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Old 06-03-2008, 04:52 AM   #1
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Which Tiffin dealer do you think offers the best discount on a 2008 Allegro Model 32LA? A friend of mine wants to buy one, but was only offered 23% off MSRP. At 27% off, it would have been a done deal! Regards, Chuck/Bagman57
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Old 06-03-2008, 04:52 AM   #2
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Which Tiffin dealer do you think offers the best discount on a 2008 Allegro Model 32LA? A friend of mine wants to buy one, but was only offered 23% off MSRP. At 27% off, it would have been a done deal! Regards, Chuck/Bagman57
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Old 06-03-2008, 05:16 AM   #3
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">was only offered 23% off MSRP </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Chuck: IMO, 23 % off a true MSRP is pretty good considering the unit is one of the smallest and least expensive models. "Most" dealers can offer larger discounts on the more expensive rigs simply because the dollars between the discounted price and dealer cost will increase as the MSRP goes higher.

Was a trade-in involved?
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Old 06-03-2008, 05:49 AM   #4
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No Ed, it was a cash deal! Chuck.
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Old 06-03-2008, 07:30 AM   #5
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I got almost 24% off in early May on my new 35QBA. That was based on a nationwide request for quotes. My local dealer matched a quote from Sherman RV in Mississippi. They got it when Sherman failed to follow-up with me...
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Old 06-04-2008, 08:40 AM   #6
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The most I've been offered without any negotiating was 27% off MSRP from Bankston RV. I believe they were the first Tiffin dealership in the country.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">The most I've been offered without any negotiating was 27% off MSRP </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
On what price coach? Just trying to reinforce my position ED
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Ed, typical MSRP for an Allegro 32LA gas is between $104 - $112K. Chuck.
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Old 06-04-2008, 01:36 PM   #9
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While no one likes to pay any more than they have to I think it's important to look at a prospective dealership from all aspects, not just price. Ed's point is very valid. If you take a million dollar coach and the dealer makes 1% on it he makes 10 grand profit. If you take a $100,000 coach and make 1% on it he'll only make $1,000. All things being equal, how can that dealer afford to give you any kind of service or support if he doesn't have enough profit to fund it with. If he's willing to go unrealistically low, chances are he's only concerned with gross sales and you may rue the day you bought from him. That's the reason why you tend to see larger discounts on higher ticket items and lesser discounts on lower dollar value items.

I'm not saying that every time you pay more you will be getting more. There's plenty of dealers who will take your money and forget about you just as quick. What I am saying is first qualify any prospective dealer with referals and personal visits to determine what kind of service you can expect both during and after the sale. Then see how those prices compare.
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Tell yer friend to hang around awhile. All the dealers will be dealing big time very shortly.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by edgray:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">The most I've been offered without any negotiating was 27% off MSRP </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
On what price coach? Just trying to reinforce my position ED </div></BLOCKQUOTE>You're probably right. It was for a new Phaeton 42' tag axle.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">It was for a new Phaeton 42' tag axle. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Thanks, EA. That supports my contention, and I'm really flattered that CRUZER "agrees" with me, as he is the acknowledged Tiffin expert.

IMO, 27% off MSRP on a tag axle DP is also a pretty good deal. Sometimes us consumers forget that the dealers MUST make a profit to stay in business, employ people, and pay taxes.

I'm certainly not bashful about spreading the word regarding available discounting, and laugh out loud when I hear a saleman claiming they "can't do better than 15% off". Some of these guys act like their $10,000+ per unit profit just isn't there. Yeah, right! That said, the OP was regarding getting "only" 23% off on an entry level coach, and I still think that ain't a bad deal. ED
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Try Lazydays, this is where we just bought/ordered our new Bus. With a trade we still got 26% off retail. This was the best deal I could get after talking and emailing 10 dealers.
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Paying 89,998 for our 32 ba when we pick it up hopefully in abt 2 weeks.
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