Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Mercedes-Benz Throws A Manhattan Fire Sale

Oh Mercedes

Signs of the Recession:

The Mercedes-Benz showroom sent out a letter this week to customers advertising a "private, 3-day only offering of in-stock automobiles" on April 23 through 25th. Why the sudden fire sale? "To be perfectly frank, we are out of space," claims the letter. They are offering a $10,000 dollar discount on the S, CL and SL-classes of the 600 cars currently crowding both of their Manhattan showrooms. And 1.9% financing. And a free two-year maintenance plan. Also, just for coming in, they'll give you a $25 "gift card," usable for service or accessories. Rough times!

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KarenUhOh (#19)

A lot of these are fucking $75-125,000 cars. And hellfire. That doesn't BEGIN to get into your Trim Package.

They'd fucking better hit the gas on that BOLD LETTERED DISCOUNT.

Also? $25 gift card? Maybe they could pay for your parking. Except that's more expensive.

Here's my bottom line: I'm German-engineered, and fuck the Germans. I'll give you $40K, cash, for a CL 550 and the Balkans.

Well put!

BoHan (#29)

From an expert! Mercedes has too much fucking unsold inventory, and model rollover to 2010 is about to happen, and so they're stuffing it down the throats of their dealers. And it then drives up your dealer's monthly wholesale floorplan interest and insurance costs, which causes them to belly-up because they're already having trouble meeting payroll as it is. We did the same thing, only with crappier cars, until all the factories could shut off excess production. Fuck, I am ready to to be car czar as soon as the new guy gets booted out.

Ha, you should be!

One thing that's innaresting about Mercedes in Manhattan is that they actually aren't dealerships, as in franchises. They're actually Mercedes-owned.

BoHan (#29)

Wow, that's interesting. That's illegal in just about every other State. I'm going to check it out. Maybe they're just bumping prospective buyers out via referral to privately-owned tri-state Mercedes stores. And I'm proud to say this is the first time I've ever written anything that could be considered insidery.

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