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    Journeyman Pro tugglesf239's Avatar
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    Car dealer "VIP" events

    I am looking to pull the trigger on some new wheels and have registered interest with a few Germanic dealerships.

    As such I have had my exclusive invites to a few VIP type events (oh I feel so special... hmm)

    Question to anyone in the know. Is there scope to actually get a good deal above and beyond what I could normally haggle face to face with a dealer? Or are the just blowing smoke up my bum to lure me in?
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    Re: Car dealer "VIP" events

    Having bought many cars over the years and having been invited to so called VIP events and promo's I would say that, whilst often pleasant, such events are rarely beneficial.

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    Re: Car dealer "VIP" events

    You should get a decent deal. Often they'll double the trade in offer, or knock a few grand off if you take a colour and configuration that have ordered or in stock. In my limited experience it's worth it but don't expect anything mind blowing.
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    Re: Car dealer "VIP" events

    Cheers.

    I know the car I want and have already got a fairly good deal.

    What I wanted to do was spec it up and see if they would chuck in extra toys or deals on maintinence packages etc

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    Re: Car dealer "VIP" events

    Normally they open all the boots and hang out some balloons.
    Play it cool Trigger!

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    Re: Car dealer "VIP" events

    Quote Originally Posted by SocketRocket View Post
    Normally they open all the boots and hang out some balloons.
    Really. Balloons?

    I'm in!

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    Re: Car dealer "VIP" events

    Quote Originally Posted by tugglesf239 View Post
    Really. Balloons?

    I'm in!
    Yes, it's a blow out
    Play it cool Trigger!

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    Re: Car dealer "VIP" events

    Quote Originally Posted by SocketRocket View Post
    Normally they open all the boots and hang out some balloons.
    You forgot the coffee machine, trying to make a peasant aromatic smell

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    Re: Car dealer "VIP" events

    Quote Originally Posted by Tashyboy View Post
    You forgot the coffee machine, trying to make a peasant aromatic smell
    Don't think peasant smells are ever aromatic
    Forever trying.

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    Re: Car dealer "VIP" events

    Such events are normally packed so you don't get the time you need

    As much as it pains me to say, it's about building a relationship with a sales guy that you actually like - having just been lucky enough bough to buy two nearly new bmws it was worth the effort

    We ended up with two fantastic deals (both month end) with great service packs etc that took us a couple of months to progress through etc - we sat and waited for such a cracking deal to appear

    Also choose a dealer that is part of a national chain or multi dealer sited as it gives an outreach to a huge number of vehicles

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