What's The General Wait Time From Order To Arrival These Days?

RichM

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As long as the dealers aren't requiring a deposit or the deposit is refundable - I'd personally place multiple orders at a few different dealerships
My main consideration with going to other dealers is I’m not interested in paying above invoice pricing. However this is good advice.
 

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mine was built the week of 2/7, shipped via rail on 2/12, arrived in Chicagoland 2/21 I believe, but now has been sitting at the rail yard/distribution center ever since waiting on transport!! my dealer is like 20 mins away, but they say there is nothing they can do, talked to GM yesterday and they said the same thing. My dealer keeps getting these estimated dates for arrival (2/23, 3/4, 3/8, 3/13, 3/14) GM said there is no current delivery date. By far one of the most frustrating experiences I've had to deal with!
 

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As long as the dealers aren't requiring a deposit or the deposit is refundable - I'd personally place multiple orders at a few different dealerships
I’ve never heard of a dealer not requiring a deposit to custom order a new build….but it should 100% be refundable
 

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I’ve never heard of a dealer not requiring a deposit to custom order a new build….but it should 100% be refundable
Mine didn't ask for a deposit. I asked why, he said if I cancelled or backed out there was a line of people who would buy it. I am paying MSRP for it.
 

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My experience with deposits...

Local Chevy/GMC dealer (probably in the top ten in sales in the state though) - no deposit required for order (pricing at sticker)

Chevy dealer 30 miles away in "bigger" city...$1000 deposit, refundable (pricing at sticker)

GMC dealer 30 miles away in "bigger" city - other side...$1000 deposit, non refundable but salesman said they had been refunding some where buyers had backed out (pricing at sticker)

Ram dealer out of state offering +11% off sticker...$1000 deposit and non-refundable...to the point they were accepting deposits on credit cards and had some "buyers" contest the charges and they have moved to only accepting wires. I have read in multiple places that they legally can't require it to be non-refundable, but at the end of the day, if you're serious about buying and will be getting almost $10k off when dealers are still charging sticker or above, why would it matter if its refundable or not....

With very little knowledge of how each brand handles a special order, it's possible the repercussions of not selling a GM vehicle to the name on the order isn't as harsh as other brands...think some brands either their allocation is dinged and/or the dealership may not be able to sell that vehicle for a specific time period (have heard 30 days without a penalty for Ram)...
 

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My main consideration with going to other dealers is I’m not interested in paying above invoice pricing. However this is good advice.

agree with this sentiment...seems some are actually getting Tahoes/Yukons bought below sticker, but I'd guess those are the exceptions. Have two on order, one at sticker (the one we actually want) and the other at supplier price. Had initially planned on buying the supplier price one first and then selling it when the other one came in as it had a month earlier TPW than the one at sticker....

Now the TPWs have changed to where one has moved up two weeks and the other has moved back five weeks essentially nixing the plan of buying both.

One other note, it took one of the orders almost 2 months to get accepted so in the meantime I contacted quite a few dealers on in transit vehicles, all sold or just priced stupid ($10k over)...have had three different calls back in the past week where the reasonable dealers either had allocations or had buyers back out when the Tahoes showed up...if some aren't as particular on what they "want"
 

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In North Carolina not a single dealer who does refundable deposits, nobody below MSRP, many are above and to get the deposit back my neighbor had to involve an Attorney General even before order was accepted. Tough market here. Get the refundable part in writing.
 

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In North Carolina not a single dealer who does refundable deposits, nobody below MSRP, many are above and to get the deposit back my neighbor had to involve an Attorney General even before order was accepted. Tough market here. Get the refundable part in writing.

Purchased in NC. Custom order, no deposit required, at supplier price, and no dealer add-ons. Took delivery 1/7.
 

Larry07Yukon

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My experience with deposits...

Local Chevy/GMC dealer (probably in the top ten in sales in the state though) - no deposit required for order (pricing at sticker)

Chevy dealer 30 miles away in "bigger" city...$1000 deposit, refundable (pricing at sticker)

GMC dealer 30 miles away in "bigger" city - other side...$1000 deposit, non refundable but salesman said they had been refunding some where buyers had backed out (pricing at sticker)

Ram dealer out of state offering +11% off sticker...$1000 deposit and non-refundable...to the point they were accepting deposits on credit cards and had some "buyers" contest the charges and they have moved to only accepting wires. I have read in multiple places that they legally can't require it to be non-refundable, but at the end of the day, if you're serious about buying and will be getting almost $10k off when dealers are still charging sticker or above, why would it matter if its refundable or not....

With very little knowledge of how each brand handles a special order, it's possible the repercussions of not selling a GM vehicle to the name on the order isn't as harsh as other brands...think some brands either their allocation is dinged and/or the dealership may not be able to sell that vehicle for a specific time period (have heard 30 days without a penalty for Ram)...
Who is 11% off a Ram? When I looked a few months back, the best I saw was I believe 6%

I’m an SUV guy, but getting frustrated with GM
 

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