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Old 10-20-2010, 06:42 PM   #1
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Just found a 97 beaver patriot savannah 33ft,(no slide) 60k miles , well taken care of, really nice. Nada is $28k to $32K dealer asking $40k, i offered $30k no trade no finance and got NO and swiftly disconnected. Was i that far away ????
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Old 10-20-2010, 06:57 PM   #2
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Was that NADA $28-$32 wholesale or retail? If retail, sounds like you are offering what it is worth. 'Course, what they are willing to sell it for depends on what they have in it...
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Old 10-20-2010, 07:05 PM   #3
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nada low retail to ave retail,
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Old 10-20-2010, 07:11 PM   #4
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Asked dealer to check how old tires and battery s are, he said he didn't know but they looked good !!! I told him i would pay cash or bank transfer or whatever worked for him, guess things aren't as tough as i thought
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Old 10-20-2010, 07:13 PM   #5
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The only reason they refused your offer was they had too much in it. Your offer was reasonable. Keep looking, you'll find something in that range.

Think about where NADA get's their book values. It's not like they have thousands of sales with that same coach, same year, same condition to compare average and low retail.

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Old 10-20-2010, 07:26 PM   #6
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Some sellers have an emotional attachment to what they're selling which clouds the worth of what they own. In today's market a motorhome with no slides is difficult to sell, just ask any dealer. With a motorhome of that age, you are taking a considerable risk and with any investment(although a motorhome is a poor one) you are entitled to be compensated since everything breaks down eventually. All that being said, I think you made a fair offer.
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Thanks guys, dealer told me it was a local owner who traded up, i thought no slide, 13 year old and coming into winter that a cash offer would get serious consideration.
Think i may up the budget and look at the smaller Monaco s with a slide
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Or Winnebago? any suggestions ???? prefer 32ft but would goto 34ft
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The Winny mh is a good line to consider in view of the number of mfg that have or are going thru bankruptcy. Who knows which ones will be standing in the next few years with this economy.

Don't be surprised if the dealer you were talking to comes back with another offer. They are indeed hurting for sales and need to move older coaches out of their inventory. Without knowing how many times you've been on their lot looking at this one, and assuming it was your first or second time looking, they love to play the "how much more money can we get from this guy" game.

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Hey Dave , you were right, email this morning offering at $36500, i rang and asked how much they paid for the unit , they say $32k. Salesman said they had someone signed up but the finance fell through. Not sure how to play it now
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Hey Dave , you were right, email this morning offering at $36500, i rang and asked how much they paid for the unit , they say $32k. Salesman said they had someone signed up but the finance fell through. Not sure how to play it now
Tell them your $30K offer stands until you find one you like better. They will be back, don't get sucked in by the used car salesman. And tell him you don't appreciate being hung up on.
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Stick to your guns on this price! I did the same thing on a left over 08 back in Jan. They wanted $45k and I offered $39k, said they had a better offer. 1 week later they accepted my offer and I had to get financing which I did.
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Good advice from safari1 and 38 special. But keep looking and use what you have found to let them know 1. you are a serious buyer, 2. if they don't come to your price you have options, 3. you don't play their games.

Hope it works for you,

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$32k is an eminently reasonable offer for this coach. Some might even call it generous, for a non-slide coach in a weak market. Either they will come around or you will find something else.
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