I gotta send out a HUGE thanks to mjw930
up in Ormond Beach, FL for pointing out and explaining the Florida "dealer fees" down here in Florida and emphasizing that dealers can't charge those with the affiliate pricing program. That they have to subtract the dealer fee from the affiliate price then add back the dealer fee since it is required to be charged here in Florida (the work around). Had it not been for mjw930 I probably would not have been prepared for this issue and would have gotten into it with the dealer which would have spoiled the new car buying experience for me a bit.
That brings me to really my only gripe and the only really shady thing the dealer tried to do...intentionally I am sure. They tried to charge me a $599.95 dealer fee...it is printed as part of the sales form. The salesperson and one of the big bosses both absolutely insisted that the dealer fee gets charged with affiliate pricing and is only not included with employee pricing...I insisted dealers can't charge a dealer fee with the affiliate pricing and had to do the work around (subtract and add back). They remained firm and the big boss went back to his office. I continued...very nicely...that the dealer fee could not be charged...and the salesperson with her feigned ignorance tried to be my advocate.
Fortunately, I had all the affiliate pricing information printed out and in hand....all the stuff from the Tread Lightly and direct from the Chrysler website on the affiliate pricing program....she looked at it and quickly found where it said that....she pretended as if she was just learning this for the first time....as if this was a learning experience for her (that was BS, but whatever). All sales people are not trained to lie...so why is it that U.S. car maker sales people seem to be???
Needless to say the big boss guy never did reappear....probably because he knew I knew he wasn't truthful. Oh well.