While retailers like WalMart, Target and Best Buy are sure to have attractive sales during Presidents Day weekend many will think about bigger purchases. Some will be seeking Presidents Day car sales and deals in 2013 as most dealerships will be offering some great specials. Look for deals at Ford, Chevrolet, Dodge, Nissan, Honda, Toyota, Volkswagen and many others. If someone has been waiting to get the lowest possible price on a new or used car now might be one of the best times of the year.
Low Car Prices During Holiday Sales Weekends
Anyone who has negotiated a car or truck price over the last half decade knows there are opportunities to save money. Most auto makers are still struggling when it comes to bottom line revenue. This means they will do almost anything to get some of these vehicles off their lots. One of the best ways to save the most money possible is to have the gumption to walk away. If a car salesman offers a current price and it does not please you the best thing you can do is make a counteroffer and then walk away.
By walking away you are telling the salesmen that they need you more than you need them. If you drive into a car dealership in a vehicle that is just about to break down it seems quite obvious that you need the car salesmen more than they need you. This is why it is imperative to think of a strategy before moving forward with a vehicle purchase. Something that might be suggested is to drive into the dealership in a newer or nicer vehicle. You would be surprised at how things change if you drive in with a luxury vehicle versus a 1993 Honda Accord. This could make all the different in the world when it comes to the negotiation process.
Although you might not own a newer vehicle it should not be that difficult to get your hands on one. By having a little bit of pull when it comes to the negotiation process you will be able to decide the final amount paid. Sometimes car salesman will try to trick you by swaying the numbers on the monthly payments or the APR interest rate on the vehicle. Always have your scientific calculator ready. No matter how much they want to crunch the numbers put your foot down with the exact amount you are willing to pay.
They may also try to adjust the numbers based on the amount you put as a down payment. Once again, coming up with a number in your head before getting started is a wise choice. Statistics and numbers can easily be swayed so don’t fall into that trap. If you are not a numbers cruncher bring someone along who is. I am a numbers cruncher and I can assure you I can make almost anything sound better than it really is. ”If you simply put $4000 down now your payments will only be $329 a month.” There are so many things wrong with this statement. First of all, how many months will you be making those payments? Second, what is the interest rate that is going to be paid over the course of the car loan? I could go on and on.
This is the exact reason you will want to do your research before the Presidents Day Car sales and deals 2013 event begins. As we continue to get closer to Monday, February 18th it might be suggested that individuals look around their social network to find someone that is very good at crunching numbers.
Presidents Day Car Sales and Deals 2013
I will do my best to update this section of the resource with some of the sales and deals that will be going on during the middle of February 2013. Unlike most retail locations, Presidents Day car sales will probably take place for a few weeks. In fact, it would not surprise me, at all, to see February month long sales and deals by popular makes such as Ford, Chevy and Dodge. I will attempt to get some of the rebates and cash back offers that are going on during this month.
Thanks kindly for the information from RealCarTips.com
|Vehicle||Cash Rebate||Bonus Cash||Finance Deal||Lease Deal|
|2012 Ford Expedition||$3,000||$1,500||0% for 60 months|
|2012 Ford F-150||$2,500||$1,000||2.9% for 36 months|
|2012 Ford Flex||$2,750||$3,250||0% for 60 months|
|2012 Ford Focus||$2,000||$2,000||0% for 60 months||$199 for 24 months, $2018 due at signing|
|2012 Ford Fusion||$2,500||$1,000||0% for 60 months||$159 for 24 months, $2778 due at signing|
|2012 Ford Mustang||$3,000||0% for 60 months|
|2012 Ford Taurus||$2,500||$1,000||0% for 60 months|
|2013 Ford Edge||$1,500||$1,500||0.9% for 36 months||$229 for 24 months, $3088 due at signing|
|2013 Ford Escape||$1,500||$1,500||2.9% for 36 months||$219 for 24 months, $2618 due at signing|
|2013 Ford Expedition||$2,000||or 0% for 36 months|
|2013 Ford Explorer||$1,500||$1,000||0.9% for 36 months||$169 for 24 months, $3139 due at signing|
|2013 Ford F-150||$500||$1,000||2.9% for 36 months|
|2013 Ford Flex||$2,000||$1,000||0% for 36 months||$309 for 24 months, $3404 due at signing|
|2013 Ford Focus||$2,850||$395||0% for 36 months||$169 for 24 months, $1884 due at signing|
|2013 Ford Mustang||$2,000||0.9% for 36 months||$269 for 24 months, $2638 due at signing|
|2013 Ford Taurus||$2,500||$500||0% for 36 months|
|2012 Honda Civic||$149||36||$1,850||12000|
|2012 Honda Accord||$199||36||$1,800||12000|
|2012 Honda CR-V||$239||36||$2,560||12000|
|2012 Honda Odyssey||$259||36||$1,740||12000|
|2012 Honda Pilot||$289||36||$1,710||12000|
|Vehicle||Cash Back||Dealer Cash||Bonus Cash||Amount||Total|
|2012 Toyota Tundra||$4,000||$3,500||
|2012 Toyota Avalon||$3,000||$1,500||
|2012 Toyota Highlander||$2,000||$1,500||
|2012 Toyota Sienna||$1,500||$1,500||
|2012 Toyota Venza||$2,600||
|2012 Toyota RAV4||$1,000||$1,000||
|2012 Toyota Camry||$1,000||$1,000||
|2012 Toyota Tacoma||$1,500||$500||
|2012 Toyota Corolla||$1,000||
|2012 Toyota Prius||$1,000||
Please make sure to visit RealCarTips.com for future sales and rebates. The website is very well done and they have the most up to date information anywhere on the Internet.
Popular Days to Shop for Cars in February
Holiday weekends are some of the most popular days to shop for vehicles but remember that weekends offer great shopping experiences as well. Expect to see plenty of balloons and signs up during weekend events. In most towns all the car dealerships are on the same road or highway. When driving down this particular route it will be obvious when major deals are going on. Look for multi colored balloons, huge air filled decorations and other eye catching items. Anything to get someone into a car dealership will be used.
Luckily, there are plenty of ways to do research on car sales and deals. Almost every single car dealership in the country has a website that offers prices. Make a mental note that these prices are not going to be the final price. The negotiation process we talked about earlier will definitely change the price points of vehicles. Always remember that supply and demand determine the price of a car, truck, van or SUV so it might be a good idea to look for a vehicle that is not going through huge demand.
That being said, it is not often the case that vehicles will go for the exact sticker price. All vehicles are marked up on the car lot so potential buyers have a great opportunity to talk the salesmen down. This is a tactic that can be practiced over time. Very few people can start negotiating the first time and do a great job. The whole “walking away” tactic I mentioned earlier is just one of many ways to save money when making a vehicle purchase in February of 2013.
Using Social Media to Find Sales and Deals
It is amazing to see how much social media has changed the way brands can reach out to potential customers. It is important to remember that social media customers are not going to buy through this medium but brands can make a great impression. A good example of this is Audi during the Super Bowl. When the lights went out Audi tweeted they were going to send some LED’s to the Mercedes Superdome. This was very well done. Will Audi sell a single vehicle from this Tweet? Maybe, maybe not. It did leave a good impression on those who enjoy humor.
Now that more and more people are on Twitter, Google+ and Facebook it will be interesting to see how car and vehicle brands are willing to reach out to potential customers. Google+ has proved to be very valuable when it comes to search. Rather than assuming Google+ is a ghost town some brands would be smart to give it a shot. Google Plus is a big part of Google search and it can help some dominate a specific niche if they have amazing content. Always remember that content is king as it will help bring in the search users.
Unfortunately, many brands and bloggers feel as if content does not have to have any quality. This is quite unfortunate as they are completely missing the boat. By creating, in depth, quality content brands can reach even more people. If you can do that combined with social media you could enjoy some amazing success. With a little bit of hard work and some content creators brands will be able to truly put a dent in their competition. That being said, it never hurts to have a strategy and a plan of action. This is something that is overlooked by the biggest brands.