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Actually he can’t say no, his manager can, but won’t. So poor sales guy will land up making a measly few hundred rand for his efforts.

And his efforts don’t stop when you say yes, that’s where his work begins.

 

There is a perception that dealerships and salespeople make lots of cash, where in actual fact it’s no where close to what people think.

 

Factory kick backs are already applied when discounts are added to the quote, the dealerships margin, especially on volume brands is very little. You’d laugh and walk out if that was given to you as a discount.

 

Volume incentives go to the dealership, most brands the salesman does not see this. It’s usually used for marketing, maintenance and other little things.

 

 

So yes, you have the right to negotiate, but please be aware that the margins are not as big as you think and the poor salesman needs to put food on the table.

 

Uhm, ok.

 

Tell this story to each and every industry in South Africa currently. Just as our clients are pushing us for lower margins, better service, with more value and tighter deadlines, I will not be throwing away money because I feel sorry for the poor salespeople. I am certainly not the elite, rich person flush with more cash than brains, I want the best deal possible.

 

My experience, with Honda recently was the complete opposite. The Salesman fell over his feet to offer discounts, and along with his manager, offered us a very sweet deal. If they want to get rid of stock, let them do it their way.

 

As ICM says, like everything in life, there are choices. 

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I drove one today at the dealership in Strijdompark.

It had 19k on the clock and it had clutch shudder. Scared me off.

I also looked at a Kia Rio. Same problems.

Then I went across the road to VW and drove a new Polo. F0kkit. Chalk and cheese.

Same price as the Korean cr@p, just light years ahead them. Guess I've never got the VW bug out of me. Will be looking for a sharper pencil from the volksie salesman on Monday

 

There is a reason why so many rental companies who have Polos, I20, etc in their fleets always have a waiting list for people to rather take the VW.

 

Don't forget to get quotes from different VW dealers.  Some tend to give better deals than others and don't just look in your town.  It is not uncommon for peeps who live in JHB to get better  deals at dealers in Cape Town or Bloem.

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There is a reason why so many rental companies who have Polos, I20, etc in their fleets always have a waiting list for people to rather take the VW.

 

Don't forget to get quotes from different VW dealers. Some tend to give better deals than others and don't just look in your town. It is not uncommon for peeps who live in JHB to get better deals at dealers in Cape Town or Bloem.

I thought someone on the hub would've known someone who works at VW and wanted an easy sale.

Cape Town seems to have the most used Polos by far

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There is a reason why so many rental companies who have Polos, I20, etc in their fleets always have a waiting list for people to rather take the VW.

 

Don't forget to get quotes from different VW dealers. Some tend to give better deals than others and don't just look in your town. It is not uncommon for peeps who live in JHB to get better deals at dealers in Cape Town or Bloem.

Quite right

I found the best deal on a Passat in Zeerust of all places

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Sorry but the Korean cars dont cut it for me and as for the Chinese and Indian.....

 

Yip whenever I flew to Cape Town and needed to get a rental car they often offered me a Kia Picanto or Huyndai I10.  I had to point to their logo and remind them that it says "car hire" and not "Gocart hire".  If you had to drive up to Alexanderbay or somewhere at least you need something that can sustain 120 km/h and not get blown all over the road when its windy.

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Actually he can’t say no, his manager can, but won’t. So poor sales guy will land up making a measly few hundred rand for his efforts.

And his efforts don’t stop when you say yes, that’s where his work begins.

 

There is a perception that dealerships and salespeople make lots of cash, where in actual fact it’s no where close to what people think.

 

Factory kick backs are already applied when discounts are added to the quote, the dealerships margin, especially on volume brands is very little. You’d laugh and walk out if that was given to you as a discount.

 

Volume incentives go to the dealership, most brands the salesman does not see this. It’s usually used for marketing, maintenance and other little things.

 

 

So yes, you have the right to negotiate, but please be aware that the margins are not as big as you think and the poor salesman needs to put food on the table.

 

Dont sell on price, sell on value  :w00t:

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