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post #1 of 23 Old 12-26-2015, 11:37 AM Thread Starter
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Question Best Price Relative to Invoice Price

The last Ram we bought we just asked for and received the employee-friends-family pricing. It is listed on the invoice and that is how I negotiated. My target was a price at Invoice and that seemed to be around Invoice price, maybe
15% off MSRP or so.
Does anyone know if that is about as good a deal as you can get?
My previous four or five purchases I would just call around dealers until I could get them to commit to to a price + or - Invoice depending on how hard the truck was to get. Generally I got a price right at Invoice, recently got a new one at Invoice -$500 but had to wait three months.
I absolutely do not like going into the dealer and prefer the phone or email negotiating.

I am looking at a new full size Promaster (already have a City) and prefer to make offers relative to an Invoice price. That way it does not matter what options I end up with during the search as I get a commitment from dealer that I will only pay, Invoice plus $250 for example, not counting any eligible incentives at time of purchase.

So..that being said...what should I pay relative to Invoice for a 2015 or 2016 Promaster and feel good about it? Want a white gasser and have not settled on the size, but it won't be the biggest one.

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post #2 of 23 Old 12-26-2015, 12:29 PM
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There are people on this board that paid several thousand back of invoice. The reason? Right vehicle, right place, right time.

My advice since you want white is to do a search on every dealer driving distance from you and find some 2015's or maybe even 2014's. See what they are already discounting under invoice and then get on the phone with the Fleet or Commercial Manager and start talking numbers.
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15% off MSRP has been done many times here. $500 or a bit more under invoice is about the same. I got 13% off MSRP and ordered a van so that can be done too. 2014's are still sitting but you better expect some small warrantee fixes. 2015's should be widely available and more than 15% under I would guess.

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I would set 20% off MSRP as minimum. This time of year you should be getting close to 25% off. There are plenty out there, go to the largest and highest volume dealers and let them fight over your business.
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Years ago when I was a consultant, I faxed a "Request to Bid" on company letterhead to the 5 closest Acura dealers looking for an Integra. On the fax I identified my self as the Fleet Manager for my company, asking to provide the "Out the door" price on a specific model vehicle. 3 faxed me back with a price that was MSRP minus about $300, one faxed back with a slightly bigger discount, and the last dealer sent back a very low quote that was basically invoice minus $250. I faxed back the lowest bidder, had them confirm the quote and provide their banking details. They sent me a contract to sign and I wired the funds to their account. I then faxed back that I was going to send one of the guys from the "motor pool" to pick the car up. I walked in the next day and said I was here to pick up a car for company X, and they gave me the keys and pointed to it outside. I didn't have to sit through the finance manager trying to sell me $900 fabric protection or $1300 paint protection, I didn't have to listen to any BS about extended warranties, and I didn't have to listen to any offers for financing. I said I was just the driver sent to pick up the car, took the keys and drove away. I figure I saved about 22% off of MSRP and was in the dealership less than 10 minutes.
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Good evening. I just got a 2016 Promaster 2500 Window Van. MSRP was 40,750. got it for 35,000 even out the door with 3% local sales tax included in the out the door price.
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I see 22% off of 15 diesel 3500s on the search sites. 25 may be possible with some negotiating.
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... I walked in the next day and said I was here to pick up a car for company X, and they gave me the keys and pointed to it outside. I didn't have to sit through the finance manager trying to sell me $900 fabric protection or $1300 paint protection, I didn't have to listen to any BS about extended warranties, and I didn't have to listen to any offers for financing. I said I was just the driver sent to pick up the car, took the keys and drove away
That was the best part of your deal!

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Mine was an order-purchase by email from AZ to the best price dealer in NH, $500 under invoice, simple as GapRunr and no sales hassle on closing at the dealer as I never talked to a regular sales person. Ba ba boom!

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Ours was a custom order purchase, nearly fully loaded. Ended up at $700 below invoice.

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