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The dealer I'm talking to said that Regional Pricing hasn't been set for the south East? I basically questioned if it would be over 40k and the equivalent of a shrug? I was hoping to get it for under 40 to make it a less risky decision? What is up with that? Anyone else get this response?
 

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The dealer I'm talking to said that Regional Pricing hasn't been set for the south East? I basically questioned if it would be over 40k and the equivalent of a shrug? I was hoping to get it for under 40 to make it a less risky decision? What is up with that? Anyone else get this response?
Sounds like dealership collusion. Isn’t that illegal? Price setting…?
 

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There shouldn't be "regional pricing". Sounds like their version of dealer mark-up.
Can only speak for Gulf States Toyota as mentioned by Squatting Pigeon but they have always had port installed “packages.” These become part of the invoice price for dealers and then passed on to the consumer. I would assume other regions have similar practices.
 

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There are only two external distributors - Southeast Toyota ( Florida, Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina and South Carolina ) and Gulf States Toyota ( Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas ).

Together they are the middle man for about 33% of Toyotas sold in the US.
 

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Yes, it's absurd bs, another intermediary making $ off of us, and setting floor prices at multiple dealers. In the southeast, it generally includes $700 paint protection package, $70 phone charging cables and double priced floor mats. They say they are put on at the port, even for the rav4 hybrid which is assembled in the southeastern US.

It's enough to make me want to VS to shop.
 

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It's easy to determine what regional port installed "accessories" can be included which will be added to the MSRP. I have noticed it's region based, and can only speak about Gulf States region. If I put in my zip code into the Toyota build configurator and build my GRC, I can click on the accessories tab and there will be all the possible port installed accessories for my region. Fortunately for Gulf states region, there are only 5 options. Unfortunately from what I've seen, all 5 options are "installed" at the port and included into the MSRP. All other regions seem to have more than 5 port installed accessories, but don't know if those regions install all accessories as well. It sucks, because I don't care for most of these accessories, and the accessories I do want (ie. All weather floor mats and cargo mat, door sills, etc.) are not offered in my region. Fortunately all 5 accessories for my region only tack on an additional $1k to the MSRP, so could be worse I suppose. It is what it is, and these accessories (at least for the GRC) are non negotiable.
 

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Yes, it's absurd bs, another intermediary making $ off of us, and setting floor prices at multiple dealers. In the southeast, it generally includes $700 paint protection package, $70 phone charging cables and double priced floor mats. They say they are put on at the port, even for the rav4 hybrid which is assembled in the southeastern US.

It's enough to make me want to VS to shop.
Every Texas car I've seen so far comes with the $75 E-waste pack. Like who doesn't already have 500 extra charge cables, and you really want to tack on $75 for that?

Straight to goodwill with that junk
 

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Every Texas car I've seen so far comes with the $75 E-waste pack. Like who doesn't already have 500 extra charge cables, and you really want to tack on $75 for that?

Straight to goodwill with that junk
With wireless carplay and a qi charger already in the car 🥴
 

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What chaps me about it is that it's straight waste, $75 is less than 2/10th percent of the whole price, keep the cables and charge me 475 for the floor mats (which are also included with all Texas cars), if that makes your target markup.

I'm tempted to take it out of the packaging and ship it back to them so they have to waste time opening the box and toss it in the trash, and I hope whoever opens it makes enough money so the time they waste offsets what they made on it.
 

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What chaps me about it is that it's straight waste, $75 is less than 2/10th percent of the whole price, keep the cables and charge me 475 for the floor mats (which are also included with all Texas cars), if that makes your target markup.

I'm tempted to take it out of the packaging and ship it back to them so they have to waste time opening the box and toss it in the trash, and I hope whoever opens it makes enough money so the time they waste offsets what they made on it.
Ship each cable and adapter in its own individual package 😈
 

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Can only speak for Gulf States Toyota as mentioned by Squatting Pigeon but they have always had port installed “packages.” These become part of the invoice price for dealers and then passed on to the consumer. I would assume other regions have similar practices.
I'm so thankful that I don't live in an area that gets cars through Gulf States or SET. Always with the tacky, costly packages. How long before we see every GR Corolla shipped from Gulf States or SET with an XP package where they add some tacked on vents and a bad spoiler?

Here in Mid-A region, it seems a lot better. My brother was able to get his Highlander with only the accessories he wanted -- when the dealer got the allocation, they asked what he wanted and got exactly the port installed options he asked for. A friend from engineering school got his GR 86 Premium without a single accessory -- not even floor mats!
 
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