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Getting jealous. I’m still on a chip hold and starting to accept it may not deliver by end of year.

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I'm starting to work my way through the various stages of grief as well...

 

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Sucks. Sorry dude. I wish they would tell you what it was short and you could decide whether to skip it on the truck or not.
This. For a company that's so far out on production and parts scheduling that you can't modify your order six weeks before they produce it, how the heck do they not know which parts/packages will result in delays at this point? It doesn't make sense. You can't both lock-down the ordering process that far out and be so nebulous about the actual build/delivery timeline.

Edit: I have to add that the order tracker we're all on (Excel spreadsheet) really makes Ford look better than it should with delivery times... if Ford adjusts the delivery window the tracker updates to reflect the new window, so when the tracker shows in column X that all but one truck delivered has made it before the end of their delivery window, that's really before THE LAST OF POSSIBLY SEVERAL delivery windows Ford provided.
 


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You can't both lock-down the ordering process that far out and be so nebulous about the actual build/delivery timeline.
I swear I sometimes think I can get a job at Ford, nefariously change my position in the queue and force it out the door, get fired, and go back to my day job before Ford actually ships the thing.
 

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FWIW, I got my final pricing from @Granger Ford today for my Pro.

The $1000 discount (below MSRP), the $5000 Price Protection, and the $7000 Private Offer were all included right off the bat. They didn't attempt to pretend like I wasn't eligible or they couldn't see it or didn't know. I haven't signed the paperwork quite yet (doing it remote since I'm in FL), so it's not a 100% done deal, yet, but this is a great indication that any dealer acting like you aren't qualified or you only qualify for one of the discounts or they can't see the discounts are either:

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b) Lying

TL;DR - The dealer can see the Price Protection AND the Private Offer for Pros.
 

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FWIW, I got my final pricing from @Granger Ford today for my Pro.

The $1000 discount (below MSRP), the $5000 Price Protection, and the $7000 Private Offer were all included right off the bat. They didn't attempt to pretend like I wasn't eligible or they couldn't see it or didn't know. I haven't signed the paperwork quite yet (doing it remote since I'm in FL), so it's not a 100% done deal, yet, but this is a great indication that any dealer acting like you aren't qualified or you only qualify for one of the discounts or they can't see the discounts are either:

a) Wrong
b) Lying

TL;DR - The dealer can see the Price Protection AND the Private Offer for Pros.
Yep, Granger is great! Do note that I don't think they could see all the discounts/rebates/etc until the truck physically arrived. But once it is on the lot the above choices apply!
 

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Yep, Granger is great! Do note that I don't think they could see all the discounts/rebates/etc until the truck physically arrived. But once it is on the lot the above choices apply!
That is super helpful to know, perhaps things will work out in the end after all!
 

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Yep, Granger is great! Do note that I don't think they could see all the discounts/rebates/etc until the truck physically arrived. But once it is on the lot the above choices apply!
Good clarification. That's what they told me, as well. So, *maybe* that's an excuse for the dealer to be "not sure" until it arrives. Then once it's there, private offer and price protection should be applied.
 


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FWIW, I got my final pricing from @Granger Ford today for my Pro.

The $1000 discount (below MSRP), the $5000 Price Protection, and the $7000 Private Offer were all included right off the bat. They didn't attempt to pretend like I wasn't eligible or they couldn't see it or didn't know. I haven't signed the paperwork quite yet (doing it remote since I'm in FL), so it's not a 100% done deal, yet, but this is a great indication that any dealer acting like you aren't qualified or you only qualify for one of the discounts or they can't see the discounts are either:

a) Wrong
b) Lying

TL;DR - The dealer can see the Price Protection AND the Private Offer for Pros.
Nice and $1000 off MSRP. How did you swing that?
 

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That was the normal offer from Granger, at least at one point. Don't know if it still is. It was not a result of my negotiation skills! haha
Well at least you and Grainger are proof of how it should be done. Believe me, I will use you as an example if my dealer plays dumb
 

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That was the normal offer from Granger, at least at one point. Don't know if it still is. It was not a result of my negotiation skills! haha
They have some of the best prices on any Ford vehicle and no BS. Their biggest issue is that they got screwed when Ford changed the allocation model to not be based on the number of reservations, presumably due to pressure from other dealers who wanted to continue price gouging their customers.
 

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Well at least you and Grainger are proof of how it should be done. Believe me, I will use you as an example if my dealer plays dumb
Yep, that's why I posted it, so others can use this knowledge to their advantage if/when their dealers try to avoid giving both discounts.

 

 
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