If i take up a ****load of someones time, and they all excited about a sale, i MIGHT feel a little guilty. But, i know what prices to pay for things before i even go out looking. I tend to hear about new things from a million different sources then i go look online to look for em. THEN, i head out to the shops with a price in mind or an add in hand. And if they can match it or beat it and they have what i want, its a done deal. if not, too damn bad.
And heres a technique i learned from my dad about buying cars and this WILL help ALL of you out if you ever buy a new car. He looks online for what he wants, finds the invoice price etc, and gets together a list of what he wants and then goes out and looks at like 10+ different dealers for the lowest price. And his favorite thing to do is offer like $500 below invoice or $500 above invoide depending on the market. IF your dealing with a reputabloe dealer and they really want the sale, they will agree to it. And get them to agree to it IN WRITING. As in a WRITTEN PRICE for the EXACT vehicle you want, nothing less.
Then he goes to other dealers that he likes, walks in finds a salesman or preferably the sales manager, says "Here what i want, heres the price So and So gave me, if you can meet it or beat it, we have a deal. If not, have a nice day." And more than once have some people refused the deal and he takes his papers and walks out. And also more than once have people said "well wait wait, let me talk to the sales manager" and he gets the deal.
My dad is 62 and has bought more than 5 cars like this since i can remember. Even used cars. He looks at a bunch of places like Car Max and Auto Trader online and finds out about what the mean price of the vehicle should be, then gets the B B value on them and prints it out and goes in and plays hardball. He thinks like all of you on here do, its his $ and hes not payin a **** load more because they want to jack up the price.
Sorry for the novel but im just tryin to pass along some good info. He just ordered another new Yukon XL and got like $5,000 off of the price they were asking, and he even picked every option himself. SO, he will have a vehicle taylored exactly to his needs and he payed what HE wanted to for it.
My final words of advice, play hardball, but do it in a calm, professional manor. You will get what you want at a good price, guarenteed.