I just think that the general public in NJ is willing to pay the 3% off price for a Bolt. And that price is so cheap and accessible that many NJ residents will scoop them up at 3%.
Chevy dealers will be selling Bolts to NJ Residents with Costco memberships in droves at 3% off. Buyers aren’t forcing sellers to sell, but I think you’d be surprised how many people would line up to pay 3% off and see that as a great deal and great value.
The dealers will soon be selling so many so quickly at that price, that it will be very hard to find a Bolt in stock in NJ. There already isn’t much inventory already, although I suspect more will be trickling in for the rest of the year.
When that is happening, the dealer will have zero interest in 8% off. They won’t even have to take your offer seriously because the cars will be sold at 3% off, or even MSRP, to someone that wants “the cheapest lease in NJ for under $200/month” before you have a chance to ask for more off. I think if you try to hold firm and ask for more off, NJ dealers will be out of 2020 Bolts completely before you find the trim/color/price combo you want.
But, please prove me wrong!!! I’ve been trying to nab one of these Bolts and have been unsuccessful so far. So, this is just my prediction. I think there are enough “cheap people” that would take the $150/month car that will buy up all the inventory before the “ultra cheap people” get a stab at a higher discount.