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Anyone been successful getting a dealership to accept Gm Supplier discount recently? My wife's company is a supplier. I have the authorization code. Looking at a gas burner 2500 which doesn't sell as fast a the Diesels. My sales guy says he doesn't know if they will honor it with the shortage. It will save me about $3500 on the truck. I didn't think the supplier discount took money out of the pocket of the dealer.

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2 hours ago, lsufan1971 said:

Anyone been successful getting a dealership to accept Gm Supplier discount recently? My wife's company is a supplier. I have the authorization code. Looking at a gas burner 2500 which doesn't sell as fast a the Diesels. My sales guy says he doesn't know if they will honor it with the shortage. It will save me about $3500 on the truck. I didn't think the supplier discount took money out of the pocket of the dealer.

 

I placed an order for a '22 GMC 3500HD (not picked up yet as the dealer is waiting for allocations) and my sales guy didn't bat an eye.  I would have your guy confirm if they will accept it or not and if the answer is no then I would look elsewhere.

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20 hours ago, lsufan1971 said:

Anyone been successful getting a dealership to accept Gm Supplier discount recently? My wife's company is a supplier. I have the authorization code. Looking at a gas burner 2500 which doesn't sell as fast a the Diesels. My sales guy says he doesn't know if they will honor it with the shortage. It will save me about $3500 on the truck. I didn't think the supplier discount took money out of the pocket of the dealer.

 

So there is one discount dealers are supposed to take that is the GM Employee discount(short of corvette, and sometimes other offerings). With that said that doesnt mean some dont and I dont know if there us much of  a method to police it.  All other discounts can be at the whim of the dealer but not taking them is frowned upon by GM and in the long run is bad business.

 

But yes GM reimburses that amount so in essence when a dealer sells a car with a discount they are getting full price, the customer gets a discount and GM gets a sale, so it works out.   Right now some dealers are marking things up and making more money, even more than if they took discounts,  so basically greed.  I would find a dealer that took it and tell that dealer to pound sand.

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My brother had his truck totaled in an accident about 6 weeks ago. We were trying to find him a new GM truck using the employee discount. He called several dealers in California and they pretty much laughed at him when he asked if they were honoring the employee discount. They told him they were getting as much as $10k over sticker for HD trucks.  Now, this was for existing or incoming inventory - not a new order.  That could be an entirely different story. Dealers have the discretion to accept employee discount deals or not. I didn't know until this experience whether that was across the board or if they could pick and choose depending on model.  As stated, some models (like Corvette) are excluded entirely by GM. Just about a year ago, I had no trouble using the employee discount to purchase my truck right off the lot.

 

He ended up finding a RAM 3500 at MSRP plus some dubious dealer-added equipment and felt lucky to get it.

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12 hours ago, Njmurvin said:

My brother had his truck totaled in an accident about 6 weeks ago. We were trying to find him a new GM truck using the employee discount. He called several dealers in California and they pretty much laughed at him when he asked if they were honoring the employee discount. They told him they were getting as much as $10k over sticker for HD trucks.  Now, this was for existing or incoming inventory - not a new order.  That could be an entirely different story. Dealers have the discretion to accept employee discount deals or not. I didn't know until this experience whether that was across the board or if they could pick and choose depending on model.  As stated, some models (like Corvette) are excluded entirely by GM. Just about a year ago, I had no trouble using the employee discount to purchase my truck right off the lot.

 

He ended up finding a RAM 3500 at MSRP plus some dubious dealer-added equipment and felt lucky to get it.

 

See this is where us with employee discount need to hold these dealers accountable.  Yes they are supposed to take employee discount its not a discretion.  The few exemptions are the corvette and sometimes on new offerings.  Now I am talking about the GM Employee discount not the other stuff out there.  I have called GM before on this and thats what they told me, they also told me to call them if a dealer does not take it.

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Here in Michigan a dealer will go out of business if they don't accept GM discount. Get your vehicle from out of state and have it shipped to you. Those dealers are giving you the run around for no reason at all. 

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15 hours ago, nards444 said:

 

See this is where us with employee discount need to hold these dealers accountable.  Yes they are supposed to take employee discount its not a discretion.  The few exemptions are the corvette and sometimes on new offerings.  Now I am talking about the GM Employee discount not the other stuff out there.  I have called GM before on this and thats what they told me, they also told me to call them if a dealer does not take it.

This is snipped from the GM Employee Discount Rules and Guidelines ... and is consistent with what my brother ran into when trying to buy a truck off the lot from several dealerships.

 

"Dealership participation is voluntary. To determine a specific dealership’s willingness to sell vehicles under the
Program, the Participant or Sponsored Purchaser should contact the dealership directly. If a dealership is not
willing to sell a vehicle through the Program, the Participant or Sponsored Purchaser may contact or visit
another dealership."

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On 7/23/2021 at 10:38 PM, Njmurvin said:

This is snipped from the GM Employee Discount Rules and Guidelines ... and is consistent with what my brother ran into when trying to buy a truck off the lot from several dealerships.

 

"Dealership participation is voluntary. To determine a specific dealership’s willingness to sell vehicles under the
Program, the Participant or Sponsored Purchaser should contact the dealership directly. If a dealership is not
willing to sell a vehicle through the Program, the Participant or Sponsored Purchaser may contact or visit
another dealership."

That must have changed.  Odd because had a friend just go through this.  Called the GM program number and they were very interested in knowing the why on all of this.  Friend came back to the dealer stated he talked to GM, and they changed their tune. 

 

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I bought my ‘21 AT4 weekend before last and was able to get a Houston dealer to give me the Supplier Discount pricing.  That was pretty easy honestly, but getting the cost of all the dealer add-on stuff was a pain.  I eventually got them down from $1895 to $250 on that.

 

I did talk with probably close to 20 dealers between Houston, Dallas, Austin and even Louisiana and no one else would honor it at the time.

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On 7/26/2021 at 2:33 PM, RCF71 said:

I bought my ‘21 AT4 weekend before last and was able to get a Houston dealer to give me the Supplier Discount pricing.  That was pretty easy honestly, but getting the cost of all the dealer add-on stuff was a pain.  I eventually got them down from $1895 to $250 on that.

 

I did talk with probably close to 20 dealers between Houston, Dallas, Austin and even Louisiana and no one else would honor it at the time.

Hey can you say which dealer in Houston?  I've called a few so far and no dice.  Thanks

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4 hours ago, Pkb2021 said:

Hey can you say which dealer in Houston?  I've called a few so far and no dice.  Thanks

Beck and Masten North on 1960.  I didn’t think anyone would after speaking to several dealers, but the salesman I spoke immediately said they would when I asked about it.  I went to look there because they had more on the lot than anyone, and was planning to order one (most dealers told me they would honor it on an ordered truck) after deciding on color, etc.   With rebates ($3000 from GM and $500 for using GM Financial), I ended right at $7k under MSRP before TTL and doc fees.

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On 8/5/2021 at 10:01 PM, RCF71 said:

Beck and Masten North on 1960.  I didn’t think anyone would after speaking to several dealers, but the salesman I spoke immediately said they would when I asked about it.  I went to look there because they had more on the lot than anyone, and was planning to order one (most dealers told me they would honor it on an ordered truck) after deciding on color, etc.   With rebates ($3000 from GM and $500 for using GM Financial), I ended right at $7k under MSRP before TTL and doc fees.

Shame.  They said they would do the supplier discount so i went in to sign some stuff to lock in a 2022 2500hd they have on order.  But they wanted $1000 non-refundable deposit (really?  you should hope i don't buy it so you can sell it to the next guy for more if they are so rare and selling so fast), and an extra $1900 for the BS add-ons they say they "have to do" for all their vehicles.  So instead of selling an $84k truck now they rather hold out for $1900.  wouldn't even let me order one without adding their dealer "package".  I'm looking to buy the refresh when it comes in 2024 or so also, so they missed out on 2 trucks.  Oh well.    

 

I'll just make my list longer and longer of dealers that want to keep doing this BS, and wasting my time.  They don't tell me any of that over the phone or through all the emails, just wait until i'm there and like ok sign this which says we get to charge you blah blah $$$ for some stuff you don't need or want.  Thanks but no thanks.  I'll keep buying from the ones that that aren't trying to scam every customer out of every extra cent they can get.  So that list might be short.  ha.

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3 hours ago, Pkb2021 said:

Shame.  They said they would do the supplier discount so i went in to sign some stuff to lock in a 2022 2500hd they have on order.  But they wanted $1000 non-refundable deposit (really?  you should hope i don't buy it so you can sell it to the next guy for more if they are so rare and selling so fast), and an extra $1900 for the BS add-ons they say they "have to do" for all their vehicles.  So instead of selling an $84k truck now they rather hold out for $1900.  wouldn't even let me order one without adding their dealer "package".  I'm looking to buy the refresh when it comes in 2024 or so also, so they missed out on 2 trucks.  Oh well.    

 

I'll just make my list longer and longer of dealers that want to keep doing this BS, and wasting my time.  They don't tell me any of that over the phone or through all the emails, just wait until i'm there and like ok sign this which says we get to charge you blah blah $$$ for some stuff you don't need or want.  Thanks but no thanks.  I'll keep buying from the ones that that aren't trying to scam every customer out of every extra cent they can get.  So that list might be short.  ha.

They tried the $1900 addon crap with me too.  I ended up giving them $250 which was more than I wanted to for wheel locks, a bit of clear film on door edges and behind door handles, paint and fabric protectant (sure....) and some kinda gps vehicle tracker/theft protection crap (working with that company now to get it removed).  So my total deal was Supplier Price less $3500 rebates ($3000 customer cash and $500 for GM Financial financing) + $250.  I gave in on the $250 because I wanted the truck, and wasn’t sure when I’d be able to find another I wanted at a similar deal.

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