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    anyone haggle a dealer and got good deal??

    do they even allow you to haggle ?

    any help be great,

    cheers

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    They will tell you they don't haggle and that its the best price available ect. ect.
    The way to do it is know what you want before you go and do your research to find out what the best price you can get is.
    Next don't set your heart on what they have or at least don't let them know.
    You HAVE to be prepared to walk out. Put your offer on the table, make it clear your a serious buyer at the right price point and when he say we don't discount or whatever he says you say no problem, here is my number if it drops in price give me a call an if I haven't purchased from elsewhere by then i'll take it..
    This is the only way to do it. They play this game every day and will happily call your bluff otherwise.

    Original Poster

    hi thanks, yeah that's what I thought.
    I'm no good at poker face though lol.

    I've had few people tell me, that with new registrations coming very shortly that they will want to move older ones so do good deals.

    unsure of how true it is though, especially with big branded dealerships who could just move them around showrooms around country.

    cheers

    Of course you haggle, especially in the big dealerships as they have big sales targets to meet. I've never paid list price for a car. You'll get 10% off, mats, and a tank of fuel just by engaging with the salesman. Time it right, like end of the sales period, and you can get some astounding deals. If you take finance you'll usually get the best deal as dealerships get commission for signing people up. Quite a few main dealers also offer 0% so there's plenty of good deals around.

    Original Poster

    wow 10% off plus mats and fuel, didn't think be anything like that much.

    I think I need someone like that to come with me LOL.

    I'd imagine that they'll be wanting to shift more cars than usual with the new tax bands coming into force soon. As i expect car sales will reduce this year, especially with the larger engined more polluting cars.

    Assuming you are buying a new car.

    This is what I did.

    Go online and use sites like carwow to find the best price. There are a few of these so go through a few of these.

    If treading in your old car get a quote online from a few websites.

    Go to your car dealer just before end of the month as they they have sales targets to meet.

    Get the best price without a trade in first. Then with tread in.

    Use the online price as a maximum price that you will be willing to pay.

    Note that you may get a better deal by taking up finance deal. The dealer reduces the price of the car if you take up their finance.Most of these deals allow you to pay off after the first instalment without any penalties. So you only pay interest for the first month.

    Finally get a full tank of fuel and car mats etc.

    Hope this helps.

    Good luck.

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    it will be a used one, no way I could afford a new one.

    Same with second hand. Arm yourself with webuyanycar price and a range of prices from Autotrader, then tell vendor what you want to pay and walk away if not accepted.

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    did that

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    basically been told no....

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    if you're looking to buy a used car then most sales men offer £50-£100 off. look on auto trader for prices. I'm selling one and people are asking for £500 to be knocked off! it's annoying . if I were to knock £500 off then why wouldn't I advertise it with say £400 cheaper.

    think the OP who got 10% off must have bought brand new car.

    Try CarWow, DriveThe Deal etc etc, use those as quotes then try getting local dealers to beat it

    Also don't just think price off the cost of the car, if new go for stuff on the extra's list also. My recent deal I've got, Mats and tyre design flaps, boot liner, design fuel and oil cap, heated seats option,upgrade alloys, 3 years servicing, full tank of petrol and finally Alfa Romeo Watch (which retails at a stupid price you would never pay yourself lol!)
    Edited by: "cecilmcroberts" 24th Feb

    It really depends on the time you go. Best time for new cars if just before the reg change because dealers buy new cars to keep their bonus. Last Aug we bought a £24,000 Civic tourer with 19 miles on the clock, 5 years servicing, diamond treatment and a real spare wheel for £19,000. Seemed a good deal, took an hour to get them down.

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    They will tell you they don't haggle and that its the best price … They will tell you they don't haggle and that its the best price available ect. ect.The way to do it is know what you want before you go and do your research to find out what the best price you can get is.Next don't set your heart on what they have or at least don't let them know.You HAVE to be prepared to walk out. Put your offer on the table, make it clear your a serious buyer at the right price point and when he say we don't discount or whatever he says you say no problem, here is my number if it drops in price give me a call an if I haven't purchased from elsewhere by then i'll take it..This is the only way to do it. They play this game every day and will happily call your bluff otherwise.


    Great advice. Also if buying new check whatcar magazine, they give you the list price and a realistic price you should get the car for.

    Original Poster

    it's not going to be a new car

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    beokers do all the haggling so you dont need to. try newvehiclediscounts.com for some great offers with upto 20% off and pcp contribution
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