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GM's "Employee Discount"--deals or hype?

Discussion in 'Car Forum' started by JMag, Jun 15, 2005.

  1. JMag

    JMag

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    Any real deals to be found on say a Yukon XL with GM's latest offer? Or, is it mostly marketing fluff??

    I'm thinking holding off until the first of the year for the redesigned model would get me a better vehicle though.
     
  2. glockmeister71

    glockmeister71 Juggalo

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    I don't know for sure,but it sure sounds like a bunch of BS,doesn't it?
     

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    Rob1035 Skeet Surfer

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    its funny considering how many employees are being laid off.



    what they need to do is sell a cloth interior GTO with a solid rear end for $20k. the camaro faithful would come running....
     
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    streeter69 This is Kewl

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    When and auto company gives huge discounts like this or major rebates, they are trying to dump there over stock.
     
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    epsylum Boolit Hoze

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    Apperently the "American Revolution" didn't do too hot.

    I still wouldn't buy one, but that's because I would never own a GM. In all my experiecenes thier lemon rate is much higher than most.
     
  6. JMag

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    Fo' sho'...thanks to all. I'm holding off for now...waiting and watching.
     
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    Assuming you're getting the actual employee discount (I haven't looked into it), it's a pretty good deal.
     
  8. ponykilr

    ponykilr Off The Porch

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    people who work for a GM dealer get what is called GMS. it is a price that is lower than the sticker. it varies by model and price, but any rebate is on top. i bought a 2002 camaro SS(31k sticker) for just a shade over 24.5k with tax and tags(rebate included).
    all manufacturers are feeling the heat right now and if you can be patient, i think you will see deals like you have never seen before this fall.
     
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    JohnH Millennium Member

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    This is the real deal. Look at it this way: After the U.S. government bails out G.M., you as tax payer, will be entitled to every incentive and discount. Remember, you heard it here first. JohnH
     
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    walangkatapat Millennium Member

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    Now that would be genuine corporate welfare.
     
  11. RockinAR

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    It's just this years gimmick to dump their 05 models to make room for 06s. Almost all manufactures are running this "deal"
     
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    oldstyle Jeep Pirate

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    Way back when I worked at Ford, a co-worker bought a Ranger at "employee price of $100 over invoice". That same day a regular customer bought the same thing for less....;Q

    The desk can work the numbers any way they need to, but the profit is in there somewhere. Try to get employee price AND 0% financing and see what they tell you. ;)
     
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    Eek!

    Wrong thread!

    Sorry
     
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    ponykilr Off The Porch

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    there is a big difference between GMS price and invoice. GMS is lower than what a dealer pays GM when the car is sold. GM is indeed offering GMS price to the general public. it is absolutely the lowest price you can pay. its for real. i currently work at a GM dealer and this has never been done before. all auto manufacturers are hurting right now, sales are down, prices are low. but i still say, wait til about october/november and you will be amazed.