BenzWorld Junior Member
Date registered: Aug 2015
Vehicle: 2016 CLS550
Location: South Florida
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Thank you all for responding.
Yup, it turns out some dealers like to do it the old-fashioned way and have you come in to discuss (perhaps its there way of seeing if you are truly interested), but ignored them and just dealt with those that would indeed send me offers by email (after I configured on mbusa.com).
Furthermore, I also extended my dealership search to Palm Beach, Orlando and Tampa (I dont mind driving to go get the car) and dealt with several dealerships by email.
I was able to get a very good offer from a dealership in Palm Beach, and when I presented the offer to a sales agent in Mercedes Benz of Fort Lauderdale (I went in for a test drive), he matched it. Since they were close than Palm Beach I went ahead and placed the order with them.
Now I am anxiously waiting to hear back from the dealerships with updates on the order.
Can anyone advise on the following... the dealership matched the offer and placed the order (I only had to put down a $1500 deposit using credit card to place the build), but is there anything I can do now to ensure that the dealership will honor the price we negotiated when I place the order (i.e. they wont raise the price once the vehicle is delivered)??? Besides a note and initial on the build sheet from the manager on the amount of discount I will get, there is no other paperwork that confirms the price we negotiated.
I dont believe in luck.
I believe in hard work and smart choices.