how much of a discount is my dealer really giving me??

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My emergency brake boot is torn -- no biggie -- so I call a dealer in Wash. State (I'm in CT) and they say it's $22 -- that's their "Internet price" --

-- so, I call my local dealer for the same part -- it's an awkward call usually, since I have to ask for "Tony" to get his "special price" --

-- he says it's $22 also -- P/N 46243-60040-06

C-Dan, whats the list on this, and how come Tony's "special price" is identical to the other dealer's "Internet price" --

-- who pays wholesale anyway?? :doh:

THANKS!!

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Toyota's published list price is $28.18. Anything over that is an "escalated" price, anything under that is less than list. Dealers are free to sell at whatever margin they like. Often a discount of "list less 20%" is a baseline for wholesale customers, in this case $22.54. We do not have a huge margin to work with like some other commodities such as apparael or furniture. When it gets much below 20 off of published list price it becomes a "gift". Gifts do not pay the rent on the building.
 
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Check prices at SOR.com to see what list is. According to Marv, the price is $28.18.
 
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[quote author=cruiserdan link=board=2;threadid=5436;start=msg42923#msg42923 date=1063985134]
46243-60040-06, COVER, PARKING BRAKE LEVER

Toyota's published list price is $28.18. Anything over that is an "escalated" price, anything under that is less than list. Dealers are free to sell at whatever margin they like. Often a discount of "list less 20%" is a baseline for wholesale customers, in this case $22.54. We do not have a huge margin to work with like some other commodities such as apparael or furniture. When it gets much below 20 off of published list price it becomes a "gift". Gifts do not pay the rent on the building.
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thanks for this, Dan -- I'l consider myself lucky and stick to the 20% rule --

eric
 
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[quote author=cruiserdan link=board=2;threadid=5436;start=msg42928#msg42928 date=1063985889]
That doesn't mean you couldn't do better :rolleyes:
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dealer price $16.80, suggested retail $28
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Eric,
Bottom line is that you are getting a better price than 99% of the people out there no matter where you buy.

I prefer to shop in the southwest :D :flipoff2:
 

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