::lol:
 

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Great, good for you!! Welcome to the club!! You'll really enjoy the experience buying it your way. I find writing a letter to the owner of the dealership to be a fun way to f##k w/ them. Let them know the impression they left you with. I had a similar story w/ my purchase w/ the pricing and arrogance. I bought 30 minutes away two days later and drove right over there w/ my invoice and great deal and shoved it in their face!!! I had a great time doing it. These idiots still think it's 2006 and they have gold!!! Best of luck!!!
 

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Welcome and congrats on the new purchase.
The sad thing is GM does not have control over the dealers and you are so correct, a bunch of slobs representing the company.
 

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We returned from Bowling Green and the next day set out to find a good deal on a ZO6.
And my husband wanted me to see the colors on the car.

Our local dealer told us 2009's won't start being built at the factory for over a month to 8 weeks.
We told them we just saw them being built at the factory, and even know a person driving an '09.

We told the sales manager "you need to do your homework."
They were a scary bunch of creepy slimeballs.

So on to the next closest dealer.
As we walked into the showroom entrance, six salesmen were in a semi circle, smoking, snorting, rapid spitting snot on a pile of cigarette butts in front of them.

The dealer had a left over 2008 427 SE priced at $80k, and the rest of their dealer stock were lot weary, oddball 'Vetts on the back lot.
We left and passed by the spitting circle for the last time.

We got on line and found a Chevy dealer that took our order over the phone.
They knew everything about everything on the 2009 zo6, knocked $12.000 off the MSPR and we had a deal in minutes.
We have the build number and a VIN btw.

This dealer is a few minutes away from where I work, and we also have an immediate 25% off all parts so;
We ordered the dust cover, 427 hood and valve cover emblems and a bootleg CAG.

We own Toyotas and Hondas, and the dealers are much more professional than the GM dealers we visit.

This is no market to have a bunch of slobs representing your company.
Let me guess you live in southern california :yeadog:
 

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Let me guess you live in southern california :yeadog:
janoz--hey stranger! Long time no see! Where you been hiding!

427 Kid--I know what you mean! You mind PM'ing me the dealer you ended up getting the car from? And the ones that sucked--I like to keep tabs on where the good & bad guys are...

Thanks,
Scott
 

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The sad part is that GM sucks about as bad as the dealers...they certainly do not stand behind their product until they are just cornered. I was screwed on my first Vette and after my experience with GM reps...I said I would never have another GM product....well I didnt for years and just couldnt pass on another Vette. I love them but hate the maker.
 

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We live in a capitalist society where GREED reigns surpreme. Some dealers are better than others, but they ALL work the market basically the same. OTOH, I don't think being a "regular" (or associate) car salesman is anything much more than a doormat. The REAL salemaker is the person in the back office with a semi- private office who must "okay" all deals. You seldom ever see this person face to face.

Your best bet is to contact a knowledgable (or Corvette specialist) Internet Sales Manager and I believe all Chevy dealers have one. They usually are more knowledge than the average sales guys out roaming the lot. The ISMs usually work "by appt" instead of living off the walk-in traffic. Go to Jeff Hardy's website and find out what's available in ALL the area dealers' inventories so you can narrow down your places to buy, and if necessary play one dealer against another. Find out what financial incentives might be available, which usually apply to all dealers in a particular market area.

Find out what the invoice cost is for the car. This will give you a better sense of how good a deal you are getting. Of course, with the current GM Employee pricing promotion, getting a "good deal" should be virtually a total no-brainer for even the least experienced new car buyer.

Most of all be prepared to NEGOGIATE, and don't get EMOTIONAL about buying any one specific car, or your dead meat. If you feel you are not getting exactly what you want, or the best possible deal, just move on. The last thing you need is a bad case of Buyer's Remorse at 70 large.

If you're smart, you should have already worked out a deal with the ISM, (and ask for confirmation in writing) before you go to the dealership. If you negogiate a deal over the phone, the dealer knows he could lose your business if a sales person gives you the run-a-round. EVERYTHING about doing a deal (the credit check, loan approval, etc) should be possible to get done - without any obligation to buy - BEFORE you ever see the car or visit the showroom.
 

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its George w's fault
 

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As we walked into the showroom entrance, six salesmen were in a semi circle, smoking, snorting, rapid spitting snot on a pile of cigarette butts in front of them.
At least it wasn't a circle jerk! :lol:
 

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I bought my on the internet. I think that the guys on the internet are more savvy, because they have to be. They know that you are one click away from a hundred other dealers accross teh whole country. It took me 2 years to find the deal I want and I found one in Kansas City and I live in Chicago. I did the entire deal over email and phone calls. It was easy and it was probably the best deal in the country and it was the exact car I wanted. I flew into Kansas City and he picked me up at 7:45 in te morning I paid fo rteh car and did the paper work in 20 min. and drove back to Chicago, no fuss and no headaches.
 
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