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My local small Chevy dealer begs GM weekly for an SSR to no avail. He has had two this year and sold them both within a couple weeks of their hitting the lot (both to me, of course.) Why can't he get one? With a 165 day supply you would think that they would get one to a dealer that has been able to pawn off his allotment so readily. Wouldn't you think? Also his orders for a 2005 are not filled either. What's up? :confused
 

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Some have surplus

3 2004's have been sitting on the front of the lot at Mak Haik in Houston for about a month and a half. Got a Black, a Yellow and a Red. Weird - I know they have already sold over seven of them.
 

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Am surprised by your dealer's not being able to get more although, I am told, it was intended that smaller dealers would only get one a year. How many Corvette's does he get each year?

My buddy in the Midwest Zone office, who has been helpful in finding trucks for friends, indicated to me this morning that there is a good supply in your (Tx) market area; he suggested that at least two of the Houston delears have more than 7 in inventory (Heard & Landmark). He has directed people I know to both of these dealers in the past two months and they were able to get product, service & price they were happy with when they could not elsewhere..... :mad

A colleague decided he wanted an SSr 6 weeks or so ago and was directed to a small town Minnesota dealer who had resisted ordering a truck and was, apparently, under some pressure to do so. This guy ordered a very basic vehicle (1SA, boards & compartment trim) and was 33 days from date of order to delivery of his "decontented" SSr. BTW, he is very pleased> great build quality and you cannot tell his SSR from a MSRP $46k truck! He paid $750 over the dealers invoice (after holdback plus marketing allowance)..... :cool

WRT the '05, understand that pricing et cetera has yet to be determined but that production will begin in August as previously noted. Note sure why dealer cannot order yet. In Canada, I am told, pricing came with their Order Guides that was sent out in late June and that dealers could order on the day they got the guide. Saleman I know in a large Toronto dealer said they have not sold one of the 4 they have received thus far and they are not anxious to order an '05 until they sell off some inventory....

My sense is that there is a lot of product around and dealers are starting to understand what they have is not a scarce commoditiy anymore.... :leaving
 

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Small Town Dealers Starting to Deal.

Here in rural NW Tn. the local dealers are starting to discount SSR's. One dealer has 2 red SSR's that sticker at $46,000 and he taking $2,500 off the sticker price. Another dealer has 1,(red) stickers at $46,500, and he's asking $44,000. All of these cars have been on the lot for around 3 months now and they were originally firm at demanding full sticker. They haven't sold and the discounts are now starting. There's a silver at a third dealer and he's still asking the full sticker at $46,400.
 

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The dealer where I bought mine has a yellow and black on the lot. I think the vin# on the black was 111071 (not sure about the first #1) They have had them both for a few weeks, not sure of the price.
 

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Maybe Corvette sales is the answer.

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Am surprised by your dealer's not being able to get more although, I am told, it was intended that smaller dealers would only get one a year. How many Corvette's does he get each year?

My buddy in the Midwest Zone office, who has been helpful in finding trucks for friends, indicated to me this morning that there is a good supply in your (Tx) market area; he suggested that at least two of the Houston delears have more than 7 in inventory (Heard & Landmark). He has directed people I know to both of these dealers in the past two months and they were able to get product, service & price they were happy with when they could not elsewhere..... :mad

A colleague decided he wanted an SSr 6 weeks or so ago and was directed to a small town Minnesota dealer who had resisted ordering a truck and was, apparently, under some pressure to do so. This guy ordered a very basic vehicle (1SA, boards & compartment trim) and was 33 days from date of order to delivery of his "decontented" SSr. BTW, he is very pleased> great build quality and you cannot tell his SSR from a MSRP $46k truck! He paid $750 over the dealers invoice (after holdback plus marketing allowance)..... :cool

WRT the '05, understand that pricing et cetera has yet to be determined but that production will begin in August as previously noted. Note sure why dealer cannot order yet. In Canada, I am told, pricing came with their Order Guides that was sent out in late June and that dealers could order on the day they got the guide. Saleman I know in a large Toronto dealer said they have not sold one of the 4 they have received thus far and they are not anxious to order an '05 until they sell off some inventory....

My sense is that there is a lot of product around and dealers are starting to understand what they have is not a scarce commoditiy anymore.... :leaving
I bet that is the key, because he usually sends his corvettes to other dealers; says he cannot sell them in this rural area.
 
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