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Welcome everyone and thanks for all of the kind words of support. My move to EVS Chevrolet could not have been any better had I written the book myself - more on that later too!:D

Truly a pleasure to work with you all, provide information and when you are ready - do business together. Please consider me when you are ready to order or purchase your Corvette. For someone that has been doing this almost 12 years nationally, working hard to be at certain places, covering events, sharing information, pictures,etc,etc .is all to prove I care an want to be the guy that EARNED an opportunity to be a part of this purchase. Is your local dealer simply waiting for the latest news on the net, rather than being the news, or digging for info FOR YOU?!?!?!

The market is changing and I hope as we grow together, the trust you have provided me also continues to grow. I'll always do all I can to make your purchase - (when "your time "comes,) flexible, fun and fair....save the 4 hour ping pong salesman, sales manager matches for the goons :rolleyes: - I want to have fun - I proudly represent Corvette for you and for the great people at EVS Chevrolet.

wow, I am a rambling fool aren't I...?! Oh well, that's me.:huh: :laughing:
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Now regarding requests for pricing, first let me mention, yes the 83U Atomic Orange pricing is correct per the information provided us by GM, it is $300...rather than $750 from last year..could there be a typo on GM's side...sure, anything is possible, but at this posting, this is what we have.

in regards to GMS, GSU, GMID pricing.
GMS= General Motors EMPLOYEE purchase - a direct employee of GM or one of it's plants - corp offices.

GSU=General Motors Supplier pricing; people that do services make parts for GM- this is a different price structure than the GMS level.

GMID=General Motors in the Driveway program; a way to promote GM products through their own people - when they give you an outsider not working for a supplier,office,plant,etc....you can obtain Supplier level pricing as a GSU participate - as long as the dealer is willing.

at EVS Chevrolet- Wisconsin's #1 Corvette dealer, we will honor your GM auth#'s and thank-you for your business conserations!

Many are asking for the new GM prices levels on the net. My thoughts are -
we should post this on line. #1 they are confusing for a client just entering the market and does not fully understand all of the in's and out's of the day to day Corvette community.

For those that post this, especially other retail entities, I find this irresponsible. You make the market more confusing to those that cannot even obtain these price levels and ruin the value we as representatives are trying to display to a new customer. It is not available to everyone and therefore should be just thrown out there as if it were!

I understand the rush & need to provide information, let's simply as retailers provide information that helps everyone and conduct oursleves in a more professional manner. Buying this car already explodes emotions beyond belief, -don't taint them with unneeded babble.

Corvette is the best sports car value on the planet and I look forward to making your dreams come true!
With pride, your friend and fan in Wisconsin;
 

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I can understand Rick’s position regarding GMS and GSU pricing but I got to say I really do not like the new automobile / dealer pricing model. :down:

I am very competitive and will negotiate and shop down to the last $50. I really do not enjoy the work associated with bargaining but my expectations are based on web sites like KBB.com that provide sufficient info to determine what the dealership pays and what they get back in hold-back.

I work at an electric power plant and still pay the same price as everyone else for electricity. What is wrong with putting a price on a car like a can of soup?

Another part of the GMS and GSU pricing that goes against the grain is the jealousy factor. I was happy with my salary until I found out what our VP makes. :WTF I’m as smart as him and actually have an occasionally effect on production. Now I feel cheated. The same psychology applies to buying a car. If (for example) I know Mr X paid $40K for a Corvette that will cost me $50K, I will buy a Mustang instead even though I like the Vette better.
 

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A little more info on GMS pricing:

As Rick said, it's for eligible General Motors employees AND ELIGIBLE RELATIVES of GM employees. Eligible employees include, but not limited to, spouse, sons, daughters, brother, sister, brother in law, sister in law, etc.

General Motors has to allow the dealership to sell a particular car/model at GMS price. A dealership then has the choice to (1) sell the car to the eligible customer at GMS price, or NOT sell the car at GMS price.

Hope this helps! :thumbsup:
 

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I get GMS through my workplace, and it’s not that confusing. You can either build the vehicle or view the inventory of a given a dealer and it shows you MSRP and the GMS price on the website. This is how I bought my first C6.

Though this pricing is not available on the Z06 as I understand it. However as Rick has stated not all dealers will honor this price. I encountered several that would not do it. . I think this all comes down to what the dealer will let the car go for, regardless of GMS or not.
 

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If (for example) I know Mr X paid $40K for a Corvette that will cost me $50K, I will buy a Mustang instead even though I like the Vette better.
Well, enjoy that Mustang. But you should know, I can buy a Mustang or a Dodge Charger at supplier price too, along with Nissan, Infiniti, and Mitsubishi. Sounds like Huyndai is calling.
 

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Well, enjoy that Mustang. But you should know, I can buy a Mustang or a Dodge Charger at supplier price too, along with Nissan, Infiniti, and Mitsubishi. Sounds like Huyndai is calling.
How many Horse Power is a Huyndai anyway:huh: ????

I got to admit that my employer supplies GM and if I can find a willing dealership I will get supplier pricing. I fully intend to take advantage of this discount once the supplier pricing for ’08 models is available. (Hoping for early August):partyon:

The difference between supplier pricing and MSRP is about $6K on a fully loaded convertible vette. Employee pricing takes another $2,500 off. The “savings” is undocumented income and should be taxed. Do I plan on paying the extra tax? No, but I still do not like the new car/MSRP purchasing model and would be surprised if anyone NOT receiving a discount did.

I also do not like PACs, Medical insurance/billing model, Victimless crimes (the enforcement of them), Oxygen TV and Entitlements based on religion, ethnicity, or affiliation. But I digress :D .
 

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Another thing to throw into the mix. Last fall, when I went to get a new Avalanche, I took my GM supplier certificate and a certificate from my GM card for an extra $1000 in savings. The dealer said he could do the supplier price, but not with the GM card stuff. However, he could give me invoice, a $1K rebate and my GM card earnings. I ended up paying about 6K under MSRP and was a happy guy. Anyone who pays anywhere near sticker for a domestic car is just gullible, or is after a very scarce car (initial Z06s or Ford GT500s.)
 

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huh...was it only on the avanlanche that they wouldn't do the GMS plus GM card ? b/c my dealer (and GM card) have always said that they could be used together as the GMCard is not really a rebate from GM but money earned. I just bought my C6 and did both with no problems.

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huh...was it only on the avanlanche that they wouldn't do the GMS plus GM card ? b/c my dealer (and GM card) have always said that they could be used together as the GMCard is not really a rebate from GM but money earned. I just bought my C6 and did both with no problems.

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I thnk it was the GM Card extra $1000 offer that they weren't interested in.
 

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I can understand Rick’s position regarding GMS and GSU pricing but I got to say I really do not like the new automobile / dealer pricing model. :down:

I am very competitive and will negotiate and shop down to the last $50. I really do not enjoy the work associated with bargaining but my expectations are based on web sites like KBB.com that provide sufficient info to determine what the dealership pays and what they get back in hold-back.

I work at an electric power plant and still pay the same price as everyone else for electricity. What is wrong with putting a price on a car like a can of soup?

Another part of the GMS and GSU pricing that goes against the grain is the jealousy factor. I was happy with my salary until I found out what our VP makes. :WTF I’m as smart as him and actually have an occasionally effect on production. Now I feel cheated. The same psychology applies to buying a car. If (for example) I know Mr X paid $40K for a Corvette that will cost me $50K, I will buy a Mustang instead even though I like the Vette better.
I agree with you on this GMS, GSU or whatever pricing for employees and families, etc. And I might add to the mix us guys that have bought numberous GM vehicles. Don't we get any recognition? Why can't we have equal pricing?
 

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Lets add to the confusion and let the people know about INVOICE PRICING! which is a couple hundred more than GMID, and that the dealer can offer you and i have purchased under:thumbsup: I sat down with the salesman at there computer and build my car at there invoice price and then purchased that vechile at a very FAR PRICE for not being a GM EMPLOYEE:D Just ask Rick Conti about it...He will tell you about it...Thats if his boss will allow it:laughing:
 

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Welcome everyone and thanks for all of the kind words of support. My move to EVS Chevrolet could not have been any better had I written the book myself - more on that later too!:D

Truly a pleasure to work with you all, provide information and when you are ready - do business together. Please consider me when you are ready to order or purchase your Corvette. For someone that has been doing this almost 12 years nationally, working hard to be at certain places, covering events, sharing information, pictures,etc,etc .is all to prove I care an want to be the guy that EARNED an opportunity to be a part of this purchase. Is your local dealer simply waiting for the latest news on the net, rather than being the news, or digging for info FOR YOU?!?!?!

The market is changing and I hope as we grow together, the trust you have provided me also continues to grow. I'll always do all I can to make your purchase - (when "your time "comes,) flexible, fun and fair....save the 4 hour ping pong salesman, sales manager matches for the goons :rolleyes: - I want to have fun - I proudly represent Corvette for you and for the great people at EVS Chevrolet.

wow, I am a rambling fool aren't I...?! Oh well, that's me.:huh: :laughing:
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Now regarding requests for pricing, first let me mention, yes the 83U Atomic Orange pricing is correct per the information provided us by GM, it is $300...rather than $750 from last year..could there be a typo on GM's side...sure, anything is possible, but at this posting, this is what we have.

in regards to GMS, GSU, GMID pricing.
GMS= General Motors EMPLOYEE purchase - a direct employee of GM or one of it's plants - corp offices.

GSU=General Motors Supplier pricing; people that do services make parts for GM- this is a different price structure than the GMS level.

GMID=General Motors in the Driveway program; a way to promote GM products through their own people - when they give you an outsider not working for a supplier,office,plant,etc....you can obtain Supplier level pricing as a GSU participate - as long as the dealer is willing.

at EVS Chevrolet- Wisconsin's #1 Corvette dealer, we will honor your GM auth#'s and thank-you for your business conserations!

Many are asking for the new GM prices levels on the net. My thoughts are -
we should post this on line. #1 they are confusing for a client just entering the market and does not fully understand all of the in's and out's of the day to day Corvette community.

For those that post this, especially other retail entities, I find this irresponsible. You make the market more confusing to those that cannot even obtain these price levels and ruin the value we as representatives are trying to display to a new customer. It is not available to everyone and therefore should be just thrown out there as if it were!

I understand the rush & need to provide information, let's simply as retailers provide information that helps everyone and conduct oursleves in a more professional manner. Buying this car already explodes emotions beyond belief, -don't taint them with unneeded babble.

Corvette is the best sports car value on the planet and I look forward to making your dreams come true!
With pride, your friend and fan in Wisconsin;
This has to be the best sales pitch i have heard:rolling: Don`t inform the people about discounts that could be available....Let the people pay more, because and i quote..Buying this car already explodes emotions beyond belief. I guess you could add to that with GETTING THE BEST PRICE TOO!
Sorry, i just can`t help myself when i see posts like these from salesmen that want you to pay more for a product that they have nothing to do with,except selling them. Yes, i see how Rick posts all the photo`s and how he attends the GM EVENTS, but does that mean that we as customers should pay more for his info, or should we get the best deal possible? Of course,if you paid me more for a product that would cost less somewhere else, i too would treat you like a star:laughing: . Again, just my .02 and this is not a personal attack on Rick, its just my .02:thumbsup:
 
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