Originally Posted by DoctorH
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What would you gentlemen (and Ladies of course) suggest the sale price of a clean, well maintained 45' 2007 Country Coach Intrigue Jubilee Quad slide should be. The coach has just about every extra you could order. I'm asking $239,900. Am I crazy?? What do you think I should ask to move it by mid March? This is getting mentally exhausting. My but hurts from sitting on the edge of my seat.
First off, I am not a buyer of Coaches in this price range. But, I have been a near lifetime car collector and seller. The chase is part of the game and I don't think the rules change just because we are dealing with RVs. So, here it goes.
You are asking a near unreasonably low price for what you are selling. You are already the lowest priced of similar units. Don't go lower as you are on the verge of "what is wrong, that it's selling for this price?"
Don't expect to sell anything used and get your asking price. You will get offers 10% below your asking price--don't let it insult you and turn you off! Negotiate, don't accept the counter offer, expect to reach an agreement half way between your price and their offer. But in the end, accept what you feel you have to do.
Or, if you are uncomfortable with negotiating, tell the dealer you will pay the salesman directly to negotiate and sell it for you by: 1) give the dealer your bottom line price and who ever sells it gets to keep anything over the bottom line, or 2) tell the dealer you will give the salesman $5,000 to get the Coach sold before the end of March also tell the dealer/salesman what the lowest price is they can accept for you, I'd say 5% lower as a minimum.
Approach #2 has the attraction that the salesman won't try to keep the price high to improve his situation. But, it is also almost a certainty that it will be sold at the lower price (if it sells).
Do yourself and the salesman/dealer a favor and agree how often you can ask him about how it is going.
Best of Luck---Dave