1/2 year after receiving deposit, Peterbilt raised 15K on price

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by c.w, Jan 23, 2022.

  1. aussiejosh

    aussiejosh Road Train Member

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    Nothing written on paper other than a deposit I don't think you will be able to get the vehicle for the price they originally quoted these sales people will be aware of this law after all this is how they make their living, if you's had agreed on a set price and it was all written down and signed then you'd have a valid contract and the salesman would be bound by that contract. So yes I understand the frustration however they did offer to give you back your deposit so that is a good thing.
     
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  3. noworrez

    noworrez Light Load Member

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    There is no argument, just buy the ##### truck and be glad you have one to buy.
     
  4. Dockbumper

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    ^^^^^^^this^^^^^^^
     
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  5. JolliRoger

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    Any "hike" on an order with deposit is wrong in my business world.
     
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  6. JolliRoger

    JolliRoger Road Train Member

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    I would pay the price; sell it, get by till prices fall and buy used. Make a note of that FORMER dealership to be alert to "help him out" at any opportunity in the future.
     
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  7. Long FLD

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    When you sign the piece of paper to finalize your spec sheet and submit the order it says right on there that prices are subject to change. So when you sign it you acknowledge that prices are subject to change. It’s not a sales agreement where you’re committing to a price, it’s a spec sheet for a truck ordered how you want it and the price may go up.
     
  8. JonJon78

    JonJon78 Road Train Member

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    I think it's simply an unethical, greedy, money grab.
     
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  9. Long FLD

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    So if your costs go up you will just keep hauling for the same rate? If you raise your rates to cover a cost increase is that an unethical and greedy money grab? Or does that only apply to large corporations?
     
  10. JonJon78

    JonJon78 Road Train Member

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    If I've already quoted someone one rate, I'm going to keep my word on it.
     
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  11. Long FLD

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    So if someone asks you for a rate to move a load 6-12 months in the future you’d stick to that rate no matter what your costs are…ok. What about when the person signs something agreeing that the price can change? It’s not a purchase agreement, at the top of mine it said “Order Summary”. On the last page it says while they make every effort to ensure correct pricing that price is subject to change. If that wasn’t ok with the OP then they shouldn’t have paid a deposit and submitted the order. I paid my deposit, then paid $1500 to keep my spot for 2021, then paid an additional $1000 for someone to go down and get my truck instead of waiting on the delivery company to bring it up. If they’re really that bent over the $15k then the smart thing to do would be to buy the truck and then list it and still probably make $30k profit on it right now. If they told the dealer today they wanted their deposit back that truck would be resold before the close of business.
     
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