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C7 Ordering, Pricing, Order Tracking Discussions Discuss the pricing, ordering, and eventually order tracking process.

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Old 06-06-2013, 11:37 PM   #1
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Deposit now - delivered when

Trying to get an idea from you guys, not a salesman if you put a deposit down today with a dealer when would you probably take delivery. Also any ideas on the best way to find the right dealer to put a deposit with. Thanks. I respect your opinions.
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Old 06-07-2013, 06:22 AM   #2
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The first question is almost unanswerable for this introductory period but in general and soon for the C7 six weeks if the dealer has allocation.

To answer the second question one would need to know what is meant by best. If best means quickest order fulfillment look for a Chevrolet dealer that has fifty or a hundred Corvettes in inventory as those several dealers will get the lions share of allocation.

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Old 06-07-2013, 01:53 PM   #3
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I guessed december with the amount of poeple leaving deposit.. my dealer says i might get it in sept since he said every dealer not getting allocation at once and my dealer got there allocations.. but these are all guesses...
if you want ASAP find a dealer that has an allocation already and can put order into GM..
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Old 06-11-2013, 12:02 PM   #4
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Old 06-21-2013, 06:39 PM   #5
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It appears order that once had June TPWs then July TPWs are being given August TPWs, indicating the early TPWs were a result of a glitch or gremlin in the system. Chevy has yet to announce an official start of production date which makes a start in early August seem likely.

If regular production starts on August 5, it is still likely deliveries to the dealer will be the last weekend before Labor Day.

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It appears order that once had June TPWs then July TPWs are being given August TPWs, indicating the early TPWs were a result of a glitch or gremlin in the system. Chevy has yet to announce an official start of production date which makes a start in early August seem likely.

If regular production starts on August 5, it is still likely deliveries to the dealer will be the last weekend before Labor Day.

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I've heard rumors that orders are getting TPW starting 8/12 with expected delivery of 6-8 weeks later.

Like I said, these are just rumors. If you hear anything different, please let me know.
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Old 06-22-2013, 03:03 PM   #7
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I believe there remain reports of 7/1 and 7/8 TPWs and there are a few 3300s without TPWs. I strongly doubt regular production will start before the end of July and an early August start seems likely. The reason for my doubt is simple: Chevrolet has not announced the start of regular production date, something that happens well in advance for any of their products but most especially for their high profile products. Remember, the first C7 has been sold for $1,000,000 and the successful buyer traditionally is there for the press coverage as he drives the car the final several feet off the assembly line, as press coverage will be extensive.

I have no idea why late June and early July TPWs came to light, other than a glitch, and anyone who has pre-ordered any vehicle in the past can affirm how unstable tracking can be. That is one reason I vow to never do a retail pre production start order ever again and I have always stuck to that vow, with the exception of my last several pre-orders.

If regular production starts August 5, the first thousand will be at the ordering dealer before Labor Day weekend. If later (and August 12 seems to be the earliest since the wholesale pullback) than the same time frame plus the one or more weeks after August 5. There may be an exception, but Chevy generally starts regular production on Monday.

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Old 07-02-2013, 09:28 AM   #8
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I have been puzzled about why the earliest new TPWs are August 12, and am now of the opinion the Premiere Edition (numbering 500) are scheduled to be built the week of August 5. This was a head slap thought as I should have figured that out last Friday with the reveal.

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Old 07-04-2013, 08:38 AM   #9
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Although additional allocations were made available this morning, the actual Corvette consensus will not begin until next Thursday, so on July 17 those at status 3000 should be at 3100 or 3300. Those at 3300 should start showing 3400 at the end of July. All of this activity is predicated on regular production starting in the first half of August as Chevy has not announced a production start date as far as I know.

Except for the since pulled late June early July TPWs, all of this is moving along in a normal way. It may not seem normal, but it is.

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Although additional allocations were made available this morning, the actual Corvette consensus will not begin until next Thursday, so on July 17 those at status 3000 should be at 3100 or 3300. Those at 3300 should start showing 3400 at the end of July. All of this activity is predicated on regular production starting in the first half of August as Chevy has not announced a production start date as far as I know.

Except for the since pulled late June early July TPWs, all of this is moving along in a normal way. It may not seem normal, but it is.

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so if u change ur order to premiere edition u will get it a week earlier?
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One can not order a Premiere Edition. One can find a dealer getting a PE and make an offer. The PE Stingrays will be delivered to the dealers at the same time, on the same trucks, as the early builds. That is to say, the 500 PE Stingrays being delivered to those dealers who sold at least seven 2012 Corvettes will be part of the first 1400-1500 Stingray deliveries. If you are at 3300 and your order is with one of those dealers the chances are excellent your order will arrive with the PE Stingray.

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One can not order a Premiere Edition. One can find a dealer getting a PE and make an offer. The PE Stingrays will be delivered to the dealers at the same time, on the same trucks, as the early builds. That is to say, the 500 PE Stingrays being delivered to those dealers who sold at least seven 2012 Corvettes will be part of the first 1400-1500 Stingray deliveries. If you are at 3300 and your order is with one of those dealers the chances are excellent your order will arrive with the PE Stingray.

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Oh okay cool thank you
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Could someone shed some light on how GM is processing the orders. I made the 1st consensus and was @ 3000 on 6/5, since then I have seen orders that did not make it to 3000 until later that month and are now @ 3300. While I am slightly irritated I am also happy for them as my order still sits at 3000. I am very confused as to how they chose which orders to process and build first.
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Old 07-04-2013, 05:03 PM   #14
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Could someone shed some light on how GM is processing the orders. I made the 1st consensus and was @ 3000 on 6/5, since then I have seen orders that did not make it to 3000 until later that month and are now @ 3300. While I am slightly irritated I am also happy for them as my order still sits at 3000. I am very confused as to how they chose which orders to process and build first.
I think the first round of allocations will be built over 3 TPWs, being the first round consisted of 1066 units, so if they produce 8 to 10 a hour that round will be taken care of. Why some went to 3300 and others stayed at 3000 is anyones guess, I do know of 5 orders for base cars and all went to 3300 overall it appears well above 75% of the sold orders are Z51 packages and some of those also got moved to 3300. My guess is you will get built in the second or third week of production. I am in the same boat 3LT, Z51, MRC and NPP @ 3000.
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Old 07-04-2013, 05:51 PM   #15
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I know the process looks systematic but it is anything but. For example, the Sonic RS I ordered had a TPW 10/12/2012 on 10/05/2012 and it maintained that TPW up until it was produced on 11/07/2012. It went to 3400 on 10/27/2012 and still had the 10/12 TPW.

I have had similar experiences on other orders. The only order that went like clockwork and was assembled the week originally scheduled was the C6 Corvette. That order was accepted in the first Consensus in May 2004, went to 3100 07/08/2004 with a 08/02 TPW then to 3400 07/28/2004 and was produced the week of 08/02/2004.

To answer your question: the order of production is retail sold orders for which a dealer has allocation will be pulled (for the most part) before dealer stock orders. If there is a constraint the dealer will have the option of changing the order or that slot will be given to another dealer, which is why less than ten dealers will get more than half of allocations - the result of several years of taking any unwanted allocations. Allocations are based on a model year sales selected by the company, generally the previous full model year.

A lot of words to describe a complex procedure and I am sure I left something out.

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Anyone with update on the convertible? They say 4th quarter.. that could be between Oct 1 and Dec 31
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Last I saw, orders for convertibles will be accepted in December, an apparent change from the long rumored November. This was a few weeks ago.

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Was lucky enough to place an order for a coupe on Saturday w/deposit @ MSRP.. Now just the wait. Could be September, could be February next year...
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Was lucky enough to place an order for a coupe on Saturday w/deposit @ MSRP.. Now just the wait. Could be September, could be February next year...
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So no one paid over MSRP
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I put my order in Saturday as well. The dealer was really up front about not charging over MSRP.

The funny thing was this dealer had no pricing at all. I had to use my pricing sheet during the order process and then left it at the dealership for the sales guy.
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I put my order in Saturday as well. The dealer was really up front about not charging over MSRP.

The funny thing was this dealer had no pricing at all. I had to use my pricing sheet during the order process and then left it at the dealership for the sales guy.
I know in beginning when i ordered alot of dealers by me were wanting $10k over sticker .. my guys i know so wasnt a problem.
Id imagine nobody want to admit they paid over when they see people on here at sticker
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I know in beginning when i ordered alot of dealers by me were wanting $10k over sticker .. my guys i know so wasnt a problem.
Id imagine nobody want to admit they paid over when they see people on here at sticker
The first dealer I was working with was $5,000 over. I was gonna pay it. Figured that the price of relative exclusivity. Found a dealer closer, @ MSRP.
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