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Unread 06-15-2013, 12:50 AM   #1
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Dealership question

Looking to purchase a vehicle I found and the only problem is it needs new tires. The asking price is right on dot for nada price. Will they put new tires on it? It's a used vehicle. I would ask them to do it and just put it on the price of the vehicle but that would put it over nada price. So any thoughts?

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Unread 06-15-2013, 03:21 AM   #2
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Never hurts to ask. Tell them you are on board if they
A - put new tires on
B - knock off the price of a set of tires

Remember, what ever they are asking, there is probably a few thousand on top of what they got for it. They aren't in the business of breaking even. Once there is no asking meat, they send it to the auctions. Less headaches.
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Unread 06-15-2013, 07:21 AM   #3
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We did this on our Corvette. Goodyear Eagle EMT. $500 plus per tire, put new ones on for the same price and we'll buy it. Sold.
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Unread 06-15-2013, 07:30 AM   #4
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I can see them doing it on a vehicle they are going to make more money on. This truck is only listed at 16,000
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Unread 06-15-2013, 07:32 AM   #5
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Lol - they aren't in the business of breaking even - they are making money on you.
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Unread 06-15-2013, 07:36 AM   #6
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You can ask, but I would not hold my breath. Mot likely course of action is to keep negating the price down, never pay what they are asking and always remember used means someone's problems.
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Unread 06-17-2013, 07:31 AM   #7
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When I got my TJ, I had them put in a rear seat (missing) & fix a leaking RMS. With my WJ, I had them fix a leaking RMS & Valve cover as part of the deal. Both times I didn't haggle on the price, as I felt I was already getting a decent deal. Neither added the cost of the repairs on the final bill. Just tell them the tires are the only thing stopping you from making a deal.
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Unread 06-18-2013, 05:54 AM   #8
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If theydo put tires on it, they will probably be el cheapos.
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Unread 06-18-2013, 12:49 PM   #9
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If theydo put tires on it, they will probably be el cheapos.
will be, not probably lol.

Ask to reduce price so you can buy new tires, or say, i'll buy a good set of tires from your shop if you take off x amount of the vehicle price since it needs new tires and I rather choose what goes on it.

I worked at a chevy dealership, used cars average 3-5k of markup from wholesale generally (this is the sticker). New cars are a little trickier because it depends on whether it's a car, truck, suv etc. But average for all is usually around 1500 (suv's way higher on the top of the line models ex: suburban ltz with lots of ad ons could be as much as 4k in markup over invoice, base level cars on new usually only have like 400 in markup ex: Chevy cruze LS model).

Really best deal to get on a car (this is what I told my dad when he and my step mother bought her infiniti (he bought his truck through me so he got employee discount) and i told him go in, pick the one you want, when it comes times to numbers they try to get you focused on payments/months and down. Ask them to pull invoice, if they refuse, well there's probably another dealer near by that will do it for you, and if you like the sales person, they make a percent of the total above invoice, so if you like them, throw them a bone and pay above invoice, if they're a dbag say i'll pay invoice less any other discounts for that particular vehicle (new usually has this not used) and then workout out down and term from there.

remember, kindness to your sales person can go along way, the job sucks, i know i did it, but they need to feed their family too.
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Unread 06-18-2013, 12:57 PM   #10
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you can also ask them to swap tires with a different used vehicle on their lot. more likely to do that then take money out of the deal or give you new tires
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Decide what you're willing to pay.

Determine amount of stuff vehicle needs.

Subtract the 2nd from the 1st.

Make offer.
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I worked as a salesmen for a year or two. Never have the dealer install new tires they will usually install the cheapest tires and add it to the price on the back end of the deal so you will pay interest on them


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Unread 06-19-2013, 01:34 PM   #13
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will be, not probably lol. Ask to reduce price so you can buy new tires, or say, i'll buy a good set of tires from your shop if you take off x amount of the vehicle price since it needs new tires and I rather choose what goes on it. I worked at a chevy dealership, used cars average 3-5k of markup from wholesale generally (this is the sticker). New cars are a little trickier because it depends on whether it's a car, truck, suv etc. But average for all is usually around 1500 (suv's way higher on the top of the line models ex: suburban ltz with lots of ad ons could be as much as 4k in markup over invoice, base level cars on new usually only have like 400 in markup ex: Chevy cruze LS model). Really best deal to get on a car (this is what I told my dad when he and my step mother bought her infiniti (he bought his truck through me so he got employee discount) and i told him go in, pick the one you want, when it comes times to numbers they try to get you focused on payments/months and down. Ask them to pull invoice, if they refuse, well there's probably another dealer near by that will do it for you, and if you like the sales person, they make a percent of the total above invoice, so if you like them, throw them a bone and pay above invoice, if they're a dbag say i'll pay invoice less any other discounts for that particular vehicle (new usually has this not used) and then workout out down and term from there. remember, kindness to your sales person can go along way, the job sucks, i know i did it, but they need to feed their family too.
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Thanks for the info man!! I'm sure that a salesman will take a little over invoice considering the amount of salesman that are on the lot just so they can make a little off it
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