Life is more than a flea market if you try conciliation. I hammered away with the dealer on conciliation opposed to confrontation. Hammered the message its holiday season - cut me slack, lot of expenses, kids, you are doing the right thing, your dealership is where I always come, will always come blah blah. He went from 3000 to 2200 when you count in rental car. I took it right way.
PS: If I had only tried the confrontation route - Hey some nuts on car talk told me you are frickin expensive, other guys are cheaper than you tune, it may not have gotten me anywhere. Or so I think.