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Old 01-03-2019, 03:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Bloose993TT
There’s a fine line between being smart with your finances and being overly frugal.
It's a good thing that where that delineation lies is entirely subjective, and can differ from one person's opinion to another
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Old 01-04-2019, 12:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Bobby 911 View Post
You wouldn't believe how many nickel and dimers we have here. Not to mention those who are more dream than steam and look to buy above their means.
scene from the god father nickel and dimes. I value money but enjoy it. I negotiate , guess it’s the art of the deal .
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Old 01-04-2019, 12:58 AM
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I did not get what I have today by giving away more than I needed to get what I wanted.
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Old 01-04-2019, 08:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Bolo View Post


That’s one of my favorites too. But if you follow it too far it becomes circular.
Correct.
Rich people are rich because they have money, poor people don’t.
No one has purchased a Falcon 8X by skimping on tips at the local diner.

Nothing wrong with asking for loyalty discounts, but I wouldn’t wear it like a badge of honor either.
When I buy cars I value obtaining the product soon more than a few numbers on a computer screen looking at my investment accounts; particularly when they are depreciating faster than a 4 seat Ferrari!
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Old 01-04-2019, 09:59 AM
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I suck at negotiating. I find it awkward, repulsive, and never worth the effort. I comparison shop, figure out what I think a fair deal is, and then buy from dealers where I have a relationship. I want to enjoy the experience and not get hung up on being miserable over a couple thousand dollars.
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Old 01-04-2019, 01:01 PM
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Originally Posted by bmcginn View Post
I suck at negotiating. I find it awkward, repulsive, and never worth the effort. I comparison shop, figure out what I think a fair deal is, and then buy from dealers where I have a relationship. I want to enjoy the experience and not get hung up on being miserable over a couple thousand dollars.
I don't mind negotiating and agree with the rest of your post. To me, relationships are everything. We get 1-2 1/2% off up here.
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Old 01-04-2019, 07:23 PM
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I have always done best with car deals when I was not in a hurry, and kicked the tire a bit before disappearing. They will reach out to you, and when you act like you have better options or maybe you aren’t even interested anymore, they’ll deal with you if they want your business.
It’s easier to just find an SA that will be accommodating and fairly discount from the get go as some posters have mentioned above. It avoids uncomfortable situations and haggling.

I’ve had the experience at a Subaru dealer where the SA tacked on a couple thousand on the previously agreed price when it was time to do the deal. I was told it was impossible to sell the car for that price, I calmly told them I only had X dollars to spend. I’ve never seen a group of grown men turn so red and I thought for sure one of the sales mamangers was going to have an aneurysm. What got them really flustered is when I told them “it’s ok if it doesn’t work out, no big deal, thanks for your time”, and began posturing as if I’m about to walk out.

They acted like I was not allowed to walk out ! Like there was some law I had to buy this car right now, it was bizarre. But anyway, I left and they called the next day and agreed to the original discounted price. They also threw in all weather floor mats ��

On the 992 my strategy is going to be to wait 7-10 months until after all the supply/demand stuff cools off.
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Old 01-04-2019, 07:48 PM
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If you're a valued client, you should never have to ask to get a discount.

At worst, you might have to suggest it.
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Old 01-04-2019, 08:02 PM
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It’s all part of the game. Unless it’s a special interest car, the dealers expect a certain amount of negotiation.

I have purchased dozens of cars from my Porsche Audi dealer. They have NEVER started a deal at MSRP.
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Old 01-04-2019, 08:26 PM
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PM me your build code and I'll see if I can get you $4k off at my dealership.
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Originally Posted by Evo X View Post
PM me your build code and I'll see if I can get you $4k off at my dealership.
$4k should be easy anywhere...I know my SA can do much better since $4k is only about 3% based on a $130k build, which I just guessed is the average 911 price.
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Old 01-05-2019, 05:08 PM
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Old 01-06-2019, 12:52 PM
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This thread is absolutely hilarious. The car won’t be stateside for another 4-6 months and people are already worried about what kind of deal they are going to get!

Your buying an extremely expensive car that no one needs so if your really that concerned with saving money simply don’t buy one at all. That way you can hold onto every dollar you supposedly worked so hard to make which will likely just get blown on something else that you don’t need either...

Try to take your individual life story out of it and realize these Porsche dealers work with a majority of customers who are in extremely profitible careers with incomes that are often very disproportionate to the amount of “ work” put in.

Acting as if the “ evil, greedy “ dealership, with its insane overhead and hard working people in sales , parts and service aren’t worthy of a profit demonstrates very clearly where the greed lies.

The real problem with the so called “frugal rich” is that they have no problem taking your money so long as you don’t even think about taking theirs.

It was Roger Waters who put it best in the Pink Floyd song “ Money” :

“Money, it's a crime
Share it fairly but don't take a slice of my pie”

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Old 01-06-2019, 12:56 PM
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Originally Posted by limegreen View Post
This thread is absolutely hilarious. The car won’t be stateside for another 4-6 months and people are already worried about what kind of deal they are going to get!

Your buying an extremely expensive car that no one needs so if your really that concerned with saving money simply don’t buy one at all. That way you can hold onto every dollar you supposedly worked so hard to make which will likely just get blown on something else that you don’t need either...

Try to take your individual life story out of it and realize these Porsche dealers work with a majority of customers who are in extremely profitible careers with incomes that are often very disproportionate to the amount of “ work” put in.

Acting as if the “ evil, greedy “ dealership, with its insane overhead and hard working people in sales , parts and service aren’t worthy of a profit demonstrates very clearly where the greed lies.

The real problem with the so called “frugal rich” is that they have no problem taking your money so long as you don’t even think about taking theirs.


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Old 01-06-2019, 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by limegreen View Post
Acting as if the “ evil, greedy “ dealership, with its insane overhead and hard working people in sales , parts and service aren’t worthy of a profit demonstrates very clearly where the greed lies.

The real problem with the so called “frugal rich” is that they have no problem taking your money so long as you don’t even think about taking theirs.


It's about symmetry. In my view if it's ok for the dealer to squeeze the client's ballz until he sings when they're selling GT3s, and extract a massive rent in the form of ADM, then it's ok for the client to do the same squeezing when he's buying a low demand, unconstrained supply model.
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