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Car Pricing Secrets Harvey LA

This is the inside story on car prices and how car dealers and manufacturers affect the price you pay. Read on to learn about invoice prices and negotiating sales price.

Cadillac of Metairie
(504) 885-3000
3100 Lime Street
Metairie, LA
Services
Auto Body Repair,Radiator Repair,Tune up Repair,Auto Dealers

College Auto Sales
(504) 263-2004
1400 Romain St
Gretna, LA

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Bridge House Used Car Lot
(504) 598-3356
1139 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA

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SOUTHERN STYLE JUNK VEHICLE REMOVAL
(504) 610-9435
5109 BELLE TERRE RD
MARRERO, LA
Car Makes
ALL
Hours
24 HOURS A DAY
Prices and/or Promotions
DEPENDS ON THE VEHICLE

Bon Prix Auto Sales LLC
(504) 828-7909
3724 AIRLINE DR
METAIRIE, LA

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Best Chevrolet
(504) 468-9817
2600 Veterans Memorial Boulevard
Kenner, LA
Services
Truck Auto Body,Auto Dealers

Rodolfo's Auto Sales
(504) 368-4334
1719 Lafayette St
Gretna, LA

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Star Motors Inc.
(504) 525-6633
1820 Canal St
New Orleans, LA

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Benson Saab Volkswagon
(504) 827-1200
3000 Tulane Ave
New Orleans, LA

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A/Quality Auto Sales
(504) 846-5005
1420 N Causeway Blvd
Metairie, LA

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Car Pricing Secrets

In order to understand what price you might expect to pay for your next car, you must first understand how new car pricing really works. As you know, pricing is very important whether you lease or buy.

Different customers can pay widely different prices โ€” for the same car, at the same dealer, on the same day โ€” depending on each customer's knowledge of how car pricing works.

New car dealers expect most customers to negotiate price. Unfortunately, negotiating is not easy. Buying a new car is more like haggling for a donkey in Marrakech than buying a refrigerator at Sears.

Dealers are able to quickly spot customers who don't have the knowledge to negotiate well. Knowledge is key.

Let's take a look at how dealer pricing works.

Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price
First, for new cars, automobile manufacturers decide the retail price that will be set on each model, each model variation ("trim"), and each option. Combined, these prices become the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). These prices can change from year to year for the same models, or can even change one or more times during a model year.

MSRP becomes the "sticker price" โ€” the price shown on the vehicle's attached window sticker. There will also be additional charges for transport and preparation ("destination charge"), and distributor/dealer installed options. These charges are not technically part of the MSRP, but are part of w...

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