Also, anyone who has a copy of bulletin 17-1-2177 that lists out the incentives and would be willing to share would also be doing me (and likely others) a solid. Context: Guy in reddit thread who just did a buyout documenting his process: https://www.reddit.com/r/leaf/comments/ ... se_2015_s/
Just another data point to confirm that the era of really great lease buyout deals seems to be over now. But there are still some discounts below residual to be had.
I had a 2015 Nissan Leaf on a 36 month lease. At the end of the lease, my residual was about $11,000. I managed to negotiate the buyout price down to about $10,100. The dealer showed me a document (bulletin 18-1-2033) listing that this is the minimum price to which Nissan allows dealers to discount these cars.
Here's the full table from March 2018. I hope others find it helpful: https://imgur.com/VVdflmb
My dealer did end up tacking on an additional $395 "Transfer fee" which he claimed was standard. (This sounds fishy to me still -- I thought it was the $300 buyout fee I was supposed to pay.) With TX state taxes/fees, I was out the door for $11,500, which made sense for me when considering the alternatives. I wish I had been paying attention a few months ago...the healthy used market for the Leaf is making it harder to negotiate strong buyout deals.