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What is the policy on one dealer getting a car from another?

I have somewhat of a hookup at a Toyota dealership, but they NEVER have any FJ's in stock. I would like to purchase an FJ at this dealership.

Does the acquiring dealer have to pay the other dealer a commission, etc?
 

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What is the policy on one dealer getting a car from another?

I have somewhat of a hookup at a Toyota dealership, but they NEVER have any FJ's in stock. I would like to purchase an FJ at this dealership.

Does the acquiring dealer have to pay the other dealer a commission, etc?
Usually they have to do a trade of some sort. What dealership are you going through?
 

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They have to dealer trade, and that means the dealership has to have something to trade. If they don't have any on the lot or any coming in they can't trade, and they normally have to trade something better for something of lesser value to get the car, and not only that they won't really want to deal cause they are already losing a little value.

EDIT: oh, Thanks and Gig 'EM!! :D
 

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Dealerships are NOT doing trades on FJ's right now. It's every man(or dealer ) for themselves right now. It might take another 3 -6 months for trades to happen.:disgust:
 

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I think dealers in dallas are willing to trade, at least they were when i was shopping up there a couple of months ago.
 

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Dealerships are NOT doing trades on FJ's right now. It's every man(or dealer ) for themselves right now. It might take another 3 -6 months for trades to happen.:disgust:
The dealer I got mine had my FJ sent from another dealership. The FJ still had the old dealer emblems on it when we test drove it.
 

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The dealer I got mine had my FJ sent from another dealership. The FJ still had the old dealer emblems on it when we test drove it.
I guess i stand corrected, or you got lucky. Back in April, when we bought our FJ NO ONE was doing trades. We had to find our own FJ. We told the dealer that we were working with where the one we wanted was, and no trade was able to be made! Hats off to ya!:bandit:
 

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I guess i stand corrected, or you got lucky. Back in April, when we bought our FJ NO ONE was doing trades. We had to find our own FJ. We told the dealer that we were working with where the one we wanted was, and no trade was able to be made! Hats off to ya!:bandit:
Yes I did get lucky, but I paid the price. Oh, I paid dearly. We didn't even ask to do a dealer trade. We were going to have to use this dealer so we could get a Costco discount. The day we talked to them, they had just got it in. We got ours back in April too. That dealership sucks ballz BTW.
 

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I appreciate the feedback and information.

If a dealer does not have an FJ in stock, I wonder what the dealer could swap to make the deal happen? Yaris?
 

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Nope, they will have to swap FJ for FJ. How the biz works unfortunately. They need a vehicle that will be as hot as the FJ with the same value, and you would think a yaris or prius would work but i just doubt they will do anything but FJ for FJ
 

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Yes I did get lucky, but I paid the price. Oh, I paid dearly. We didn't even ask to do a dealer trade. We were going to have to use this dealer so we could get a Costco discount. The day we talked to them, they had just got it in. We got ours back in April too. That dealership sucks ballz BTW.
Sorry to hear about that dude! We had to fight to get ours at MSRP, then fight to get a good price for our trade in Saturn VUE! But think about it..... YOU'D DO IT AGAIN wouln't you! The FJ IS THAT GOOD!!!!!!!:bandit:
 

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Sorry to hear about that dude! We had to fight to get ours at MSRP, then fight to get a good price for our trade in Saturn VUE! But think about it..... YOU'D DO IT AGAIN wouln't you! The FJ IS THAT GOOD!!!!!!!:bandit:
Not only was the FJ marked up quite a bit, but we were upside down on our
'04 Dodge Ram QC. But alas, what's done is done. And hells yeah, I would so do it again.
 

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Nope, they will have to swap FJ for FJ. How the biz works unfortunately. They need a vehicle that will be as hot as the FJ with the same value, and you would think a yaris or prius would work but i just doubt they will do anything but FJ for FJ
You are pretty much correct.

Dealerships in the metroplex are pretty much tit-for-tat on FJ trades, if they will even do them.

Other vehicles are pretty much fair game (i.e. Taco > Camry, etc).

In GST, trades must be within GST.

Dallasag, where is the vehicle you want located? How do you know it isn't on order for another customer? Has the sales manager looked upstream for something in his allocation he can swap?
 

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What is the policy on one dealer getting a car from another?

I have somewhat of a hookup at a Toyota dealership, but they NEVER have any FJ's in stock. I would like to purchase an FJ at this dealership.

Does the acquiring dealer have to pay the other dealer a commission, etc?
Good info from the other posters. If you want to get it there, flat out tell them what you want and your time frame. Don't put any money down. Changes are, from my experience, they will not be able to deliver on their promises. Your best bet is to search dealers and the web and find a dealer that has what you want or are soon to get it and go there if the price is right.
 

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I appreciate the feedback and information.

If a dealer does not have an FJ in stock, I wonder what the dealer could swap to make the deal happen? Yaris?

A Hybrid Camry with navigation perhaps.....or another hot, high markup, in demand vehicle...like another FJ??
 
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