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Old 11-16-2014, 11:43 AM   #1
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We are interested in new Winnebago Sightseer 35G and have tried negotiation with 3 different dealers in 2 states. Basically $163,000 for $135,000 or average 17% off msrp.
Final price, straight sale. I have offered at 25% or $123,000 and turned down flat! One was rude and sales manager came to strong arm me. I refused to budge and he told me absolutely no, because I can sell it to someone else for $135,000. Take it or leave it!
I left. What is a good dealer for Winnebago and willing to negotiate more than 17%.?
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Hold your ground, the winner is always the individual who cares least about the sale.


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I'd also say stand your ground.....If you really really like that model and there and none around cut them a break and offer $500 more. (make sure they have your phone number and keep looking.)


This is a 2015 correct?
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One dealer was a 2014 and the other two were 2015 models. After I was turned down, I was asked what it would take for me to buy today, I responded "A better price" and no one was interested. I would have thought that the 2014 dealer would dicker more, but he claimed he had too much invested to sell at 75% of msrp. Go figure!
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So, does anyone know a Winnebago Dealer that will dicker more than 20%
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what Internet RV sights have you tried.. have you looked at RV direct? Or RV wholesalers? Just a thought...
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what Internet RV sights have you tried.. have you looked at RV direct? Or RV wholesalers? Just a thought...
I checked both sites and they do`'t sell Winnies!
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So, does anyone know a Winnebago Dealer that will dicker more than 20%
His promised discount is way over 20% on this WB.

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There is room for them to move. In May 2012 we purchased a new 2012 Sightseer 33C, MSRP $145,629, sold for $111,060 which equals a little better than 24%. We stood our ground and they made the deal before they allowed us to walk. Let them sit on it a while. Floor plan costs will eventually make them soften up.
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We are interested in new Winnebago Sightseer 35G and have tried negotiation with 3 different dealers in 2 states. Basically $163,000 for $135,000 or average 17% off msrp.
Final price, straight sale. I have offered at 25% or $123,000 and turned down flat! One was rude and sales manager came to strong arm me. I refused to budge and he told me absolutely no, because I can sell it to someone else for $135,000. Take it or leave it!
I left. What is a good dealer for Winnebago and willing to negotiate more than 17%.?
Why would/should he take a potential loss of 12K if he feels he can get the higher price?
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Have you thought about the Itasca Sunova? That may be an option, since they are pretty similar. Have you tried Safford RV in Thornburg, VA? Perhaps a call to Noah Ingram, the sales manager may be helpful. They sold us our Suncruiser and it was a very pleasant experience. We would return to buy another one from them.
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Why would/should he take a potential loss of 12K if he feels he can get the higher price?
That is fine with me, but when will the next customer wanting that unit show up? I don't mind a small profit and understand he has to stay in business, but I was there and willing to buy! Just not at 17% off msrp! Too many other dealers willing to negotiate on final price. Reminds me of when I was in market for C class winnie and tried to purchase for 20% off. Spent two weeks going back and forth. Gave up and purchased current Melbourne. Month later at RV show, dealer had same unit show special 22% off posted. I was pissed and said why didn't you sell it to me at 20% off. His answer, "I didn't know you were serious" . Two times we drove two hours each way and tried both times. Spent several hours trying to purchase at a reasonable price for both of us. He then said these shows cost a lot of money any they are willing to deal more to recoup cost and not have added expense of taking back to lot! Bull!
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I bought my 2013 35g in California at Mc Mahons who is now out of biz for $124900 in March of 2014.
I did contact the dealer in Iowa (cant remember the name right now) right next to the factory and they were willing to sell me a titled 2015 for $5,000 more with same options.
I chose the one in Ca because I live there and I did not want to wait the 2 months that it was going to take to get it.
I am still waiting on registration for the unit 8 months later. :-(
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