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Old 02-12-2014, 01:46 PM
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Re: Dealership VIP program - 1% below invoice

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In Wisconsin, we had it at 6% for awhile and now the dealer has it at 4% without the affiliate program. Some dealers will use the affiliate but still give you a better deal, they just get 2% back from it if you use it or they are smart enough.
Problem is most dealers won't budge much on the EcoDiesel. The Texas and DC deals include the EcoDiesels.
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Re: Dealership VIP program - 1% below invoice

AAA membership will get you 1% below invoice.
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Re: Dealership VIP program - 1% below invoice

I've negotiated a local deal of 5% under invoice without mentioning the Tread Lightly program. What do you think he is going to say when i tell him that i am also a Tread Lightly member and that i get an additional 1% off of the already negotiated 5% deal?
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I've negotiated a local deal of 5% under invoice without mentioning the Tread Lightly program. What do you think he is going to say when i tell him that i am also a Tread Lightly member and that i get an additional 1% off of the already negotiated 5% deal?

Doubt very much that you will receive an additional 1% off since you are already getting 5% below invoice.
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Doubt very much that you will receive an additional 1% off since you are already getting 5% below invoice.
Yes, better check the terms to see if the two can be combined.
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Re: Dealership VIP program - 1% below invoice

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I've negotiated a local deal of 5% under invoice without mentioning the Tread Lightly program. What do you think he is going to say when i tell him that i am also a Tread Lightly member and that i get an additional 1% off of the already negotiated 5% deal?
It's hard to say. With the Tread Lightly pricing, the dealer's invoice drops to 2% below invoice.


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Re: Dealership VIP program - 1% below invoice

Does Tread Lightly actually help the dealer in some way? I called Mark in Houston yesterday to confirm the 5.5% below invoice, and he told me I had to be a Chrysler affiliate or Tread Lightly member to get it... without one of those it was only 4.5% below invoice. I was surprised, I didn't think it would matter.
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Yes,you get the 1% off the dealer gets that check from tread lightly.
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Yes,you get the 1% off the dealer gets that check from tread lightly.
Can you clarify what you are saying???
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Meaning you should be able to get the percentage off and your dealer shouldn't sweat it because it comes right back to them via a check from tread lightly.
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Re: Dealership VIP program - 1% below invoice

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Meaning you should be able to get the percentage off and your dealer shouldn't sweat it because it comes right back to them via a check from tread lightly.
??? A check comes from Tread Lightly??? Huh?

I am going to be picking my new 2014 within the next 10 days....so let me know if an affiliate control number will further reduce my price....if it does, that would be great!
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??? A check comes from Tread Lightly??? Huh?

I am going to be picking my new 2014 within the next 10 days....so let me know if an affiliate control number will further reduce my price....if it does, that would be great!
Dealer compensation can be quite confusing so don't bother trying to figure out their actual flow of cash. You save 1% off invoice if you are a Tread Lightly member WITH a control number that HAS BEEN ACTIVE FOR 30 days. You get control numbers within a week or so but until it has been active for 30 days the dealer can't put it in the computer to give you the 1% Tread Lightly affiliate discount, period! Anyone who says otherwise is wrong or if it's a dealer they are just calling some other discount the Tread Lightly discount of using some other pot of money to get you the 1% on paper.

So if you pick up in 10 days you may be out of luck on that one but don't sweat it, it's not really huge dough. You have to join at the $100 level to get the 1% affiliate auto discount perk so the math is:

$51,829 (Summit 4x4, V8 Invoice)
$ 518 (1% affiliate disc)
$ (100) (Tread Lightly membership cost)
$ 418 Net savings (.8% net)

Not chump change but not huge plus you may not be able to combine it with other discounts already in your deal. That's a labyrinth I've never been able to figure out, you have to trust the dealer is playing straight on legit combos. Make them show you the program details that rule the combo they say can't be done if you are concerned.

10 days, wow, I remember how that felt....have fun with it!
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