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Old 26th October 2009, 17:45   #1
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Read toady that car companies will soon withdraw big schemes from the market, due to a fact that demand is more than supply.
So if any of the forum members planning to buy a car,hurry before its too late!!
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Vanishing inventories pushing car cos to limit discounts*-*WheelsUnplugged Automobile Industry News
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Old 26th October 2009, 17:52   #2
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The usual discounts are still on if you are a serious buyer and drive a good bargain. In my opinion, these articles are just PR stunts by SIAM to scare people into advancing their purchases.
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I was at a maruti dealership about 10 days ago, and I was told that there was a waiting on all models apart from the alto. Even the A-star and the wagon-r had waiting periods running into weeks

The salesperson told me that there something going on at the maruti plant that they were not fully aware of. Don't know how much she told me was true.
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I don't see comments from other makers like Mahindra ?

Would Mahindra increase scorpio price ?
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There is always scope for negotiation of dealer discounts - depends entirely on how carefully one does one's homework, how much one is prepared to pay (in the final scheme of things) and how one has nurtured one's relationship and negotiation skills with the dealers.

I definitely believe that one can continue getting reasonable discounts and good final deals with some accessories and things thrown in for good measure.
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In that case, if you are good at negotiating, you should be able to get some good discounts for a Dzire or an i20?- I doubt!

The point what I wanted to tell is that a car which has a discount at 30K currently might drop down to 15k to 20K.

If I am right, if there is a burden on high inventory on a dealer, then only he will be giving away higher discounts.

Any ways, lets watch this space, may be I am wrong as well as those scribes who have written the articles
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Well, big discounts were always on less selling models & will be there always. Nil or next to Nil discounts thingy was always applicable on fast running.

Though Year-end, Navratris will always be a great time to do car shopping as always.
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You may be right here, yesterday I visited one of the dealer here in Nagpur to inquire about 4x4 AT and he told be the prices will go upward or atleast to the same extent before the refresh model was launched, you may be aware, at launch the reduced the prince by some 70+ K on VLX ;-(, but please don't hang me for this info, as this is what the salesman at the dealer told me!!!
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i agree - neither Hyundai nor Maruti have been known to encourage heavy negotiation. Your point about inventories is well appreciated.


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In that case, if you are good at negotiating, you should be able to get some good discounts for a Dzire or an i20?- I doubt!

The point what I wanted to tell is that a car which has a discount at 30K currently might drop down to 15k to 20K.

If I am right, if there is a burden on high inventory on a dealer, then only he will be giving away higher discounts.

Any ways, lets watch this space, may be I am wrong as well as those scribes who have written the articles
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Discount season is just about to start, wait till dec to feb have plenty of discounts if you can negotiate well as dealers find it hard to sell previous year mfd cars.

Another good time to push for discounts is last week March as dealers want to push the sales figures up before they close their books on 31st.
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The usual discounts are still on if you are a serious buyer and drive a good bargain. In my opinion, these articles are just PR stunts by SIAM to scare people into advancing their purchases.
Make it +1.

Sounds very similar to "1 million jobs in Animation over next 5 year" in typical Multimedia Training Institute advertisements (or "IT to grow by 100% in next 3 years" predictions by NASSCOM).
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^^
Add to it the similiarity of residential / housing market and their sales gimmics.

I see the same properties being advertized in the papers, every week, with 'Prices to go up by XXX after XXXX date'.

Never does so !
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