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.