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Just Ordered Robin Egg Blue 3500 - questions?!?

I just ordered a 2019 RAM 3500 single cab pickup in Robin Egg Blue. Dealer submitted the order no problem but said they have to get 10 orders for this color before the Saltillo factory will build them. I was told this could be next month or never-- that is unless they get 10 orders by a certain date my order will be cancelled. I was told that a customer of thiers last year ordered a similar truck in a low volume color and it was never built.

This is kind of unnerving to say the least. Anyone here have any experience with this situation I am in? I would hate to wait 16 weeks and then be told to "forget it."

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Yup, that's how that deal works for the low volume colors.

Wait a while and see, or change to a standard color.

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Wow, the beancounters must be working overtime optimizing assembly processes.

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Wow, the beancounters must be working overtime optimizing assembly processes.
It's a matter of how much trouble it is to change color on their low volume color paint spray line.

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Yup, that's how that deal works for the low volume colors.

Wait a while and see, or change to a standard color.
I get it. I just have no feel for how many or few orders there are in these low volume colors! Is there any way to find out how many trucks are already ordered in a specific low volume color? Do you know when they will stop taking orders for this year? At what point can I change the color and still get this model year truck? I can call the dealer I guess but as you know salesmen dont really know anything. I really want this color but if push comes to shove I guess another color would do. If you have any answers that would be great.
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Hope you can get that 3500 Robin Egg Blue 1000ft lb Aisin new graphite iron hydraulic valve lifter Cummins torque monster. Phew, thatís a lot to say.
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I get it. I just have no feel for how many or few orders there are in these low volume colors! Is there any way to find out how many trucks are already ordered in a specific low volume color? Do you know when they will stop taking orders for this year? At what point can I change the color and still get this model year truck? I can call the dealer I guess but as you know salesmen dont really know anything. I really want this color but if push comes to shove I guess another color would do. If you have any answers that would be great.
Nah, nobody will be able to tell you any specific info on number of orders for certain colors.

And, if your salesman can't help, ask for the sales manager. If they aren't willing to answer your questions or find out for you, then I'd go somewhere else.

Orders for trucks in standard colors generally take about 8 weeks to come in.

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It's a matter of how much trouble it is to change color on their low volume color paint spray line.
Yes, precisely. The beancounters calculated that color changeovers any more frequently than every tenth truck would cut into Ram's profit margins too much. Which is astonishing, really, because the markup on pickups is enormous. In simpler times, the manufacturer would assume that the offer of more colors would draw more business, and would thus be worthwhile. Production cost beancounters tend to ignore the subjective value of the additional color choices, the fact that their mere nominal availability tends to get more people excited about looking at the options lists and custom order sheets... and that most of them wind up buying off the lot anyway.

They'd probably do better -- that is, make more money -- offering low numbers colors for a nominal upcharge.

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order a white one and have it painted?

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Well - I guess I could paint it but that’s $5000 I don’t have to spare!
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They're called fleet colors. My Hills green was the same way. There were 29 Hills Green in 2018 so it wasn't a problem. Just have to be patient if you want a really rare color.

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