I am afraid there will be many stories like this one so I thought it would be appropriate to start a thread to NAME & SHAME the offending dealerships...
After GM added us to their launch markets I called Capitol Chevrolet in Austin to put down a deposit and get on the waiting list (at the time they told me there were already 3 other people who had put down $500). The salesman told me they did not have pricing (of course). I explained that did not bother me but before I agreed to write a check I pressed him to commit to how much at, above, or below the MSRP they would charge. I explained that I had pre-ordered cars before and had always found this out ahead of time. He put me on hold, came back a couple of minutes later and said they would be charging above sticker, not sure exactly how much above sticker but "around 10." "Ten what?" I asked. "Ten Thousand." Yeah right.
I headed over to Champion in Austin which - as others have already noted - is holding deposit checks for $500 and planning to charge at MSRP (it is an AutoNation dealership).
Any chance GM can just dump any dealers engaged in price gouging? It is unfortunate that this is going to tarnish the Volt roll-out. Nissan really does have a better approach (though an inferior car IMHO).