Prius Prime and Purchasing Discounts

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  1. plow

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    I put in a Buyers Order for a Premium today.

    Standard $ 500 off here in Connecticut as elsewhere. While we are both Costco and AAA members, I wanted to get in the queue for a VIN # before December 31 to make this tax year rebates. The Fed $ 4,500 but also the State of Connecticut additional $ 3,000.

    As I have no idea what the incoming Congress might do, I thought it best to act quickly.

    This will be our 3rd Prius and as we have a homeowner owned 10.75 KW solar system, our electricity cost is net zero to operate the Prius Prime, in fact, the utility here cuts us a check in March as a supplier.
     
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    Were either AAA or Costco involved in your negotiations and if so did they save you any money? I am a member of Costco and am curious as to whether there is any advantage to AAA's car buying program.
     
  3. Lee Jay

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    The quote I got through the Costco auto program is 500 under invoice and accessories at dealer cost. Another member here for a similar deal.
     
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    but has a dealer actually honored it?
     
  5. Lee Jay

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    That's the written quote I got from the dealer they referred me to.
     
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    how much less is that than 500 off msrp?
     
  7. Lee Jay

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    Don't know invoice price until it comes in. Based on earlier reports of invoice price, it should be around $1,800 less than just $500 off.
     
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    I believe you mean $500 under MSRP right?
     
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    No.
     
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    you mean they gave you a written quote with no actual price?
     
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    Yes. When I got it, they didn't have invoice pricing yet.
     
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    how about the other guy you mentioned, have they purchased a prime yet?
     
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    I don't remember.
     
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    I got mine Prime Advance as follow:

    MSRP: $34,467 (includes: Body Side Molding, Carpet Floor and Cargo Mat and Bumper Protector)
    Final Price before TTL: $32,000 (after $500 Toyota discount)

    So there is some negotiation room...
     
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    wow, that's incredible! is that like 3k off msrp?
     
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    I am not positive, but I think that the tax year is determined by the date you take delivery of the car
     
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    No, neither. My situation might be rather unique for, as I have free electricity, I reckoned the savings from our solar array would over time outweigh whatever Costco or AAA might be able to do, if anything.

    I'm hopeful for a VIN number before December 31. :)
     
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    I am not positive either but I know the critical matter is having the VIN#. The contract has been signed and I'm ready to pay in full anytime between now and December 31. New Years Eve would be nice. :)
     
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    Hopefully someone here will chime in who is certain, but I have read that the date on car title defines the tax year, and I thought that title transfer occurs on delivery day.
     
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    I have tried Costco auto during the thanksgiving for my prime. Initially I got the price from Costco ~1000 less than msrp. It's too good to be true. So I call the dealer Costco and they were not willing to sell the car at cheaper price. Its seem like a scam. I have complained to Costco and never heard back from them.

    If anyone have any luck with Costco, pls share.


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