Originally Posted by wanderer69
You can agree on the price but any incentive/rebate is based on what is available at the time of delivery not that day. Keep in mind that incentives/rebates change month to month. So there could be incentives/rebates that go away before the vehicle arrives or new ones become available.
Don't buy from a dealer that does this. There are plenty of dealers that will "lock" the rebates at the time of order, and will still give you a better rebate if it comes available. But it won't get lower. This is what my dealer did. For me, the rebates didn't change over the period.
For your trade, make them lock in a value the day you order. Period. Then you can continue to drive the truck til the new one shows up and get the value they quoted pending you don't destroy it. Then go home and list it for sale private. You need to figure out your state sales tax rates to determine where your break even point and better for you point is. I sold my 2007 Dodge dually within a week of listing it. Then I hated myself for the next 5 weeks without a truck. But it was worth it.