I’ve been wasting…er, spending a lot of time on this forum since I discovered it back in early June. Since then, I’ve seen some pretty amazing deals, and as a result, think I got a pretty amazing deal on my 17 E300 Loaner.
I also just saw someone get an amazing deal on a GX460. So it gave me an idea. Would it make sense, at the end of each month, to list the “Top Deals from June 2017”, etc. so that it’s sort of an archive of what amazing deals people on this forum got. And maybe the rules are such that:
you cannot nominate yourself
you must have a deal that is at some threshold, say 0.75% of MSRP is the top, or something
deals must be calculated with 0 due at signing, exclusive of MSDs where applicable
Might be a good way to track different manufacturers and deals, as well as recognize those on the forum that have super negotiating skills, coupled with the wealth of knowledge here, to score amazing hacks.
they do but this would only make it worse, there are a ton of variables that play into getting a good price or not. Just yesterday, I was asked to find someone a lease on an e300 for 260 a month, they had no incentives.
willingness to work for a deal
This idea can bring positive and negative to this forum
It can be a nice and entertaining activity, but it can also attract a lot of unwanted attention to this place by SEO, of people thinking they can get the same deal anywhere and anytime.
It’s a good deal but, truth be told, I just negotiated an A6 2.0t Quattro with an MSRP of $55,440 for about $9 more per month. And I’m just some noob. So, while a very respectable quote, I don’t know if it qualifies as top deal of the month.
It proves the point that this A6 deal is readily available. 400 for a 54k car is a great deal. And Audi is higher up the chain than Volvo. So in my mind, luxury sedan deal is for once Audi A6. And we all know how poorly Audi leases generally, so it’s even more remarkable.
I think the LH search tool does a pretty fair job of this already. And can sort the forum by most views, comments, etc. Plus, if deals are good enough, Michael dedicates a post to them anyway.
To be honest, I almost prefer making people search a little for answers first rather than serving things upfront like that – just because the easier you make it, the more stupid-proof the site becomes which will certainly change the dynamic a lot…
This is going to sound a little grouchy, but IMO we get enough dumb traffic as is from new visitors who are too lazy to read through the forums and want personalized answers for their stupid questions. By creating a “deal of the month” archive, imagine how many bozos we are going to see asking people to do legwork for them in order to duplicate past deals… it’s just going to inflate the site and kill the community with lazy newcomers rather than hackers.
i think its a good point. i started lurking a few months back when i first discover this site and i was reading hundreds of thread trying to understand more, i would agree making it too ez would make ppl not learn.