a 'do dealers even listen' story:
found my pac online, sent email inquiry requesting their best driveout cash price for my VIN, reiterating i was paying cash and not financing. dealer replies asking for my current employer, how long with current employer, was i military, did i currently own chrysler, and a few other similar questions all of which sound like basic financing info gathering. i answered the questions and again reiterated i'm paying cash and not financing and i want his best driveout cash price. dealer responds with a price i like.
ok, i make arrangements to see and test drive the pac. after test drive i tell my salesman, the same person i'd been corresponding with on price, let's do the deal. go in, sit down, he pulls his paperwork and asks me how much i wanted to put down. i'm thinking you gotta be kidding. i said 100%. he laughed and said no really how much down payment did i want to do. i reminded him that i was clear in our correspondences i was not financing and was paying cash in full. then he proceeds to tell me the price quote was based on financing with the chrysler cash back, various rebates, etc. and since i wasn't going to finance the price was going to be more. i told him either they honor the driveout cas price quote they gave me or i was leaving.
so he goes to talk to the sales mgr., comes back ask me if i've ever owned a dodge or chrysler (yes i had) and was i ever in the military (no but my grandad and uncles served). he takes this info to his sales mgr. and returns in a few minutes to inform me they aren't going to make much on the deal but would honor the price quote.
an hour later i'm leaving with my new pac and two $25 gas cards. all in all a fairly good buying experience.
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