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Print Quotation from Dealership

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[OP]
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Jun 23, 2013
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Print Quotation from Dealership

Hello,

I went car shopping last weekend and visited a couple of dealership.

when we were discussing the price, the sales man used the build&price tool from the website. They did not print out any quotations from their own system.

I am wondering if this is the norm and why don't they print out the quotations from their system that includes all cost? Should i just walk out if they don't provide me a full quotation?
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Aug 22, 2011
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Did you give off an impression that you were a serious buyer?
Otherwise, they won't give you the time or day.
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Mar 25, 2005
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mrsmall wrote: Hello,

I went car shopping last weekend and visited a couple of dealership.

when we were discussing the price, the sales man used the build&price tool from the website. They did not print out any quotations from their own system.

I am wondering if this is the norm and why don't they print out the quotations from their system that includes all cost? Should i just walk out if they don't provide me a full quotation?
Because you did not make the right impression and the salesperson wanted you out asap.
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Jun 26, 2011
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When I went car shopping last time they only wrote down the quotes on a blank piece of paper
[OP]
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Jun 23, 2013
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the dealership asked if i want to make a decision that day.. and of course how can one make a decision on the same day of test drive..

yes some of them also wrote on blank piece of paper..

why is it so hard to print out from the system? do you guys request to get that print out?
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Jul 30, 2007
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next time, just ask for the full disclosure of all fees. You can also say what is the OTR figures, in this way, the SA has to print it off for you (once you have configured your car)
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mrsmall wrote: the dealership asked if i want to make a decision that day.. and of course how can one make a decision on the same day of test drive..

yes some of them also wrote on blank piece of paper..

why is it so hard to print out from the system? do you guys request to get that print out?
So you were not serious. No one is going to negotiate if you are wasting their time.
[OP]
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Jun 23, 2013
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Kasakato wrote: So you were not serious. No one is going to negotiate if you are wasting their time.
So is the normal procedure? Next time i should say i am going to make a decision today and please give me a printed quotation. Afterwards say that i need some more time to think about it?
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Mar 25, 2005
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mrsmall wrote: So is the normal procedure? Next time i should say i am going to make a decision today and please give me a printed quotation. Afterwards say that i need some more time to think about it?
My solution is to not visit in person at all. The email dealer bomb usually nets enough results to get started. Otherwise I just ask for their best price and go from there, once you have actually settled on a car. It's difficult when you're still test driving and the salesperson knows you are going to check out other cars as there's zero chance of a deal today.
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Dec 30, 2007
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I visited a number of dealerships as I looked at a variety of vehicles. At no time did I request they give me an actual sale price, but requested information as to their financing rates. Some took the time to sit down with me and at least show me numbers based on MSRP. I was upfront with them that I was shopping around and looking at a number of cars in that specific class. Nobody rushed me out the door and were all willing to discuss a number of things with me in effort to gain my business as they were essentially competing against every dealer out there, not just brand specific.

I obtained my own information on invoice prices, which put me in contact with some dealerships directly as a result of obtaining those reports from Car Cost Canada. I heard a local radio advertisement and reached out to that dealership for further information based on the promotion. I was provided a very reasonable OTR price but ultimately decided not to go with the vehicle. I was open with each individual when initiating my contact.

I plan to attend the local dealership I test drove the vehicle in person in attempt to negotiate on price. I will also be contacting surrounding area dealerships by email to get their pricing as well in hopes it will help me with my in-person negotiations and give me a reasonable "walk out" point if needed.

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