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Bombero1956 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 05:01 PM
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This is so wrong, talk about price gouging
Ford has begun to deliver the 2012 Boss 302 Leguna Seca Edition Mustang to their dealers. Mac Haik Ford in Houston, TX recently took delivery of a Ingot Silver Boss 302 Laguna Seca and promptly put the car on eBay with a Buy It Now price of $108,499. The MSRP on the car is $47,990. I'm all for the free enterprise system and all but this is so damn wrong. I can't see why Ford doesn't step in and put a stop to this. Any hope that people in my income bracket might buy one are out the window.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2012-BOSS-302-LEGUNA-SEC...
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:20 PM
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1. You can afford a $50K car?
:wow:

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Curmudgeoness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:48 PM
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2. You and I will say the same thing to Ford, I am sure.
Go f&%k yourself. Even when that car is sitting on your car lots after the love dies.
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Gidney N Cloyd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:58 PM
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3. $2368 msrp in '65.
Funny thing is when I went to google "1965" one of the first suggestions was "1965 Mustang."
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Auggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 09:03 PM
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4. Here's a 'stang more in my price range
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musette_sf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 09:06 PM
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5. Mac Haik sucks
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 09:29 PM
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6. Like Amazon. $5 item listed; next to it, identical item offered for $200. Suckers born every minute.
I don't fault Ford for this. Someone bought one and is trying to do the automotive version of ticket scalping.
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Bombero1956 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:10 PM
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7. to be clear
the dealer still owns the car. They took delivery on a car with an MSRP of $48,000 and put it up on Ebay with even offering for sale to the general public. I am also hearing that other dealers are asking $90,000 for theirs.
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marzipanni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 12:24 AM
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8. I like the Leguma Seca
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 09:07 AM
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9. For that price, you can get a car...
...that doesn't have mid-century suspension technology and can actually change direction at speed.
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Dyedinthewoolliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 09:19 AM
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10. Ford sells the car to the dealer
Edited on Tue Apr-05-11 09:20 AM by Dyedinthewoolliberal
and dealers who move a lot of product get the cars cheaper than those who don't. Don't buy it, that is if you were ever really seriously thinking of buying this car! :) :bounce:
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