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Hello all. We are picking up my wife's new Bronco this week. It will end up being 550 calendar days from reservation placed, to pickup. lol That being said, we changed dealerships a few times during the process for the best deal. For the Bronco, there ended up being like 6 or 7 big dealerships across the country that were doing group buys at $1k under invoice, in writing. I asked our dealership here in NM if they would match the price and the laughed at me. So, we ended up in Tucson with a little over 90 reservations in our group. I initially was going to Texas dealership for group buy, but they ended up closing it at 180 something reservations in their group and I was late to that party. My questions are:

1. Are we able to transfer our reservations to different dealerships like I did with the Bronco?

2. Have any heard yet of group buys starting up?

Happy to be here and super excited for the truck. 🍻
 

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I haven’t heard of any group buys, but it sounds like it’s possible to change dealers.

What if I need to change dealers before my Silverado EV order is placed?
You can manage your Silverado EV reservation here. This portal where you originally placed your reservation request. The portal includes the ability to cancel your reservation. If you require a change of dealership please contact a Chevrolet Specialist at 1-833-EVCHEVY (1-833-382-4389).
 

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I'm in.

I don't have the bandwidth to organize it, but will participate, regardless of location within the continental US. I'm based in the Louisville, KY area if that matters at any level.

I've bought my last 6 vehicles from more than 200mi away from home, why break the trend now?
 

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How does a group buy on a vehicle work? With transport or pick up costs, does it really make sense.
The group I went in with is local members except for me. Since I'm only 7 hours away, I'm driving to pick up our Bronco. I know a few of the bigger dealerships with larger groups, offered shipping. The way I understood it. They used a top rated shipper. The more people in the group that were using the shipping company, the cheaper it was overall for those shipping. So it was a group buy of sorts for the shipping as well. I thought I remembered them saying it ended up being about $600 ish at the high-end, for the furthest shipping. Mind you they had big groups, 100 to 150 plus in the groups. $600 for shipping if you're getting $1k under invoice, still a bargain.
 

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So here are the details of one of the grp buys with shipping. They were a Colorado grp with over 100 members, buy from Granger Ford out of Iowa.

Invoice -$1,300 if you have X-Plan (if not, you can sign up for $25 here)
+$100 $180 DOC (Ford rescinded X-Plan so this changed)
+$45 Transit tag
+$500 Group Shipping through Lepke Transport (handled by Granger) - this is a discounted shipping rate quoted as of July 20, 2021. Some things to note:
1) this estimate could increase if fuel prices spike by delivery
2) requires a full load of six vehicles (may have to wait until there are six vehicles ready to ship)
3) a single drop-off location has been arranged and it will be in Lone Tree, CO
4) One off shipping is available through Lepke at $650 but your Bronco will be shipped with five other random vehicles (it's possible it could take longer for this but difficult to say)
@North7 put an excellent spreadsheet together HERE but for a basic example if the invoice price (not MSRP) comes to $50,000:
Standard X-Plan: $50,000 x .996 = $49,800 + $275 admin fee +$100 DOC fee = $50,175
Granger offer: $50,000 - $1,300 + $45 transit fee +$180 DOC fee = $48,925
Difference of $1,250
Some dealers may require additional dealer installed accessories (i.e. paint protection, undercoat, car alarm, their own financing terms, etc.) so just because they say they will honor the X-Plan, does not mean that they cannot add things and force you to pay for them – make sure you get it in writing that they will not require anything in addition to factory. Note that @Granger Ford will not be requiring add-ons like this.

One other thing to remember is group shipping will be to a pre-arranged location in Lone Tree, CO for an estimated $425 $500 (or $650 if one-off shipping). Obviously, the extra cost for going to Granger and bringing the Bronco back on your own will vary as well. A number of folks are approaching this like a mini-vacation and adventure by going to Granger to get their Bronco.

Lastly, the amount above does not include the destination fee (roughly $1,500) and sales and use taxes (which are based on where you live – not where you buy).
 
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