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I was really excited with the new incentive on the 2022 Bolts. However, now that I’ve started reaching out to dealerships (Southern California area) they have all been adding a $4-$5k markup/add on fee on top of the price. Has anyone recently purchased a Bolt from a dealership at MSRP? I’m also will ing to travel to a neighboring state to purchase if needed. Thanks!
 

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It might be worth shopping out of state and flying one way or having it shipped. Several forum posters have purchased from Donohoo in Alabama - they're at least worth checking out for a price comparison.

Edit: It appears Donohoo does not have any new Bolts in stock as of 6/13/22, and their 9 used Bolts are all under the stop sale (waiting for a battery).
 

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I was really excited with the new incentive on the 2022 Bolts. However, now that I’ve started reaching out to dealerships (Southern California area) they have all been adding a $4-$5k markup/add on fee on top of the price. Has anyone recently purchased a Bolt from a dealership at MSRP? I’m also will ing to travel to a neighboring state to purchase if needed. Thanks!
Where abouts in socal?
 

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I barely ever managed to buy car in-state.
Out of 13 I have purchased, 8 were out-of-state and all those 5 in-state 4 were used (older ones) that was not really worth shopping outside (their purchase price was not higher than 7'000 USD).

While it may seem more hassle, many times it pays back with a few thousands saved.
If your local market is hot, buy where the market is dead and the dealer has too many cars (yeah, recently that is not the case, but you get my point).
 

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I was actually surprised that any of the $6k discount makes it to the consumer when the middleman is the dealer network. It's good to see some dealerships that are willing to pass it along rather than we we've seen with the Mach-E and Lightning where they've doubled the price in some cases.
 

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I barely ever managed to buy car in-state.
Out of 13 I have purchased, 8 were out-of-state and all those 5 in-state 4 were used (older ones) that was not really worth shopping outside (their purchase price was not higher than 7'000 USD).

While it may seem more hassle, many times it pays back with a few thousands saved.
If your local market is hot, buy where the market is dead and the dealer has too many cars (yeah, recently that is not the case, but you get my point).
Agreed. I'm definitely open to looking outside of state at this point. hoping some of the folks on this forum can share dealerships that they have purchased from recently that didn't charge a markup
 

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I was really excited with the new incentive on the 2022 Bolts. However, now that I’ve started reaching out to dealerships (Southern California area) they have all been adding a $4-$5k markup/add on fee on top of the price. Has anyone recently purchased a Bolt from a dealership at MSRP? I’m also will ing to travel to a neighboring state to purchase if needed. Thanks!
I know I'm not in the USA but, I paid MSRP for my 2022.
Are you sure GM allows dealers to have a markup - especially like the one you mention? My remembrance is that it's not allowed.
I would give them a call.
 

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I know I'm not in the USA but, I paid MSRP for my 2022.
Are you sure GM allows dealers to have a markup - especially like the one you mention? My remembrance is that it's not allowed.
I would give them a call.
I'm sure it's frowned upon but they aren't doing anything to stop it. Most of these dealerships don't call them markups but instead describe them as dealer add ons which include door edge protectors, wheel locks, front windshield coating, LoJack, etc.
 

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One of my local dealers (SF Bay Area) when I was shopping last summer called the extra $5K a "market adjustment". I went somewhere else and bought my 2022 EUV for MSRP (minus some incentives and rebates). Pays to shop around - even if it means going out of the area.
 

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Same here. I went out of state - about a full battery charge away - and paid MSRP (less a couple of incentives) for a vehicle that was "in transit". I had to wait about two weeks for it to arrive. Everything at the dealer went well and the deal went down as expected. Very happy with my purchase so far.
 

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I was really excited with the new incentive on the 2022 Bolts. However, now that I’ve started reaching out to dealerships (Southern California area) they have all been adding a $4-$5k markup/add on fee on top of the price. Has anyone recently purchased a Bolt from a dealership at MSRP? I’m also will ing to travel to a neighboring state to purchase if needed. Thanks!
Go to cars.com and sort by any factor you choose. I'd look in flyover country, where EVs other than Teslas are hens teeth, though I saw a black Bolt like my wife's this morning entering the Cleveland Clinic. Laria Chevy SW of Akron seems to be a Bolt specialist. Battery replacement no problem used or new. My '19 Premier due out of the shop tomorrow morning after a long wait. Even here the used prices are astonishing, with a direct replacement for my car about 10% less than what I paid used with 600 miles in Cincy, but far less than what I've seen on ebay, for instance.
 

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I wanted to follow up on this. I did find a few dealerships local to SoCal that were not adding a markup or dealer add ons. Hoping this helps anyone else who is looking for a Bolt.

Simpson Chevrolet in Irvine
Anderson Chevrolet in Lake Elsinore
Rotolo Chevrolet Fontana

Let me know if you have any questions.

George
 

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I’m on the southern east coast S. Carolina and I purchased a 2022 EUV launch edition on July 5. It’s due in a week to 10 days and I paid list. No discount but then again no premium either. Shop around! I had to find a dealer 40 miles from my town and passed up two fancy dealers that wanted premium prices
 

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I have been shopping in the SF Bay area, $1500-$3000 markup over MSRP. Does anyone know of a Chevrolet or GM website to make a complaint. This parent company is shooting itself in the foot. It is such an undoing of the $6300 that you get from Chevrolet. Maybe Elon Musk has a good idea and cut the dealership out of the process.
 
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