So, I'm a lurker thus far -- but looking to grab a 2016 Cherokee TH. What I wanted, package and colors etc. seems to be practically non-existent so I've been running down leads etc. Then, bam, 20% off. Ok, for the right price, I can accept white instead of black, etc. Long story short, I've never seen a rebate this big before, and I'm not sure how it "really" works with the dealers. For example:
I was looking at a trailhawk a week ago, MSRP 44380, had 3500 in rebates, and 3701 from dealer discounts. That left me at 36,679. Which I didn't think was bad... but it was worked on a TH at a different dealership - and in the end it had already been sold - so nogo. I thought, hey - could be good if I can get a comparable discount with the 20% rebate --- wow!
Found a TH @ 44535 with 20% being 8907 off for a total of 35628. Which is already lower than before... I was expecting to see a discount from the dealer as well (different dealership as it was the closest loaded TH I could find under the offer). They flat out said, nope -- there's no discount as the rebate put them UNDER sticker. I can see the logic, but that's not how I thought rebates actually worked. Am I being greedy in expecting to get a discount on top of the Jeep rebate, or are they being greedy and expecting to get the full sticker because they get the 8907 back from Jeep?
I don't want to sound cheap, but I was expecting to see a fairly decent discount on top of the rebate. Maybe not 3700 but certainly more than nothing, lol. Can anyone here explain how this "should" actually work, discount wise?