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Old 03-05-2013, 09:17 AM   #1
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ALLOCATION ANNOUNCEMENT

We just got the message that the dealers will be notified March 18th regarding their initial allocation. This production guide number will carry through the first 6-9 months.

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Old 03-05-2013, 11:09 AM   #3
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Is pricing usually announced around the same time as allocations? It seems if you can take orders they'd give a price as well?
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:08 PM   #5
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The pricing usually comes after the initial orders
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:16 PM   #6
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So those of us who are intending on placing an order asap will not know the price of our order until later?
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:50 PM   #7
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So those of us who are intending on placing an order asap will not know the price of our order until later?
Becky will be able to clarify, but I believe when she refers to 'orders' she is referring to dealer orders and not customer 'Make to Order'. I would guess that Chevy will fulfill the Dealer Orders first, orders that the dealer select options, colors etc.. for inventory purposes. Once these initial inventories are met customer specific orders will begin.
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Becky will be able to clarify, but I believe when she refers to 'orders' she is referring to dealer orders and not customer 'Make to Order'. I would guess that Chevy will fulfill the Dealer Orders first, orders that the dealer select options, colors etc.. for inventory purposes. Once these initial inventories are met customer specific orders will begin.
I think we need dealer clarification. My understanding is everything is BTO and standard inventory drops would not be until next year.
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I think we need dealer clarification. My understanding is everything is BTO and standard inventory drops would not be until next year.

If they were going to BTO, and begin production in three weeks they had better hurry up and get the pricing and order taking finalized.
GM has made it clear that they want dealers to have vehicles available for test drives, you can't do this with customer ordered cars.
Harlan Charles has said that customer orders would be accepted sometime in May.

Quoted from the BG Daily News.
The plant will be down for three weeks with about half of the employees coming in for training. All employees will return March 25.

“Slow builds will start then so that everybody learns their jobs,” Tatman said.
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I want to test drive even if I know already I will buy one for sure. I did that (test drives) when I bought my previous AMG, M3, etc... whose pricepoints were nth higher than a Corvette's. I hope my local dealers, in due time, will have ample test drive opportunities to serious capable/ready buyers.
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If they were going to BTO, and begin production in three weeks they had better hurry up and get the pricing and order taking finalized.
GM has made it clear that they want dealers to have vehicles available for test drives, you can't do this with customer ordered cars.
Harlan Charles has said that customer orders would be accepted sometime in May.

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Good points about the timing. I never saw the statement that they wanted demo cars in the wild but that would be a nice plus. I'm a tall guy so fitment is always a concern with me and a car like this.
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I haven't seen anything that suggested we have demo vehicles available - but it sure would be nice. As far as I know, the initial orders could be sold orders. There are always those that don't need to know the price of the vehicle and just want it - much like those that can find one available to buy and will pay ADM.

Every year when we begin the ordering process for the next model year, we never have pricing available. You order based on previous experience or in the case of a brand new car - a hope and a prayer that you ordered something someone will want to buy. This is probably one of the most difficult parts of my job, trying to determine what is the best configuration for ANY new vehicle that comes out. Will the customer want it fully loaded or something more conservative?? Once the pricing is announced you can tweek your orders to get to certain price points that make sense. It's a real challenge.

So just like Camaro's and most recently the ZL1, many were ordered by customers who didn't know what the final price was going to be. Corvette will probably be much the same.

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I want to test drive the automatic just for grins. And who knows just might just like it.
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Thanks Becky, that was my impression so good to have some 'general' confirmation of this.
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As Becky posted, the computer server often can start accepting orders before pricing is released. On most cars no one notices but in the cases of the Corvette C6 and the 5th Gen Camaro many people had orders in before pricing became officially available. I think the Camaro pricing came out October 13 and orders were accepted beginning October 15, 2008.

The computer started accepting C6 orders in May 2004 and if I recall correctly the pricing did not come out until after July 4.

Chevy did do a one per dealer run of V6 Camaros at the start of regular production in March 2009 officially as demos but as far as I remember each was sold upon arrival. I do not see the company doing this for the Stingray but that action may be the source of this rumor.

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As Becky posted, the computer server often can start accepting orders before pricing is released. On most cars no one notices but in the cases of the Corvette C6 and the 5th Gen Camaro many people had orders in before pricing became officially available. I think the Camaro pricing came out October 13 and orders were accepted beginning October 15, 2008.

The computer started accepting C6 orders in May 2004 and if I recall correctly the pricing did not come out until after July 4.

Chevy did do a one per dealer run of V6 Camaros at the start of regular production in March 2009 officially as demos but as far as I remember each was sold upon arrival. I do not see the company doing this for the Stingray but that action may be the source of this rumor.

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Becky, I in the past drove Corvettes but have not since I no longer have vision in my left eye but I remain a fan. Looking forward to seeing more info which you seem so able to provide.

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10 more days until initial allocation updates...
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Oh boy... this is all I needed to hear..
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Watching and waiting......thanks, Becky.
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This is so exciting! We can't wait to place an order! I am hoping they will start them up soon! I feel like I am going thru the first 5th gen birth all over again LOL

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