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So, say we have a situation where there is a car that for whatever reason one of our forum members wont be continuing the order.

I know that a lot of the time dealers have 'cancellation' lists where customers ask to accept these cars, and I also understand some dealers can take those cars and up-mark the heck out of them for re-sale.

How would someone, with no risk to themselves, 'give' that pre-order to someone else?
 

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I would say the party with the pre-order and the party wanting to get the car would have to go to the dealer the same day. Then tell the dealer the first party wants the cancel his order and transfer it to the new party, and ask if they will honor the same price. An honorable dealer would allow the transfer.
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I guess, keeping it above board, you could let the person know what dealer, and just allow them to see if there is a waiting list and to be on it with that exact specification being the one you ask to be waiting for?


Also, I guess there could be just a discussion with the dealer and being up front about it and nominating the person and see what happens.
 

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So, say we have a situation where there is a car that for whatever reason one of our forum members wont be continuing the order.

I know that a lot of the time dealers have 'cancellation' lists where customers ask to accept these cars, and I also understand some dealers can take those cars and up-mark the heck out of them for re-sale.

How would someone, with no risk to themselves, 'give' that pre-order to someone else?
I guess it's not like it is here in OZ where dealers are required to send the car back to Subaru Australia or they get in trouble :(
 

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I guess it's not like it is here in OZ where dealers are required to send the car back to Subaru Australia or they get in trouble :(
I might be in that position with the Toyota dealership at some point next year. Not sure how it works for them, IIRC from 2012 they offer cancelled orders to their pre-order list.
 

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I might be in that position with the Toyota dealership at some point next year. Not sure how it works for them, IIRC from 2012 they offer cancelled orders to their pre-order list.
I don't think Toyota work the same as Subaru here BUT with such short supply to fill the pre-orders, they may also not want people to jump the queue. I think they are worried about backlash if someone that has waited 6 months for a car finds out someone managed to get their right away just being in the right place at the right time. I know I would go ape sh1t.
 

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I don't think Toyota work the same as Subaru here BUT with such short supply to fill the pre-orders, they may also not want people to jump the queue. I think they are worried about backlash if someone that has waited 6 months for a car finds out someone managed to get their right away just being in the right place at the right time. I know I would go ape sh1t.
My personal opinion is that they wouldn't (Subaru included) put them back on a boat to japan. The dealer could offer the car to its customers who have ordered the same spec/colour, but financially it makes sense for them to get a new order for the one they lost.
 

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My personal opinion is that they wouldn't (Subaru included) put them back on a boat to japan. The dealer could offer the car to its customers who have ordered the same spec/colour, but financially it makes sense for them to get a new order for the one they lost.
No way they would put them on a boat, but they very likely would divert them to the next in line for that colour/spec
 
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