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Old 04-15-2013, 05:14 AM
 
Location: IN
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This is a rant, if I hurt your feelings I can email you a cookie?

Dealership wanted $17,000
KBB Retail is $16,400
KBB private party (excellent condition) is $15,100

I have $15,000 liquid to buy this car. Wanted to buy the car, but its just too far out of my price range. This dealership likes to advertise some of their cars are priced "$100 below KBB", but of course this car isn't advertised as such.

I don't know how the majority feel about KBB prices, or the politics behind it.

oh well, I guess I will just keep moving on. Not in a hurry to buy a car.
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Old 04-15-2013, 05:38 AM
 
Location: NJ
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You better mail that cookie to yourself. I think you need i.
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Old 04-15-2013, 05:49 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati, OH
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Yeah, I think you're the one that needs a cookie. KBB is a suggestion, not the final say in price. If a dealer thinks they can charge more for a particular car, then they will.
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Old 04-15-2013, 05:49 AM
 
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So you want to buy a car, you don't have enough money to buy said car, so you're not going to. But you are going to whine and complain that you don't have enough money. Here is a very simple solution, buy a car you DO have enough money for
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Old 04-15-2013, 05:56 AM
 
Location: IN
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I realize KBB is just a guide, just don't agree with their separate pricing.

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So you want to buy a car, you don't have enough money to buy said car, so you're not going to. But you are going to whine and complain that you don't have enough money. Here is a very simple solution, buy a car you DO have enough money for
I think you are missing the point, their pricing is too high

Over the phone they prospected for me to come visit theme so they can "work a deal out".

Doesn't hurt to try

By the way, I have more than enough to buy this car, my budget is $15,000 (technically less, but all the $10,000 car suck).
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Old 04-15-2013, 06:01 AM
 
Location: NJ
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I realize KBB is just a guide, just don't agree with their separate pricing.
Do you think a dealer should buy a car for the same price they sell it for?
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Old 04-15-2013, 06:04 AM
 
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This is a rant, if I hurt your feelings I can email you a cookie?

Dealership wanted $17,000
KBB Retail is $16,400
KBB private party (excellent condition) is $15,100

I have $15,000 liquid to buy this car. Wanted to buy the car, but its just too far out of my price range. This dealership likes to advertise some of their cars are priced "$100 below KBB", but of course this car isn't advertised as such.

I don't know how the majority feel about KBB prices, or the politics behind it.

oh well, I guess I will just keep moving on. Not in a hurry to buy a car.
I'm not sure why you're mad about KBB. Why not just buy a car that's less expensive?
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Old 04-15-2013, 06:06 AM
 
Location: IN
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Why should an owners car be valued $1,000 less? That is all
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Old 04-15-2013, 06:11 AM
 
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Go to the dealer, say nothing about your budget, juts ask to drive the car.

Only once you get a chance to drive it and you make sure it is what you expected, start making a list of issues (they might not be really important for you, but will help with negotiation).

Then you can go ahead and offer $14,000 & brace your self for the dealer's "will talk with my boss" routine... It would help if you can bring a printed copy of a similar/comparable vehicle that sells for less than $15,000.

After about one hour of your time, of back and forth negotiation, when you threaten to go and buy the competitor's car, you'll get yours for $15,000.

Good luck!
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Old 04-15-2013, 06:13 AM
 
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Why should an owners car be valued $1,000 less? That is all
Because a dealer has overhead costs: building expenses, staff salary, etc.
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