A little over a week ago, I sat down over the weekend and got some things off my chest about the crazy C8 Corvette marketplace we are dealing with right now. Paying more than MSRP for a pre-owned Corvette is a controversial topic for sure as it generated over 14K reads and 23 comments, most of which were negative as was expected. Obviously, the topic is contrary to our previous mission statement that smart Corvette buyers shouldn’t pay more than MSRP for a Corvette, and especially one that is pre-owned.
But these aren’t normal times and people are waiting a year or more to get the C8 Corvette of their dreams. To reinforce one of the points we made in the Five Reasons article, we just lost another 600 or so new C8s that probably won’t be produced due to last week’s cold snap that closed the factory multiple days, and that was on top of the 1,800 Corvettes lost due to supply issues from the previous two-week plant closure.
I do believe that some are misconstruing our article, as we are talking directly to those people that want to be driving a C8 Corvette today. Right Now. Not for those willing to wait for 9 months to over a year for a new Corvette ordered at MSRP. (Those people will also be paying more too, they just don’t realize it yet!)
Our friend Rick Conti of Coughlin Chevrolet in Ohio runs a successful YouTube channel that we watch frequently as he offers us the perspective from the dealer side of the Corvette marketplace. In his most recent Coffee with Conti video on Sunday, Rick goes through each of our “Five Reasons Why You Should Buy a Pre-Owned C8 Corvette Now, Even If It Means Paying More Than MSRP” and breaks down each of those five points we made in the article.
Also in this episode, Rick talks about the final order dates that we saw released on Friday, so there is plenty of great info here. However, if you do want to skip ahead, the discussion on our article starts at 6:55 and runs through the end.
We appreciate Rick’s sharing of our blog post as well as adding his own perspective and what he is seeing coming down the pike as well. If you enjoyed his video, please consider subscribing for more great videos from the long-time Corvette rep.
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