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Old 10-21-2009, 06:21 PM   #1
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no price no interest

I am looking for a new Rv and when I see an ad with just "call for price"or a RV at a show with no price, on the unit I move on.I do not understand this practice.I posted this thread on RV .net a while back and it got removed ??This also puzzles me.
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Old 10-21-2009, 06:30 PM   #2
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Everything about rv.net puzzles me. Anyway, I feel the same as you. On the other hand, if the seller can get someone on the phone they have a chance to reel them in. I figure it's my money, things will be negotiated my way.
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I agree with the OP and would walk away the same as you. I guess it goes hand in hand with not posting the milage on a vehicle, the engine size, gen. size and other pertinent information that most serious buyers are looking for. I see ads and posts all the time like this and I scratch my head wondering but you can bet they will always include "NO PETS AND SMOKE FREE". Yea, right.
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Old 10-21-2009, 06:56 PM   #4
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I agree with the OP. If the price is not listed, I move on.
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Old 10-21-2009, 08:38 PM   #5
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I have had conversations with salesmen on the phone that told me I had to come to the store to get a price. My response has always been that if I don't get the price on the phone, there is zero chance they are going to see me in their store.

If they have to play games with the price, there's something wrong.
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Old 10-22-2009, 12:21 AM   #6
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Question Price ?

Same here. I just move on. I hate this game playing, even a lot of Dealers do this. They will never see me in the office / store. The Salesman from our Bay Star Dealer must have seen us talking to a different Sales person at a RV show. In a sudden we get e-mails (called Newsletter) and yesterday he left even a message on our machine....and that after over 2 (TWO) years... Live and learn!!!

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Old 10-22-2009, 04:53 AM   #7
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The asking price on a lot of those deals is set only after they have run your credit report or make a visual assesment of what they think you are worth. Other times it may just be a vapor add for a bait and switch.

One local RV dealer does the vapor add. Took me on a one hour tour of his lot showing me every thing that was triple to pirce of what I wanted and never showed me the one that was advertised. When I wouldn't play his game and told him "I'd really like to see the one in the add" he just drove my wife and I to the gate and darted into a card access door locking it behind him.

I pass by any adds without prices and now leave dealerships if they won't show me the advertised unit withing the first few minutes on the lot.
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Old 10-22-2009, 07:00 AM   #8
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Same here. If no price is shown that just tells me they are up to no good. A dealer with a low price will be proud of it and display it. This goes for parts too, not just the RV itself.

Tip for dealers: If you want my business, don't make me jump through hoops. Be honest and upfront and you'll get my money.
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Old 10-22-2009, 07:37 AM   #9
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I agree. No price in their ad, no interest on my part.
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I agree with everyone else - no price, no interest. If the price is reasonable, why wouldn't you want to let everyone know? This is a tactic frequently used by dealers who want to get you on the phone so they can do a selling job. If you say the price of the RV you called about is too high, they will then try to steer you to another, less expensive RV.

Even at a flea market, if the merchandise has no price, I just walk on by without even asking. I figure the seller wants to size me up before stating a price. If I'm fairly well-dressed, his asking price will be higher.
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I figure if the price isn't listed it is too high and they don't want to shock you. Then drag you in and start the dance. If it is a good deal and fair price you would absolutely want everyone to see it.

How about the used car type sales nonsense when you do go to a dealer. "I'll have to run it by my manager" We aren't making anything on it" (right) "make an offer" If you gave me a decent price I wouldn't have to make an offer we would be filling out the paperwork.
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That is always one thing that has always annoyed me, botom line is "No Price, No Interest!" and I won't be stopping by either!
If they can't list the details or the price, They have secrets!

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Old 10-22-2009, 02:33 PM   #13
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I do not care to see their "advertised sale price". It is no where near to the bottom line price. I prefer to see their MSRP price of that particular unit. I would start negotiating at 30% and agree to 25-28% and be happy.
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It seems like the past two years, the dealers and private owners have not been posting a price. I agree that when I see a no price or "call for special pricing", I click and move on.
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