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Negotiating the purchase of two trucks at the same time

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by pvanzee82, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. Jan 19, 2013 at 8:21 AM
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    pvanzee82

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    My dad and I are both interested in buying 2013 Tacomas. We both want 4x4 V6 Access Cabs. He wants an SR5, while I would like TRD Sport. Is there much additional bargaining power gained when negotiating the purchase of two trucks at once? Any suggestions or past experiences in a similar situation would be appreciated. I apologize if this topic has been covered, but I did search before posting.
     
  2. Jan 19, 2013 at 8:24 AM
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    Mr. Brown

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    Depends on the person you're dealing with. If a dealership is numbers oriented, then yes. Call around and see what dealerships seem the most willing to bargain two purchases at once.
     
  3. Jan 19, 2013 at 8:30 AM
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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    Just make sure yours says "Supercharger" somewhere in the paperwork.
     
  4. Jan 19, 2013 at 9:00 AM
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    I'm not a 100% on this, but you might want to talk to the fleet manager.
     
  5. Jan 19, 2013 at 7:11 PM
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    definitely some bargaining power. i went in with a tacoma and my wife's tC to trade in, and we bought a new taco and tC the same day. the salesman sold two cars, took two cars in trade (which they would ultimately make money on as well), and had to work like he was selling one car. we didnt see a lot in the reduction of the price of our new cars, but got what we wanted for our trades, which effectively lowered the price of the new rides.
     
  6. Jan 19, 2013 at 7:14 PM
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    Push "TrueCar" for best deal --> http://www.truecar.com

    Some dealers will accept "TrueCar Pricing" and some won't ... but you can save some serious cash ... especially on 2 units.
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  7. Jan 20, 2013 at 8:41 AM
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    I appreciate the feedback. I have a few months to shop around, so I'll look into of the suggestions you guys mentioned and post updates as I go through the process. Thanks again!
     
  8. Jan 26, 2013 at 1:27 AM
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    Are both vehicles going to be under the same name or independent? That would be the only thing that I can think of. If they are independent, in a sense they are being purchased from two people rather than from one person.
     
  9. Jan 26, 2013 at 8:46 AM
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    They would be individual purchases
     
  10. Jan 26, 2013 at 8:54 AM
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    You should definitely get a better deal, my brother and I wanted new trucks. I wanted double cab 4x4 Trd v6 and my brother wanted a tundra 5.7 4x4 crewmax so we waited for the last day of the month and after 6 hours at the dealership we took home both trucks got my Tacoma for 27,300 out the door and he got his tundra 31 out the door.
     
  11. Jan 26, 2013 at 8:59 AM
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    UPDATE: I've been communicating with quite a few dealers in my area and surprisingly none have shown any more interest in selling two trucks at the same time than if they were selling only one. Some have said they would give me deal A if we bought two trucks, but after further talking they reveal that they would give me the same deal even if I purchased only one.

    My bro-in-law lives in Chicago and he is looking to buy a Hilander for his family and he said he'd see if the larger dealerships will show more interest in selling three cars to three different parties at once.
     
  12. Jan 26, 2013 at 9:03 AM
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    That's good to hear. Congrats on that! When did you swing that deal? Was it for a recent model year?
     
  13. Jan 26, 2013 at 11:30 AM
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    That was august of 2008 both trucks were brand new, but I'm sure you'll get a great deal yourself! Good luck and post some pics when you get them
     
  14. Jan 26, 2013 at 11:38 AM
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    What he said. The person selling you the truck(s) may not even know what this means:p
     
  15. Jan 26, 2013 at 6:51 PM
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    ... ^^^ ... At the "end of each month, quarter and year" ... Toyota dealers around here are very hungry to get their "unit numbers".
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  16. Jan 26, 2013 at 9:37 PM
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    The big didfference in the example given by the member is that he and his wife count as one, as in one buying two vehicles compared to two people buying two , one each. I asked this same question some time back and was asked if I was buying both vehicles to which I said no and they said that unless I was buying the two there wasn't much they can above the normal deal making.
     
  17. Jan 31, 2013 at 10:36 PM
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    a friend of mine a i did this, bought two 2011 TRD sport. You CAN most definatly get a good deal by doing this. take the time to go to 3 different dealerships and compare and tell them that they are not the only dealership you went to. Just be smart in your propositions and don't lowball...just enough so you see that you squeezed everything out of the salesman.

    in my case we got 1800$ knock off each truck, free winter tires (handy for where we live and worth 1000$) and free custom KATZKIN leather heated seats (1800$) and a free rust protecting spray (500$). so like i said i squeezed the salesman pretty good but i did it gradually and it worked out awesome.

    good tip too, if you can, wait till the end of sept/oct as they wanna clear the lots to get the new models in and are willing to negociate more...

    hope this helps
     
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    When they don't budge on price tell them throw in some things you want supercharger,bed mat tow package TRD intake exhaust
     
  19. Feb 1, 2013 at 6:38 AM
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    You got a real good deal.
     
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    I can say that i'm pretty good at this and i kindda enjoy it :D. You should see how cheap i get cigars when i go down to cuba!
     
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