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Frugal Shopper: What Time, Day, Month Is Best For Deals? Page 3

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While the data on what days are better than others is useful, it should just be a starting point, Toprak argues, and it's just one of many pieces of information that you take into consideration when shopping for a vehicle. "Ten minutes of work before you go to the dealership can get you similar or better deals any day of the month."

TrueCar recently had several of its staff go to dealerships to purchase several mainstream models, including the Honda Accord, Volkswagen Jetta, and Chevrolet Equinox, along with several premium models, including the Audi A4, BMW 3-Series, and Porsche Cayenne, and found that they were able to negotiate an average final price of about $1,800 less when armed with a price report.

Taking advantage of the over-the-Web, up-front no-haggle price quotes that some dealerships now offer might actually be the best way to skip the up-day, down-day patterns or being at the mercy of whatever fickle salesperson is manning the showroom.

"There's no need to stress out about negotiating. Go somewhere with up-front pricing," and know your numbers, Toprak advises.

And if you really want to maximize your savings, it probably wouldn't hurt to mind the day you go.

[TrueCar]


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  1. Thank you Truecar for proving what we already know which is the end of the month is a good time to buy. I dont think we realized how much better
     
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  2. Now that we know all the trends - do you think they might disappear? But seriously, most of this makes sense though I'm sure there will always be exceptions.
     
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