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Old 02-08-2008, 11:31 AM   #1
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Hi everyone, Im sure this has been asked before but what is the typical discount on new Class C. Im looking to upgrade to a Class C from a TT and have a show comming up next weekend. Thanks in advance.
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Hi everyone, Im sure this has been asked before but what is the typical discount on new Class C. Im looking to upgrade to a Class C from a TT and have a show comming up next weekend. Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-08-2008, 07:08 PM   #3
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Around 20% is what we have experienced. We were quoted 25% for a more expensive Class A.

We were quoted 22% off for a 35' diesel Class C just last week.

One thing to keep in mind is that if they give you 25% off the new rig, they expect to get your trade for 25% off to make up for it.

This is our third RV, and the last time, the dealer made it sound like he was giving us such a great deal on our trade, with no $ off sticker.

The bottom line is "how much am I going to have to finance/ pay out of my pocket?"

Have fun at the show!
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Old 02-09-2008, 07:35 AM   #4
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Don't trade in your TT if you can help it. If you must, I would negotiate as if you were not trading in, and then when you arrive at a price you are happy with on the new coach then negotiate the trade-in.

Make sure you are looking at the Manufacture's MSRP sticker. Dealers make "their own MSRP sticker" all the time. It's really sad... I have seen MSRP stickers from dealers that were 10-20% higher than the real MSRP. It's amazing. The real MSRP sticker will look a lot like the kind you will find on a car.

Dealers are crazy about their pricing and seem to have no rime or logic. At a show they will try to convince you that you can only get the "show price" at the show. This is a lie. More often than not you can get a better price back at their lot.

Dealers are hoping for the emotional buyer. They want you to feel like you need to buy "this one" and "as soon as possible". This is why show prices are not good. They figure if you are buying there that you are making a quick and emotional decision.

You will most likely see dealers offer 10-15% off MSRP at the shows. This isn't a good deal. If you do your homework and have patience you should be able to get 25-40% off.

Take your time. Imagine you have been hired by your employer to do the best job finding the right Coach, options package, and price. The more you think of it like a business transaction the easier it will be for you find whats wrong with each deal.

Good luck.
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Yep, show prices are all "show." We were quoted $10k more on a rig at a show than Lazy Days gave us over the phone for the exact same camper.

The show salesman refused to budge a nickel from his "best price." Talking about what a great deal it was. Funny, we got a phone call from him a few weeks later, ready to make a deal.

I got the last laugh when I told him we already bought one for 10 grand less.
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You can get 20-30 percent off the MSRP on a clean deal - no trade. 20-25% is typical, though there are more than a few dealers who won't go below 15% off. And you will have to bargain to get the steep discount - few dealers are going to offer it up front.

If you have a trade, you can still get the discount but you are going to get only wholesale value for your trade - much of what is typically offered as 'trade-in value" was just another form of discount anyway. So don't expect to get steep discount and a high trade value. And you will be shocked at how little your trade is really worth in terms of cash value. Somewhere around 50-55% of the NADA average retail at best, and do not expect to get anything for all those extras you installed.
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