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Old 12-07-2011, 03:28 PM   #1
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RV Dealers-Really know how to insult your trade-in.

I called a dealer on the east side, just outside of Spokane. They said my Flair would retail on their lot for 14,999. Junkers are 14,999.

Around here I would be hard pressed to find a nice one like mine for 20 K. They didn't even ask me about the condition of it or prompt me to come and see them. Business must be good

He didn't know that I'm approved for 40 K at the C.U. and my trade- in is clear. There are plusses and minuses as to trade one in or not.

I, we, weren't that rude or arrogant when I was in the car business for many years. Poulsbo RV ouside of Seattle is asking 40 K for a 99 Flair, but we know that's high.

Although the short MHs are going for the same price as the long ones in many case.

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I bought a new Class C (1986), traded for a new Class A (Brave) gas then another one (Adventurer) gas, then Vectra diesel, then Ultimate Freedom in 2000 (all new so far) then an 02 Ultimate Freedom (used) and now a Newmar 06. Got screwed each time. Buyers expect low price, Sellers expect high... Market value is what you want and market price is what you get $$. I always tought that when I called on the phone, they would give me a better price to get me in, never happened, but I always went anyways...
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I've found that I'm far better off selling RVs and tow vehicles myself than expecting any kind of reasonable trade-in from a dealer.

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hmmm
when i purchased the bus, we went to the dealer. saw, made offer, etc.

they did my trade sight unseen, truck and fiver
they gave me what i wanted in trade.

then when we arrived two weeks later for delivery...manager walked out confirmed mileage and vins, poked inside the fiver, looked at me and added 6500 to the trade ...because it was LIKE NEW and he really liked the allure wood look floors.........i felt good

went back inside signed a few papers......got ready to leave......
the m/h was afire sale to begin with just under half msrp, plus they paid first three payments as a gesture of goodwill so to speak, because unit had a busted block we found on pdi and they honored the sale price on another twin unit with more options. you have to wonder how a delivery crew drove it 1400 or so miles and didn't notice it was using OIL or spraying oil all over the rear

a guy was looking at my fiver, he had driven down from Ok city at the behest of our salesman. I found out a few weeks later, he ended up buying the truck and the fiver


sooooooo

anything is possible
go armed and then strike a deal that makes you feel good.
i would love to know what he sold my fiver for....

i have found over the years and i imagine many will concur
Rv dealers have a TON of wiggle and creative room to make a sale happen.
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Thank you for trading in vehicles. I bought my "used" Entegra with only 5,000 miles on it, 140 hours on the generator, and still under the factory warranty for half price.
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Yep, I would never buy new again. I must say though that I am not bitter, I have absolutely enjoyed every coach I've owned as others would say Life is Good!
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Just from my own experience on trading cars, trucks etc-Dont try to get your best price on something and then hit them with a trade. I know that is what some people do.
Always talk to dealers about trade difference. After all, that is the only number that really means something. They inflate your trade in and inflate the new purchase or go the other way. Either way it always hurt my feelings.

Trade difference is a much better comparison dealer to dealer and you have a hard number to work with. Anyway, just my 2 cents.
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Just from my own experience on trading cars, trucks etc-Dont try to get your best price on something and then hit them with a trade. I know that is what some people do.
Always talk to dealers about trade difference. After all, that is the only number that really means something. They inflate your trade in and inflate the new purchase or go the other way. Either way it always hurt my feelings.

Trade difference is a much better comparison dealer to dealer and you have a hard number to work with. Anyway, just my 2 cents.
Exactly! A salesman tried the numbers game with me, I told him the trade difference was the only number I would listen to; I had a figure in mind and dickered until we agreed on a number.
The only was to do this is by doing your homework first, as you know.
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Just from my own experience on trading cars, trucks etc-Dont try to get your best price on something and then hit them with a trade. I know that is what some people do.
Always talk to dealers about trade difference. After all, that is the only number that really means something. They inflate your trade in and inflate the new purchase or go the other way. Either way it always hurt my feelings.

Trade difference is a much better comparison dealer to dealer and you have a hard number to work with. Anyway, just my 2 cents.
Agreed x2. If you have to do a trade, the trade difference is all that matters because THAT's what you're paying out of your pocket. Plus don't get wrapped up in the bias you feel for your trade. If the purchase is full MSRP at $100,000 & they give you $50,000 for your trade or they discount the MSRP to $75,000 & give you only $25,000 for your trade, you're still looking at the same $50,000 difference.

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Just from my own experience on trading cars, trucks etc-Dont try to get your best price on something and then hit them with a trade. I know that is what some people do.
Always talk to dealers about trade difference. After all, that is the only number that really means something. They inflate your trade in and inflate the new purchase or go the other way. Either way it always hurt my feelings.

Trade difference is a much better comparison dealer to dealer and you have a hard number to work with. Anyway, just my 2 cents.
I did that to a car salesman about 50years ago and had him so flustered that he didn't know what to do so I left.
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I stopped being offended by low trade-in offers years ago. I either know I'm going to take a hit and do it if I'm anxious to get something, or sell it myself and go with cash in hand. I also am getting to the point where I refuse to buy new on most vehicles...the exception, when my wife likes something that cannot be found otherwise. Gotta keep her smiling.
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Just from my own experience on trading cars, trucks etc-Dont try to get your best price on something and then hit them with a trade. I know that is what some people do.
Always talk to dealers about trade difference. After all, that is the only number that really means something. They inflate your trade in and inflate the new purchase or go the other way. Either way it always hurt my feelings.

Trade difference is a much better comparison dealer to dealer and you have a hard number to work with. Anyway, just my 2 cents.
When we perchased our last RV, I stated that after the trade I would owe a set amount .It took a lot of BS , But I ended up with a higher price for my new to us coach, and a lot higher trade in number on my old one.It came out to the same we started with,but I saved on taxes this way.Set the difference you will pay and stick with it.And yes I walked out on several deals before we bought.Find out what retal and wholesale are for a starting point.
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...but I saved on taxes this way.
I've gone so far as to line up a buyer for an RV at an agreed price. I trade it in (for that agreed price), and the dealer immediately sells it to my buyer for that price. By doing so, I'm only paying sales tax on the difference between the negotiated price on the new RV and what I (the dealer) sell my old RV for.

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