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Hum…maybe it was on the other Mav chat site. Thought I saw a thread here asking about what dealers to buy from in Florida for best price.

I know we can go through Ed in PA, believe, for 4% discount and got a quote many weeks back. Though it would be an issue finding a way to get from an airport to his dealership.
Not aware of any Florida dealers offering 4% below msrp though wanted to circle back and check again.
 

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I got mines from Lakeland ford, no discount yet but no markups like alot of dealership are doing now the moment I put my deposit I knew the max I was going to pay at delivery
 

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Mullinax will do MSRP but if I was buying from Chapman, I'd just fly up, Uber to the dealership if they don't offer airport pickup, and drive back.
 

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Mullinax also doesn’t have the $600-$999 dealer doc fee that most dealerships have these days in FL.
Thank you, seems the Apopkia location might work for me. Will compare numbers to the PA location 4% discount though realize it would be a bit more to buy in Florida.
 

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The only deals I've seen in FL are for MSRP. I'm debating going with Ed in Philly and either driving it back, or finding a locally dealer to do a courtesy drop
 

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I really hope dealerships around the country take notice of the dealerships offering big discounts. It would be nice if you could order a Maverick at invoice price at any dealership, let alone a few percent below invoice. Same for the dealership doc fees. My dealership charges $199, which isn't bad, but there's no reason for $500+ doc fees.
 

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Wayne Akers Ford (Lake Worth) was easy and honest. At MSRP and reasonable dealer fees, no funny business.
 

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I really hope dealerships around the country take notice of the dealerships offering big discounts. It would be nice if you could order a Maverick at invoice price at any dealership, let alone a few percent below invoice. Same for the dealership doc fees. My dealership charges $199, which isn't bad, but there's no reason for $500+ doc fees.
Discounts are great, but this is an unusual situation, where the dealer with low prices will attract a lot of buyers but if his Ford Truck allotments aren't great enough to cover all his buyers, they may be required to wait for delivery way into 2022. If you don't care about delivery time, 4% under invoice is a great deal.
 

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Ford of Clermont was easy to order from, they are doing MSRP plus a $599 doc fee. I originally planned on using Mullinax in Apopka but when I submitted the reservation on the Ford site, it sent it to Clermont even though I had Mullinax chosen as my dealer. Clermont is closer to me and the company I work for has bought several vehicles from them, I'm sure we can come to a deal that I'm happy with once the truck arrives. Don't mind paying a fee to have a dealer within 10 minutes from me in case there are issues with the truck.
 

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Hum…maybe it was on the other Mav chat site. Thought I saw a thread here asking about what dealers to buy from in Florida for best price.

I know we can go through Ed in PA, believe, for 4% discount and got a quote many weeks back. Though it would be an issue finding a way to get from an airport to his dealership.
Not aware of any Florida dealers offering 4% below msrp though wanted to circle back and check again.
I worked for 35 years in auto sales (not Ford). This new vehicle has garnered so much attention and pre sale/orders you should be quite satisfied buying at MSRP. There’s probably not much more than 8-9% dealer markup profit. At the MSRP pricing it’s a bargain. I believe buying from a reputable local dealer is worth at least $500 over what an out of state or far away dealer might charge for ease of service, easy warranty claims, keeping your hard earned dollars in your home town economy, etc.
 

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I worked for 35 years in auto sales (not Ford). This new vehicle has garnered so much attention and pre sale/orders you should be quite satisfied buying at MSRP. There’s probably not much more than 8-9% dealer markup profit. At the MSRP pricing it’s a bargain. I believe buying from a reputable local dealer is worth at least $500 over what an out of state or far away dealer might charge for ease of service, easy warranty claims, keeping your hard earned dollars in your home town economy, etc.
All fair points
 

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Discounts are great, but this is an unusual situation, where the dealer with low prices will attract a lot of buyers but if his Ford Truck allotments aren't great enough to cover all his buyers, they may be required to wait for delivery way into 2022. If you don't care about delivery time, 4% under invoice is a great deal.
My point was that dealerships should be competing for our business, but it seems only a few are. Most are selling orders at MSRP. Many have outrageous document fees. I'm sure most people, myself included, prefer two work with the local dealership and avoid travel expenses or shipping arrangements, but dealers are just sitting in their laurels trusting that we'll buy local. Admittedly, I did order it full MSRP from my local dealership. But I'd be lying if I said I wasn't second-guessing that choice.
 

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I would much rather buy from a dealer who sells at MSRP, or even over if market demands it, than buy from any dealer who tries to sneak in $800 doc fees as a cash grab. Be upfront with everything and I can work with that. If you markup sticker price because you can get it, okay, but don’t pull the B.S. of inflated nonsense fees. That’s why I went with a dealer 2+ hours away vs my local Ford dealership.
 

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It’s changed a lot!
Wonder if National Inquirer is still a business now down that way.
Lake Worth, the beach...good times. Could swim out to small reef areas right off the beach and use a Slurpee type long clear tube to catch a fish for the saltwater tank. Darn west coat of Florida...hard to see any coast line at all due to condos here in tampabay area.
 

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I would much rather buy from a dealer who sells at MSRP, or even over if market demands it, than buy from any dealer who tries to sneak in $800 doc fees as a cash grab. Be upfront with everything and I can work with that. If you markup sticker price because you can get it, okay, but don’t pull the B.S. of inflated nonsense fees. That’s why I went with a dealer 2+ hours away vs my local Ford dealership.
I agree. My dealership charges a $199 doc fee, but they tell you that right up front. Frankly, I'd like to see manufacturers roll the destination fee into the invoice price. At least then, you could take their "starting price" at face value. Ford advertises the Maverick as "Starting at $19,995." They conveniently forget the $1,495 destination fee in their marketing. Sorry, but that's a 7.5% difference in our-the-door price (for the base model).
 

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I agree. My dealership charges a $199 doc fee, but they tell you that right up front. Frankly, I'd like to see manufacturers roll the destination fee into the invoice price. At least then, you could take their "starting price" at face value. Ford advertises the Maverick as "Starting at $19,995." They conveniently forget the $1,495 destination fee in their marketing. Sorry, but that's a 7.5% difference in our-the-door price (for the base model).
Good point. When looking at these dealer offers to do 4% below msrp, even when taking into account they charge a dealer fee that is some cost savings to consider though may not out weigh buying local benefits. Hate to do it though considering a XLT if I do an order for hybrid. That base price is so attractive at first.
 
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