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    Default Unhaggle-ing with dealers

    So Unhaggle.com recommends offering 3 to 7% on top of the invoice price...anyone out there successful at offering less than 3% on a Mazda3?

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    Default Re: Unhaggle-ing with dealers

    Lots of people report good experiences buying from Jeff @ Mazda of Toronto. I understand he cuts straight to the best deal.

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    Thanks for the plug Scott..

    The Dr has placed his order..
    Damn you photobucket.....

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    The problem with unhaggle is that they make money from the dealer if you buy a car.... So.... Sure you can use it as a starting point, but aim lower.

    They also don't take holdbacks into account. You're better off doing some research, getting out a calculator, and crunching the numbers yourself.

    And buy a car at the end of the month.

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    Default Re: Unhaggle-ing with dealers

    Quote Originally Posted by Scottobot View Post
    Lots of people report good experiences buying from Jeff @ Mazda of Toronto. I understand he cuts straight to the best deal.
    Maybe I'll go see @Jeff-TheBiz about our family's next car, my mom really likes the cx-5. Thanks for the recommendation!

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    Default Re: Unhaggle-ing with dealers

    Not sure why but for some reason I feel I have already debunked this.

    Quote Originally Posted by m_bisson View Post
    The problem with unhaggle is that they make money from the dealer if you buy a car.... So.... Sure you can use it as a starting point, but aim lower.
    Unhaggle and Carcost are businesses and they make a lot of money. From consumers as well as dealers.

    Yes they sell your info to the dealer but both give you accurate info about the costs of a car. They do however not list other promos that may be available. I.e. No payments for 90 days, free nav or equivalent credit etc.)

    Quote Originally Posted by m_bisson View Post
    They also don't take holdbacks into account. You're better off doing some research, getting out a calculator, and crunching the numbers yourself.
    Hold backs in Canada do not become part of the sales gross so unless you own a dealership you won't be seeing any of that.

    In the states, dealers have a marketing budget given to them by the manufacturer, in Canada that is what the "holdback" or "whisp" is used for.

    Quote Originally Posted by m_bisson View Post
    buy a car at the end of the month.
    Completely a myth, a car only counts towards a goal when it leaves the dealership so unless you pickup the same day, buying at the end of the month means nothing. Cost at the beginning of the month is the same at the end.

    Smarter sales people will often fight hard with their manager to take a skinny deal at the beginning of the month to try get a few units in to get a running start.

    My deals are the same regardless of the time of the month. All Good.

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    Default Re: Unhaggle-ing with dealers

    At least you admit there are sales goals. The point is that there are times where the dealership will be willing to take less money for a car if the sale pushes them towards a goal. If you have 48 cars sold, your goal is 50, but the deadline is tomorrow..... Well...

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    Quote Originally Posted by m_bisson View Post
    At least you admit there are sales goals. The point is that there are times where the dealership will be willing to take less money for a car if the sale pushes them towards a goal. If you have 48 cars sold, your goal is 50, but the deadline is tomorrow..... Well...
    Unless the car rolls the same day nothing matters.

    If a dealer is 2 away they will just register 2 demos.

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