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Mar 1, 2016, 7:19 PM

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This is my very first post so I do apologize if this is in the wrong section or if it has already been answered but...

I have a car that is in the service dept at a dealership. It needs extensive engine work. $7500 to fix. I am exploring trading it in at the same dealership. The guy quoted me a low ball number for trade in value (of course) And I asked him if we could negotiate what he was going to give me for my broken car and he said they cant go any higher because THEY have to pay $7500 (same as me) to fix.

Which raises my question.. Would the sales department be charged the same as I would to fix a vehicle at the same dealership?

Everything in me says no F'ing way but the truth is I don't know how it works.

Any insight would be great.

BTW. This is the issue with my car
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(This post was edited by Hammer Time on Mar 1, 2016, 7:51 PM)

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Mar 1, 2016, 7:53 PM

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Actually, this is how dealerships work. They charge their own divisions at retail. It's really just on paper because it all goes to the same place in the end.


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Mar 2, 2016, 7:11 AM

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X2 - nicely worded hammer.
The sales dept will get a bill from the service dept....

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