I've posted some about my frustration with getting the right deal on a new 2500. I'm trying to understand the so called "Employee Pricing", which calculates out to about a 14% discount. I assumed it was a factory subsidized promotion (in addition to rebates). I'm finding that all the dealers in So Cal are sticking pretty close to that price, with little to no dealer discount on top of that. It seems that some deals were better before the "Employee Pricing" with many reporting in the range of 20% off or even more. Also, my observations are that many dealers were giving discounts of at least what the "Employee Pricing" discount was before the promotion started--which I assume would have been out of their profit margin. So if the "Employee Pricing" is factory subsidized, would that not mean that if the dealer is selling at the same price as the pre-promo price, that their profit margin would be greater, and/or that they would still have room for a dealer discount?
I don't know if I'm articulating this properly, but does anyone have any "inside" info on what the "Employee Pricing" is relative to dealer cost pre/post promo, as far as hold backs, etc? I'm mean we're at year end/model year end, and the deals aren't that great--you can get more off of a 1500 that costs much less. It almost seems like a wash. BTW, I'm looking at Longhorn/Limited trim levels if that matters.