Negotiating on a "Build It" Price

spiritrider1

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They are hot and getting hotter, you might want to expedite! Lol
Exactly! That's why i ordered. 1) they agreed to go invoice on price 2) I can't find a powerboost with all the options I want. Let alone a 2WD. And most are Lariat & above. 3) Trade in will start losing value quicker and quicker.
 

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Hey all, wanted to chime in with my experience!

I found this forum about 2 months ago, and dove in head first. I've been planning this buy for coming up on two years.

I am more than lucky to have found this forum with folks like CurryBob and Albert from Granger Ford providing information, insight, and recommendations.

So I'll tell you right now I started with Albert. I live in Virginia, but the price he was offering would be worth the trip to fly out and drive back, especially since I'd be able to pick up my brother partway back to help me with the drive.

I told Albert up front that I wanted to buy local, but that if I couldn't get anywhere to match, that I would make the trip. He was more than happy to help. He provided me with a pricing sheet at his best possible number, and provided me with the on-paper firepower to take to my local dealerships.

The first I went to was by far the closest. I had already gone in to let my wife test drive one of their lot trucks and so had established somewhat of a report with one of their salesmen. I went back to him with the pricing sheet and told him I wanted to match that offer, and that I'd rather work with him if I could. He brought his manager out, and they told me the best they could do was invoice. I told them I'd sleep on it and went home.

From there I gave another dealership down the road a call and told them what I wanted to do, and sent them the same pricing sheet via email. They came back with their own pricing sheet, the only change being their company letterhead at the top.

All that to say, with Albert from Granger Ford's help, I was able to get NET/NET pricing on a 2021 F-150 Platinum extended wheelbase PowerBoost fully loaded with options.

Like several people in this thread have said, it's all about the paper trail.

I'll be keeping an eye on the ESP and PCO threads now... and waiting for that VIN to populate!

Best of luck to all those working on their orders!
 

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Hey all, wanted to chime in with my experience!

I found this forum about 2 months ago, and dove in head first. I've been planning this buy for coming up on two years.

I am more than lucky to have found this forum with folks like CurryBob and Albert from Granger Ford providing information, insight, and recommendations.

So I'll tell you right now I started with Albert. I live in Virginia, but the price he was offering would be worth the trip to fly out and drive back, especially since I'd be able to pick up my brother partway back to help me with the drive.

I told Albert up front that I wanted to buy local, but that if I couldn't get anywhere to match, that I would make the trip. He was more than happy to help. He provided me with a pricing sheet at his best possible number, and provided me with the on-paper firepower to take to my local dealerships.

The first I went to was by far the closest. I had already gone in to let my wife test drive one of their lot trucks and so had established somewhat of a report with one of their salesmen. I went back to him with the pricing sheet and told him I wanted to match that offer, and that I'd rather work with him if I could. He brought his manager out, and they told me the best they could do was invoice. I told them I'd sleep on it and went home.

From there I gave another dealership down the road a call and told them what I wanted to do, and sent them the same pricing sheet via email. They came back with their own pricing sheet, the only change being their company letterhead at the top.

All that to say, with Albert from Granger Ford's help, I was able to get NET/NET pricing on a 2021 F-150 Platinum extended wheelbase PowerBoost fully loaded with options.

Like several people in this thread have said, it's all about the paper trail.

I'll be keeping an eye on the ESP and PCO threads now... and waiting for that VIN to populate!

Best of luck to all those working on their orders!
I'm glad you shared that Alex, shows information is powerful and can save some serious coin. Your plan of action was dead on in my opinion.
 

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I'm glad you shared that Alex, shows information is powerful and can save some serious coin. Your plan of action was dead on in my opinion.
Thanks! Got a lot of help for sure, but I'd say patience was key. It has to be when dealing with these kinds of numbers
 

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