I checked with 2 other dealers both said they could not order now either? So maybe it depends on regional allocation? Whats in inventory waiting for shipping to the North East Dealers etc? I dont know. To be honest I dont care how I get my truck, just as long as I can get it... with the options I want and if I can get it this week rather then the 8-10 weeks or even 6-8 weeks... Im even happier.
It does amaze me that this day in age, that dealers are still or attempting to blow smoke up people's butts to sell a car. I have leased a great many vehicles in the past 15-18 years or so. And well awayr of the "Talk to my sales manager" or the "giving it to you at $500 above cost" games.
What does the internet have to do with the B.S. they pull? Knowing the internet has an effect, I think for most dealers it has a positive effect, and for those who do not employ the use of the internet close down. My favorite dodge dealer was Old Country Dodge in long Island. A 5-Star Dealer. Got 3 Durangos from them... and loved them so much I drve the 70 miles just to get my services from them.
Bit they closed down???? I dont get it. In 1998, when durangos first came out, they had the highest number of durangos sold in the tri-state area. How do you go from number 1 to number 0 and closing down? Internet? They never went online... and never wanted to deal with the internet customer.
I think a lot of the bigger city dealers feel internet is annoying and a hassle where most people just call or email for a price etc.
These dealers know what they all pay, and they know what their competition is doing. So why play the games and waste time and lose sales. Just keep the customer happy and make the sale. As long as their is profit... then you did good. Does it have to be a gross amount of profit? In my book selling something for a profit is PROFIT... and better then not selling anything at all. Or as I heard someone say once...
When you are hungry, a small bite of a sandwich is better then watching someone else eat and you have nothing at all.