Platinum Star Event

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GeorgianSteve

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Evening All - a leaflet arrived in the post inviting me to the “Platinum Star” event weekend of 10-13 Nov where there will be exclusive offers and discounts. Sounded more special compared to other sales events I have been invited to in the past.

Previously there were deals to be done at dealerships but the new “take it or leave it” agency model has meant no deals are offered so this does sound promising. A quick google and it turns out most dealerships are having this event.

I have visited the dealership a few times this year for warranty work and every time the sales floor is void of customers.

Does this sound like something worth going to? Anyone have a view of purchasing this year via the agency model?
 
Evening All - a leaflet arrived in the post inviting me to the “Platinum Star” event weekend of 10-13 Nov where there will be exclusive offers and discounts. Sounded more special compared to other sales events I have been invited to in the past.

Previously there were deals to be done at dealerships but the new “take it or leave it” agency model has meant no deals are offered so this does sound promising. A quick google and it turns out most dealerships are having this event.

I have visited the dealership a few times this year for warranty work and every time the sales floor is void of customers.

Does this sound like something worth going to? Anyone have a view of purchasing this year via the agency model?
It’s just a sales promotion, but naturally the sales team are keen to whip customers up into a bit of frenzy to encourage them to pull the trigger on a deal.

I would be stunned if you couldn’t get the same deal - or better - outside of the event, regardless of what the sales people say, eg limited time, VIPs only, etc.

Buy based upon the specific car, condition, history and deal, and try to forget the rest of the fluff like red carpet, roped off areas, black curtains ,tinsel and jazz hands.
 
Oh. My. Goodness. I have been invited now too, a personal invitation from the Dealer Principal no less. Apparently validation of my unique code is essential to gain entry to the event and benefit from the exclusive offers #vip #lookslikeimadeit
 
Same, I have two, one from my local one and one from the one in York where I bought the car.
 
Oh. My. Goodness. I have been invited now too, a personal invitation from the Dealer Principal no less. Apparently validation of my unique code is essential to gain entry to the event and benefit from the exclusive offers #vip #lookslikeimadeit
I’m starting to think that I might not actually be a VVIP, and that thet it wasn’t an exclusive invitation from the Dealer Principal. It’s just been advertised in the blooming radio. I might throw away my unique code now.
 
I’m starting to think that I might not actually be a VVIP, and that thet it wasn’t an exclusive invitation from the Dealer Principal. It’s just been advertised in the blooming radio. I might throw away my unique code now.
Speak for yourself, I’ve had two invites from different dealerships! One from the General Manager and one from the Head of Business.
They have emailed me, written to me, and sent me various text messages.
I feel so special. 🤩
 
I think the slowdown is starting to bite. If you fancy a 911 turbo S I believe the OPC dealer principal will offer you hand relief with a smile.
 
Second hand car prices are on the way down as well. When I p/ex'd my C250d 4matic PP back in April WBAC price was £21,500 . since then it has slid to £17,500 about two weeks ago. I did another check this morning and now down to £15,400 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! down £6100 in 6 months.
MB and other prestige marks are now in a bit of a fix , they've all jumped on the bandwagon and increased their new car prices due to supply shortages and now that supply is much better the trade in price of used cars are really coming down. So when you go to this event the SE might give you a nice discount on an overpriced new car and offer you peanuts for your p/ex. Lose Lose.
 
Second hand car prices are on the way down as well. When I p/ex'd my C250d 4matic PP back in April WBAC price was £21,500 . since then it has slid to £17,500 about two weeks ago. I did another check this morning and now down to £15,400 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! down £6100 in 6 months.
MB and other prestige marks are now in a bit of a fix , they've all jumped on the bandwagon and increased their new car prices due to supply shortages and now that supply is much better the trade in price of used cars are really coming down. So when you go to this event the SE might give you a nice discount on an overpriced new car and offer you peanuts for your p/ex. Lose Lose.
Shhh! Don’t tell everyone, it’s only supposed to be EVs that have plummeted in value recently…! ;)
 

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