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Dealership Documentation Fee or Doc Fee Joplin MO

You're correct when you say that the dealership's "documentation fee" is part of the total price of the vehicle. Here is an article on what you can do about the dealership's documentation fee. Car buying advice from former car salesman Michael Royce.

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(417) 358-4037
2920 S Grand Avenue
Carthage, MO
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(417) 623-7659
2010 W 10th St
Joplin, MO
 
Green Flag Automotive
(417) 781-7878
915 Ohio
Joplin, MO
 
GM Customs
(417) 627-9099
5123 W. 7th
Joplin, MO
 
Tri-Star Auto
(417) 623-9000
3116 N Lone Elm Ave
Joplin, MO
 
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(417) 659-8474
3404 E 7TH St
Joplin, MO

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Joplin, MO
 
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(417) 781-8160
3835 W 7th St
Joplin, MO
 
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(417) 623-8864
818 E 9th St
Joplin, MO
 
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1108 W 4th
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How can we deal with dealers who try to change the price (after you've both agreed to it) by adding a "documentation fee?" They argue it's not part of the price, but I say it is! How do you avoid this rip-off?

You're correct when you say that the dealership's "documentation fee" is part of the total price of the vehicle. Its purpose, of course, is simply to increase the dealership's profit.

In some states, such as California, the "doc fee" is regulated and set at a fixed non-negotiable amount. However in other states, such as Florida, the "doc fee" is not regulated so the dealership can charge anything they like. In this case, you should certainly try to negotiate the fee if you feel it is too high. Ask the dealership (or your state's Attorney General's Office) if your state regulates its dealership's "doc fees."

Finally, whether the "doc fee" is regulated or not, you should always double-check the fee in the paperwork to be sure the dealership is not taking advantage of you.

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