.... this is a continuation from an earlier thread .....
Deluke and Sky Spy .... first a sincere thank you for helping me, and all other forum members, who want to understand GM's ordering policy. If anyone else has knowledgeable information, please take a moment to bring facts to this discussion.
a/ So from what you have said, it is GM's policy not to require each dealer to forward every deposited "Vehicle Purchase Agreement" for the official "Order Number".
Some dealers do submit deposited orders, thereby price protecting their customer. Mean while, other dealers follow GM's policy and their customers have no price protection.
c/ So, if it is opitional for dealers ...why would any dealer not submit deposited orders? (always follow the money!)
We all have read the threads about concern's dealers may have about not get reimbursed and the lenghty paper work discourages them. But their customer (the unprotected price increased customer) gets stuck paying $1,000 plus.
The dealers get reimbursed from GM and keep's the extra profit charged customers ... and GM? They can control assembly cost and raise the price on all those non-price protected pending orders ... sweet.
d/ Is there a way (such as rebate request form) for these financially harmed customers to recover their lost through GM since it is their policy that is causing some customers to be financially harmed?
Or, from the dealer since it is the dealer, since they chooses not to submit your deposited order but hold it until GM communicates their allotment?
Take a guess who GM is pointing at ... oh yea .. the dealer! And guess who the dealer is pointing at ... it is GM's policy! But guess who's wallet get's pinched? Ouch!
e/ Or is going to court the only way?
A thousand plus dollars is a lot of money to most people. This GM policy seems to be in the best interest of GM and its dealers.
There is power in numbers ... how do you say "CLASS ACTION"!
Us members deeply appreciate your willingness to share your knowledge.
Thanks for your advice.