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I drove by one of the local dealers today and noticed a Crewmax by the road. First one I have seen at any of the local dealers yet. Swung a U turn and checked it out. I was shocked when I looked at the sticker. First the dealer sticker has add-ons that aren't even on the truck like the Pinstripe and the bedliner. Then I noticed the "Market Adjustment" $5,000:eek: :eek: I had to take a picture so I could show you guys. I think that adjustment is going the wrong way. Sorry about the quality of the first pic I was using my Cell Phone Cam and the glare was very bad so I couldn't see how well they turned out at the time. The first pic is the main sticker I think it says $44,234. You can see in the second pic the base price for the truck $43,625 It had the TRD package, Cold kit, Moon Roof, and mud guards I think those were the only options but I don't remember for sure. The second picture is the dealer sticker also. I then walked to the front of the truck an noticed $4,000 OFF. So why are they adding $5,000 then taking $4,000 off what a scam. The last pick is a side shot. After I took that pic the vultures started circling so I took off. Has anyone else see any thing like this? Are any other dealers using this "market Correction" scam?
 

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Good things come to those who wait, including big discounts and manufacturer incentives. It won't take long for crap like this to disappear!
 

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Sorry I forgot my web browser changes the size :clown:
I just loaded up my new PC this past weekend and didn't disable that
 

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Common scumbag dealer practice. :mad:
 

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I drove by one of the local dealers today and noticed a Crewmax by the road. First one I have seen at any of the local dealers yet. Swung a U turn and checked it out. I was shocked when I looked at the sticker. First the dealer sticker has add-ons that aren't even on the truck like the Pinstripe and the bedliner. Then I noticed the "Market Adjustment" $5,000:eek: :eek: I had to take a picture so I could show you guys. I think that adjustment is going the wrong way. Sorry about the quality of the first pic I was using my Cell Phone Cam and the glare was very bad so I couldn't see how well they turned out at the time. The first pic is the main sticker I think it says $44,234. You can see in the second pic the base price for the truck $43,625 It had the TRD package, Cold kit, Moon Roof, and mud guards I think those were the only options but I don't remember for sure. The second picture is the dealer sticker also. I then walked to the front of the truck an noticed $4,000 OFF. So why are they adding $5,000 then taking $4,000 off what a scam. The last pick is a side shot. After I took that pic the vultures started circling so I took off. Has anyone else see any thing like this? Are any other dealers using this "market Correction" scam?
Either an honest mistake or a total screw job by that dealer. If the latter I would walk in and throw a ski mask up on the sales desk and tell them they should wear it. Deals can be had NOW. All you have to do is get on the phone or internet, and be willing to drive a bit.
 

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The sad thing is I know people who have fallen for these tactics and think they got a good deal. I know someone paying $600 month on a 1.9% 60 month loan for a 25000 accord, You figure that one out. (NO negative equity involved and they think they got a real good deal)
 

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Slipshod,

That is my favourite color . Can you please take some full picture of this truck?
Thanks,
Jochen
 

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I would wonder about the legality of that claim. I'm sure that there is some loop hole, but I wouldn't give them my business. They don't have any obligation to be at MSRP, but I'm pretty sure that I read somewhere on consumer reports that this type of price manipulation is illegal. You can't simply add an "intangible" charge to the price and then claim a discount. Now, obviously there are ways to get around this such as charging $5000 for mud flaps or something, but I would do some more digging if you're concerned. That stinks of being borderline illegal...
 

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Slipshod,

That is my favourite color . Can you please take some full picture of this truck?
Thanks,
Jochen
I don't go by that area of town much I just happened to drive by there and noticed that truck by the road. If I go by there again I will take some more pics for ya.
 

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Keith Pierson Toyota in Jacksonville is even worse. They simply have an added $5600 (line item said "market adjustment/demand") on a Limited 4 x 2 DC with no 'discount'. Salesman was claiming they won't budge off of MSRP, but almost all customers are purchasing above MSRP. That's fine, made my decision to leave the dealer that much easier.

 

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It's sickening to hear of a dealer marking-up a vehicle just to put the $$ off paint on the windshield. Very shortsighted approach to running a dealership. I bet they have a lot of salesperson turnover. :td:

I took delivery of a 5.7 Limited CrewMax 4x4 TRD last evening. The dealer took $2,800 off the MSRP (and there were no bull*hit add-ons or any mark-up) and I got 3.9% for 36 months on what I didn't pay for outright. It all depends on finding an honest dealer who is willing to loose a little short-term profit to cement a long-term relationship with a customer.
 

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Keith Pierson is the worst. They use the double team strong arm tactics for selling vehicles. Everyone I know who bought a care there does not like them. I wouldn't even go on their lot to look at the truck.


Keith Pierson Toyota in Jacksonville is even worse. They simply have an added $5600 (line item said "market adjustment/demand") on a Limited 4 x 2 DC with no 'discount'. Salesman was claiming they won't budge off of MSRP, but almost all customers are purchasing above MSRP. That's fine, made my decision to leave the dealer that much easier.
 

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... Has anyone else see any thing like this? Are any other dealers using this "market Correction" scam?
Maybe it's a Florida thing. I went to Toyota of Stuart about 4 weeks ago and every Tundra had a sticker on it saying "Market Adjustment: $5,995". My wife stopped by two weeks later and every Tundra was re-tagged with "Market Adjustment: $2,995". Then I went to Bev Smith Toyota in Ft. Pierce and they too had every Tundra tagged with "Market Adjustment: $2,995".

I obviously didn't do business with either of these dealerships and left immediately after harrassing them for a while (I don't think they like me any more :().

On a related note, I stopped by the GMC dealer today (also Stuart, FL) and although they didn't have "Market Adjustment" tags on them per se, many of them had these insane dealer add ons, such as an off road package for $16,500 which consisted of maybe $2,000 worth of extras. (not a typo, they were asking $60,000 for these pick ups!)
 

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This dealer is unbelievable! What a bunch of Trolls. If I was closer I would drive down at night and smash a few full beer bottles of this overpriced Truck. J/K :D
 
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