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Ok an ethics question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 09tacoma, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. Oct 1, 2008 at 7:48 PM
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    09tacoma

    09tacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I have a question for everyone in the group who wants to answer. I put a deposit down with one of the local dealers on a 09 4x4 double cab manual tran six disc, off road, with floor mats, tow pkg and daytime running lights for 27100. Another dealer today called me to see if I was still in the market for a truck I told them that I had a deal so no. They then found out I had not taken delivery and offered me the same truck for 26600, with the stipulation that I can get my deposit back and the truck can be delivered by 1 Nov. So my question is do you think it is worth it to ditch the dealer I have the deal with for $500? The new dealer is closer to my house and would be more convenient. What do you all think?
     
  2. Oct 1, 2008 at 7:53 PM
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    Toy4Life

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    Use it to your advantage. See if the dealer where you made the deposit will beat the others price.
     
  3. Oct 1, 2008 at 7:53 PM
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    Khaos

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    Tell the dealer you already have a deposit with that you have another dealer thats closer to you and is offering the same truck to you for less money. If they really want to sell you the truck, they will make the deal happen. If not, go with the dealer whose offering it to you cheaper*.

    * This is of course assuming that both dealers have about the same level of customer service and a good service department.
     
  4. Oct 1, 2008 at 7:53 PM
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    Jester182

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    If it isn't too much trouble to switch over, I say do it. I mean, you're not obligated by the old dealer for anything...heck its your money, you own it, you control it.
     
  5. Oct 1, 2008 at 7:54 PM
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    HighDesert

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    Go back to the original dealer and indicate that you have a better offer. If they can match the offer you will purchase from them ... they make the decision and you have still taken the high road.
     
  6. Oct 1, 2008 at 7:55 PM
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    hoosiertaco

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    Tell the original dealer the truth. Give him a chance to beat the new offer by a couple of hundred anyway. (would pay for first mod...)If he can BEAT the other dealers price then stick with the original. If not, and you can get the full deposit back, then go with the better deal from the second dealer of $500 less....Do they use ethics at the stealerships?:confused:
     
  7. Oct 1, 2008 at 7:58 PM
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    aww1970

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    Tell the current dealert about the situation. Suggest to him that you will take $500 in accessories rather than the further discount. You keep your word, and get accessories you probably would have bought anyways. The dealer still makes the deal and is out his cost only on the acessories +-$300

    If he does not go for it he loses the deal:eek: As they say the ball is in your court!!
     
  8. Oct 1, 2008 at 7:59 PM
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    09tacoma

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    all good points i will call them tomorrow and let you know how it goes i want to get something in writting from the other dealer before i burn this other deal
     
  9. Oct 1, 2008 at 8:17 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

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    All good advice but what's your situation with the deposit? Is it refundable?
     
  10. Oct 1, 2008 at 8:36 PM
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    09tacoma

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    should be
     
  11. Oct 1, 2008 at 9:23 PM
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    yosh2000

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    what would the dealer do if they were in your situation...exactly!

    its your money, you owe no one but yourself. use it as a bargining chip and get the 1st dealer to drop the price $100 below what the other dealer offered you!
     
  12. Oct 1, 2008 at 9:34 PM
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    BeefTaco

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    The dealership that you are working with should be able to match the deal with no problem as slow as car sales are it's a buyers market. Another question would be what dealership will you be having your warranty work preformed at it would factory into my decision were I bought.
     
  13. Oct 1, 2008 at 9:59 PM
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    09tacoma

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    that is a good point i would want to go to the one by my house. so i think what i will do is give them a chance to match the deal, we will see what happens
     
  14. Oct 1, 2008 at 10:06 PM
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    TorenApart

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    I really don't see this as an ethical dilemma, just a business opportunity.

    I wouldn't have any reservations about making the switch as long as you are professional and communicate honestly.

    I agree with everyone.... use it to your advantage and see what you can get out of the deal.

    Worse case scenario, you pay $500 more over a 5 year loan.... that like 10ish more bucks a month... not a big deal IMO
     
  15. Oct 2, 2008 at 1:40 AM
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    dsailer

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    $500--That's 6 tanks of gas, plus reduced stress in dealing with a closer dealer.

    Hovever, sometimes it is a real fight to get your deposit back, If the dealer has not breached the deal.

    I ended up making the truck purchase from a distant dealer, and still go to my local dealer for service--they still welcome me in the service department.
     
  16. Oct 2, 2008 at 4:46 AM
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    none but please give me your info.
    play them off each other, or get your deposit back. Those blood sucking salesmen would do the same thing to you in a heart beat.
     
  17. Oct 2, 2008 at 9:05 AM
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    Agent475

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    Business is business... and if someone is making you a better deal - then do it. But at least give the new dealer an opportunity to meet or beat the price.
     
  18. Oct 2, 2008 at 9:08 AM
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    lsocoee

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    I wouldn't feel guilty about ditching your original dealer. Car salesmen will screw you anyway they can. It's time to turn the tables.
     
  19. Oct 2, 2008 at 11:37 AM
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    TexasJay

    TexasJay If..Then..Else

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    Do you think the dealer would have any ethical worries if he had a way to get an extra $500.00 out of your wallet? Just be honest and tell the salesman about it and see what he offers. I'd go for $500.00 in accessories. Bet Mat, TRD Seat Covers, Bug shield, or whatever suits your fancy. The tool box they offer is pretty nice. Expensive but nice.
     
  20. Oct 2, 2008 at 11:41 AM
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    wiscdave

    wiscdave Lets Do It!

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    tell him the other guys is beating your current deal by 800!! Go higher
     
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