GM supplier/employee discount
Hi folks. Looking to trade the Hummer H3 in on a Chevy Tahoe Hybird and was wondering if anyone had one of those certificate numbers for the discount. Sure would help when it comes time to talk money. Looked at 3 of them at 2 different dealers today (closed Sunday so I could just scope them out). With this maybe being the last year for the tax write off threw our business I'd like to do it this year. Thanks in advance.
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If the Tahoe Hybrid is in short supply, you won't be able to negotiate much and the certificate numbers usually don't apply to any vehicle in short supply.
My father worked for GM for over 30 years - when I brought in the certificate number and asked for the price, everyone was really nice, but the price was nothing special unless you're used to paying MSRP :surprise: .
Oh and the H3 your looking to trade? Be prepared to take a huge hit in depreciation if you expect Chevy to buy it back from you.
I worked with a guy that always flies back to Michigan and buys a new GMC using his brother's family discount. In 2005 he went back and bought a new Denali. When he got home to CA the local dealers were offering them for $1500 less than what he paid in Michigan. He was fit to be tied and the MI dealer would not match that deal.
Since you have to jump through a couple of internet hoops to get the "certificate number" people are led to believe they have some kind of golden ticket. It can be quite blinding :shades:
It caters to the crowd who wouldn't want to question a price they/re given because next to MSRP it seems like a deal. It caters to the crowd who think that because they have a "connection" in the car industry, they can beat the system.
My dad couldn't understand why I wouldn't take advantage of his family pricing structure. He worked there for over 30 years and had a hard time believing that I could do better on my own. But then again, he didn't have access to the internet or Edmunds to educate himself (he was old school)
The Internet is a wonderful tool for research. I think the GM destroyed that family program in 2005 when they offered it to everyone. It got rid of a lot of inventory. It probably turned off many employees.
Do they treat their own employee discounts as empty handed as GM does to it's employees and "family".
if anybody else wants one, let me know, i think i can..,
1st come 1st serve, any other dealer rebates are included with your purchase