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Old 10-15-2014, 05:57 PM   #21
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I have been told by my dealer that my Z06 allocation will be accepted tomorrow 10/16 so it appears that we will be making headway this week!

Does anyone know if constrained options are granted 1st come first serve (meaning early Thursday order submission on workbench) or is it a completely random process.
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I have been told by my dealer that my Z06 allocation will be accepted tomorrow 10/16 so it appears that we will be making headway this week!

Does anyone know if constrained options are granted 1st come first serve (meaning early Thursday order submission on workbench) or is it a completely random process.
Constrained options are granted to your dealer along with the allocation. It has nothing to do with order submission timing. If your dealer gets an allocation, and that allocation allows any items on constraint that are in your order then, and only then, can the dealer assign your order to that allocation. Your order could be entered tomorrow or it could have been entered 2 months ago. That makes no difference. Some dealers enter orders as soon as the customer specifies their configuration, some wait until they get an allocation (with matching constraints) and then enter the order. Again, makes no difference.
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Constrained options are granted to your dealer along with the allocation. It has nothing to do with order submission timing. If your dealer gets an allocation, and that allocation allows any items on constraint that are in your order then, and only then, can the dealer assign your order to that allocation. Your order could be entered tomorrow or it could have been entered 2 months ago. That makes no difference. Some dealers enter orders as soon as the customer specifies their configuration, some wait until they get an allocation (with matching constraints) and then enter the order. Again, makes no difference.
Okay, trying to understand this... so when I finalize my order tomorrow I will know at that point what options I can pair with my car? Or will it be Tuesday morning before I know what I can or can not get. My dealer stated that we will submit a back up order so I assume it is the latter. I am ordering a non Z07 with CFZ and the painted standard roof being my potential pitfalls.

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Okay, trying to understand this... so when I finalize my order tomorrow I will know at that point what options I can pair with my car? Or will it be Tuesday morning before I know what I can or can not get. My dealer stated that we will submit a back up order so I assume it is the latter. I am ordering a non Z07 with CFZ and the painted standard roof being my potential pitfalls.

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Tomorrow your dealer will know exactly what his allocations are and what constrained items he can order. I assume that you are the first person in line for a Z06 at this dealer.
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Old 10-16-2014, 01:51 AM   #25
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Tomorrow your dealer will know exactly what his allocations are and what constrained items he can order. I assume that you are the first person in line for a Z06 at this dealer.
Yes, first of his 2 allocated units for MY 2015. I'm surprised that my order was pulled this early to be honest given his volume. (Sold 15 stingrays last year)
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I am in mid-west Florida and had a decent conversation with the dealership today about my order. I had not gotten the full scoop regarding constraints. The dealer has 18 orders, several which are Z06.

My order is a Torch Red Z51 (constraint) 3LT with the visible CF roof (constraint), red calipers with black wheels and red interior. The inventory manager believes that it will be no issue getting the car ordered....at some point! I just have no idea how long this is going to be.

This is my first Corvette and I hope that I actually get the car!!!!

Sitting, and trying to be patient in Florida......
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I am in mid-west Florida and had a decent conversation with the dealership today about my order. I had not gotten the full scoop regarding constraints. The dealer has 18 orders, several which are Z06.

My order is a Torch Red Z51 (constraint) 3LT with the visible CF roof (constraint), red calipers with black wheels and red interior. The inventory manager believes that it will be no issue getting the car ordered....at some point! I just have no idea how long this is going to be.

This is my first Corvette and I hope that I actually get the car!!!!

Sitting, and trying to be patient in Florida......
I know what you mean because I'm sitting here in Florida doing the same thing.

This is my first new Corvette, 3LT, Z51, Laguna blue convertible with black interior and MSRC. It sat at 1100 for six weeks before it finally jumped to 3000 today. It's an experience, and I've learned a great deal. Reading some of the threads about dealers giving me a line, etc had me thinking I should just cancel my order, but I'm finding that patience is the most important thing you need. I wasn't about to give up on a Z51 simply because there was a constraint against it. For the amount of money I'm paying, and this being my first new vette, I am determined to get what I want.
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I am in mid-west Florida and had a decent conversation with the dealership today about my order. I had not gotten the full scoop regarding constraints. The dealer has 18 orders, several which are Z06.

My order is a Torch Red Z51 (constraint) 3LT with the visible CF roof (constraint), red calipers with black wheels and red interior. The inventory manager believes that it will be no issue getting the car ordered....at some point! I just have no idea how long this is going to be.

This is my first Corvette and I hope that I actually get the car!!!!

Sitting, and trying to be patient in Florida......
That's sorta like a fortune teller saying "someone in your family has died" well, yeah, at some point everyone has someone in their family that has died since no one lives forever :-)

We'll all get a Z06 eventually. I want them to tell me that I'll have one in the spring of 2015 however, not "eventually" that could me 2016, 2017...
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Thank you. I will hopefully receive "the call" tomorrow.
Long overdue for "the call" from my dealer. Z51 and chrome wheels have been on constraint but he should get an allocation this month and he has assured me that I'm next on his order list. Only question is will that allocation include my constrained options.

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Old 11-20-2014, 11:28 PM   #30
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Just wondering. Is there any report for 11/20?
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Just wondering. Is there any report for 11/20?
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Old 11-25-2014, 02:17 PM   #32
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OK, So I order a car yesterday. It is a Z51 which is on constraint, it will have the carbon fiber roof, which is on constraint, as well as chrome wheels and carbon fiber dash, which I don't think either is on constraint. When would you predict the car will be built?
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OK, So I order a car yesterday. It is a Z51 which is on constraint, it will have the carbon fiber roof, which is on constraint, as well as chrome wheels and carbon fiber dash, which I don't think either is on constraint. When would you predict the car will be built?
Depends on your dealer's allocations.
Depends on your dealer's allocations.
Depends on your dealer's allocations.
Depends on your dealer's allocations.
Depends on your dealer's allocations.
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Not sure if your reply was trying to be helpful or not, but I'm not quite sure how I would know anything about how many allocations my dealer has, except to tell you they are one of the biggest in terms of corvette sales. They have roughly 70 on their lot. The dealers name is Coughlin, if that helps. Ordered the car yesterday and the Event Description states 1100 Preliminary Order Accepted. I'm just trying to learn more about the process. Thanks
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Not sure if your reply was trying to be helpful or not, but I'm not quite sure how I would know anything about how many allocations my dealer has, except to tell you they are one of the biggest in terms of corvette sales. They have roughly 70 on their lot. The dealers name is Coughlin, if that helps. Ordered the car yesterday and the Event Description states 1100 Preliminary Order Accepted. I'm just trying to learn more about the process. Thanks
You'll be fine with Coughlin. They have plenty of allocations.
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You'll be fine with Coughlin. They have plenty of allocations.
Let's hope so...I ordered my Z51 (no other constraints) on 11/4 from them...Still no allocation...Do you think because there are 70 cars on the lot GM is not giving them allocations until they sell down current inventory? I heard somewhere that GM changed how allocations are granted as of 11/1...but what do I know...I am probably being paranoid...just so excited to get my 1st Corvette!

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Placed order with local dealer on 10-31-2014 and still no allocation. I am 1st in line at the dealer, and a repeat customer. Hard to understand why GM won't provide the allocations when dealers have deposits and pre-sold orders from customers who want to buy the new C7.
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Placed order with local dealer on 10-31-2014 and still no allocation. I am 1st in line at the dealer, and a repeat customer. Hard to understand why GM won't provide the allocations when dealers have deposits and pre-sold orders from customers who want to buy the new C7.
.....and THAT is the million-dollar que$tion!

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Placed order with local dealer on 10-31-2014 and still no allocation. I am 1st in line at the dealer, and a repeat customer. Hard to understand why GM won't provide the allocations when dealers have deposits and pre-sold orders from customers who want to buy the new C7.
It's as simple as this. Supply and Demand. First, if they limit supply, there will be more demand. Second, they can only produce so many cars on the line, they have to look at how many they can produce and then they use Dealership seniority (how many cars did they order in the past) to determine who will get the largest piece of the pie. That's a version of customer loyalty which I can respect as a business person. Doesn't necessarily mean I like it, but I can respect that.

I would rather them limit the number of orders to the number of cars they can produce as they are doing. Alternatively, they could just accept everyone's orders and but then have them sit in limbo until there's room on the line - which could take months or even into the following model year. The way they are doing it, at least once an order is picked up by GM, they are moving through the system quickly now that production is up and running.

As a consumer, there are options. One can always order from a dealer that has allocations (there have been several on here advertising open allocations for M7) or you can choose to be loyal to the dealership that has worked with you in the past and wait until they get an open allocation.

If you are first in line at your dealership, they CAN tell you if they have any allocations for 2015. They may not be able to tell you when GM will let them use that allocation, but they DO know if they have one. Verify with your dealer to make sure they are getting an allocation, and don't buy a story about them now knowing, they were all told their allocations months ago.
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I was told my dealer had an allocation, but they didn't mention they did not have an allocation for two options. They did however show me the constraint percentages, but that didn't explain how often they receive allocations for those items. Just because an option says 50% doesn't mean that 1 out of every 2 allocation will have that option. So make sure you also ask if they have allocations for all your selected options.

The dealer told me they either order for their inventory or they can let the allocation go and another dealer can pick it up. I believe allocations are given out once a week. The issue I have with this is that isn't a sold order. They are building cars to sit on lots when my order doesn't even get picked up.

First American car order for me and it's very frustrating. I'm surprised that Chevy doesn't care if we purchase local or not. Purchasing local builds dealership relationships and strengthens our local economy. Just wondering how bad Detroit would be if nobody purchased locally.
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