Okay...you can believe they were really free.Originally posted by neophytes serendipity
I negotiated the price for my van, then when that was done, I told them that I would be buying it through the commercial program. No price changes.Originally posted by James 3528
You really ought to step back and think about getting a bin package for free and who is really paying for it. The bin packages in Fords case are put in by a 3rd party at another site. Not only is the bin package covered up in the price of the van but moving the van to the 3rd party is in there.
In retail, there are spiffs and other kickbacks to the parties involved. Not to mention that the larger number of non-commercial and over-the-counter retail customers likely subsidize the operation through higher markups. Maybe GM, Ford and Dodge eventually kick back a portion of the money, too.
Yes, I understand that nothing is "free", but I sure as hell didn't pay any extra for the bins or transport to the shop that did the work. I did have to provide a vehicle for myself, though (no loaner).
No different than those "free" trips dealers get for selling so many pieces of HVAC equipment... or the consumer "rebates" on high efficiecy/high markup combinations. Who pays for that?
I'll take my free bins and shelves... Thanks