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Just to let everyone in on it go to ebay and bid :lol: CHECKOUT SPELLING UNDER MODEL. :leaving:
 

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How could he be selling something he doesn't have?

exactly what i was thinking. and it doesn't even say WHEN he'll have it either. i was expecting some kind of fine print that says they expect it by october 24th (or whatever that date is) or earlier. i'm curious to see how high it goes though.
 

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mceb said:
How could he be selling something he doesn't have?
I wonder where he got a VIN number from, if GM isn't taking orders for the EOP yet, let alone regular allocations?

And his listing says that the buyer must pay in full within 7 days of the auction closing. Why would I fork over $20K+ for a car when it could be months before I see it?!?!?!?!?
 

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He's must be auctioning off one of his regular allocations so yes it would be many months before you see it.
 

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It's just like they did with the Lotus Elise and a couple other cars on eBay. You're buying the right to have one. You'll get it speced the way you want when they get to order their alotment. It's just another way to makes sales for some dealers.

It says 7 days, but that's required by eBay I believe. You can work it out with the seller for when you actually pay.

Also the VIN # is blank.
 

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brentil said:
Also the VIN # is blank.
When I go to the ebay listing is has the following in the item description:

"VIN Number: 2G2WR524951273662
Get the Vehicle History Report"

You could fork over $7.99 to ebay to run a history on that VIN, but I'm not THAT curious.
 

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dengel said:
I wonder where he got a VIN number from, if GM isn't taking orders for the EOP yet, let alone regular allocations?

And his listing says that the buyer must pay in full within 7 days of the auction closing. Why would I fork over $20K+ for a car when it could be months before I see it?!?!?!?!?
The VIN is a 2005 Grand Prix GTP's vin.

ANd I believe it is against eBay policy to auction off something that isn't expected in for more then 30 days. At least that is what I recall reading in some of the diecast ads I have read over the years.
 

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I wonder where he got a VIN number from, if GM isn't taking orders for the EOP yet, let alone regular allocations?

And his listing says that the buyer must pay in full within 7 days of the auction closing. Why would I fork over $20K+ for a car when it could be months before I see it?!?!?!?!?
The VIN is prolly made up, but a good salsesperson can be on the of first 10 digits, of a GM VIN anyways. Prolly just makes that guy first in line for a retail allocated unit.

My EOP cust. said he called the last guy who sold one on eBay, in Atlanta. The terms were that it was a reg. unit, not EOP, and that all that was reqired was a deposit to rec. the first retail unti, built to spec, from that dealer's allocation. I would assume a reputable dealer would prolly be along the same guidelines. Not really any different than ordering a truck, 'cept don't know when the thing is gonna get here. Take a deposit, have the cust. sign off on the order spec sheet/"window sticker," and verify credit. I know the whole credit thing is sticky, but some people wnat to order some off-the-wall stuff. We don't really need to be stuck w/ that kind of stuff--Purple GTO w/ red leather, that stuff.
 

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I ran a VIN check and it came up as this:

VIN: 2G2WR524951273662
Year: 2005
Make: Pontiac
Model: Grand Prix GTP
Style/Body: 4 Door Sedan
Engine: 3.8L V6 SFI S/C
Country: Canada

Ren
 

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mceb said:
He's must be auctioning off one of his regular allocations so yes it would be many months before you see it.

:agree:

This isn't a "true" scam, but it is dealership bullsh*t. Why pay up front with this clown in Idaho when you can get in line through your own local dealership.

And note this little tidbit in his disclaimer:
This vehicle is advertised and may sell locally.
By placing a bid the bidder agrees that seller reserves the right to end this auction early.
 

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Check out the first question that has been answered. Pontiac has made a special offer to that dealership to get 5 of the first 1000 built. That is what they are saying the auction is for. :willy:
 

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Small Dealer said:
Check out the first question that has been answered. Pontiac has made a special offer to that dealership to get 5 of the first 1000 built. That is what they are saying the auction is for. :willy:
They must be THE dealer that had the EOP guarantees before the final deatails were issued :lol: Small dealer, Conejo148, solsticedealer, and anyone who I missed as far as I understand, Pontiac made you the SAME deal but DIDN't guarantee your 5? Whazzup wit dat? :glol:
 

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Small Dealer said:
Check out the first question that has been answered. Pontiac has made a special offer to that dealership to get 5 of the first 1000 built. That is what they are saying the auction is for. :willy:
and it's something Pontiac has never done before :lol: (love the black font on blue background) :rolleyes:
 

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Bet he doesn't answer my questions....

Just sent him a group of questions...#1. How will you guarantee me one of the first 100? #2. What kind of "rebate" are you going to offer me if I don't get one of the first 1000? #3. I thought that the first 1000 were supposed to sell at MSRP...are you going to let this one go higher than that?

We'll see if he answers...lol

My local dealer...who I have been educating...saw the MSRP suggested disclaimer and stated to his sales manager, "that means we better sell at MSRP and not above...or we'll lose allocations with the solstice or GM will find a way to punish us in another area." Good to know there are still some honest dealers out there that understand what MSRP is.
 

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They must be THE dealer that had the EOP guarantees before the final deatails were issued :lol: Small dealer, Conejo148, solsticedealer, and anyone who I missed as far as I understand, Pontiac made you the SAME deal but DIDN't guarantee your 5? Whazzup wit dat? :glol:
Well, they promised us our 5 too, but I'm taking one, the dealer, his wife, my Gen. Mgr, another salesman have already put a deposit down for them. :devil: Maybe I'll put MINE on eBay. At GMS, and offer the OnStar HoButton $1000 to go with it. Of course, you'll have to lease 12 months/12k miles, 42% res., at a 9.9% rate. My favorite phrase for the guy who leased something comes to mind, and buried a Kia in it, "I think you got a firm grip on that bumper for another year or two," comes to mind.

Keys to leasing:
1. Go the term, unless a Pull Ahead program comes around that you are eligible for
2. Don't go over your miles. If you think you might, buy them ahead.
3. Do not to bury any negative equity
4. If you have good credit (680 +, usually) you can generally get the security deposit waived, but should still try to put taxes, and first payment/fees down.
5. Have the car dealer-serviced...keeps record current
 
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