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Old 08-08-2014, 12:37 PM   #15
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You're not going to insult the dealer. This kind of thing happens all the time in their industry and they are used to it. Remember a low bid can always be raised but a high bid can't be lowered.

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Old 08-20-2014, 05:19 PM   #16
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Never buy during the season and never be afraid to walk away! Stick to your guns and since you did your research don't worry about insulting them, they're used to it. Some of these places think they have a gold mine but after it sits for awhile they're attitude changes. They will try to get the best price they can so they get a bigger bonus. I try not to buy from a dealer unless I absolutely have to.
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Old 08-20-2014, 05:32 PM   #17
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Never buy during the season and never be afraid to walk away! Stick to your guns and since you did your research don't worry about insulting them, they're used to it. Some of these places think they have a gold mine but after it sits for awhile they're attitude changes. They will try to get the best price they can so they get a bigger bonus.I try not to buy from a dealer unless I absolutely have to.

Agree, I prefer to buy from a private party. You can get a good idea of previous usage and care. And you don't have to deal with dealer games...
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The first MH we made an offer is still sitting on the dealer lot 18 mo later. Cost of money must be low
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Old 08-20-2014, 05:46 PM   #19
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I wouldn't worry about insulting a salesman the old saying "if their lips are moving they are probably lying to you" is pretty accurate for most of them. Keep looking you will eventually find a dealership you trust. We looked for about two years, one day we decided to take the plunge and worked with a salesman we had spent alot of time with over several visits. The GM insulted us over the interest rate(we were getting a pretty good deal on the MH) This was so stupid because we were still deciding whether we were going to pay cash or finance some. We eventually walked off the lot with them chasing us trying to make the deal, and even lowering the price. They continued calling us that night and the next day, even had someone from "corporate" call us, everyone but the GM who insulted us.

The next day we drove back to a place we had been a few times(different manufacturer), it was about 100 miles from our house, we really liked the owner and trusted him, but they never had what we really wanted. We just decided to check back in as we hadn't been there in a few months. Guess what he had just gotten some new ones in, we fell in love with two of them, he made us a better deal than the "big Box" store did and we bought that day, picked it up the next week, he even got us the interest rate we wanted. And we didn't settle, that's how we ended up with our Newmar, and have been glad we had the patience to find the right fit and MH.
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What I would say matters most is that you trust the dealer and that they stand behind what they sell. If they don't make money on the deal they will be out of business. However name your price and don't be afraid to walk out the door. No one wants to sit on product while it ages but we still have to make a profit. If you are trading in be realistic on the value of your trade and anyone who gives you a lot for your trade nailed you on something else.
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Old 08-20-2014, 06:21 PM   #21
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Don't ever worry about insulting someone with a low bid, all they have to do is say no, or counter offer. You don't need any advice, you already have the right answer: ". . .I have thought about calling and saying you still have it and my offer still stands"
Do just that and see what happens.
Excuse me....I have told folk to go pound sand and don't call back. Make me a reasonable offer and we can talk.
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The first MH we made an offer is still sitting on the dealer lot 18 mo later. Cost of money must be low
Also there is now an extra 18 months of depreciation to deduct from the previous cost PLUS the opportunity cost of the money they could have had in their pockets 18 months ago
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In many sales companies the most wheeling and dealing happens at month end and quarter end. Bought a mini van last year. I had cash in hand and was set on my price. We had looked at a van at one dealer, went back and forth and they couldn't come anywhere near my price. Same dealer called me at the second to last day of the month and was ready to deal. We game up $1,000 and they came down over $4,000 from the original asking price.
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