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not sure if this is the right section for this or not, but i was wondering if anyone on here has paid cash for a car, or is thinking about it. I think i'm going to have to seeing as how i don't have any credit and don't know anyone who is willing to co-sign. the thing is that i probably won't have the cash to pay for it until a couple of weeks at least, but i would like to put in an order as soon as possible, so i don't have to wait any longer to actually have the car in my possession (my car is on it's last legs and i need a new car.. months ago). So yeh, can i actually start negotiations now and put some measly down payment on it and then pay it in full a few weeks down the line when i have the money and the car is actually in? I guess this is the kind of thing i should be talking to a dealer about, but i've heard that letting a dealer know up front how you plan to pay for a car could put a serious damper on trying to haggle down the price. any information is much appreciated.

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It would require quite accurate timing on your part (just depends on when you'll absolutely have the money) but you can put a deposit down on a car the dealer expects to receive. If the dealers accepts, the car is reserved for you. :).

BTW, I keep staring at your avatar, I don't know if that's you (if it is, I'm sorry) but I'm quite freaked out. :razz: It's cool!
 

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haha nah it's not me. it's king chile (i believe that's how it's spelled) actually... :oops: he's a internet porn star. not that i look at a lot of pr0n on the net or anything :roll: but i just kept seeing these weird banners with pictures of him, and thought it would be funny to use them for my avatars on some of the boards i frequent. here's some other ones i've used in the past:



ah man the animated one of him doing something that resembles laughing isn't hosted anymore.. i'll have to upload it when i get home.
 

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Yeah that's a pretty freaky avatar.

Anyways as Zaimon said you'll have to be good with the timing but I've done similar things before, if I knew a payment or cash influx was coming I went out and put a deposit down to get things set up. The last thing you'd want is to let your particular car slip away. Most dealers are pretty good and to be honest given how new the 3 is as you've heard barganing overly fierce will be probably not all that beneficial in the end.
 

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true... i don't plan on being too fierce. i got invoice price from edmunds.com and added 4% to it. i think that's a pretty fair estimate and if i get that I'll be happy. i just don't want them knowing i'll be paying cash, because they might say to themselves "well i'm not going to be getting any kind of major interest hikes on this guy, so i might as well stonewall him about the price" y'know? although, there has been discussion about whether a dealer actually makes more money with cash or with interest over time.. there's a special name for it but it slips my mind at the moment. maybe something like back-end vs. front-end profit?
 

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could you actually change your avatar?

Not only is it large, but it is offensive as well. I've been told that the man is involved in pornography. I was actually told by my coworker at work. I want to view this site w/o offending anyone at home or at work.
 

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1. i didn't hear a please
2. i just said he was in porn
3. we've gone way off topic and i'd still like as much information pertaining to my original post as possible
4. it has no offensive language or visuals on it so i don't see how it's offensive other than some pervert who knows his internet porn recognizing the face (and i can't believe he told you)
5. i host my avatars on my own server and link to it offsiite so it's not chewing up any of the messageboard's bandwidth (so size shouldn't be an issue, and it's not UNBEARABLY big)
6. i will change it anyway cuz i'm a nice guy, but here in the usa we call that censorship and i don't appreciate it

p.s. zaimon i was never able to locate the animated laughing picture :(
 

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I don't find it offensive at all. Just big. That's way too demanding, IMO.

Yes, Let's get back OT. Has anyone had any experience paying cash for a new car?
 

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Definitely do not show your cards prior to buying. I would suggest going to Edmunds or other sites and have your local Mazda dealers bid for the "right" to sell you a car. Make sure you write in the comment section that you want their BEST price on their FIRST submission. Don't let them write back saying that "if you get a better price, come see us and maybe we can do something". Then once you have the best price, let them know you are paying cash. Also try to get them to throw in some items like touch up paint, spoiler, oil changes free. Rather small items but better than nothing.

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darian said:
could you actually change your avatar?

Not only is it large, but it is offensive as well. I've been told that the man is involved in pornography. I was actually told by my coworker at work. I want to view this site w/o offending anyone at home or at work.
Just to get back off topic:

If the avatar was a picture of Jenna Jamison's face, no one would complain. How could one consider that image offensive? Other than it being an ugly man, that is. We're all mature enough to take it.

On topic:
Paying with cash is great, but I think the dealers like financing more.
 

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On topic:

I was in a similar situtation. I put down $500 down to hold the car. I was expecting it to take a month or so to get the one I wanted in. It took five days!!!!!!!! My dealer was understanding, and didn't have a problem with me taking some extra time to get the cash together. I would go ahead, but negociate the price now, before you put down the deposit.

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Could you change your current avatar please? I find Satan more offensive than porn starts :wink:
 

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I would put the deposit down to get the car ordered at least, but let them know you won't have the money for a few more weeks
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The worst avatar I have ever seen was somebody holding a gun in a kid's mouth. That's what I call offensive!
 

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Just to get back off topic:
I find it offensive when I cannot surf the site w/o someone coming in and seeing the ugly face and then saying that its some sick porno guy. I just don't want to be identified with porn, especially at work. Now what if it was my boss who walked by and saw that ugly head??? and may have recognized him? It would almost cost me my job literally, and I can kiss my Mz3 goodbye.

It is not a matirity issue whatsoever and I don't think that I am going overboard with my request as well. And thanks King Chille for changing the avatar as well.
 

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I had no idea whose face that was in the avatar, but I did find it a bit disturbing/scary to look at in its bigger form. I just wanted to skip king chile's posts because of the avatar itself, not the info in the posts.

Now if a boss thinks this site deals with porn, just show them that it isn't . It would be really stupid if they fired you over a pic on a car enthusiast website. It is not like you are actually looking at "kingchile.com" or whatever porn website.
 

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well still, i have an open office here, if someone comes by, regardless of it being my boss or fellow coworkers....I don't need to be identified with that garbage regardless.
 

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I had no idea whose face that was in the avatar, but I did find it a bit disturbing/scary to look at in its bigger form. I just wanted to skip king chile's posts because of the avatar itself, not the info in the posts.

Now if a boss thinks this site deals with porn, just show them that it isn't . It would be really stupid if they fired you over a pic on a car enthusiast website. It is not like you are actually looking at "kingchile.com" or whatever porn website.
i believe it's monstersofcock.com LOL :lol:
 

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but you guys realise my point right? I'm trying not to be picky or overboard with my request...but I don't want to have to continually justify the site that I'm visiting. I don't need to have a sign on my office saying, "don't mind king chille's or monsetercocks big ugly head, i'm really surfing the mazda3forums!" site

now off on another topic, why are most of our avatars big red x's?
 

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Yes I understand your position. I wish I could surf mazda3forums at work :(
 

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Completely understandable darian. And yes, what's up with that Avatar Mz6ZZ?

Man... I'm sorry King Chile, we've barely talked about paying cash for a new car.
 
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