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Hi All,

I have not bought many cars in my life (this will be my 2nd) but am looking at getting a new 08 w/in the next few weeks. What is the average going price for a new job 1 2008 CC 6.4. Is it reasonable to shoot for invoice or less then invoice (not including cash back from ford). I though i would shoot for invoice but with the truck being a little over 2yrs old should i offer lower? I will have to do the deal over the phone since the dealer is several states away. The one i am looking at is a FX4 which lists for $52k (according to the window sticker). I was going to offer $47k which i figure is invoice. It's a cash deal with no trade in.

Lastly, has anybody heard what the new incentive will be after 3/31?

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I looked at an 08 6.4 sc 250 with a sticker price of 47K today and asked the salesman the bottom line on it and he told me 32k out the door. Eddins ford in madison Va. It is the last 08 on their lot and I didnt see any 09 SDs.
That's good! if he said $32k that would be $40500 adding back the $8500 in rebates, $40500 is 13% off sticker. I figure to go from sticker to invoice is a 8.5% discount and to go from invoice to A-plan it is another 4.2%. So you are basically at A-plan for that. This helps me alot. I did not know it was fair or likely to ask for A-plan. Now i know it is a possibility. I have actually found about a dozen trucks from Maryland to Florida that have what i want (FX4 F250 6.4 CCSB). So i will start calling this Saturday and work my way south. The first one that offers me A-plan gets the sale and the following saturday i will own a new truck.

My thanks to all who responded, i had assumed the dealers pay invoice, so if you play them invoice they only make the holdback. Now i know that is not entirely true.
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