Here's the text of the email I used in my "blast":plymouthhater wrote: ↑Sep 16th, 2017 7:25 amIs March 2017 considered "lately"?
I bought a Toyota RAV4 Hybrid this way.
I joined https://www.carhelpcanada.com/ - for $60 you get the dealer cost for the vehicle and option packages you want + dealer cost on the extended warranty + a referral to their "no haggle deal salesperson with the no haggle deal price"
I created a hotmail account ****firstname.lastname@example.org"
I emailed every dealership within 100 km of the GTA offering to buy the vehicle for a few hundred less than the "no haggle deal price" + a few hundred off the extended warranty.
I had dozens of responses - the only dealership that wouldn't offer a deal via email was my local Toyota dealership - who offered me a trinket gift to come in to negotiate.
I ended up with 2 dealerships each trying to beat the other's deal.
Final outcome was "Dealer Cost" + $100 on the vehicle and $500 off Toyota ECP warranty.
Do I understand the dealership still made money on my deal via holdbacks and sales quota incentives - absolutely - it's not my business i.e. all I care about is what I paid.
The dealership told me I had to have the vehicle off their lot within 3 days (it was close to the end of the month) and I was not to disclose what I paid if asked by anyone...which I assume was simply a tactic to make me feel good as I am sure they would offer the same deal to anyone who bargained hard or used the email blast tactic.
Hi - I am looking to purchase a RAV 4 Hybrid LE+ XLE pkg. in white. (I am in no rush to get the vehicle so if it has to be ordered in for me, that's fine).
I am offering dealer cost +$500 on the vehicle (before taxes and fees) and I am interested in purchasing the ECP Platinum Warranty 84/120 and I am looking for a $500 discount off the extended warranty price.
I am sending this email to several dealerships within 100Km of Toronto ON.
First dealership to accept my offer will get my deal.
Let me know if you are interested.