rowdydoody
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Reservation for sale/trade?

Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:46 pm

I'm looking for a reservation for August or September to buy. My reservation is for Feb 2011. Anyone interested in trading reservations if I threw in $500? Is this even possible? This is a serious inquiry - let me know.

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Re: Reservation for sale/trade?

Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:48 pm

rowdydoody wrote:I'm looking for a reservation for August or September to buy. My reservation is for Feb 2011. Anyone interested in trading reservations if I threw in $500? Is this even possible? This is a serious inquiry - let me know.
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Re: Reservation for sale/trade?

Thu Aug 12, 2010 1:22 pm

I'm sure a local Sacramento dealer would make it work pretty easily...any takers?

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Re: Reservation for sale/trade?

Thu Aug 12, 2010 1:58 pm

Presumably, one could order the LEAF using a dealer near the "clone", and then do not close the deal on the LEAF after it arrives at that dealer, creating an "orphan".

Question is, can (and will) that dealer sell the orphan to the "clone", and for how much?

Presumably the dealer could have an "open" order from the "clone", at a specific price.

But, will the dealer get control of the "orphan" LEAF, or will Nissan re-assign it elsewhere?
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Re: Reservation for sale/trade?

Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:48 pm

GM is letting the market run wild. Nissan is trying to assure there won't be "scalping" going on with people buying them just on speculation they can get enormous profits on eBay for the 1st ones delivered. Quite an amazing difference in corporate philosophies.

Let us know if you find a person and dealer who will work with you. I'm very curious how much of this is going to go on.

(edit to add: By the way, my August slot is available for $75,000 cash) :twisted:

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Re: Reservation for sale/trade?

Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:59 pm

To clarify - I plan to use the Leaf for personal uses and not sell it on eBay. It's just worth about $500 or so to have it sooner rather than later. I don't need the first one, just looking to get my order placed by September.

As further background - I'm looking to get as much of the tax credits applied to my 2010 income as possible to ensure that I get the full benefit of the credit. I'm not willing to do the charger install until I've completed an order. So, if I can get that done in 2010 then the credits start to make more sense.

Anyway, this can be a sweet deal to anyone out there who may be having second thoughts but would like to extract some value from being the first in line - well done for those of you who got wind of the Leaf sooner and got in line!! Please note - I'd be willing to travel to So Cal to make the deal work if needed.

Thanks!

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Re: Reservation for sale/trade?

Thu Aug 12, 2010 3:04 pm

Please talk to some dealers. Finding someone willing won't help if the dealer won't be able to do it for both of you.

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Re: Reservation for sale/trade?

Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:16 pm

I have confirmed with two dealers - the reservation is only assiged to a person once a dealership is chosen as a part of the order process (you receive an order email in the month that you have been queued to order). So, as long as you haven't chosen a dealer, you can do what you want with the reservation. My offer stands - any takers?

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Re: Reservation for sale/trade?

Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:19 pm

Well, there is always e-bay ... :mrgreen:
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Re: Reservation for sale/trade?

Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:21 pm

rowdydoody ... I don't think that part is in dispute. I think the more complex issue is that Customer A's name is on the reservation, and goes on the order. The question is how Customer B (you) get "slipped in" to pick up and pay for the car at time of delivery. And that's something that the dealer needs to be involved in.
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