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Zaman

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Ford would be a fool not to allocate 1 to each dealership in the network. Showing favoritism between authorized Ford dealers when it is not sales based allocation, but new release based allocation would be bad business.

Did you know there are just under 3,000 authorized ford dealers in the United States? Between what we know on here and that number alone it doesn't take a detective to put two and two together.

That leaves a couple hundred Raptor units outside of dealer allocations. This would probably cover everything from press release units to be paraded around all the way to little jimmy whos the son of the engineering head wants a new RR and what jimmy wants, jimmy gets.
I'm embarrassed to say that I called over 300 dealerships when the madness started lol. Essentially called most or all (depending on state) dealers across CA, WA, OR, UT, and AZ. Even kept a spreadsheet going to track who still had their allocation, what the adm's were, etc. And to avoid the avg joe sales person telling me incorrect information I asked for GM’s if available. There were a TON of dealers that told me they had absolutely no clue wtf I was talking about. I’m talking roughly 40-50% of the folks I called at the time telling me that they had absolutely 0 information about the RR. And there was no in between, either they’d seen all the bulletins we’d shared and discussed here and knew about their sole allocation, OR they didn’t hear jack sh*t.

I agree with you, it’s a terrible model to play favorites, but I have to believe that’s what’s going on (or something like it). I wouldn’t be surprised if it was more like 1.5k or 2k dealer allocations, and the rest for press and friends/family/employees
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Slyder

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Do you know if tomorrow is the only day for scheduling Raptors? In other words, if we don't hear anything by Friday are we SOL or are they scheduling over the next few weeks?
Nobody really knows for certain.
The one we know of for sure it today's scheduling and those emails will/should start rolling out around noon-ish east-coast time and some people may not actually receive it until Sunday or Monday.
I watch fordvideoguy's (LongMcArthur) stream every Tuesday and he has a 'scheduling' portion where he goes over what is being scheduled, the trims/models and if there are any restrictions/constraints.

I like watching it because it gives me a bigger picture of what's going on with the vehicle I have on order.
 

Ranger#5?

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I see Chevrolet advertising the new Colorado everyday on television but I have yet to see a ad anywhere for the new Ranger. Ford has not done one thing to promote the new truck at all in any way, maybe they will once production begins but as for now, nothing has been done so as far as dismal numbers go, it seems that’s poor promotion. Outside of this forum & the members here, who even knows anything about this?
There was a fair amount of hype and ads highlighting them taking a "stock" RRaptor to race in Baja 1000 , and then winning its category. Then they did a little tour around the US displaying the Baja winner at dealers and selected shows. No regular Ranger advertising I can recall though.
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