I don't understand this. How can a dealer know if all their customer's builds will be 2021? They don't. So if a dealer only submits orders equal to allocations, they may shoot themselves in the foot if some builds are pushed to 2022.
Dealers are allowed to do this, as Zack @ Granger alluded to when I asked him. However, Granger and many other dealers, have said they will not put an internal priority on certain customer builds and its just straight off the timestamp...
@[email protected] thank you for those details!
Can you address this "cutting in line" or "giving priority to customers who selected Granger first". I'm hearing that dealers are no allowing people with early reservations to get ahead of existing customers on a new dealer switch
This is so wrong and will cause people to lose hope before Ford gives the timing estimates in May.
The dealer will convert as many reservations as possible, regardless of allocations. Why?
- The more converted reservations, the more allocations the dealer may receive when the actual allocation...
But here's the thing, if I'm Ford and I project the Big Bend configuration is the least popular, then I won't prioritize those commodities for that model. So, those that order that BB config could be waiting until MY22. No one knows
- All orders will be processed in one large batch after March 19th. So it doesn't matter if your dealer submits orders in the sequence of who selected that dealer first or the actual timestamp of your reservation. As long as it's in before March 19, the dealer has no control.
-Commodities for FE...
The dealer does not control the order allocation of their converted reservations. That's Ford's big algorithm's job. Just get your order in by March 19th.
I think most dealers know this - they just are using scare tactics to hurry and get your order/deposit/etc.