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A dealer told me that since Toyota isnt selling as many Tundra's as they had hoped that there will be some nice incentives heading our way.

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:D Thats what happens when you price to high. Silverados are smoking em in sales. Shoulda waited people:cool:
I bet that took him weeks to figure out.
 

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My dealer leads their region in Tundra sales and gave me a pretty healthy discount -- $2000 off MSRP, plus I worked a couple deals on the accessories. Toyota wants them to move...
 

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They seem to be selling well locally. I havent seen any driving around, but they keep disappearing off the lot.
 

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I went to check out the three crewmax's at my dealer and most of their inventory has just been sitting there. The salesman practically begged me to buy one - said it's the first time he's ever seen a new product from Toyota not sell.

All the crewmax's were silver and captain seats - No bench seats but he said he'd track down what I wanted.

...okay, first off, a 4L V8 turbo-diesel...

Yeah, it's true - They are dealing and have incentives and low financing already.
 

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I have noticed most of the trucks from the dealer's very first shipment are still on the lot. I have also had several calls from the dealership prompting me to trade. I tell them I would trade tomorrow if a RCSB was available in Canada. :D
 

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I paid msrp for my dc 4x4 slate limited.Incentives are coming and when they do it won't bother me at all.It's all about juggling the numbers,while i paid msrp i got 3000 more than the true actual value for my trade.When the rebates start you will be getting true actual value for your trades.I wasn't taking a dealers word for my trade value either,i did my homework and knew exactly what it was worth with the miles and condition.It may make some buyers feel better about their deal but in the end it makes little difference .When cash incentives are involved most all trades will be rock bottom,without them the dealers have some wiggle room when it comes to trade value.:D
 

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I paid msrp for my dc 4x4 slate limited.Incentives are coming and when they do it won't bother me at all.It's all about juggling the numbers,while i paid msrp i got 3000 more than the true actual value for my trade.When the rebates start you will be getting true actual value for your trades.I wasn't taking a dealers word for my trade value either,i did my homework and knew exactly what it was worth with the miles and condition.It may make some buyers feel better about their deal but in the end it makes little difference .When cash incentives are involved most all trades will be rock bottom,without them the dealers have some wiggle room when it comes to trade value.:D
I hate to admit it, but I think you are pert near dead on. And it only gets worse as the incentives linger or increase; the trade value starts to drop quickly.
 

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I live in the truck capital of Canada...at least 75% truck/suv. I've seen 1 in town and know of 2 others who have bought in a city of 80k. The local dealer has more and more on his lot every weekend I drive by. From the talk I hear most folks are waiting for the crewmax for personal vehicles, particularly with the new gas guzzler tax introduced last week, and ford/chev seem to rule for company/work half tons due to costs.
 

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So if the trade offer is low then just sell it yourself, I was given a low ball trade offer when I test drove a reg cab, it was more of an insult than a trade, not that I was buying anyway not for a few years.

Those that bought already I'm sure you got the best price at the time, but I'm sure they will drop the price even if its off MSRP like the 06 xsp had $6k off maybe not that high but you never know.
 

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I went to test drive an 07 Tundra at a high volume dealership in Kitchener Ontario last week and they were bragging that they had already sold 15 new Tundras, the most in Canada so far.I thought to myself that doesn't seem like that much. Of course there are no incentives here in Canada.
 

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Got mine six weeks ago when it was the only truck in the region with the exact config I wanted. MSRP was $42,103 and I paid $39,200. This was about $3,000 / 7% off MSRP but still 3% above invoice which gave the dealer a net profit close to $3,000 after you include the 2% dealer holdback which was built in to the invoice price.

I felt this was a very fair deal for both of us. The dealer sold me a truck which was in very high demand and limited supply in our market at the time. I got it for a good bit less than MSRP even though other local dealers laughed at me and wouldn't even come close to this price. The dealer still got a quick easy sale and made $3,000 on the deal after it was all said and done.

Recently I have seen posts in the forum where people are claiming to pay invoice or just a few hundred above invoice. I find this hard to believe but guess it is possible depending on their local factors and other terms of their deals. My deal didn't have any hidden charges or junk fees, no BS, no trade, nothing subjective. Most aren't this way so even when people pay invoice they could be getting raked on the fees or trades.

Bottom line is that you only really get the best deals at the end of a model year and usually right after Christmas when nobody is buying anything. Of course most of us don't have cash to buy our vehicles then anyway but if you do then it is usually the best time to shop.
 

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I'm interested in a 4x2, doublecab, black, SR5, and a backup camera. My local dealer had exactly what i was looking for except it didnt have the backup camera and MSRP on it was $31,221. I know the backup camera is about a $700 option...so we will say MSRP for what i want is about $32k. What do you think i can get it down to? I was think $28-29k??? I plan on putting down about $3,000. so the load amount will be roughly $25-26k.

Maybe i should wait til the end of the summer too???


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I had mine shipped up from Red McCombs Toyota in San Antonio to LI NY.

They made it worth it for me. A lot closer to KS so might be worth a look.;)

I kinda like the look of TX plates on my NY Truck...


I think your savings goals are close to being attainable now if not in the very near future.

The bottom line with any deal you make is:

Are you happy with the deal and do you feel like you got a good deal.:tu:

Who cares what anyone else thinks about the deal you make as long as you're happy!

Best of luck in your search. Rob...
 

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So if the trade offer is low then just sell it yourself, I was given a low ball trade offer when I test drove a reg cab, it was more of an insult than a trade, not that I was buying anyway not for a few years.
Yes, you can definitely do better on sale price by selling it yourself. However, you also end up having to pay sales tax on the entire price of the truck instead of just the difference between trade value and price of truck. In my area, sales tax is very high and only paying the 8% sales tax on the $12,000 difference instead of the full msrp of $37,500, saved me $2040
 

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:D Thats what happens when you price to high. Silverados are smoking em in sales. Shoulda waited people:cool:
I still think unless someone is a complete sucker they could have gotten a decent deal even the first week the Tundras came out. I do agree that incentives are coming, along with an even more apparent willingness to deal. Having said that, I think you are right about the sales situation.

I am heavy into the market right now because I'm about to buy a new truck, and it's allowed me to see firsthand what is happening. Just yesterday I visited two Toyota dealers, two Nissan dealers and two Ford dealers. The Toyota and Nissan dealers were very slow, with few customers milling about. The Ford dealers were covered up with customers, selling trucks as fast as they could, and I'm sure the $3,000 cash-back and 0% financing helped in that regard.

I don't know what Toyota thought it was doing (testing the waters, maybe?) but they have stood by and squandered the excitement over their new truck. They launched it, started shipping it and ran some TV ads...but they have done little else...meanwile, the competitors introduced aggressive incentives and have blunted any initiative that Toyota may have hoped to gain. For all the hype and intentions, Toyota is still basically where it was with the previous Tundra - as far as market share goes. After all, what good does it do to have a better truck, if nobody knows it's better? And how can they know, unless they buy them and try them?
 

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Well here in Winnipeg I can't "BUY" a testdrive in a new 5.7L Tundra. They can't keep the 5.7s on the lot, selling like crazy. Lots of the 07s with the 4.7 engine available but not the 5.7s.
 

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Supposedly, Fred Haas Toyota in Spring, TX is offering 0% financing! It may just be a ploy for a few vehicles but who knows? It was a radio ad, so I can't read the fine print!
 

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Supposedly, Fred Haas Toyota in Spring, TX is offering 0% financing! It may just be a ploy for a few vehicles but who knows? It was a radio ad, so I can't read the fine print!
I sure hope that catches on and spreads to other areas of the country. Thus far, the attitude I've gotten from Toyota dealers borders on arrogance. They keep talking about how great the Tundra is selling as if I were blind and don't notice the same trucks are sitting on their lot day after day. I know because I'm looking at each one of them up close. The salesmen employed by Toyota are NOT going to sell these trucks the way Toyota wants. The only thing that can sell these new Tundras are the new Tundras. Get them on the road. If I were Toyota's CEO, I would tell them to move them out for a couple hundred over invoice and fill the roadways with them. Word of mouth, chatter, buzz, reputation, etc. are priceless in this game. And right now, Toyota needs to get in the game.
 
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