Negotiating when ordering online

Google Joker!
Apr 22 15 Comments

I was wondering if you order a car online, do you have any leverage to negotiate when it arrives in dealership?

Specifically, I wanted a new Volvo XC40 and have been waiting 3+ months and there's still no word on delivery. They say there are no incentives on this model and the wait could be 6 months.

Previously, I was waiting for a Tesla model 3 for, I guess, 2 years before I gave up and ordered XC40. So I'm quite frustrated at this point not being able to buy a car for 2.5 years now and can't negotiate anything.

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TOP 15 Comments
  • Cruise Automation sleitnfo1
    No of course you don’t the dealership isn’t even involved. If you custom order a car, you pay retail. No exceptions.

    Your frustration about buying a car is your own fault. Walk in to a dealer and negotiate and leave with a car.
    Apr 22 9
    • Cruise Automation sleitnfo1
      No, I’m just saying to use logic. If there’s a 6 month wait for a car, why would they negotiate or incentivize?
      Apr 22
    • Oath / Mgmt Atinlay2
      More money than sense from anywhere, but still wants to be cheap and negotiate. 🙄
      Apr 22
    • Oath / Mgmt Atinlay2
      OP: you don’t get to ask questions like this, then lash out when the answers aren’t what you want to hear. We are trying to help you here.
      Apr 22
    • Google Joker!
      OP
      I'm trying to cross my Ts here. Obviously I understand what high demand means hence mention of no incentives. I just wanted to see if there are hidden ways to save money even in these situations. Is it hard to understand? Then this guy is all riled up about it. You could just not answer if you think I'm stupid. If I have more money than sense, you apparently have more time than sense.
      Apr 22
    • Oath / Mgmt Atinlay2
      So now you’re mad at us for answering your question that you already knew the answer to? Got it.
      Apr 22
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    • Google Joker!
      OP
      Realized it won't work for me cause of lack charging options when you have to street park in SF. No superchargers either. Garages with electric stations are more expensive than gas.
      Apr 22
  • Riot Games Hanley
    The difficulty you’re having with negotiating is not that the car is ordered online, it’s that the car is in such high demand that they have a backlog of orders as you can imagine they have zero need to discount the car as they can just ship your order to the next guy.
    Apr 22 1
    • Amazon TRuc81
      On a side note, how is working at riot games ?
      Apr 22
  • Apple LaEb06
    TC or GTFO... 🤣
    Apr 22 1
    • Google Joker!
      OP
      It seems I am not getting anything here so I'll GTFO.
      Apr 22

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