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Ford employee discount

I heard on the radio that Ford and Chrystler are going to be trying out the employee discount scheme. I believe they said GM went up something like 40% in sales due to their sale. Something to look into if you're thinking of getting a new Ranger or something else.
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not suprised... gotta do something to bolster sales
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A discount is a discount is a discount.. I don't care what they call it.
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why? then if the sale ends then people will just not buy and wait till the sale starts agian, dont get me wrong i like good prices. but i dont think this is helping the problem.
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That discount boosted GM's sales by 41%
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why? then if the sale ends then people will just not buy and wait till the sale starts agian, dont get me wrong i like good prices. but i dont think this is helping the problem.
There will always be a 'sale'. Depending on what product you want, I don't see any reason to wait.
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That discount boosted GM's sales by 41%
Sounds like a good ad campaign to me..
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Indeed. Even if it's no better than without the sale, the word "sale" sparks purchasing....
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Everybody marks things up just to mark them back down again. My company does it all the time..
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my dad is looking for a car, so he was over at the Pontiac dealer. We were looking at the GTO, the new modle, and out the door was $30,300, plus a huge gas gussler tax of $1,300.
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^^ the new GTO is sooo nice...

i wish they discounted used cars too... the only new ranger id be able to get is the bottom of the line XL, which is what i have now just 9 years old, and it sucks
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What do you need help with?
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so if they're gonna do this deal, i wonder what kinda discount i would get, being an ACTUAL FORD EMPLOYEE!!!
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so if they're gonna do this deal, i wonder what kinda discount i would get, being an ACTUAL FORD EMPLOYEE!!!
The same deal we are all getting
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The "employee discount" sale price is a hell of a lot less than any "normal" sale.
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Hi. Just joined the forum. speaking of discounts....i just purchased an 05 edge, i got 4k in factory discounts by financing with ford credit
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The discount supposedly started today. Got a email from a local dealer saying it was going through August, I wonder if they have started advertising for it yet.
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Actually a sale is a sale. Ford Motor Credit is still one of the most profitable part of Ford Motor Company. Sure, there may not be that much profit on a sale @ employee cost, but each sale = future parts and services, market share, and of course financing.

It would also be a great opportunity to liquidate any inventory, while slowing down production. Unsold vehicles do nothing but depreciate.
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my dad is looking for a car, so he was over at the Pontiac dealer. We were looking at the GTO, the new modle, and out the door was $30,300, plus a huge gas gussler tax of $1,300.
My brother in law has an 04 GTO Black and it is super fine and faaaaassssssstttt
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My brother is getting an 05 Ranger with the employee discount deal going on.
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Goes to show you how much of a mark-up these vehicles have in the first place. and it's the same situation the manufacturers were in after 9/11 when sales stagnated they all intoduced 0% finan, that slowly dissappered after inventory cleared and the economy picked up.
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Oh, of course it does show how much the are ripping us off. You have to figure, they are never going to give it away, they are never going to NOT make a profit. So no matter what they say about sacrificing themselves to save you money, it's BS. They are still making plenty of $$$.
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