Odd Question From OPC

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davlewis
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Post by davlewis » Fri Jan 07, 2022 6:55 pm

Ok this seems like an odd question/offer from my OPC….

They called to say the PDI is now done and collection should be good for the 20th if not before (great news)…. But then they asked me if I would be interested in reducing the cost of the car? :shock:

Basically they asked if they could pre register the car and sell it to me as “used” and knock some money off?!

Anyone experienced this from an OPC before?!

What would you do?
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Post by PorscheMack » Fri Jan 07, 2022 6:58 pm

Knock how much off?

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Post by Jon A » Fri Jan 07, 2022 6:59 pm

I wouldn’t. You would then be second owner and one owner nearly new are worth more than list just now!

I suppose it depends on how much they are knocking off but have you asked them why??
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Post by bennachie » Fri Jan 07, 2022 7:02 pm

Meeting their registration/sales quota I suspect. If you intend keeping the car for, say, three years you could win out............................
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Post by davlewis » Fri Jan 07, 2022 7:04 pm

I did ask yes, basically exactly as bennachie said they need to meet certain used car sale quotas. There initial offer was to knock £1k off. Which to me seem too little to make it worth it?!

I tend to only keep cars for 18-24 months and it’s a cash purchase….
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Post by Wing Commander » Fri Jan 07, 2022 7:13 pm

Say that £1k is not enough, and ask for their very best offer!

They must be in line for a sizeable bonus, if they are approaching new car buyers in this way!

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Post by davlewis » Fri Jan 07, 2022 7:23 pm

Wing Commander wrote:
Fri Jan 07, 2022 7:13 pm
Say that £1k is not enough, and ask for their very best offer!

They must be in line for a sizeable bonus, if they are approaching new car buyers in this way!

Cheers,
That’s my exact thinking, to be honest £1k isn’t enough for me to do it. So I think I will be going back and saying exactly as you suggest, what’s the best you can do.

Caught me off guard a little them asking this!
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Post by Old Chimer » Fri Jan 07, 2022 7:27 pm

First thing I'd be asking is "pre-registered when?"

Bonuses are usually linked to a year/quarter/month end so seems odd to suggest a discount for what will still be a mid-month registration - unless someone accidentally registered it before the end of December!

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Post by bobajob » Fri Jan 07, 2022 7:32 pm

I've bought pre-regestered cars twice before with no issues and made a big saving. Only potential issue is that they car remains registered to the dealer for a number of months (can't remember how long - maybe 3) so for that period you are not the registered keeper. I explained this to the insurance company and they were fine with it. Just wanted to see the invoice as proof of purchase.

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Post by davlewis » Fri Jan 07, 2022 7:37 pm

Old Chimer wrote:
Fri Jan 07, 2022 7:27 pm
First thing I'd be asking is "pre-registered when?"

Bonuses are usually linked to a year/quarter/month end so seems odd to suggest a discount for what will still be a mid-month registration - unless someone accidentally registered it before the end of December!

Fair point, I will ask the question. Could be as they were really pushing for a December delivery before it was delayed?!
bobajob wrote:
Fri Jan 07, 2022 7:32 pm
I've bought pre-regestered cars twice before with no issues and made a big saving. Only potential issue is that they car remains registered to the dealer for a number of months (can't remember how long - maybe 3) so for that period you are not the registered keeper. I explained this to the insurance company and they were fine with it. Just wanted to see the invoice as proof of purchase.
Yeah I would be fine with that, but I personally don’t think 1k is a big saving … might just be me?

Also if I did do it…. Should I still be paying the First year road fund @£1900 odd or as the second owner the normal £470ish —— think I know the answer to this one. It will still be in the price I pay lol
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