Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Canberra, ACT, Australia
Inconsistencies in pricing and Price gouging?
Just wondering if anyone else has felt that a dealer may be taking them for a ride with a new BA XR6T?
I've found a car, the dealer was made well away that it was a fleet sale to be priced accordingly (National Fleet price as the minimum drop)....
Yet the pricing provided to my fleet company and me matched a discounted retail price. As in if I walked in with cash I could pay the say $51.5K for the car (have $4500 worth of options on it). Ofocurse the first thing I've done is launch it into the fleet company wondering where my supposed Fleet buying power they spout on about went....
Anyway as it comes out the dealer is prepared to move only the actual original discount offered leaving me paying what is apparently well over the going fleet rate for an XR6T and if I don't want to pay their price I can stick my head into a pig... Ofocurse the configged one of their allocated cars already (I have SIDO) to my spec without a signature on an order so they loose in the long run... But Talk about not playing fair.
Is there anyoen I can whinge to at Ford about this? Really feeling like I'm getting screwed, the dealership has the car available, I have the abilityt o lease the car if the price is right, but to get the right price I don't get to secure the available car, instead sticking my order into the end of the current queue....
I know the car is worth it but its the principle... If the dealership wasn't goign to honour the National Fleet pricing I wouldn't have wasted their time, my Lease companies time nor my own.