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Re: Buying Leaf out of State

Sat Aug 07, 2010 7:26 pm

curtegg wrote:I must be one of the lucky ones. I found a dealership that told me they are going to sell it to me for 1k less. The dealership owner and their internet guy are both the only ones getting a Leaf in my area besides me. Both like me are anxious. They also are going to let me know any information they get when Nissan provides it.

That will be nice Christmas present if I can get it 1k less than MSRP.
I found one too! Fontana Nissan in CA! I'm wondering how much to ship to AZ...I'm about 330 mi. east. I saw Mossy Nissan will ship FREE up to 200 mi. :)
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Re: Buying Leaf out of State

Sat Aug 07, 2010 8:54 pm

For what it's worth, I bought my last two cars from out of state dealers. The first came from a dealer in Des Moines. We did everything via FAX and email, including a credit union loan. I kept the final check until delivery. The dealership put one driver in my car and a second in a 'chase car'. They drove nearly 500 miles to Srn Illinois where I could inspect the car and either accept or refuse it. I handed over the check and signed the final forms in my garage and the folks drove back to Des Moines. Absolutely brilliant!

The second was a car I found in NH. Email and digital pictures got me most of the info I needed. I 'interviewed' a salesperson as they walked around to check specific parts of the car. The initial purchase order was prepared via FAX; the deposit went on a credit card. I got a 1-way flight from San Antonio to NH, completed the deal, and drove home.

Registration was easy and normal. I paid the difference in sales tax only. Dealers that work long distance understand that there's more risk for both parties and tend to be a bit extra helpful. I wouldn't have any trouble at all buying from an out of area dealer that wanted to work with me.

For $1000 below MSRP, I'd fly to the West Coast and have an adventurous drive back home. :D

Andy

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Re: Buying Leaf out of State

Sat Aug 07, 2010 9:07 pm

AndyH,
If you fly to CA, you are welcome to come here.
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Re: Buying Leaf out of State

Sat Aug 07, 2010 9:33 pm

Thanks Gary! If I come out that way, it'll likely be conjunction with the 'sunset voyage' of a well worn but amazingly loyal '97 Passat TDI. ;) Andy

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Re: Buying Leaf out of State

Sat Aug 07, 2010 9:34 pm

leaffan wrote:I found one too! Fontana Nissan in CA! I'm wondering how much to ship to AZ...I'm about 330 mi. east. I saw Mossy Nissan will ship FREE up to 200 mi. :)
I added this thread - use ebay for free and instant shipping quotes. ;)
http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=930

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Re: Buying Leaf out of State

Sat Aug 07, 2010 10:11 pm

AndyH wrote:
leaffan wrote:I found one too! Fontana Nissan in CA! I'm wondering how much to ship to AZ...I'm about 330 mi. east. I saw Mossy Nissan will ship FREE up to 200 mi. :)
I added this thread - use ebay for free and instant shipping quotes. ;)
http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=930
For some reason, it doesn't work. I keep getting "Error in saving/retrieving quote".
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