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Monday, August 22, 2005

Tip of the Day

If you’re in the market for a new car, you may have been hearing a lot of advertising lately about employee pricing.

First of all, since when do employees get much (if any) of a discount on buying cars? I certainly know people who work in dealer body shops who don’t get a squat of a discount—assuming they even want to buy a new car from the dealer they work for.

And second, have you noticed how many different car dealers are blasting employee pricing advertisements on the television and radio? Here comes the tip part of this entry—any offer that pretty much every competitor is simultaneously running is pretty much a steaming pile of B.S.

Okay, sure, anything a car salesman will tell you is probably B.S. All I’m saying is, get over this employee pricing crap.

» Posted by ALBj at 09:39 AM (ET)
Category: Musings

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That said, I did a comparison on a Chevy Malibu 2005 between Costco pricing and the “Employee Discount” offered by Chevy. The chevy discount was a couple thousand less than the Costco price. So regardless of who gets what, it looks to be a good deal.

» Posted by Queue
September 1, 2005 08:38 AM

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