Inchcape mailing

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Rory, Aug 9, 2006.

  1. Rory

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    Inchcape own quite a number of MB dealers in the NW, East Midlands and Warks - www.inchcape.mercedes-benz.co.uk

    I got a mailing from them today, containing some rubbish about a 'VIP Manager's Confidential Event' on new and used cars, plus a leaflet of contract hire offers.

    I was just about (and hence this message) to bin it all when I noticed an offer on servicing - £50 off an A service, and £70 off a B. Valid until 31st Aug 2007. I'm actually pretty gobsmacked by those discounts (I suppose in reality they probably make that much on the oil alone, and I supply my own anyway - wonder if they'll let me do that AND give me £70 off!).

    It does refer to the services as "Elite" A & B. The cynical streak in me wonders if the "Elite" price list is higher than the standard one!
     
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    Rory, do u have any more info on the event itself??
     
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    Rory

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    Well, I think it's all bullsh*t really.
    There's a "Confidential" (but I can give it someone if I want to!) pass that I have to take (they won't discuss the deals by phone) with me, and that will enable them to show me "the exclusive price list".
    These "exclusive prices" are available on selected new and approved used cars.

    The "event" runs from Fri 11th to Sun 20th August.

    I'm sure this is nothing more than a pre-1st Sept clearout of used cars, and there will probably only be special pricing on new cars that have stuck in Inchcape stock because they have dodgy spec's.
     
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    just checked out www.autobytel.co.uk which is owned by inchape.

    quite good prices on the CLS .. better than drivethedeal.com
     
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    I had a similar sounding thing from the Greenoaks group today.

    Business Lease on a CLS 320 CDI Auto + metallic paint.
    Advance rental = £1497 + VAT
    Monthly rental = £499 + VAT
    Acceptance fee = £150
    Lease miles per annum = 10,000

    Alternatively, if you didn't want to lease but wanted to buy...
    CLS 320 CDI Auto and metallic paint.
    Monthly payment = £449
    On the road price = £43,275
    Customer deposit = £5890
    Optional final payment = £24,600
    Acceptance fee = £150
    Option to purchase fee = £75
    Monthly payments = 36
    Total charge for credit = £3603.78
    Amount of credit = £37,385
    Total amount payable = £46,878.78
    Typical APR = 3.9%
     
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    A-AvantGarde Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I got that from Greenoaks too yesterday. Some other interesting finance deals, 2.9 % APR on a B Class, 0% Option on the C Class and some R Class deals.
     
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    Rory

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    The CLS deal (and several others) are on the MB website. Under the Sales, Current Offers tab.
     

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