Ad, warranty fees are legit

Ad, warranty fees are legit

There are 2 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Aug 17, 2008, titled Ad, warranty fees are legit. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Q : Is it customary to pay for the dealership's advertising? While shopping for a new Mazda , the salesperson showed me the invoice with a line for "Chicago Assessment" and another for "Warranty Retail Parts ...

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Katy, TX

#1 Aug 17, 2008
On the subject of advertising fees: If each dealer independently sets his advertising fees and uses that money for advertising then fair enough. If the dealers all have the same advertising fee and it bears no relation to the dollars spent, then this is price fixing and fraud. Are you saying that all dealers could coincidentally decide to tack on the same fee for a 'mechanics retirement fund' and still pocket the money? Sounds like fraud to me.

Indianapolis, IN

#2 Aug 17, 2008
Its called profit. America is not a communist state. You are free to purchase some other competitive brand if you don't like the price.

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