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Old 08-14-2013, 04:42 PM
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Hey, hope somebody can help me out on this. I live in Ontario and somebody on here told me they could get me the friends and family rate at the dealership they work at. I let my local dealer that I was originally dealing with know that I was getting a better price somewhere else and he said "If you qualify for the friends and family rate, I can get you that price." How exactly do you qualify for this rate? My understanding is it's something that a chrysler employee gets so many of to hand out. Obviously I'm not a family member of the employee but couldn't they just put me down as a friend? Two other dealers said they could give me the friends and family rate, but the local dealer is quoting a better price with this rate (IF I qualify!).
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Old 08-14-2013, 05:09 PM
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They just need to get a control number from Chrysler Corp web site and give it to you.
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Let me know what pricing you get with the friends and family rate. When the eco diesel is available I'm going to price it that. My uncle works for chrysler and I have a few friends that do to.
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Old 08-14-2013, 06:52 PM
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Friends and Family pricing (FFP) isn't all it's made out to be....

I qualify for FFP though my employer, but I was able to find a better deal.. Even using Costco's auto buying program was better than the FFP pricing..

You being in America North, as I call it, I'm not sure what programs are out there but down here, there's a bunch though credit unions and other organizations. There's also organizations you can join to get FFP pricing, like Tread Lightly.


Here's some numbers I have for comparison purposes.....

MSRP is 62620. Invoice is 57033. FFP 56538 and Holdback is 1846.

Costco's price was $800 below invoice, making the price $56233 ... $300 lower than FFP pricing. Most dealers I call agreed to giving me 50% of the holdback $57033-$923 = $56110. One dealer is giving me the complete holdback $57033-$1846 = $55187... They all agreed to give me all possible rebates too.

Not always easy, but as you can see, it's fairly easy to beat the FFP pricing, so don't sweat it. If you look at the pricing threads, you'll see lots of people get invoice minus the 3% holdback + any qualifying rebates....

Good Luck!!
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Overall the dealer that is telling me I have to qualify for the friends and family rebate said it would save me another $1000. He's already giving me a decent price off the truck but if I can save $1000 I'd like to know how! lol I sent him an email asking how I qualify and I'll see what he says. As far as I know there aren't any discounts through costco or anybody else... at least not that I can find. I'll keep looking though!
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Friends and Family pricing (FFP) isn't all it's made out to be....

I qualify for FFP though my employer, but I was able to find a better deal.. Even using Costco's auto buying program was better than the FFP pricing..

You being in America North, as I call it, I'm not sure what programs are out there but down here, there's a bunch though credit unions and other organizations. There's also organizations you can join to get FFP pricing, like Tread Lightly.


Here's some numbers I have for comparison purposes.....

MSRP is 62620. Invoice is 57033. FFP 56538 and Holdback is 1846.

Costco's price was $800 below invoice, making the price $56233 ... $300 lower than FFP pricing. Most dealers I call agreed to giving me 50% of the holdback $57033-$923 = $56110. One dealer is giving me the complete holdback $57033-$1846 = $55187... They all agreed to give me all possible rebates too.

Not always easy, but as you can see, it's fairly easy to beat the FFP pricing, so don't sweat it. If you look at the pricing threads, you'll see lots of people get invoice minus the 3% holdback + any qualifying rebates....

Good Luck!!

I've heard this too. Just figured I'd see what I get and use it as a baseline.
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I qualify for Friends and Family through my work. I just ordered a 14 1500 Laramie with pretty much everything except a sunroof. MSRP was 52k, my price was 46k.

I imagine if I went from dealer to dealer and haggled I could probably have gotten a little better, but it was so easy this way it was worth paying a bit more.
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some programs will give you 2% below factory invoice
others give you 2% below dealer invoice

some of the possible programs are
TREAD LIGHTLY, off roaders pay a price to join, then you have to wait a certain period of time
Friends & Family, retired or current employees
Chrysler Associates, companies that do business with Chrysler on a regular basis, these can be some medical companies, the railroad, airlines, some trucking outfits, Shell oil, etc.
You can also be a Preferred Customer, either by buying vehicles or by paying $75 to be one

Military & Civil Service, & Student plans are also available

https://www.ea.chrysler.com/EmpAdv/LandingPage.jsp
http://www.chrysler.com/en/incentives/bonus_incentives/
https://www.chrysleraffiliates.com/JSP/indexLayout.jsp
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What's the military discount?
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Friends and family is the same as the Supplier/Affiliate discount, which is 1% below invoice plus a $75 document fee (at least in the US - not sure if Canada is different). That would have gotten me about $350 below invoice. True car offers were $1000 below invoice. In the end I was able to get $1500 below by using the True Car discount as the baseline bargaining chip.

I found it was counter productive to bring up the discount. Dealers would just go straight to that and figured I would assume that is the best they could do even though it was not a very good deal. They did much better when I told them don't even bother responding if they can't beat $1000 below invoice. Of course I was buying off the lot, so had a little more leverage.

There was a $500 rebate for suppliers at the time, so I brought that in after we had arrived at the sale price. Actually I told dealers not to even quote me the rebates as I already knew what I was eligible for - and I knew much better than most of them.
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