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Subject: Re: When to buy Date: 11/9/2000 12:13 PM
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<<Okay. Looks like all the planets align in December. Whoopeeee! I'm getting a brand new truck.>>

Wait wait not so fast. You might be able to get the best deal at the dealership in December, but from a Total Cost of Ownership perspective November may be to your advantage also. Here's why, at one time in Colorado it was to your advantage to buy your first license plate in December rather than January because you would pay less ownership tax. You paid one month at a high brand new car rate, and then in January you paid one year at a lower, slightly used car rate. So depending on how tags work in your state it may save you some if all the paper work is in order so that you could plate it in December. Then again come January the car may be considered a year old when it comes to ownership tax, as always your milage may vary.

~~paul
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