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Old 08-22-2014, 07:22 PM   #1
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Tampa super RV show in January?

I got the impression from a Lazy Days salesman that manufacturers post special discounted prices for this show. Is this the case?

I am planning to buy a new class A rig. Should I wait.
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Old 08-22-2014, 07:27 PM   #2
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they post big signs saying show price and reg price. In my opinion its no different than normal negotiating. Its baloney. Go now and negotiate ; its the slow season.
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they post big signs saying show price and reg price. In my opinion its no different than normal negotiating. Its baloney. Go now and negotiate ; its the slow season.
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Old 08-23-2014, 11:12 AM   #5
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They advertise special pricing, but generally you could negotiate the same price any time of year. If you dread negotiating, you might find them offering a price that you would have had to work a bit to get at another time, but probably not a really deep discount. If you were thinking that show prices would be 25% off MSRP, forget it. They are mostly just advertising the usual 12-15% discounts, sometimes wrapped up with some fancy deal on extras (extended service plans, paint protection, etc.).

One exception: sometimes a manufacturer gives dealers a price break on a model they want to feature at a show, often a new model or floor plan. The manufacturer may pay the transport costs, for example, or give a break on factory orders taken at the show.
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I agree with the others.

The dealers do post "Show Special" prices, just not the lowest price.
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You can expect to pay 30 to 35% less than suggested prices (listed price) by negotiating aggressively.
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The Tampa show is nothing more than a Lazy Days show with a few more. As to prices, if you can get the price at a RV show, you can get a better one at a dealer the day after. What we saw at the Tampa show, wouldn't bother to go back.
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Contrary to whats been said we got over thirty percent at a local show by a dealer. However, it was not LD and not the Tampa show. FWIW. if your interested in this dealers name give me a PM. Not associated in any form.
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Old 08-24-2014, 02:54 PM   #10
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The Tampa show is nothing more than a Lazy Days show with a few more.
That certainly wasn't the case when we have attended. Nearly every RV manufacturer has display space, and many of them have their local dealer present in or near their booth. Few manufacturers sell direct, so they have their dealers on hand to take orders.
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Contrary to whats been said we got over thirty percent at a local show by a dealer.
Question: was that a posted sale price, or a price you negotiated? What most of us are contending is that the offering prices aren't especially great. You can still negotiate, and you should if you want the best price.
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The Tampa show is great. Almost everything RV is there. It's a great place to narrow down your choices but, you need more then four days to negotiate a great deal.
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My opinion is to start negotiating now. I surely wouldn't wait for the show.
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That certainly wasn't the case when we have attended. Nearly every RV manufacturer has display space, and many of them have their local dealer present in or near their booth. Few manufacturers sell direct, so they have their dealers on hand to take orders.
I agree with Gary.. been there most every year-- while LD has a big presence there, many other dealers are present ...just go to the shows webpage to see who will be there and what they are bringing.
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