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Old 01-01-2014, 10:56 AM   #29
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Originally Posted by Libero View Post

I attended a seminar once on "The are of successful Negotiation" and the most single point of advice I got from that instruction was "Never go into a negotiation if you are not prepared to walk away". This applies to any negotiation. How does the song go "know when to hold and know when to fold". Make a deal when you have a strong hand.

The second point was, "park emotion at the door before you enter the negotion room". When emotion is applied often the best business deal is not made.

Knowledge is a powerful negotiation tool. Knowing the market and what the other guy is holding in his hand of course makes a winning hand for you more probable. But any deal must also be fair so it is still a win-win for it to work best for the most part. Especially if you are expecting follow-on support from the person you are dealing with. He might get revenge during a servicing visit.

But I think everyone really knows this anyway but sometimes reminders help but often people do make decisions based on emotions or without knowing everything they should before signing the bottom line.

So while I trust most people I verify anyway. This avoids surprises down the road. And of course the seller is willing to put everything in writing and is able to back up the committment with adequate financial resources or is willing to allow payment holdback until all committments are made. This is SOP for me.

Soooo many times people are taken at thier word, but then have a "memory lapse" after the deal is done.

Good luck with the new purchase whatever it is.
Very well said, Better than I did.
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Old 01-01-2014, 11:02 AM   #30
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Some of the best bargains in motorhomes are from buyers who didn't do their home work and after the first trip made a choice of sell or divorce.
Don't lock yourself into a particular style or size. Renting is a very good sugestion and sales people are exactly that sales people. Most have little or no experience with the RV lifestyle but will come on as "Experts", "A drip under pressure".

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