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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-07-01, 07:28 AM Thread Starter
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Ford wants New Bird owners to sign a form that....

I jsut read in todays paper that Ford wants the dealers to have the buying public, YOU and ME to sign a form stating that if you buy a new T-Bird you won't sell it for 6 months.

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Ooooook, why? Not that they should have any fear in me buying one - but again why?

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You know, Id consider that under these conditions:

- Nothing goes wrong with any recalls
- They pay for ALL servicings
- Nothing bad happens

And even then, Id still have to consider it.

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Only problem with that, is it will never work. They can't refuse to sell you the car. As long as you can pay for it, they can't refuse you. You would be crazy to sign such a thing.

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i agree with s-code. its your money to buy the car,you can do whatever you want with it. thats the craziest thing ive heard a car company try to pull.
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I guess Ford must really be hard up to increase sales for the Bird. I wonder what their theory is behind this.

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A lot of folks buy cars at dealer cost and with the drive to get this car some people that can not get it for cost are paying a pretty penny for it, sometimes less than what the dealers are paying for them. that makes ford lose out on the profit.

would you want to create a product sell it to your dealers for a price of 1 dollar and have agreements to sell the product for 1.50 then those dealers are selling them for 1 dollar to certain folks and 2 bucks to others. then people that get them for 1 buck ar turning around and selling for 1.20 to people. driving the value of your product down to the level of 1.20 now for new. when the dealers are selling at 1.50 and up.


just food for thought. and the fact i have not had my coffee yet so it may not make sense.
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I think that's nuts. If (and it's a big if) I were to pay IN FULL for a new T-Bird today and turn around 3 months down the road and want to sell it, I should be able to. I bought the car for crying out loud. What happens to it after that should be none of the Dealer's buisness.

I wouldn't sign one of those contracts. No sir.

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I think that's nuts. If (and it's a big if) I were to pay IN FULL for a new T-Bird today and turn around 3 months down the road and want to sell it, I should be able to. I bought the car for crying out loud. What happens to it after that should be none of the Dealer's buisness.

I wouldn't sign one of those contracts. No sir.
i never said that i agreed with this
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I know, I'm just stating that singing a contract telling me I cannot sell my car is nuts. While there are people out there who would try to re-create the "Tickle-me-Elmo" and Playstation 2 crazes that create a huge price gouging effect, I think most of the people that would buy the car are looking at it for their own peosonal enjoyment, not just to make a quick buck. I say(perhaps wrongly) that most people are honest enough that they would not do that. Also, let me be clear, I see the contract as total BS if you've already paid IN FULL for the car. If you are leasing or financing it, than you should have to jump through any hoops tha manufacturer sets before you. Until it's totally paid off, it's still theirs(or the bank's) and they have the right to make you sign anything as a condition of ownership.

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