HAPPY DAYS! Screwed the Nissan Dealer...

Submitted: Monday, May 31, 2004 at 09:11
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Morning to all on the forum,

Here's my story:

Walk into Strathpine Nissan dealership, having been referred by my neighbour who just bought a 3L TDI ST.

I have alot of accessories on my GQ which I can transfer so I was going for the DX 4.2TDI. The dealer can't believe it that I want a DX but who wants carpet and electric windows in the bush...

He proceeds to inform me that, in accordance with his pricing book that the DX Patrol is $52,095. I say ok, he says so what do you want for your GQ truck, I said at least 15k. It ends up that the manager for South East QLD is there who reckons he can get it from a broker, he goes away, comes back and shakes my hand, saying he has a buyer in Sydney (he actually got 18 calls while I was there). So I end up keeping my Lightforce 240's, erps, sony amp, arb compressor, uhf, and Nokia hands free kit, they can keep the rest. I pick my color, there is a special on at the moment where you get the free bullbar, towbar and driving lights. I also asked on my deal with the trade that I get the bonnet protector and head light protectors free. I then get sandgrabber mats at cost, cargo barrier and the rear mat.

I get aircon at $2600, and the wide wheel pack for $600. In total it comes to $58645. He knocks off $8,645 and offers it to me for 50k even less trade. i jump and pay my deposit. I come in the next day to finalise (won't be until August that I get the truck as there are no DX's in the world, has to be made) and he informs me that there has been a hitch...oh i say. His pricing book is 2 years old and doesn't include the mark up since the TDI motor, I got the TDI for $52,095, he was meant to sell it for $55,095. Nother $3k off. I payed a deposit, so it's mine. The air con was meant to be 3600 and the wide wheel pack 895.

Therefore, I got $11,000.00 off by fluke, I got a good trade on my truck, kept all transferable accessories, got a crap load included on the new truck for awesome price. He finished up with me on Saturday by saying that I was by far the most impressive bargain hunter he'd seen who'd screwed him without his knowledge, might get a sticker made up. He was so impressed that he'll sell me the truck with both tanks full of diesel.

That's my story! Since I saved so much, I can now afford to join as a member...going to now!

Cheers all,

Trol.
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Reply By: Des Lexic - Monday, May 31, 2004 at 09:40

Monday, May 31, 2004 at 09:40
Sounds like a good buy Trol.
The following bit is for Roachies benefit.
Nissan sales must be losing out so much to Toyota that they have to practically give them away to move.LOL
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Follow Up By: Trol 04 - Monday, May 31, 2004 at 10:46

Monday, May 31, 2004 at 10:46
Des Lexic,

Hi, I reckon! Was pretty happy, thanks to the tips of the many on this site!

Cheers

Trol.
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Reply By: Baz (NSW) - Monday, May 31, 2004 at 09:40

Monday, May 31, 2004 at 09:40
Now thats what i call impressive !!!! Welcome to the forum, maybe some of your luck will rub off on us.

Cheers Baz.
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Follow Up By: Trol 04 - Monday, May 31, 2004 at 10:47

Monday, May 31, 2004 at 10:47
Hi Baz,

Thanks mate, I hope luck continues, have to finalise accessories now!

Trol.
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Reply By: Member - Royce- Monday, May 31, 2004 at 09:52

Monday, May 31, 2004 at 09:52
I guarantee that you paid the correct price....... all the other punters are the ones who are getting screwwed!
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Follow Up By: Trol 04 - Monday, May 31, 2004 at 10:52

Monday, May 31, 2004 at 10:52
Royce,

I'd reckon so mate!

On a side point, I notice your a member, I just put in the old credit card details, got confirmation etc. How and when do I become a member if I've paid, and does member pop up beside your name?

Cheers

Trol.
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Follow Up By: Des Lexic - Monday, May 31, 2004 at 12:57

Monday, May 31, 2004 at 12:57
Trol, you will probably get an e-mail from explor oz confirming your membership status and when the account is activated, when you log on, there will be a red band across the top with Member XXXXX and some other secret stuff that visitors can't see.
Remember that Exploroz operates out of Perth and they are 3hhrs behind the East coast.
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Follow Up By: Trol 04 - Monday, May 31, 2004 at 13:12

Monday, May 31, 2004 at 13:12
Des Lexic,

Fair enough, do i have to wait until the stuff comes in the mail? I'm still a visitor at the moment and I've already paid. Is that right?

Cheers mate.

Trol.
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Follow Up By: Gajm (VIC) - Monday, May 31, 2004 at 13:56

Monday, May 31, 2004 at 13:56
Welcome aboard Trol, and congratulations on the purchase, makes you feel good all over when it goes your way! As for membership it can take a few days depending when they proces the next batch, so hang in there. I know because I pestered David asking about mine when I joined
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Follow Up By: Des Lexic - Monday, May 31, 2004 at 13:58

Monday, May 31, 2004 at 13:58
Jeepers your stretching the grey matter a bit now. I think it's mainly electronic except your sticker and membership card. If you only did it today, it might not happen until tomorrow. You can contact them direct through the About us icon at the top of the page and then contact us. Good luck
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Follow Up By: Trol 04 - Monday, May 31, 2004 at 14:01

Monday, May 31, 2004 at 14:01
Sorry Des Lexic,

Just a little confused!!! Thanks for your help, and I'll see ya round the traps!

Trol.
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Follow Up By: Trol 04 - Monday, May 31, 2004 at 14:03

Monday, May 31, 2004 at 14:03
Gajm,

Thanks mate, will await receipt!!!

Cheers.
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Reply By: TonyT - Monday, May 31, 2004 at 09:58

Monday, May 31, 2004 at 09:58
That'd be a first in the history of car trading.
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Reply By: JamieMac - Monday, May 31, 2004 at 10:05

Monday, May 31, 2004 at 10:05
Good work Trol

I am after an ST 4.2TD with safety pack and have got it down to under $57k with BBar TBar DLights Cargo Barrier and Snorkel. Might push a bit harder now I have read this. I have elected not to trade my old GQ nor my RAV4 which may be another option if they give up haggling.

They are all ears if they can tie you down on the spot but they will not be losing money no matter how happy I feelwhen I drive away: thats for sure!

Jamie
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Follow Up By: Trol 04 - Monday, May 31, 2004 at 10:49

Monday, May 31, 2004 at 10:49
Hi Jamie,

You might want to look at going somewhere else. Make sure they know you'll buy today for the right price. My dealer knocked $6000 without even blinking.

Cheers

Trol.
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Follow Up By: Crackles - Monday, May 31, 2004 at 17:45

Monday, May 31, 2004 at 17:45
You're right Trol. On a 50 K car you can expect a 6 K reduction off the list price at the minimum. The other mistake many make is you can haggle over the price of all the assesories too. (expect up to $1000 off air for example) Now if you had managed that great deal off a Toyota dealer it would have been the perfect buy. hehe................
cheers Craig.............
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Reply By: Member - Toonfish - Monday, May 31, 2004 at 16:47

Monday, May 31, 2004 at 16:47
I sincerely believe that his book would not have been 2 years old ?????
but he a bargain is a bargain is a bargain
maybe he said that to make the dealership look good?
or maybe im just too cynical????
go NISSAN!!
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Follow Up By: Trol 04 - Monday, May 31, 2004 at 17:03

Monday, May 31, 2004 at 17:03
Hi Toonfish,

Well, I saw the book and the date of print.

Pays to be lucky!

Catch ya round mate!
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Reply By: Member Eric - Monday, May 31, 2004 at 21:16

Monday, May 31, 2004 at 21:16
What year was your GQ? m or auto ? kms ? diesel or petrol ?
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