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Re: TreadLightly 1% under Invoice discount - Experiences?

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I need to understand this, if the MSRP is47k, but the invoice is 43k, if I use tread lightly I will be paying 1% less than the 43k?

yep - mine was almost $48 MSRP and got it for less than $42k - ended up using my companies affiliates program instead.
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Re: TreadLightly 1% under Invoice discount - Experiences?

I just signed up with Tread Lightly. It sounds like a great negotiating tool. My packet is being sent today. At least I know I will not be paying anything above 1% below invoice.

As I understand it, you have to be a member for 30 days before you can use the program. Let's hope they fatten up those incentives when they expire April 2nd.
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Re: TreadLightly 1% under Invoice discount - Experiences?

Chrysler has been going away from percentage to more of a set price, along the lines of what GM and Ford does. If you are plan eligible, the dealer will show you the "invoice" with the MSRP, dealer invoice, and various plan prices which are generally lower than the stated invoice. There is no bargaining other than dealer "document and title" fees. Dealers will not show you the "hold back", i.e. the cash chrysler holds as a bargaining chip for a few months. So the dealer cost is actually less than the invoice shown in the range of $500-$1500 last I heard.

The ~$47,000 (MSRP plus destination) 2011 overland I bought a year ago had a plan price of ~$43,000, which was roughly 3% under so called invoice.
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Re: TreadLightly 1% under Invoice discount - Experiences?

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Chrysler has been going away from percentage to more of a set price, along the lines of what GM and Ford does. If you are plan eligible, the dealer will show you the "invoice" with the MSRP, dealer invoice, and various plan prices which are generally lower than the stated invoice. There is no bargaining other than dealer "document and title" fees. Dealers will not show you the "hold back", i.e. the cash chrysler holds as a bargaining chip for a few months. So the dealer cost is actually less than the invoice shown in the range of $500-$1500 last I heard.

The ~$47,000 (MSRP plus destination) 2011 overland I bought a year ago had a plan price of ~$43,000, which was roughly 3% under so called invoice.
You are correct, there is a holdback on every vehicle, and it runs about $1,200 on the Grand Cherokee. Bear in mind you can still get any rebate Chrysler is offering on top of the 1% below invoice cost, so your actual cost would be greater.
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Re: TreadLightly 1% under Invoice discount - Experiences?

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Re: TreadLightly 1% under Invoice discount - Experiences?

Yes, for example, we purchased a 2009 Liberty at the end of season (Sept 09). The MRSP with destination was $27600, the plan price was ~$26,000 and then there was regional, national and customer loyalty rebates that totaled $5000, bringing our cost down to ~$21,000 out the door. No sales tax in this state
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Re: TreadLightly 1% under Invoice discount - Experiences?

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As I understand it, you have to be a member for 30 days before you can use the program. Let's hope they fatten up those incentives when they expire April 2nd.
In my case, I joined the treadlightly program on a Monday and used it when I bought my Jeep 10 days later. I do not recall reading anywhere that said I have to wait 30 days before I can use the affiliate program to get discounts.

But in the end, it did not matter in my case. I got a whopping 14% off MSRP...
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Re: TreadLightly 1% under Invoice discount - Experiences?

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I just signed up with Tread Lightly. It sounds like a great negotiating tool. My packet is being sent today. At least I know I will not be paying anything above 1% below invoice.

As I understand it, you have to be a member for 30 days before you can use the program. Let's hope they fatten up those incentives when they expire April 2nd.
Dealers will try to separate this from negotiations. Once they see the affiliate program they will just use the 1% below invoice price. But from what I understand the 1% is reimbursed to the dealer from Chrysler. So, what I did was negotiate a good price first then take out the affiliate reward and get another 1% off invoice on top of that. It may not work at all dealers but it is worth a shot. You can always fall back on the invoice - 1% price if you can't find a dealer willing to get you a better price.

I don't remember seeing anywhere that you have to wait 30 days. I used mine within 10 days or so.
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Dealers will try to separate this from negotiations. Once they see the affiliate program they will just use the 1% below invoice price. But from what I understand the 1% is reimbursed to the dealer from Chrysler. So, what I did was negotiate a good price first then take out the affiliate reward and get another 1% off invoice on top of that. It may not work at all dealers but it is worth a shot. You can always fall back on the invoice - 1% price if you can't find a dealer willing to get you a better price.

I don't remember seeing anywhere that you have to wait 30 days. I used mine within 10 days or so.
Thanks, I thought I saw the 30 day wait period on the Tread Lightly website, but if not, I'll be ordering that new Hemi Ltd with ORA II. I will keep you guys posted. Thanks for all your help.
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Re: TreadLightly 1% under Invoice discount - Experiences?

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dealer is reimbursed 2% on any affiliate rewards program.
Instead of the 3% holdback? Or 2% re-imbursement on top of the 3% holdback?

Thanks.

I used Affiliate but didn't try for more. Got a good trade in price though.
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The program gives the consumer 1% of invoice under invoice, dealer is reimbursed 2% of invoice so the dealer makes all 3% holdback plus 1% above invoice.

My no haggle deal that I have posted on this forum is 2% under plus any other incentives you qualify for with a valid affiliate rewards control number. Like I have said before, my deal is not meant to be the best deal, it's meant to be a great deal with no BS and no games. It's a quick easy great deal with someone who knows the product and drives the product.
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