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I went to look at new tundras today. Which I really liked, the power was awesome. So then we get talking price. So they said they are at $38 for a crew max trd 4x4. Kinda high I thought. So then I inquired about a Sr5 with a added back up cam. And they said the best they could there was $35500 . Which again I thought was high and I said I know u got more wiggle room then that but they weren't budging . And mind u those are the prices plus tax title license. Kinda thinking I might look for a low mile used one.
 

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I haven't looked in a while...

I bought mine in '10, inflation/devaluing of the dollar...

I dunno, maybe high.

my cm stickered at 41, I got it for 38xxx otd with tax (6%) title and plate transfer (225 i believe) and then got 0% and cash back (I think $1500 or $2500, forget, and don't feel like looking for my paperwork right now because every time I do I see that they were supposed to gimme 20k for my fj and they got me...)

Compare between dealers, once a dealer knows you have been somewhere else and are price shopping they will likely toss a better hook out there...
 

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If you say the general area where you are looking to buy, there will be guys here who can guide you to the best deals in your area. In general getting 5-6K off should be rather easy.
 

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Well with five models to sell now I guess they have to raise the price
 

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It also helps if you post sticker vs their price... In case there are hidden options.

I know my gfs bro's '14 jeep was just bought at employee price, no dealer holdbacks, no fees, just taxes and a plate transfer fee... Dealer still made some $ but not like what they could have... I have an invoice from a buddy in Tx and he paid $3800 less than what he told me would have been a good deal...

Then again, over 43k for a kee without a v8 or a diesel... eph that.

Point being, if you have more info, people can help, it isn't always what you know, or who you know, but who will help you with what info they have access too...
 
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Go to Official Kelley Blue Book New Car and Used Car Prices and Values, plug in the truck you want, and then look at the Dealer Invoice cost. We all know dealerships pay less than published Invoice, because they get hold backs and so on. Offer them Dealer Invoice, and then discount factory rebates AFTER that. They make money and you get a fair deal.

I plugged in 2013 Crewmax, 5.7L, 4x4, SR5, Tow Pkg. Dealer invoice is $34697.00. You get a $2500 or $3000 factory rebate on top of that, depending on where you live, so now you're down to possibly $31697.00
 

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Buy used just make sure everything is all good with whichever you choose.
 

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Honestly, I used to buy used... Till my 03 2500hd... From the get go it seemed like the mileage was rolled back, trans acted up, yet hitch looked new, even had paint inside... all window motors failed, they were warrantied, but that lead to all door panels having to be replaced, which when a heated mirror failed, they broke it again... may have been vice versa...

Lucky for you, no one seems to be able to crack yota's puters...

I know of several people that have rolled back current year gm/ferd and dodgem vehicles... So far it seems like that is one thing we have in the used market is that the ecu can't be cracked, so it can't be rolled back....

this is just fwiw...
 
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Countryboy22, I have two words for you: SHOP AROUND.
Unless the Toyota dealer you mentioned is the only one for 100s and 100s of miles from where you live it will pay you to shop around.

When I was shopping for my Tundra I shopped at least a dozen dealers within a radius of 100-150 miles from my house.
My local dealers 19, 19, 22 & 35 miles were higher when it came to price and lower for my trade.

I ended up buying from a dealer 44 miles away. I responded to a "Click Here for our lowest price" on their web site. I was VERY skeptical but did it anyway. The email I got from their "internet specialist" surprised me as the price was several 100 dollars under factory invoice. I printed the invoice and drove to the dealer. When I got there I asked the salesperson two Questions: 1.) Where is this truck? 2.) Will you honor this price? The salesperson took me right to the truck and said "The price in the email is the price of the truck". After some dickering about the price for my trade it was a done deal.

Moral of the story, shopping around can get you the truck you want for a good price. Like I said before, unless you live in the middle of nowhere with only one Toyota Dealer, shop around. You will be glad you did.
 

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Thanks for the input. I'm in az and it is only Toyota dealer for about a hundred miles or so. But would i drive farther for a better deal hell ya I would. This dealer is supposedly the number one selling tundra dealer in the region. Any way current incentives are 0% with 1000 dollar rebate. Or u can take a 3k rebate. But that is all the price cuts the dealer was even willing to offer me yesterday. I am 25 years old and I think they think they can pull a fast on me but I can assure u that's not going to happen.
 

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Look up Edmunds True Market value. It has been dead on for my last two brand new vehicle purchases. If I am dealer and you are trying to haggle with me using vague phrases like "I know you have more room than that" I will assume you have done little to no research to back your assumptions up and if I stick to my guns you will meet me somewhere in the middle. IF you come in and tell me what you are willing to pay for the vehicle, take it or leave it, and it sounds like you have done your homework, I am more likely to give you what you want.
 
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Thanks for the input. I'm in az and it is only Toyota dealer for about a hundred miles or so. But would i drive farther for a better deal hell ya I would. This dealer is supposedly the number one selling tundra dealer in the region. Any way current incentives are 0% with 1000 dollar rebate. Or u can take a 3k rebate. But that is all the price cuts the dealer was even willing to offer me yesterday. I am 25 years old and I think they think they can pull a fast on me but I can assure u that's not going to happen.
Get your price from another dealer and make them beat each other but try to buy from the dealer closest to you! Sucks to go for any warranty or service work from a dealer you DID NOT buy from.
 

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Looked up the truck on both Edmunds and Truecar.com they were both in the $34-35 range
Was this for brand new ones? MSRP for TRD CM 4x4 is just around 40k. I am not sure what 34-35k means.
 
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Use the Internet salesmen for deal shopping. I ended up getting 4 dealerships at each others throat fighting over my business for a 2012 dc rw. Ended up getting almost 6000 off of the sticker price before including my trade. And also request invoices for the specific trucks you are looking at. If they say they can't give it to you they are full of crap. All but two of the dealers showed me the invoices for the trucks. Just be patient and force them to buckle. Be prepared to get up and walk out at any time. Just my 2 cents.


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First thing you need to realize is that some people online are not 100 truthful:)

No matter what price you can find they will claim they paid less, some of these people most likely don't even own a Tundra to begin with.
Want a good price? Then sell your trade yourself. Many of the great prices you are seeing are because people get a good price on the truck, then take it in the shorts with their trade, but they don't admit it.
Where I live Toyota is offering a $2,750 CM rebate and local dealer is adding another $1,585 off. He is the only game in town so I would guess in a larger city with a couple of dealers it should be reasonable to expect to get about $5,000 off the MSRP, maybe a tad more on a clean deal without a trade. Some of the dealers print their own "stickers", jacking up the prices, then people think they are getting a better deal.
A nicely loaded CM, 5.7, 4x4 loaded with SR5 , TRD, Entunes and a few other goodies is going to run 41-42K. With some luck you might get it for 35-36. Just remember, the more you see these trucks discounted the less they are going to hold their value if you plan to get rid of it in a year or two.

Walk into a dealer that is close to you and who has good customer service and make him a offer. Hand him a check for a deposit and tell him if he accepts it you will buy the truck today. All the BS about running back and forth is for the birds because the only thing you will end up with is maybe saving a couple of bucks and a lot of aggravation.
 

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I bought a double cab tundra with a lift and with my trade I bought it for less than sticker and it had a lift and wheels and tires. I have a dealer 30 miles from me and I drove 2 1/2 hours and got a better deal and I did get a better deal. The only thing that matter's is your happy with the deal that you make.
 
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