I find it interesting that many of the people who post on this forum accept as a "fact of life" that dealers ask more than MSRP for a desirable new car (such as the Shelby GT500) and have every right to do so in order to make a profit. This is not the case everywhere. In Ontario (where I live), new car dealers are not allowed, by law, to charge more than MSRP for a car - no matter how desirable or rare it is. On a popular, hard-to-get model, they are within their rights to hold out for MSRP but they cannot charge more. It's just first come, first served. In fact, these desirable cars will often sell for less than MSRP as different dealers start to compete with one another for the sale. For example, a year and a half ago when the '05 Mustangs first came out, there was only one Torch Red red leather fully loaded manual trans GT (which is exactly what I wanted) within 300 miles of where I live. It had just come in to a dealership in Toronto but was available to any Ontario Ford dealer (through internet dealer trade). I had several dealerships competing to sell me this car and was therefore able to get it for $3000 less than MSRP. I am 54 years old and I guess I've led a protected life but it wasn't until I started reading internet automotive forums a couple of years ago that I realized that people in other places actually paid many thousands of dollars more than MSRP for a car they really wanted. My car enthusiast friends and I have collectively purchased many "hot" new cars over the years but none of us have ever paid more than MSRP. Have you ever considered approaching your state or federal politicians to push for laws similar to what we have that would stop car dealerships from tacking these unreasonably high dealer markups onto desirable new models? After all, many things are possible when there is a collective will. By the way, the owners of most new car dealerships in Ontario still seem to do quite well from a profit viewpoint even without these exhorbitant markups.