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Old 05-20-2013, 08:29 AM
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You mean for R/Ts or in general. My last 2 brand new ones were both dealer trades.
No I meant in general.

I always thought a dealer trade was governed by the vehicle manufacturer.

I've only ever done two dealership trades in the past without a single hiccup.
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Old 05-20-2013, 09:04 AM
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No I meant in general.

I always thought a dealer trade was governed by the vehicle manufacturer.

I've only ever done two dealership trades in the past without a single hiccup.
It is up to the dealer if they want to do it or not. They all should because there is no reason to burn your bridges.
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I certainly agree.

Its their loss....
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yeah dealer trading is up to the dealer with the truck you want. if the dealer your working with doesnt have something the other dealer wants, then youre pretty much screwed.

your only other option would then be to go to dealer with the truck currently. or wait for a 2014
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See this is absurd.

This is when the manufacturer should intervene to sell their product.

I don't understand how dealerships work at times....
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yeah there should be a better way. worst part is now that dealer knows its a wanted truck and might not negotiate much on it either
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See this is absurd.

This is when the manufacturer should intervene to sell their product.

I don't understand how dealerships work at times....
Chrysler does not care because to them the truck is already sold. The original dealership bought it from Chrysler.
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Chrysler does not care because to them the truck is already sold. The original dealership bought it from Chrysler.
yeah thats true. is the dealer with the truck too far? or you just dont wanna work with them direct?
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yeah thats true. is the dealer with the truck too far? or you just dont wanna work with them direct?
No they are not too far away, just @$$holes that I don't want to deal with. I also caught them lying to me. I asked for more pictures of the truck and they claim they emailed them but nothing. I check my spam daily and they never sent sh1t! Besides, I have been going to my preferred dealer for 7 years almost, I would feel guilty going anywhere else.
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Don't feel guilty. Business is just that and it's your comfort level you have to live with.

I'm very loyal when it comes to dealerships..... to a point.

When I was looking for my Tahoe - with factory installed specifics that I wanted [not dealership installed] - there was only 2 on the East Coast at the time; both a mirror image of one another. One was in Maine and the other was in North Carolina. Seeing as NC was a lot closer, I did the trip South for an up-close and personal.

I did the drive to NC to view it in person as I wasn't comfortable, at the time, potentially purchasing blindly. I purchased it the same day and drove back to VA. Why didn't I get my GM dealership, who I've been dealing with for almost 10 years and 6 vehicle purchases AND are literally a stone's throw from me, to do a trade? I didn't feel comfortable spending pennies short of 60K on a vehicle I'd never seen.

But of course, it's your call. Frankly, based on your experience you've posted, I don't blame your actions at all.
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