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I just noticed our Ascent has been added to the dealer's website, could this mean Fluffy Cloud has finally shipped? It was due 7/24 and got delayed to 8/17...

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I just noticed our Ascent has been added to the dealers website, could this mean Fluffy Cloud has finally shipped? It was due 7/24 and got delayed to 8/17...

That’s awesome! Did you order or take one already allocated? Just trying to figure out if preorders show up on dealers page. I was told they didn’t but would be awesome if they actually do!
 

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It depends on how the dealership runs their inventory software. Generally it will get stocked into the dealerships data base a few weeks before it arrives. As soon as they stock it in it will show on the website. But my dealership has the ability to mark the car sold so it doesn't go online.
 

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It depends on how the dealership runs their inventory software. Generally it will get stocked into the dealerships data base a few weeks before it arrives. As soon as they stock it in it will show on the website. But my dealership has the ability to mark the car sold so it doesn't go online.
Jason, just for clarification... if you check the dealer website everyday you will see it pop up but then you guys can take them off once they show up, or you can mark them sold before they ever hit the dealer website? ****Asking for a friend**** ?‍♀??‍♀?
 

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Jason, just for clarification... if you check the dealer website everyday you will see it pop up but then you guys can take them off once they show up, or you can mark them sold before they ever hit the dealer website? ****Asking for a friend****
Depending upon how the dealer has their software set up, yes.

What that actually means is, for us, my sold orders never show up on our website. Other dealerships can have it set up so that when the cars populate in their inventory system as inbound units, they WILL show up on their website, and then the manager can mark it however he wants - sold, reserved, or simply leave it there so it looks like he'll have cars in that he really doesn't have, to drive traffic into his store.

Oh, you came in to see that Blue Touring Ascent that's on our website? Sorry, that one is already sold, can I interest you in this Forester instead? There are dealerships that will tell people they have something on the ground just to get them onto the lot, then try to flip them to something else. And then they wonder why the customer gets angry ...
 

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It depends on how the dealership runs their inventory software. Generally it will get stocked into the dealerships data base a few weeks before it arrives. As soon as they stock it in it will show on the website. But my dealership has the ability to mark the car sold so it doesn't go online.
This was the case for our Ascent. It never showed up on the website because it was marked as sold in their system all along.
 

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Jason, just for clarification... if you check the dealer website everyday you will see it pop up but then you guys can take them off once they show up, or you can mark them sold before they ever hit the dealer website? ****Asking for a friend****
Depending upon how the dealer has their software set up, yes.

What that actually means is, for us, my sold orders never show up on our website. Other dealerships can have it set up so that when the cars populate in their inventory system as inbound units, they WILL show up on their website, and then the manager can mark it however he wants - sold, reserved, or simply leave it there so it looks like he'll have cars in that he really doesn't have, to drive traffic into his store.

Oh, you came in to see that Blue Touring Ascent that's on our website? Sorry, that one is already sold, can I interest you in this Forester instead? There are dealerships that will tell people they have something on the ground just to get them onto the lot, then try to flip them to something else. And then they wonder why the customer gets angry ...
Awe, that makes sense! I guess that’s why when we were first looking I was seeing they had them and when we showed up it was like oh we can order you one but that one was sold and can’t be driven or unlocked. So yes, very frustrating as a consumer! We ended up at a very small dealer that so far has been great! Thanks for the reply!
 
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