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UPDATE: FOR SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS ONLY:

As most of the CA locals probably know, California prices on the Q50 and especially the Q50 hybrid are ridiculous.

Dealers are selling many $1000's above MSRP across the state. I am offering my free service in saving you several thousand dollars off of California Dealership Asking Prices. I guarantee Drive Off Simple will save you at least $500 off MSRP on any non-hybrid Q50 model (which is significant because they start negotiation at several thousand above MSRP).

On Hybrids, I guarantee I can get those ridiculous dealer mark-ups down to only $2500 above MSRP, possibly better. (I can get you below MSRP with VPP eligibility). I know that doesn't sound overly tempting, but consider that there is a steady supply of buyers in CA who are willing to pay $5000-$6000 premiums right now. You're welcome to spend hours negotiating your own savings and then contact me to see how much better I can do for you.
 

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You can't be serious that people are actually paying more that MSRP.
I don't know what is wrong with some Californians, but according to my last General Manager, the previous Infiniti model redesign earned salesmen ~$20,000 each in the first launch month, if that tells you anything.

I've been calling dealerships, offering them business for their Q50's but most of them will barely touch MSRP on gas models, let alone on the Hybrids. I guess if you're willing to pay $5000 above MSRP for a Hybrid Q50, you probably see money in a totally different way.

That piques my curiosity about something. What is the average income of members on this forum?

At the Infiniti where I was before, I saw every customer's monthly income and I was pretty blown away by how much a lot of people made. It wasn't uncommon to have entertainment execs and business owners come in, pulling monthly income of $20,000; $50,000; and even $70,000. :eek: Sometimes in disbelief, I had to double check that the customers were indeed writing their monthly, and not annual incomes.

So, maybe that clarifies just who is willing to pay $5000 above MSRP. When you earn $50,000/month, $5000 is a drop in the bucket.
 

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I love the brand, but 50k a month? That's about 600k a year before taxes.

Why wouldn't you be driving an Aston Martin or similar.

I recall when the new body style was released for the Ford Mustang (2003?). People were waiting in lines to buy them and paying 3-4k over asking. Being first means alot to many people.

You know the old saying "a fool and his money are soon parted"

Let's wait till the holidays when we start seeing this group getting the same cars for under invoice.
 

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I love the brand, but 50k a month? That's about 600k a year before taxes.

Why wouldn't you be driving an Aston Martin or similar.

I recall when the new body style was released for the Ford Mustang (2003?). People were waiting in lines to buy them and paying 3-4k over asking. Being first means alot to many people.

You know the old saying "a fool and his money are soon parted"

Let's wait till the holidays when we start seeing this group getting the same cars for under invoice.
Maybe because they want to stay rich and are smart about their money
 

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Maybe because they want to stay rich and are smart about their money
You hit it right on. Those who are wealthy and squander their wealth tend to find that it can disappear quickly. The news stories about famous wealthy people who are now broke are commonplace.

My wife and I make more money than I would like to say here, but we try to live well beneath our means. Aston Martin? Though I could easily afford one, I really don't want one. I've found tons better places to spend money than on a car like that. You can invest in ways that benefit other people and that is a whole lot more rewarding than having an ultra high end car.

Besides, the Q50 will be a heck of a fun car for me to drive... for the next 10 years. :)
 

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Hi SoCal Infiniti Fans,

Here is what I'm going to do. In Southern California, I will find a handful of dealerships that are willing to sell their Q50's lower than the rest.

I already know a couple, but I will find a few more. Then, I'm going to push them extra hard to get them to drop lower.

I'm confident I can save you a good chunk of money on the Q50's over the next 2 weekends. If you are interested, submit a contact request form on my site.

I will push for $1000 off MSRP on non-hybrids. Also, it's a long shot, but I will try to get you guys MSRP on Hybrids, or come as close as possible.

It's your choice if you want in on the savings. You can always get my help later, after trying to haggle by yourselves, and see how much better I can do for you.
 

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Hi SoCal Infiniti Fans,

Here is what I'm going to do. In Southern California, I will find a handful of dealerships that are willing to sell their Q50's lower than the rest.

I already know a couple, but I will find a few more. Then, I'm going to push them extra hard to get them to drop lower.

I'm confident I can save you a good chunk of money on the Q50's over the next 2 weekends. If you are interested, submit a contact request form on my site.

I will push for $1000 off MSRP on non-hybrids. Also, it's a long shot, but I will try to get you guys MSRP on Hybrids, or come as close as possible.

It's your choice if you want in on the savings. You can always get my help later, after trying to haggle by yourselves, and see how much better I can do for you.

UPDATE: SUCCESS

SoCal residents that want a Q50 HYBRID right now at MSRP with the possibility of getting extras like free service maintenance and other minor discounts, you may contact Drive Off Simple for assistance.

In a state where dealers are now selling their Hybrids a few thousand above MSRP, getting these hybrids at MSRP reflects enormous savings for current Q50 shoppers who want to buy/lease now.

If you are a Los Angeles, Orange Country, or San Diego resident and you plan on getting a Q50 this weekend/next weekend, don't pay the price premium. Let Drive Off Simple help you.
 

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If someone is reading this in Norcal and wants a hybrid (or gasser) w/out feeling ripped off, they should contact me. We have cars in stock (more than almost anyone else), and I actually know how to explain all the tech to you, plus I'll take the time to do it right. If you've already seen this car, you may have an appreciation for the fact that a knowledgeable salesperson, who can actually articulate all that the car can do - and how you can make it work, will be a true value-add in the buying process.
 

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Like I said, we have a lot in stock. This arrived yesterday. Includes at least one hybrid that isn't pre-sold.

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I don't know what is wrong with some Californians, but according to my last General Manager, the previous Infiniti model redesign earned salesmen ~$20,000 each in the first launch month, if that tells you anything.

I've been calling dealerships, offering them business for their Q50's but most of them will barely touch MSRP on gas models, let alone on the Hybrids. I guess if you're willing to pay $5000 above MSRP for a Hybrid Q50, you probably see money in a totally different way.

I got my Hybrid Sport yesterday in SoCal for $2000 off MSRP - no hassle at all.:D
 

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I don't know what is wrong with some Californians, but according to my last General Manager, the previous Infiniti model redesign earned salesmen ~$20,000 each in the first launch month, if that tells you anything.

I've been calling dealerships, offering them business for their Q50's but most of them will barely touch MSRP on gas models, let alone on the Hybrids. I guess if you're willing to pay $5000 above MSRP for a Hybrid Q50, you probably see money in a totally different way.

I got my Hybrid Sport yesterday in SoCal for $2000 off MSRP - no hassle at all.:D

Whoa, that's great! Share... how did you accomplish that? I'm sure all the SoCal users here will appreciate it.

What kind of incentives did they use, if any?

Was it just pure discount off selling price. Any special conditions that they applied to you?
 

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If someone is reading this in Norcal and wants a hybrid (or gasser) w/out feeling ripped off, they should contact me. We have cars in stock (more than almost anyone else), and I actually know how to explain all the tech to you, plus I'll take the time to do it right. If you've already seen this car, you may have an appreciation for the fact that a knowledgeable salesperson, who can actually articulate all that the car can do - and how you can make it work, will be a true value-add in the buying process.
By the way, FYI everyone, the dealerships that I work with still give their salespeople a commission for showing you everything about the car and test driving with you and basically the whole normal process of buying a car. The only difference is, you get the advantage of walking in with a huge discount already negotiated for you. Plus there is the added benefit that $100 goes from the dealer to local charities.

NorCal residents- you can still benefit from my FREE Basic Service in helping you pre-negotiate savings on those Q50s before you even set foot in the dealership.
 

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Whoa, that's great! Share... how did you accomplish that? I'm sure all the SoCal users here will appreciate it.

What kind of incentives did they use, if any?

Was it just pure discount off selling price. Any special conditions that they applied to you?
Palm Springs Infiniti had the only Hybrid Sport in SoCal with Stone interior. It is Hagane Blue, a color I wasn't sure about. I called them and offered to buy for $2000 off MSRP. He said OK and the deal was done in less than 30 minutes. No add-ons, except wheel locks. He even tinted the window for me at his cost ($175). I picked it up today, no hassles and drove it back home to Oceanside, CA. One of the easiest deals I have made!
I averaged about 30mpg and that included some 80-90 mph stretches and a couple of runs to 100 mph. I've had a very long day today (up at 5:30 AM and just got back from band rehearsal at 9:00 PM). I will post more about the car tomorrow. For now, let's just say it is FANTASTIC!:) By the way I LOVE the Hagane Blue!!! It's beautiful and rare, too.
 

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wow thats crazy, we are blowing them out at $500 below invoice - incentives just to move the metal
 
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