Aug 11th, 06, 11:24 AM
Join Date: Oct 2004
Re: 2009 Camaro on Ebay
On the one hand I have no moral qualms with dealers doing this; if people want it, and people wish to pay it, and are fully educated about what they're entering into, all the power to them.
On the other hand, I've never seen Range Rover or Mercedes dealers do it (on new vehicles, anyway... I do see it on new "used" models). For a $1000 depoit ahead of time, I purchased two "hard to get" vehicles early in their production in (BiTurbo CL600 and Supercharged Range Rover) at MSRP. So it does make Chevy dealers look overly mercinary.
On the flipside of that equation is what happens when a dealer network does NOT "gouge" early models: someone buys them at MSRP and flips them days later to the same people that would have bought it from the dealer had the dealer been willing to gouge. Since its going to happen one way or the other, it might as well be dealer making the profit.
1969 RS/SS 396 Camaro [MPFI Supercharged 502 Under Construction]
2007 427 Z06 Corvette
1969 Pontiac 2+2 427/390
2003 CL600 BiTurbo Renntech Stage III (635hp - [email protected]
2006 Range Rover Eaton Supercharged