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Ovibos

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What the heck is Phantom Footprints and Savy Plugin App?
My googling says:
First one is a set of theft-prevention labels of some kind.
Second one is some kind of "read your car's data from your phone" app with an OBD-II widget.
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It’s the old Glass etching scam on the glass to prevent theft. Dumb dealer markup item.
I had a dealer once that during the walk around, before delivery pointed out that they did the glass etching. Stated "all the big dealerships are doing this for their clients". When I got into F&I there were fees added for this, other BS fees and they didn't have the financing terms as I had agreed to. I threatened to walk away from the deal or have them replace all of the glass because it was a modification to the car against our agreement. I ended up getting a full set of weather tech mats from them. I never set foot onto their property again, even for the free oil changes. Sadly, they are the oldest Ford Dealership in the country and with practices like that I am amazed they are in business.
 

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I’m getting BS mark up fees From So Cal dealers here as well. “The vehicle is in HOT demand” they all say. I guess from their perspective they don’t have too much excitement with their cars other than the Stinger. Like the super bloom, the “excitement” will die down and they will be clamoring for customers. Has any one managed to get a discount from a dealer in So Cal?
 
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I asked for 40,000 as a starting point for a Telluride SX AWD with Prestige Package. They told me no way, which was expected. They had crazy mark-ups for fabric protection and the like. They came as low as MSRP, but I just can’t make myself pay sticker price.
 

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I asked for 40,000 as a starting point for a Telluride SX AWD with Prestige Package. They told me no way, which was expected. They had crazy mark-ups for fabric protection and the like. They came as low as MSRP, but I just can’t make myself pay sticker price.
Did they offer anything off MSRP? Any luck trying to get around invoice? I agree, wouldn't pay sticker either. I know most dealers want to get as much as they can from existing stock, but what about ordering? Figure that might be another route to get a better price?
 

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Did they offer anything off MSRP? Any luck trying to get around invoice? I agree, wouldn't pay sticker either. I know most dealers want to get as much as they can from existing stock, but what about ordering? Figure that might be another route to get a better price?
No, they were sticking to that price. I’m going to try again at the last two days of the month, which are usually better days to make deals.
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Two dealers have offered me above MSRP. The reason being that it cost them money to to get the car into my hands which is so BS.

Documentation fee cost vary from dealer to dealer, one wanted to charge some government fee.

All dealers were consistent with the $2,500 Kia incentive. Does anyone if this incentive is going away any time soon?
 

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Medved in Denver originally offered me a sx prestige at 45980. They switched the next day stating all dealers are ammending prices. They wanted 50500 at that point.
 

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It was completely shady. They said that the SX was sold, and the new buyer was having problems with the monies. When they produced that price I asked to for the Costco price (they are affiliated) and he refused because it was “sold” (but I could still buy it at the inflated price). I of course pitched a fit and called Costco Auto on the spot I’ve been escalated the the customer advocate group and waiting to hear back from them. There was an unsold S AWD in the showroom and told him to give me the Costco price on that one. It took him a bit but he did produce the price which was about $950 off MSRP before incentives. I consider that to be a starting point. Just wish they didn’t dick me around on the SX. They are obviously trying to gourge on the SX. I was fuming when I left. I probably would have purchased the SX on the spot if they gave me the same discount.
 
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