Dealer HAD a Bronco in stock....

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I thought while we all were being awed by the Bronco launch vehicles, the dealers had all their employees reserve several Broncos as soon as the reservation window opened up. And then they had the option to order and prioritize two more per dealer. I would not be surprised if many of us were 99'd for the first production scheduling cycles, and then moved into PC 10-19 status as well. Then there is all the "dealer ordered my Bronco without my permission" and "dealer kept my cancelled reservation active".

These are (mostly) all going to be "reserving customer did not purchase" Broncos for the dealers to sell at huge markups.

Dealers are going to deal ...


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The important question is who reserved it, was it "abandoned" prior to getting a VIN and is there sufficient documentation showing customer walked away from AFTER scheduling. We are supposed to cancel orders retail customers no longer want if done prior to getting pulled. Any "stock" that comes in, that is bought by someone with an active order, has to be cancelled or face the 20% rule and potentially lose further allocation.
 

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@PREMiERdrum you have said in another thread, there had been no dealer stock Bronco's produced yet, is that still true in light of this dealer or do you think this is a "canceled" customer order?
Correct. These units are either customer orders that then backed out, or were early reservations made by dealer employees to "get" a unit to sell. A shitty loophole, but they'll still count against the 80/20 name match rule.

There is still not currently a method by which a dealer can order a stock unit Bronco, but those plans are slowly coming together for dealers to be in line for stock units if MAP runs out of buildable rigs before the end of MY21 production.
 

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How can they sell it they are not suppose to sell for 6 months and with at least 4K miles on it?
Because reservation was a marketing ploy, and Ford sells vehicles. To real people who show up with real money. Any shmuck could have "reserved" a Bronco over a year ago. Some have even admitted to playing around with multiple reservations.

Ford will try to fill reservations in a reasonable manner, but ultimately Ford sells vehicles not reservations, and they will manufacture based on what makes sense in terms of commodities/production constraints and the buying public.

Personally I would like to see in the coming months, increasing numbers of Broncos sold via customers coming in and ordering, without this reservation rubbish.
 

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I don’t get that window piece…why the heck would Ford allow Webasto to deliver them like that? Did they not spec out windows that were wrinkle free in the RFP? Besttop windows have no waves…it’s not that tough. I am still baffled by that simple thing that is so screwed up. Maybe someone will offer aftermarket windows that are wave free…😐
It’s so bronco owners can have their own wave without actually using their hand.
I see that almost every picture of the soft tops have this.
 

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I knew what the F--- I ordered, just didn't know that the Bronco Sport was another animal.
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Whoa, Lou!!! Take her down a notch.

I think some people are confused because earlier you posted that you sat in a bronco sport months ago. Then you continued to say you though Sport was a base trim.

When you sat in the Sport didn’t it seem different looking than what you though you ordered?

If I knew I ordered a big Bronco and then went to sit in what I thought was a base version of that same vehicle but it was a Sport instead I’d be saying “WTF is this!?!” Not “oh this must be a base model”
 

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I asked my dealer if there were any orders that were scheduled to be built before mine (BLEND 7/13) and he said that I was the first of their customer order to be built but they had a base model coming in that wasn't spoken for before mine will be delivered. I don't have any reason to think that he was lying or misinforming me in any way.
 

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A dealer in Avon Park, Florida had at least one in their showroom in mid May. A friend of mine walked in and bought it, Area 51, four door Sport.
I was the first one I got sit in and look at close up. Also my brother saw two at a dealer in Arlington Heights, Il. in early May. So I say BS that dealers don't have any.
I've seen a few in South Florida, I think as rentals and saw one at the rental return line at Indianapolis airport on April 9th.
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Personally I would like to see in the coming months, increasing numbers of Broncos sold via customers coming in and ordering, without this reservation rubbish.
I hope you mean after the orders that reservation holders placed back in Q1 this year.
 

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Whoa, Lou!!! Take her down a notch.

I think some people are confused because earlier you posted that you sat in a bronco sport months ago. Then you continued to say you though Sport was a base trim.

When you sat in the Sport didn’t it seem different looking than what you though you ordered?

If I knew I ordered a big Bronco and then went to sit in what I thought was a base version of that same vehicle but it was a Sport instead I’d be saying “WTF is this!?!” Not “oh this must be a base model”
When I sat in the Sport I thought it was smaller than expected but didn't know since I had not seen the full size Bronco yet.
I was not aware of the difference in the two until yesterday. I guess I didn't look close at the Sport.
Thanks for the lesson.
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