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Admin and processing fees

dmg33dmg33 reading massachusettsPosts: 1
edited October 2018 in General
HI,
Am new here. This is a question specifically about this one dealership. I am wondering if anyone has purchased a Honda from Honda Gallery in Reading Ma recently. I am about to purchase a 2018 CRV EXL with Navigation. They added approximately $429 for processing/documentation/administration fees. I said I didn't want to pay that because it's just a bogus profit center for them. The sales guy, nice guy, brought out the Assistant General Manager, also a nice guy, who proceeded to tell me that every vehicle they sell, even to their own employees, includes this fee - nothing they can do about it. I said fine list that fee if you have to but deduct the 429 from sales price or from some of the "extras" I added (rubber floor mats, etc). Again he said no. Has anyone out there purchased from them during 2018 and if so did you have to pay the documentation/processing/admin fee? Thanks for your help.

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 148,238
    dmg33 said:

    HI,
    Am new here. This is a question specifically about this one dealership. I am wondering if anyone has purchased a Honda from Honda Gallery in Reading Ma recently. I am about to purchase a 2018 CRV EXL with Navigation. They added approximately $429 for processing/documentation/administration fees. I said I didn't want to pay that because it's just a bogus profit center for them. The sales guy, nice guy, brought out the Assistant General Manager, also a nice guy, who proceeded to tell me that every vehicle they sell, even to their own employees, includes this fee - nothing they can do about it. I said fine list that fee if you have to but deduct the 429 from sales price or from some of the "extras" I added (rubber floor mats, etc). Again he said no. Has anyone out there purchased from them during 2018 and if so did you have to pay the documentation/processing/admin fee? Thanks for your help.

    You did the right thing.... Instead of negotiating the fee, you just opted for a lower selling price, taking the "fee argument" out of play.

    They didn't want to lower their price, so find another dealer. Fighting the fee is a waste of your time. But, before you negotiate the next price, find out the fees ahead of time, so you can adjust your offers.

    Did you get a good deal? Be sure to come back and share!

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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490
    Exactly. Just look at the final number you want to pay, regardless of what they pack in there.
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