Don’t think you’ve ‘grasped’ my point... Why allow someone to post a deal with a deal title that says £259/month when the true monthly cost is £299? Peeps on this site get hung up enough if someone misses £1.50 shipping from the price - all I’m suggesting is consistency. If some people can’t do the basic maths, they don’t deserve for the deal to take advantage of them!
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I never said a standalone sale. That article has pretty much nothing to do with anything we are talking about btw, and it hasn't changed since I worked there, which wasn't too long ago. Manufacturers have always had control over the franchise and deciding whether to allow a dealer to continue selling those vehicles and how much bonus they get etc.
They do not get money from the car sale, they get it from the associated finance. They cannot sell an asset for less than they bought it as a standalone transaction, the terminology is a little disingenuous. Things have changed for dealers considerably, maybe since you were at verty - http://www.autonews.com/article/20170410/RETAIL07/304109970/factory-incentives-hurting-dealers