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Old 08-26-2006, 02:24 PM   #1
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Information Saturn Retailers doing special Buy Back promotions

Hey all,

Did anyone else get this in the mail this week? I'm not sure if it's local only to Orange County, CA locations, or if a broader range of people received this notice.

Personally I love my 2005 L300 and wouldn't trade it in right now, but this may appeal to others in my vicinity...
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Old 08-26-2006, 02:36 PM   #2
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Default Re: Saturn Retailers doing special Buy Back promotions

It's a bunch of bull designed to generate showroom traffic. If you look at the bottom of the post here, it'll show similar threads that all have the same title and should give you a rough idea about what's going on.

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Old 08-28-2006, 11:46 AM   #3
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Default Re: Saturn Retailers doing special Buy Back promotions

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It's a bunch of bull designed to generate showroom traffic. If you look at the bottom of the post here, it'll show similar threads that all have the same title and should give you a rough idea about what's going on.
Yup...where it from a Dodge or Chevy dealer, it would include a free magic show, hotdogs and balloons for the kids, and a chance to meet Bo-Bo the dogfaced boy!

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Old 08-28-2006, 12:53 PM   #4
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Yep, meant to generate showroom traffic. Usually works pretty good, suprisingly. It also helps that most dealerships will over-allow on trade-ins during one of the 'buy-back' periods to try and help push new car sales up.

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Old 08-30-2006, 07:45 AM   #5
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I get those letters all the time from my local Saturn dealership. It is a way to turn 1 Saturn sale into 3 Saturn sales:
  1. First the dealer sells you a new car.
  2. A few years later the dealer buys back your car and sells you another new car.
  3. Lastly the dealer preps your "old" car and sells it to another person.
So the dealership had 3 sales and earned a profit each time.

Oh, taking your trade-in, preparing it for a quick resale, and keeping the difference is shrewd. In the investment world this type of activity is called arbitrage. Maybe with car trade-ins and used car sales we can call it "carbitrage" instead?

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