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Sgtb_au



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Dealer delivery fee
Dear fellow Aussies, I’ve recently put an order for 110 with my local dealer. Not buying a new car for a while, soon I realised that dealers are in competition and I should have shopped around (that’s ridiculous, isn’t it?). The local dealer told me the dealer delivery fee in the online price is very low and somehow outdated for today’s costs and that’s why the quote is few grands above the online price. I now know that at least a couple of other dealers are happy to match the online price. I’ve paid $3k for deposit. The online price is about $2.5k less so if I terminate and lose my deposit, I will be at net loss. Do I have any leverage against the dealer to push him to reduce the quote without terminating it or I should suck it up and pay the price of my naivety? TIA
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Retroanaconda



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Why would you lose your deposit?
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Clemmo



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Maybe its different in Australia?

but I agree with above.

Here in UK you can get your deposit back right up to the day you see and collect the vehicle...no charges

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zilch



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Re: Dealer delivery fee
Sgtb_au wrote:
Dear fellow Aussies, I’ve recently put an order for 110 with my local dealer. Not buying a new car for a while, soon I realised that dealers are in competition and I should have shopped around (that’s ridiculous, isn’t it?). The local dealer told me the dealer delivery fee in the online price is very low and somehow outdated for today’s costs and that’s why the quote is few grands above the online price. I now know that at least a couple of other dealers are happy to match the online price. I’ve paid $3k for deposit. The online price is about $2.5k less so if I terminate and lose my deposit, I will be at net loss. Do I have any leverage against the dealer to push him to reduce the quote without terminating it or I should suck it up and pay the price of my naivety? TIA


You may need to also factor in the potential price increase based upon the prolonged delivery times
for Oz (up to and in excess of 12 months in some cases), been a few people hit with an additional 2-3k
raise in the final price nearer to delivery as vehicles get moved from one manufacturer year to another
and LR adjust the retail price.. see if you can get your dealer to guarantee cost.. yet another pommie bar steward down under

MY20 110 P400 SE Defender
MY10 3.0 RR Sport
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shanelord



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Does anyone know any dealers in NSW that will respect the website pricing?
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shanelord



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In answer to my own question.

Mascot will if pushed.
Concord will if asked.
Parramatta will if told about Mascot and Concord.

Thanks.
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zilch



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shanelord wrote:
Does anyone know any dealers in NSW that will respect the website pricing?


I purchased from LR Northern Beaches, they are a decent bunch that keep you informed of how things
are going in terms of build time etc, Vanessa the sales manager is worth speaking to.. best dealer i have
used in the greater Sydney area out of the 3 i have bought from.. yet another pommie bar steward down under

MY20 110 P400 SE Defender
MY10 3.0 RR Sport
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