n.— «You’ll typically get a slight discount (three to 10 percent off the full retail price) but it won’t be as much as what you might negotiate with the dealer if you were buying directly from him, since the U. S. dealers lose out on several “spiffs” and “give-backs,” as they’re called in the trade, when they’re just a go-between for a direct-from-the-factory sale.» —“European Car-Delivery Plans Can Be a Bargain” by Stephan Wilkinson Perrin Post Travel Blog July 12, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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