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Old 7th February 2016, 12:58   #271
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Tata motors authorised dealer, Concorde motors mentions handling charges in their website.
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Update from Kerala:

One of my relatives bought a Celerio and there was no handling charges anywhere.
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Checked with maruti dealers. They stopped collecting handling charges in Tamilnadu.
Please refer to the Notification (attached) issued by Telengana RTA which clearly says that Maruti has asked its dealers to abolish Handling/Charges from 11.08.2015.

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Tata motors authorised dealer, Concorde motors mentions handling charges in their website.
Sad state of affairs.I could see the same as well.Will inform the TC's office prompto.

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Got the quotation today from Concorde Motors,Hyderabad.

No handling/Logistics charges added.The circular from the Transport Department has done its magic.

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Please refer to the Notification (attached) issued by Telengana RTA which clearly says that Maruti has asked its dealers to abolish Handling/Charges from 11.08.2015.
Any idea about the web link to the above circular? Tried searching for it in the Telangana Transport Department website, but could not locate it.

BTW, the same news came in Times of India on 5th Feb. Here is the link:
http://epaperbeta.timesofindia.com/A...5022016007023#
(Edit: Saw the news article and also the circulars posted by Waseem in the previous page after posting. Thanks once again.)

I am in the market for a new car, and as of today both the M&M Dealers in the city - Automotive Manufacturer and VVC Motors are boldly charging the handling charge of 7000 Rs. Let's see if I can make them budge by showing the circular.

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I am in the market for a new car, and as of today both the M&M Dealers in the city - Automotive Manufacturer and VVC Motors are boldly charging the handling charge of 7000 Rs. Let's see if I can make them budge by showing the circular.
What I'll suggest you is to first get a final quote from them on paper. After you obtain it, email the circular (2 pages) attached by Silverwood here to the dealer and Sales guy incharge.

They'll have to revise it and remove the handling charges off the quote. Be careful it isn't adjusted in any other place in the quote later on.
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Any idea about the web link to the above circular? Tried searching for it in the Telangana Transport Department website, but could not locate it..
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What I'll suggest you is to first get a final quote from them on paper. After you obtain it, email the circular (2 pages) attached by Silverwood here to the dealer and Sales guy incharge.

They'll have to revise it and remove the handling charges off the quote. Be careful it isn't adjusted in any other place in the quote later on.
+1 Anurag.

@9tMax:Get the final quote. Squeeze all the possible discounts available on this planet.Negotiate on the insurance premium as well. Pitch the dealer vs other insurance providers and get a good deal.

After you get the final quote, send the dealer an email mentioning the circular.If he denies having any knowledge of the same(most likely he will),send him the TOI link. If he still feign ignorance, send him the copy of the circular.Document all conversations in a single chain.

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What I'll suggest you is to first get a final quote from them on paper. After you obtain it, email the circular (2 pages) attached by Silverwood here to the dealer and Sales guy incharge.
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+1 Anurag.

@9tMax:Get the final quote. Squeeze all the possible discounts available on this planet.Negotiate on the insurance premium as well. Pitch the dealer vs other insurance providers and get a good deal.
Will surely do that. But looks like XUV is selling like hot cakes - no one is giving any discount AT ALL - except for a small 8K corporate discount. But both the dealers are open to getting insurance on my own. So not much scope of any further bargaining.
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Will surely do that. But looks like XUV is selling like hot cakes - no one is giving any discount AT ALL - except for a small 8K corporate discount. But both the dealers are open to getting insurance on my own. So not much scope of any further bargaining.
I got a proforma invoice as well from a Mahindra Dealer Today.They still add handling charges in-spite of the circular.

Lets see how this goes.

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Update as of this evening: AML has stopped charging it on their own. I was taking the final quote and they themselves mentioned - "this has been removed now."

But no discounts.
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I got a proforma invoice as well from a Mahindra Dealer Today.They still add handling charges in-spite of the circular.

Lets see how this goes.

Waseem.....
This is really good of you.

I have been wondering, may be the dealers would drop these charges for you on your question. However, dealers might continue to charge other people who wont question and accept it as a regular charge. The dealers may get away with this.

May be the dealers should display a notice board stating that they wont charge handling charge OR the circular to be displayed and signed by all buyers (as an added paper) to ensure that buyers have read it.

Awareness is a big challenge. Till then these dealers will continue to milk people.
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Let me share my bitter experience with Dealer.
Ford dealer denied all the freebies, when I asked to remove Handling charges. As been paid full amount I had no choice, n went ahead with whatever charged. When approached to Ford India, they too seems to be on the side of dealer. Dealer changed invoice, by removing Handling charges and added same amount as an accessory charges. Fed up with these sick mentality, now I have made peace with the situation.
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...Fed up with these sick mentality, now I have made peace with the situation.
All you had to do was to get the handling charges mentioned rather than let the dealer hide it and then raise a complaint in customer court / RTO. Sorry to say, a car is a "luxury" end of the day; so not sure why did you give in to the tactics. If this was legal, the dealer would have NEVER tried to add it into some other bucket.
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Fed up with these sick mentality, now I have made peace with the situation.
Please read the below mentioned article from Surat.

m.timesofindia.com/city/surat/RTO-warns-car-dealers-on-illegal-charges/articleshow/48832904.cms

You can still approach the consumer court and get your money back.

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VW dealers also did not comply to the circular as well.

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Today's TOI.(Hyderabad Edition)

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