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Posted: 6/24/2015 7:06:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/24/2015 7:07:10 PM EDT by CPT_CAVEMAN]
So I'm looking at probably getting a new car and of course I'm looking for the best deal. Here in TN a few places have a "if it drives it's worth 5500" trade in deal going on. Are there any dealers in SC that have something like that or any other promotion going? I tried looking/asking the dealer sites, but thought I would ask here and maybe lighten my load
Link Posted: 6/24/2015 7:36:20 PM EDT
I have not heard of any ads like that lately in the Charleston area. Occasionally the Stokes dealers have ads saying they offer up to 125% of blue book value.
Link Posted: 6/25/2015 2:24:13 PM EDT
I hate to tell you this...but its really a sales ploy, smoke and mirrors with the $. They may give you a crazy amount on a worthless trade, but they are making it up on the sale side. There are no free rides, the money is being made on the other side. I wouldn't base where I would shop for a new car on that incentive alone.
Link Posted: 6/25/2015 2:38:14 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By goodolboy71:
I hate to tell you this...but its really a sales ploy, smoke and mirrors with the $. They may give you a crazy amount on a worthless trade, but they are making it up on the sale side. There are no free rides, the money is being made on the other side. I wouldn't base where I would shop for a new car on that incentive alone.
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AMEN.

Link Posted: 6/25/2015 3:04:18 PM EDT
If you want to sell your car prior to buying a new, take it to a carmax and ask them what they will give you for it.
Link Posted: 6/25/2015 9:15:24 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/26/2015 7:08:41 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By goodolboy71:
I hate to tell you this...but its really a sales ploy, smoke and mirrors with the $. They may give you a crazy amount on a worthless trade, but they are making it up on the sale side. There are no free rides, the money is being made on the other side. I wouldn't base where I would shop for a new car on that incentive alone.
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I kinda thought that. But what if you don't tell them that you are going trade in at first, or just ask them what their best price and that's it. I mean wouldn't they more likely give you a better deal thinking you'll walk?
Link Posted: 6/27/2015 7:53:32 PM EDT
OP are you looking for a brand new vehicle or used?
Link Posted: 7/3/2015 9:30:33 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Beck27:
OP are you looking for a brand new vehicle or used?
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New
Link Posted: 7/3/2015 10:28:43 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By d16man:
If you want to sell your car prior to buying a new, take it to a carmax and ask them what they will give you for it.
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Carmax usually offers Black Book Rough, or sometimes 75% of rough value. I would use them as a last resort or if you wanted the cash right away and did not have the title on hand.
Link Posted: 7/3/2015 10:36:06 AM EDT
My advise is to treat the new/used car purchase, the trade in, and the financing all as 3 separate transactions. Do not combine them. You work your deal on the car/truck you want and negotiate that to the price you are willing to pay. Then work on the trade value. Financing is the last part- you can listen to their options, but go to your local credit union and know your options there as well. Run the #'s , sometimes its cheaper to forgo the instant rebate incentives and take the 0% offers, sometimes the math works out to take the rebates and use a local lender for 1.99%,etc.

IMO, The best route is to take the rebates, and use a home equity line to purchase the car. You get the rebates, you get the right off some of the home equity interest on your taxes, and you have the title in hand. That is what a lot of my customers do on new car purchases.

New car purchases I can't save you that much, If you want used, shoot me a PM
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