I agree. Dealers weren't doing trades back in August 2020 when I was hunting for my 2020 TH. I spent hours looking all over the internet for a 2020 Sting Gray with Luxury Package and ProTec II. I ended up finding the Jeep after about a month of searching, but had to sacrifice the ProTec II package. In the end, no biggie.The current market isn't conducive to dealer trades...so I'm kinda not surprised that the remote dealer prefers to sell it direct to you. If you want the vehicle work a deal with them. Your local folks will still get your service business.
Now I've heard dealers aren't even budging much off of MSRP. Some vehicles like the Telluride are going well over MSRP.