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Anyone used jeepdiscounts.com.au?

Hi,

Has anyone used jeepdiscounts.com.au? What discount did they obtain compared to your direct quotes from dealers?

What was your experience with their process - quote, order, payment, delivery of the vehicle?

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Old 05-07-2014, 06:53 PM
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Re: Anyone used jeepdiscounts.com.au?

While this may help those that are completely unable to negotiate getting air included in their tyres, it won’t give you a better price than you would get with a dealer by yourself. There are no special fleet prices for Jeeps, they can’t be ordered like a Falcon or Camry etc can.
So this is great for those that are too scared to be able to do a deal, like my misses, but useless for the rest of us.

Personally this is my favourite part of their website

That means they can afJeep lower margins, which means they can afJeep to offer you a better price than they can on an ordinary car sale.”
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Re: Anyone used jeepdiscounts.com.au?

Thanks Snuke.

I do agree that personally negotiating with a few likely dealership suspects (based on the information that is generously provided over time in this forum) is a key activity. Understand your point about the lack of fleet pricing.

However, as the bulk purchase post by allypally considers, an organisation or group of individuals that are willing to direct a volume of purchase orders to a vendor, may be able to obtain pricing or terms not otherwise readily available.

That would be the function of jeepdiscounts.com.au in this case.

On the one hand they, if they are competent, will be in touch with the dealer marketplace and have information about current margins, the flexibility and willingness to negotiate by specific dealers, know the key players in the key dealerships, know the reality of the current Jeep supply chain situation (which, as various postings in this forum indicate, has burned a number of initial, and R&M, purchasers), etc. That is, they should be acting as professional buyers. Random purchasers are not likely to have that level of knowledge.

jeepdiscounts.com.au should also be experienced at negotiating for these specific products from those specific dealerships, and the key individuals within those dealerships. Again, not something that most random purchasers will have.

They should have a good grasp of, and a level of control over, the worst of the cognitive biases in play in such a situation, and be experienced in appropriate negotiating techniques. Most people do not, and are not.

I don't believe that I could wander into the Brisbane Fruit Market and negotiate a purchase of Tomatoes with the same price and terms as those obtainable by a professional F&V buyer. I realise that's not quite an apples to apples comparison ().

On the other hand jeepdiscounts.com.au might just be a bunch of tick and flick paperwork muppets employing a few cube-dwelling 18yo minimum wage admins to issue generic "please quote on this configuration" emails to a handful of "approved" dealerships and therefore that don't actually offer much, if any, of the above value.

I am also unsure whether any discounts they can obtain relative to a random purchaser is enough to materially offset the fee they charge back to the dealership. i.e. whether, on balance, it's makes much difference to the price you'll pay if you do a passable job of directly negotiating with them.

There is also the consideration of how the insertion of a third party into the process affects the buyer's experience around delivery (e.g. they talk about delivery of the vehicle to your door), particularly given some buyers who have reviewed the commentary on this forum will be interested in performing some level of quality review prior to accepting delivery of the vehicle. For example - at what point in this jeepdiscounts-arranged process does the buyer hand over full payment? etc.

Hence the question around the actual experiences that folks have had with that organisation.

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Re: Anyone used jeepdiscounts.com.au?

"jeepdiscounts.com.au" is just a spin site from Private Fleet, e.g.

Buying a new Toyota? | www.Toyotadiscounts.com.au
Buying a new Hyundai? | www.Hyundaidiscounts.com.au

All the exact same. This is the actual site:
New Car Broker | Buy a Discounted New Car | Australian Car Reviews

So yes, it's actually a company doing the operation, although not Jeep specific. Some reviews for their service:
private fleet - Automotive

Seems mixed, mostly complaints about not returning calls / picking up calls & trade-ins are treated as trash. Most people seemed to have either gotten better deals by going to dealers themselves, or used PF to do the leg work, then had someone price match, or again gotten a better deal off the back of it.

If it's no obligation / no deposit like the website says, why not get them involved and get a best price to work off. I worked my best price off what other people were getting, minus a few thousand off the best I could find and achieved it without the middle man
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However, as the bulk purchase post by allypally considers, an organisation or group of individuals that are willing to direct a volume of purchase orders to a vendor, may be able to obtain pricing or terms not otherwise readily available.
A lot of “Shoulds” about their process, but you’re right. As I said, for those with no skill or ability to negotiate, this could be perfect. Little to no effort with some result. As for the work and knowledge form their end, it will be pretty basic.

Not sure how much of that group buy thread you ended up reading. I ran that, it was 24 buyers, and that is how I know that ultimately there is no better price available be it fleet or large group buy.
I got a call from the sales manager of one dealer that I buy the company cars through, and she flatly said that unlike the Falcons, there is not a $1.00 difference available for a quantity of cars being purchased. Whether they buy 1 or 30 cars from FCJDA or whatever their name is, their invoice and rebate scheme is the same. The only bonus is the amount of financing they may be able to pick up.
I think it helped a couple of dealers jump straight to their A game price, but all that info is now fully available on best price on this and other forums.
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Re: Anyone used jeepdiscounts.com.au?

AccountantQLD, I don't suppose you work for said fleet buyer do you?
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AccountantQLD, I don't suppose you work for said fleet buyer do you?
Me? Nah. Just own a humble suburban tax accounting and SMSF administration firm in Brisbane these days. 2nd life. First was management and tech consulting for way too many years elsewhere on the planet. Had some buying experience but by no means remotely a professional.
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