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Old 03-21-2015, 11:24 AM   #1
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Talking Here's A Pricing Laugh for You

I was reading my new issue of MotorHome magazine, and in it there is an article about the new Foretravel Realm.

In the article they state that the Realm is a joint project of Foretravel and Motor Home Specialist RV (MHSRV), a large dealer in Alvarado, Texas. It is designed to "fill a conspicuous gap between the $500,000 to $1 million price points." (Were you curious about that gap? I know I was.) "The goal...was to provide a custom coaching the 45-foot product that would cost half as much, or around $700,000."

At the end of the article the specifications show an MSRP of $1,026,650 - not close to $700,000! What the ...?

But wait. There's more! Some 27 pages earlier in the magazine is MHSRV's full page ad, showing the Foretravel Realm discounted from an MSRP of $1,026,650 to (wait for it) $699,911 - a mere $89 away from $700,000! So the discounted price was always the target price - never a true discounted price.

If they can play these games with people who are smart enough to have the money to buy things this expensive, consider the games they could be playing with the rest of us.

Have a good day! Oh, and hold onto your wallet.
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They won't have to worry about me taking advantage of them!
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Old 03-21-2015, 11:29 AM   #3
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How smart could you be if you spend $700,000 on a motorhome?
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Old 03-21-2015, 11:33 AM   #4
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The entire RV industry is based on a 30% markup. Its designed to make it difficult for buyers to figure out if they're getting a good price.
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Old 03-21-2015, 11:36 AM   #5
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How smart could you be if you spend $700,000 on a motorhome?
When one's net worth is in the 10's-100 million, or more.............spending 700k is like most spending 70k per say to most.......
How about those who spend over a Billion+ to have a Boat built Top 100 Largest Yachts for Live | superyachts.com
Put that into perspective
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Old 03-21-2015, 11:38 AM   #6
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... discounted from an MSRP of $1,026,650 to (wait for it) $699,911 - a mere $89 away from $700,000! So the discounted price was always the target price - never a true discounted price.
... and then you wait 10 years and you can get it for 70% off the $700K price, or for about $225K.

Even at 10 years, that DP should be as good as new.
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Gee at that price maybe I should consider buying two of them. Look at all the money I would save.
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Well... You should NEVER pay MSRP for a motor home so with discounts...Might work out. (But I do not think so).
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......If they can play these games with people who are smart enough to have the money to buy things this expensive,..........

First mistake is assuming that anyone with that kind of money must be very smart. Not necessarily so.

Second point to realize is that when someone pays a $million plus for a motorhome, or a $billion for a boat, the purchase has nothing to do with motorhomes or boats.
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It is up to each individual to decide what something is worth to them and their pocketbook. If they have the means to afford it, then they just as well have it. No matter how much you own or how much your net worth is here on earth, when you die, we all still fit in the same size hole in the ground. JMO Randy
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An RV is not an investment, you might say it's a d-investment or a Hotel on wheels ... What's the price of a good time . I say spend it if ya got it ! But take good care of it 20 years from now I might need a good MH used cheap !! PA
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One of my clients had a Marathon with a cost of $1.8 million. It was a nice coach and his main justification for purchasing it, not that he needed one, was that he didn't want the bed headboard at the side of the coach but at the end of it. That way, his logic, not mine, if he was in bed and his wife was driving and she hit the brakes hard he wouldn't fall out of bed.

As others have said, if you have that kind of money you can do what you want with it just because you want to. In this guy's case the coach made him happy so why not have what he wanted?
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If I had that kind of income I would certainly pay that much. I am sure there are folks out there that think that we all paid to much for our respective rv's. Their opinions.
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