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I just saw a C70, black on black. Fully loaded, nav, the works... really a beautiful car. <p>However it also came with a $10k market adjustment. The MSRP was $48k and change and Santa Monica Volvo was asking $58k and change. <p>Is it just me or is that totally tacky as hell.
 

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Re: C70 w/ $10k mark-up (robert_in_ca)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>robert_in_ca</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I just saw a C70, black on black. Fully loaded, nav, the works... really a beautiful car. <p>However it also came with a $10k market adjustment. The MSRP was $48k and change and Santa Monica Volvo was asking $58k and change. <p>Is it just me or is that totally tacky as hell. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>You are only too kind, sir... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Yannis
 

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Re: C70 w/ $10k mark-up (GrecianVolvo)

Most dealers in LA area do the same. I've seen one at Calabasas Volvo at $15K over the MSRP, and they even have not let me to take it for the test drive. It was, presumably, already sold to someone.
 

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Re: C70 w/ $10k mark-up (robert_in_ca)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>robert_in_ca</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I just saw a C70, black on black. Fully loaded, nav, the works... really a beautiful car. <p>However it also came with a $10k market adjustment. The MSRP was $48k and change and Santa Monica Volvo was asking $58k and change. <p>Is it just me or is that totally tacky as hell. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>It's not just you. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: C70 w/ $10k mark-up (GrecianVolvo)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>GrecianVolvo</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>You are only too kind, sir... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Yannis</TD></TR></TABLE>By the way how are you liking San Diego?
 

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Re: C70 w/ $10k mark-up (robert_in_ca)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>robert_in_ca</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">By the way how are you liking San Diego?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Hmmm, it is like asking an angel as to how he likes Paradise. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emlove.gif" BORDER="0"> being here. It was a bit stressful during the first week (you know, unpacking, getting settled with house stuff, new job, etc.) but everything seems to be rolling, right now. Including the legendary San Diego weather! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> And being only 7 minutes up to 15 minutes (drive time, depending on the beach) from three beaches does not hurt either! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Yannis
 

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Re: C70 w/ $10k mark-up (robert_in_ca)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>robert_in_ca</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I just saw a C70, black on black. Fully loaded, nav, the works... really a beautiful car. <p>However it also came with a $10k market adjustment. The MSRP was $48k and change and Santa Monica Volvo was asking $58k and change. <p>Is it just me or is that totally tacky as hell. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Just to play devil's advocate, and maybe stereotype that area of CA a little bit, are there people in that area that have so much disposable income that they would not even blink at the markup and pay the price just to have one of the few new C70s out there? This has got to be the case for them just to have the [email protected] to pull that sort of thing.
 

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Re: C70 w/ $10k mark-up (I Roll)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>I Roll</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Just to play devil's advocate, and maybe stereotype that area of CA a little bit, are there people in that area that have so much disposable income that they would not even blink at the markup and pay the price just to have one of the few new C70s out there? This has got to be the case for them just to have the [email protected] to pull that sort of thing. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>That's exactly right. The one with 15K mark-up was in Calabasas, with the demographics very similar to the northern Santa Monica.
 

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Re: C70 w/ $10k mark-up (Volvo6850)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Volvo6850</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>That's exactly right. The one with 15K mark-up was in Calabasas, with the demographics very similar to the northern Santa Monica.</TD></TR></TABLE> I do pretty well, own my home north of Montana, etc and I would never pay above sticker.
 

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Re: C70 w/ $10k mark-up (I Roll)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>I Roll</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Just to play devil's advocate, and maybe stereotype that area of CA a little bit, are there people in that area that have so much disposable income that they would not even blink at the markup and pay the price just to have one of the few new C70s out there? This has got to be the case for them just to have the [email protected] to pull that sort of thing. </TD></TR></TABLE>True but most people out where I live would never pay over sticker for a Volvo. For a MB or a BMW, sure... for a Volvo I really doubt it as not a single person would give it a second look on the westside of town.
 

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Re: C70 w/ $10k mark-up (robert_in_ca)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>robert_in_ca</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> I do pretty well, own my home north of Montana, etc and I would never pay above sticker. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I have never paid as much as a sticker price, but it does not change the fact - in our area there is enough people who would pay the asking price for the hot car. Remember Mazda Miata? Acura MDX? They were selling at way above sticker, when introduced...
 

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Re: C70 w/ $10k mark-up (Volvo6850)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Volvo6850</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I have never paid as much as a sticker price, but it does not change the fact - in our area there is enough people who would pay the asking price for the hot car. Remember Mazda Miata? Acura MDX? They were selling at way above sticker, when introduced...</TD></TR></TABLE>I remember... well like they say: "there's a sucker born every minute."
 

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Re: C70 w/ $10k mark-up (robert_in_ca)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>robert_in_ca</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I remember... well like they say: "there's a sucker born every minute." </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I would not call a person for whom 10-15K is a pocket change a sucker... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>They rather use to get what they want right at the moment when they want it...
 

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Re: C70 w/ $10k mark-up (Volvo6850)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Volvo6850</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I would not call a person for whom 10-15K is a pocket change a sucker... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>They rather use to get what they want right at the moment when they want it...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Paying $10-15K over sticker for a Volvo qualifies as "sucker" in my book.
 

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Re: C70 w/ $10k mark-up (MagoonR)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MagoonR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Paying $10-15K over sticker for a Volvo qualifies as "sucker" in my book.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>While I don't condone charging over MSRP for a car, I can understand the desire of someone to have what they want when they want it.<br>These are people of means who buy these cars, if the premium doesn't faze them who are we to criticize?<br>Now, having said that, I don't think anyone is going to pay $10-15k over for a C70 but I could see someone paying $3-5k over to get one right away. We have been offered a few thousand over sticker to get a car right away. Of course, we haved declined these offers, but in this time of diminshed returns in the car industry I can sympathise with those dealers who do avail themselves of these opportunities.
 

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Re: C70 w/ $10k mark-up (GrecianVolvo)

<br> Hey Yannis,<p> I've been absent from this forums for a few months. What are you doing now in San Diego? Still working for Volvo?<p> Best Of Luck <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>fleuger99</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Hey Yannis,<p>I've been absent from this forums for a few months. What are you doing now in San Diego? Still working for Volvo?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>He defected to Mercedes Benz....but his heart still lies in Sweden.
 

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Re: C70 w/ $10k mark-up (MagoonR)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MagoonR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>He defected to Mercedes Benz....but his heart still lies in Sweden.</TD></TR></TABLE><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Yannis
 

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Re: C70 w/ $10k mark-up (fleuger99)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>fleuger99</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br> Hey Yannis,<p> I've been absent from this forums for a few months. What are you doing now in San Diego? Still working for Volvo?<p> Best Of Luck <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>MagoonR kind of summed it up. I am enjoying living at a (really) nicer place plus have realtives around us and our little kids.<p><b>Thank you</b> for the wishes. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Yannis
 
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