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$1,000 under invoice for 2012 Nissan Leaf - Chicago/Mid-West

Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:48 am

I just wanted to throw this great incentive out for any prospective leaf buyers in the Chicago area and it's surrounding suburbs, at Thomas Nissan of Joliet, we are offering $1,000 under invoice for all new Leaf purchases. If you know anyone who is in the market for a Leaf and you send them our way, we will also give you $100 referral check with their purchase. Thanks for your consideration.

I have also received a few calls from Leaf owners in Chicago and want to point out again, that our 220v charging ports are free to the public, so feel free to stop by for charge any time.

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1427 N Larkin Ave
Joliet, IL 60435
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Re: $1,000 under invoice for 2012 Nissan Leaf

Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:52 am

benleafexpert wrote:I just wanted to throw this great incentive out for any prospective leaf buyers in the Chicago area and it's surrounding suburbs, at Thomas Nissan of Joliet, we are offering $1,000 under invoice for all new Leaf purchases.
Yes, but if you buy from Fontana Nissan in Southern California you can get $5,000 off MSRP. Not sure how much it would cost to ship your Leaf to Chicago, but probably a lot less than $4,000.
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Re: $1,000 under invoice for 2012 Nissan Leaf - Chicago/Mid-

Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:03 am

benleafexpert wrote:
Thomas Nissan Joliet
1427 N Larkin Ave
Joliet, IL 60435
815-741-5353
what is invoice on an SL with qc?
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Re: $1,000 under invoice for 2012 Nissan Leaf

Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:16 am

Stoaty wrote:
benleafexpert wrote:I just wanted to throw this great incentive out for any prospective leaf buyers in the Chicago area and it's surrounding suburbs, at Thomas Nissan of Joliet, we are offering $1,000 under invoice for all new Leaf purchases.
Yes, but if you buy from Fontana Nissan in Southern California you can get $5,000 off MSRP. Not sure how much it would cost to ship your Leaf to Chicago, but probably a lot less than $4,000.
Minus $5K MSRP vs. minus $1K Invoice. MSRP would be better, but it is less than a 4K.difference.
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Re: $1,000 under invoice for 2012 Nissan Leaf - Chicago/Mid-

Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:18 am

leaffan, do you know the invoice amount?
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Re: $1,000 under invoice for 2012 Nissan Leaf - Chicago/Mid-

Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:29 am

In my limited car buying experience, MSRP is a well known and published figure. Invoice always seemed a bit flaky. :o
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Re: $1,000 under invoice for 2012 Nissan Leaf - Chicago/Mid-

Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:45 pm

ebill3 wrote:In my limited car buying experience, MSRP is a well known and published figure. Invoice always seemed a bit flaky. :o
Re: invoice price, not really. It published at places like edmunds.com and kbb.com.

What some people don't realize is that there's also dealer holdback (http://www.edmunds.com/car-buying/dealer-holdback/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;) and sometimes incentives (http://www.cars.com/go/advice/incentives/index.jsp" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; and http://www.edmunds.com/car-incentives/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;) on cars. So, invoice price at one point in time might be a good price (e.g. when there are no incentives) while it might actually be not so good, if there are big incentives.

Some brands have no holdback, so in the absence of incentives, it would seem getting a car invoice price on those brands should be next to impossible.

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Re: $1,000 under invoice for 2012 Nissan Leaf - Chicago/Mid-

Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:56 pm

well, I did ask the original poster, who is a dealer.
maybe he/she will tell us as the cost of the free advertising he is getting.
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Re: $1,000 under invoice for 2012 Nissan Leaf - Chicago/Mid-

Fri Jul 20, 2012 2:06 pm

Actual price always seems to be a fuzzy cloud. Otherwise why not just list MSRP, options and the actual offered price.
Otherwise it is just a false offer as "invoice" is difficult to verify.
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Re: $1,000 under invoice for 2012 Nissan Leaf - Chicago/Mid-

Fri Jul 20, 2012 2:17 pm

2012 LEAF SV: $33,707 + options, regional ad fees, and $850 destination. In my area, total is $34,757.
2012 LEAF SL: $35,668 + options, regional ad fees, and $850 destination. In my area, total is $36,718.

When I bought my SV a few months ago, the holdback was $944. I'm not sure what it is now or what other incentives Nissan gives the dealers.

Also, remember that factory invoice price INCLUDES destination, so if they advertise $1000 less than invoice and then charge you destination on top of that, they are double dipping.

We should also question what is being charged for doc fees, and what options the dealer has equipped the car with. Places like Fontana load their LEAFs down with every imaginable dealer option, which helps them with their $x-thousands-below-MSRP offer. They also won't ship the car unless it's paid in cash.
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