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Matthew D
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This is not great news, necessarily.. What will the wait time be? Oh, wait...Waiting on it is not the problem IMHO...The REAL problem lies in trying to get a dealership to sell it to you without a huge markup. I am approved officially by Nissan to order a LEAF and I won't until a dealer makes a decent acceptance of price, like in some markets where the discount ranges from selling for STICKER price to as much as 7 (seven!!) percent under STICKER!!! This does not make me want to even come close to a dealer who keeps saying, "We'll sell it to you for Sticker, and not a penny more"... Come on, I was not born yesterday...(Later, they try to get you to walk away due to unethical price negotiations since they don't provide you anything in writing per se... This allows them to sell what is called an "orphan Leaf" to John Q. Public at extra profit margins, since JQP doesn't have a reservation, and buys on impulse, and pays OVER STICKER PRICE before the salesman goes to call his "X number of people on his waiting list...) This makes the avg. sales price show up way too high via Edmunds, or whomever, and then those of us with a reservation are forced to cough up more because they say, "Well, the avg. price paid is X"... I think there should be some kind of an investigation regarding this practice by Nissan Dealerships, most specifically, those who have Orphan leaf's (leaves?) for sale... Kinda makes you wonder, "Why did the original person who reserved not buy it from you?... If you know what I mean. Just my two cents worth...
This is not great news, necessarily.. What will the wait time be? Oh, wait...Waiting on it is not the problem IMHO...The REAL problem lies in trying to get a dealership to sell it to you without a huge markup. I am approved officially by Nissan to order a LEAF and I won't until a dealer makes a decent acceptance of price, like in some markets where the discount ranges from selling for STICKER price to as much as 7 (seven!!) percent under STICKER!!! This does not make me want to even come close to a dealer who keeps saying, "We'll sell it to you for Sticker, and not a penny more"... Come on, I was not born yesterday...(Later, they try to get you to walk away due to unethical price negotiations since they don't provide you anything in writing per se... This allows them to sell what is called an "orphan Leaf" to John Q. Public at extra profit margins, since JQP doesn't have a reservation, and buys on impulse, and pays OVER STICKER PRICE before the salesman goes to call his "X number of people on his waiting list...) This makes the avg. sales price show up way too high via Edmunds, or whomever, and then those of us with a reservation are forced to cough up more because they say, "Well, the avg. price paid is X"... I think there should be some kind of an investigation regarding this practice by Nissan Dealerships, most specifically, those who have Orphan leaf's (leaves?) for sale... Kinda makes you wonder, "Why did the original person who reserved not buy it from you?... If you know what I mean. Just my two cents worth...
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