Originally Posted by TwelveVolt
Does anyone know if this figure of 25% discount has varied significantly over the last twelve model years due to market demand or pricing practices? That is, if NADA shows an MSRP of $100k, is it reasonable to assume that it originally sold for $75k?
There was a 2014 model on the floor at a local car dealership last month. It feels inherently wrong to call it a 2014 when it was built, purchased and on the road by July of 2013. Where can I buy a 2015 RV this year?
That's a very good question as to the change, if any, in discounts over the past few years. I have a pretty good feel for what it is today and has been for the last few years, but before that I have no idea.
What makes the purchase of a 2014 model RV today even more strange is that the chassis could be a 2012 chassis and the tires could even be from 2011.
It is pretty much impossible to determine exactly what someone may have paid for a unit when they originally purchased it. You could probably pretty safely assume that they SHOULD have paid about 30-38% less than list. Even that info can be skewed pretty heavily by trade ins.