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so is it gonna be haggle or haggle-free pricing? what do u guys prefer?

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Re: so is it gonna be haggle or haggle-free pricing? what do u guys preferred?

Once while a friend was looking to buy a Frontier, I clicked on the "have local dealers contact you'" box on Edmunds.com and had 3 different Nissan dealers offering me cars at dealer cost thru their "Internet" sales office. Who needs to haggle?
 

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i love to haggle. got my rogue @ invoice. was able to get a $18k versa down to $16.5k (didn't buy it in the end). For next car I would try internet sales. No haggle is a rip, everyone pays MSRP :-\ DO NOT WANT!
 

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Re: so is it gonna be haggle or haggle-free pricing? what do u guys preferred?

Haggling is fun. I don't see Nissan putting a premium on top of the sticker price, but at the same time wouldn't be shocked to see a non-negotiable mark up for a few months.
 

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Right now Nissan is offering 0% (on select models). I'm hoping the release coincides with one of Nissan sales events . Otherwise I'll wait till the good deals start to flow.
 

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Haggle free is good but I doubt Nissan will venture that route. Prove me wrong Nissan... please prove me wrong.
 

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You have to keep in mind that the dealerships are trying to make money. It seems kind of silly to me that we allow everyone else to make a profit, but when we buy a car, the dealership shouldn't make a dime. I agree that haggling can be fun, and cutting a little off of the price is a good idea, but demanding the invoice price is how we drive these dealerships out of buisness. I mean come on, chances are you will pay no more than $20k to $22k total for a cube anyways.
 

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I'm with Dan, to a certain degree. Having said that, where a dealership really makes their $$$ is on all the stuff they try to get you into AFTER you've signed the deal. You know, $2k for rustproofing, extended warranty, things of that nature.

Me? I had no real trade in (95 Dodge Caravan with 215,000km) so I talked to my sales person, figured out what I wanted, and gave them two offers to choose from, both of which were acceptable to me financially. They did not like either, so I made a minor modification to one of the options and said take it or leave it. There are three Nissan dealerships in my town, so they ended up taking the modified deal. Could I have gotten out of there for less? Probably, but I am not interested in spending my afternoon doing that.

I'd rather be driving my Cube
 

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Although I'm educated and not too bad at negotiating, I really hate doing it. I don't argue prices at walmart, I shouldn't have to at a new car dealership. I can see doing it for used cars, as you may see some damage or something, but there is no reason we shouldn't just get a fair price on the sticker, instead of an inflated price that we are supposed to talk down. Actually, we're supposed to work our way up from invoice. That's another story though.
 

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Although I'm educated and not too bad at negotiating, I really hate doing it. I don't argue prices at walmart, I shouldn't have to at a new car dealership. I can see doing it for used cars, as you may see some damage or something, but there is no reason we shouldn't just get a fair price on the sticker, instead of an inflated price that we are supposed to talk down. Actually, we're supposed to work our way up from invoice. That's another story though.
i agree, it's just...uncomfortable to have to argue about such a huge purchase. it sickens me that dealerships slap on $500+ "dealer fees" on top of MSRP, then claim that the fee is non-negotiable. in most cases, a dealership will make money even if a car is sold at invoice price because they get discounts when ordering more than one car of a given model :roll: (plus they mark up accessories like crazy).

wouldn't it be wonderful if we could order cars directly from manufacturers?
 

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I sadly paid the sticker, it was exactly MSPR and features were exactly as web and brochure listed. I drove 3 hours to get it so I was just happy to see it.
 

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I sadly paid the sticker, it was exactly MSPR and features were exactly as web and brochure listed. I drove 3 hours to get it so I was just happy to see it.
I, too, paid sticker. I could have had anything but the Krom for invoice, but being the special one they couldn't, or wouldn't, work the deal. I did get an extra $500 for my trade for buying that model though, so in a way I got it for $500 under sticker.
 

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out of curiosity, i checked out another dealer that's nearby (tynan's nissan)...and he quoted me almost $800 less, after tax, than the dealer we went through. no haggling involved whatsoever. we will be canceling our order and going with tynan's, for sure!

unlike me, do your homework BEFORE you buy the car, people! :roll:
 

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unlike me, do your homework BEFORE you buy the car, people! :roll:
Too funny and good for you! :yes: Be cubeing soon?

I did my homework and that did not pay off either as the studied car was fictional in my area. :-\

My dealer could not locate one, so I located and drove to get it. :(

In the end I was happy.
 

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Too funny and good for you! :yes: Be cubeing soon?

I did my homework and that did not pay off either as the studied car was fictional in my area. :-\

My dealer could not locate one, so I located and drove to get it. :(

In the end I was happy.
sadly, it means restarting the waitin' clock for another 90 days, but i'm patient ;) i still have a working car to putter around in until then! and it stinks you had to go through so much trouble to get the one you wanted...but at least you have it and didn't have to wait very long to get it!
 

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I purchased my Cube via the haggle-free internet. I used the same method 13 years ago when I bought my Camry.

I did haggle a bit with my local dealer. The sales guy was no value add to me and a bit dishonest (I caught him in a lie about the availability of the model S 6-spd). The thought of paying a sales guy for wasting my time trying to sell me something he (dealership) wanted to sell rather than what I wanted to purchase is unacceptable.

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to select a car and purchase it. They are commodities just like an appliance. You do your research on the internet, read a bunch of reviews, look at the 360 degree interior videos, search for local inventory, and put the bid out on the internet. I received a response on the internet at dealer invoice; $220 lower than the haggle price.
 
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