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Custom Order Considerations

snkbllssnkblls Member Posts: 2
edited October 2021 in Mercedes-Benz
This is my 1st time custom ordering a car for a lease. In the past, I was able pick out of inventory. I called several California dealers about custom ordering a 2022 GLE450 4Matic.

1. Some let me order the car first with no obligation to purchase. We would negotiate/sign at delivery

2. Others require negotiate/sign before custom ordering

Whats pros/cons of each? I'm skeptical why dealer would let you custom order without commitment to purchase, seems shady.

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Moderator Posts: 206,829
    snkblls said:

    This is my 1st time custom ordering a car for a lease. In the past, I was able pick out of inventory. I called several California dealers about custom ordering a 2022 GLE450 4Matic.

    1. Some let me order the car first with no obligation to purchase. We would negotiate/sign at delivery

    2. Others require negotiate/sign before custom ordering

    Whats pros/cons of each? I'm skeptical why dealer would let you custom order without commitment to purchase, seems shady.

    I wouldn't bother ordering a car with no commitment on the price.

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  • snkbllssnkblls Member Posts: 2
    @kyfdx That was my thought too. If I order and not able to agree to a deal at delivery, I forfeit it and have to start my search from scratch again
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