I want to try and fight this time around, but I hear it can be difficult. The dealer here charges $289.30 last time I bought a VW from them.
Where I live, that "fee" is 100% negotiable. If they try to press the point, get up from your chair, say "No thank-you", and start walking towards the door. No dealer will let you walk out of the showroom if you refuse to pay it. In New England, the paperwork burden is 10 minutes with a typewriter to fill out a form. That costs them less than filling the tank with gasoline.