Once you give them your deposit, and you have nothing in writing saying MSRP, you'll be subject to the mood and market pressures of the dealer at the time you can finally place the order for the automatic Solstice. As I have said before, AFTER you have given them your money, they will have almost NO incentive to agree to MSRP without markups.2006 Pontiac Solstice Deposit Acceptance
In consideration for $500 in deposit to be applied to the purchase price, -dealer-name- agrees to offer (subject to availability) -your-name- a 2006 Pontiac Solstice at MSRP without a dealer or market based price markup. This MSRP price point will apply to a unit purchased through either the Early Order program or a regular order from their dealer's regular allocation.
That is a little confusing. Check with your dealer for clarification and an explaination of where you sit with them.SteveB said:I'm still not really clear on the whole allocation thing. As I stated in an earlier post I'm on a waiting list. The dealer says I'm #1 on the list and if someone cancels their order then I can place mine. My question is at what point does a dealer get more allocation or able to place orders above the allocation? I noticed in Crimson Avengers post above that an Allocation is for 4 months, does that mean that I have to wait 4 months before I can place the order? I'm assuming that no one's going to cancel their order.
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So, if the dealer already has an allocation number (say 5) for the Solstice, where would the buyer be within this system that you described? Is the 'earned' part of it contingent upon how many Pontiacs the dealer has been selling?My local dealer has a 4 month allocation of six Solsti and since I was first in line for EOP he has made me his first regular allocation order (mysterious/ebony) but this is where I lose track of how this works.
He has submitted the order but as of yet GM has not told him that he has "earned" an order for the Solstice.
I assume this means that GM has not confirmed that they will build the vehicle for him/me as of yet.
He told me that he and I will talk every Thursday afternoon because that is the day that orders are "earned" (or not).
Or what he means is your #1 on his post 4 month allocation. If someone on his current 4 month allocation drops out then you get a car in that allocation.SteveB said:I'm not included in the EOP. I had first discussion with the dealer yesterday. I'm purchasing through UBS United Buying Service that basically gets me the car for $100 over wholesale. In fact I didn't even call the dealer, the dealer called me as soon as he found out from UBS. I am on the waitlist at his dealership. When I asked him about allocation he said I am #1 on his waitlist if someone drops out.
So I'm thinking he is confusing EOP with ordering against allocation Or quite possibly he is jerkin' me around because he wants MSRP for all of his allocation.
I had the same problem with my dealer. It turns out that the dealer was being honest, but just didn't know the pricing on the options.JERRYM said:My dealer has told me that he can't place the order I gave him as they have not received official pricing from GM.
We had agreed (not in writing) on the MSRP price when I put down my deposit. I am now wondering if he is going to try and pull a switcharoo.
Pricing has been available to dealers since March 23rd. In fact in case a dealer didn't see the EOP order program broadcast (where it was mentioned), a seperate message went out sometime in April. Dealers just have a hard time finding the info. Tell them to look on the first page of the dealer web portal, near the middle, where it is hidden under the name "GM Pricing". At least it is on my openning page. If it is not there, then their site security coordinator needs to give them access to it.JERRYM said:My dealer has told me that he can't place the order I gave him as they have not received official pricing from GM.
Dealers can prioritize orders in their order bank. For example say a dealer has an allocation for 4 Solstices during the first fourth months. Buyer 5 comes in. He can place the order in the system, but put it 5th in line by priority. When it comes time for Pontiac to take an order from the dealer, they will take the highest priority buildable order. If the dealer cancels an order, guy5 goes from 5th to 4th on the dealer's priority list.SteveB said:Yes that is what he's telling me. But if he enters my order now (instead of putting me on his wait list) that will put in the second allocation. If I'm in the second allocation and someone drops from the first allocation does the system automatically bump me up to the First allocation? If the answer is yes, then what is the purpose of his wait list?
Unless he cannot enter orders into his system beyond the first allocation, but it sounds like SmallDealer is saying that he can. So it sounds like the real question is If I'm in the second allocation and someone drops from the first allocation does the system automatically bump me up to the First allocation?