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Old 06-14-2013, 09:56 PM   #15
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The best thing about huge shows is having the ability to walk thru lots of different rigs to find the one you like. Then you figure out how much NADA is and what the list price is and negotiate from there.

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remember in just about everything in life you get what you negotiate , not what you deserve.

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Old 06-16-2013, 05:21 AM   #17
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We were able to get the show sale price at the dealer a month later but salesman remembered us from the show. The show list price was not marked up based on every other price I could compare to. I also took the show price to 2 other dealers on the same rig and neither could match the show price, one wanted nearly $8k more. I agree the show puts the dealer in more competition for your business. Bring a smartphone, realtime research is pricele$$.
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Shows are a good way to see a lot of different brands and models in a short time. As others have mentioned, your research is the key to the best deal. We were looking at a model at a show and were ready to purchase when we found a similar model that dealer had at another site that was a little less. After more research and negotiating, we closed a week or so after the show on the unit that was not on display at the show.
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Old 06-18-2013, 10:42 AM   #19
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Shows are a good way to see a lot of different brands and models in a short time.
XXX2! Sure beats driving to all the different dealerships! Not all models are at our Spokane RV show in January, but a good number of them are including some used ones the Dealers park outside. It's a good way to compare and explorer floor plans and options that you are looking for. And, after the show dealers advertise that the RV show prices are still good anyway. Take your time and have fun! Dealers are always ready to negotiate.
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1. The show prices are not necessarily usually the best. Although, as vraines stated, it's a great place to see many different mfr's & models & you'll get at least an idea of pricing.
2. The show units endure a LOT of wear & tear with all the foot traffic. People pushing buttons, turning knobs, opening/closing doors & drawers, kids jumping on the furniture, sticky fingers touching all surfaces...etc. It was never confirmed, but at a GS rally we attended once, I heard some kid couldn't hold it anymore & used the toilet in one of the coaches on display. I know they thoroughly go over these units before turning them over to their new owners, but you couldn't pay me enough to take a show unit.

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There does not seem to be a bottom. I start negiotiating at 35% off sticker. REMEMBER: YOU CAN ALWAYS GO UP BUT ITS HARD TO COME DOWN.
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I agree with Garnett, You should be able to negotiate around 70% of MSRP.
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I may be wrong, but I think it depends on whether you buy an RV off the show floor or if you have the dealer to special order one from the factory. When I special ordered a Cedar Creek 5th wheel at the 2002 Atlanta RV Show the dealer had a factory rep there that worked with me to make all the changes I requested. I believe she told me that the factories give extra discounts to the dealers on any units that are special ordered at the show. Whether that's true or not, I can't say.

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