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#261 rjag

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 12:32 PM

Your Acura guy sure has a passion for cars :)

 

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#262 vortoozo

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 01:23 PM

Alternatively, a bidding model similar to real estate, but put it all online and make it fast and easy to put in a bid/counter offer.

 

There are services that do this.

CarCostCanada is one.

 

I got a quote via them from a mainland dealer that was $3k less than the Victoria dealer for the same specs.

I probably could have negotiated further but was so dumbfounded by the savings that I just went for it. The deal was done before I headed over, the mainland dealer offered to pick me up from the ferry. All I needed to do once I arrived was a quick test drive to ensure nothing seemed off about that particular vehicle and then I drove it home.

Believe the successful dealer pays CarCostCanada a referral fee, so the service is no charge to you.

 

Unhaggle is another similar service, but I have no experience with it.



#263 lanforod

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 01:33 PM

^ thanks for those. Any service that does this for existing inventory of new and used cars? That would be much better...



#264 vortoozo

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 01:47 PM

^ thanks for those. Any service that does this for existing inventory of new and used cars? That would be much better...

 

Works for new vehicles. You confirm the trim that you're looking for so that the quote from each dealer is for the exact same specs.



#265 Mike K.

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 02:12 PM

Will they negotiate a custom order on your behalf, too?

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#266 vortoozo

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 07:33 PM

Will they negotiate a custom order on your behalf, too?

 

They don't negotiate anything. They provide you dealer cost pricing, and then forward your leads to a few dealers. The dealers know that you've aware of invoice pricing, so they bid low.

You could probably submit the closest available trim to what you are looking for, speak with the dealer with the best price, and negotiate your options.


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#267 LJ

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 07:46 PM

I have a friend that has been in the car business all his life, from working the lots to managing dealerships to owning his own dealership.

 

When we go car shopping he knows the price the car should be at, you look at it and if it is reasonably sound you offer what it should be sold for, and be prepared to walk away if they won't meet that price.

 

If it is at a dealership it is always 15%-20% higher than that and then they will want "documentation fees" and all that sort of stuff on top.

 

He never buys used from a dealer, unless it is new and then he gets the wholesale price plus $500 from the fleet manager.

 

I have never used CarCostCanada but I did buy from a guy who had a dealer license but just worked out of an office and bought the cars wholesale and charged you $500. That worked out for me just dandy.

 

There is also the option of going to the US to buy your vehicle, I saved $6000 over the best price I could get in Canada a few years back. Easy to import and about $100 for certification.


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#268 Mike K.

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 08:59 PM

There is also the option of going to the US to buy your vehicle, I saved $6000 over the best price I could get in Canada a few years back. Easy to import and about $100 for certification.

 

That's if you make a cash purchase, right?


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#269 LJ

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 07:56 PM

That's if you make a cash purchase, right?

Well yeah, but if you need financing just go to your bank and get a personal loan.


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Posted 06 March 2018 - 08:44 PM

I remember when I bought my car I could have saved a little money buying in Vancouver, but over the years that value has been replaced by the ability to book, free of charge, a loaner car for when I drop mine off for service.  Sometimes there's a value in getting something locally.


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#271 vortoozo

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 10:13 PM

I remember when I bought my car I could have saved a little money buying in Vancouver, but over the years that value has been replaced by the ability to book, free of charge, a loaner car for when I drop mine off for service.  Sometimes there's a value in getting something locally.

 

Even though I bought my vehicle off the island, I service it at the dealer here. There's more money to be made in service anyway, so why would they turn me away? They have assisted with a couple warranty issues and overall been great & treated me as if I had purchased with them. No reason not to.


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#272 lanforod

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 08:31 AM

^ ditto.



#273 jonny

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 08:53 AM

Not sure where to put this, but

 

 

Nanaimo Auto Terminal Planned for Nanaimo Assembly Wharf

Apr 10, 2018

Nanaimo Port Authority (NPA) is partnering with Western Stevedoring (Western) and their affiliate organization, the Auto Division of SSA Marine (SSA) to design, build, finance and operate a multipurpose break bulk terminal with an initial focus on European automobile import and processing at NPA’s Nanaimo Assembly Wharf (NAW).

Ewan Moir, Nanaimo Port Authority, President & CEO comments, “The project has the potential to transform Canada’s import automobile supply chain by addressing the significant existing transportation bottlenecks, vulnerabilities and congestion while providing several compelling logistical efficiencies and environmental benefits. The project will also provide sustainable economic development opportunities for Nanaimo and Vancouver Island.”

Brad Eshleman, President of Western Stevedoring states, “Western is very excited to be expanding our operations in Nanaimo with this new and highly efficient auto terminal operation. Founded in Nanaimo in 1949, Western operated the Nanaimo Assembly Wharves for several decades and we are very pleased to be bringing the Vehicle Processing Centre and Auto Terminal Operations to the Port of Nanaimo. The auto terminal operations will create jobs and economic growth for the region, benefiting the City of Nanaimo, Vancouver Island and British Columbia.”

A customer commitment and lease agreement for use of the NAW was signed, design components are expected by August 2018 with construction completed and first vessel call in January 2019. Consultations, regular announcements and Open Houses will provide project progress throughout 2018.

 

https://npa.ca/en/bl...assembly-wharf/



#274 Rob Randall

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 08:58 AM

Clearly we need to start a stevedoring thread.


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#275 jonny

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 09:04 AM

Had to google that...lol



#276 aastra

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 09:13 AM

 

Clearly we need to start a stevedoring thread.

 

You always say that.



#277 Mike K.

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 09:36 AM

Oh, this fits here too:

 

Luxury auto dealership, offices and rental apartments pitched for Douglas Street south of Bay Street

https://victoria.cit...-of-bay-street/


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#278 Bingo

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Posted 01 August 2018 - 09:23 AM

 
See $5.5M worth of luxury vehicles get crushed
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte oversaw the destruction of 68 smuggled luxury vehicles as part of his anti-smuggling and corruption campaign
 

 


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#279 tjv

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Posted 01 August 2018 - 12:17 PM

ooooooooooooooooooookkkk.

 

and does he know maybe he could have sold those vehicles to pay for something?

 

or maybe realize that there is a 99.9% chance they were stolen before they were smuggled?



#280 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 04:29 AM

‪World’s largest gnome might have a new home in Langford‬

‪Colwood business proposes to house Howard the gnome at new location.









https://www.vicnews....e-in-langford/‬
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