Originally Posted by Chris Wendt
As I read through this forum, I see many people order their units instead of purchasing directly off the lot of a dealer. Why is this? It seems to me you would pay more. I just recently purchased a 38FLSA 2016 off the lot a save around 40% on the MRSP. I see people on this forum and others and per them it looks like they are paying close to MRSP.
Congrats on the new 38FLSA! Sounds like your a "happy camper"!
But to comment on your question, usually if someone orders vs. buying off the lot, it is because they couldn't find one on a lot with the right floor plan or didn't have the options that they weren't willing to do without. Sure, dealers can many times install and change things to your liking that didn't come "stock", but at additional cost so what's the point of saving a few bucks on the trailer only to turn around and spend it, or more, it making it the way you want it?
We are in the process of ordering a new 2017 Eagle 330RSTS. We could have bought a 2016 off the lot but none that we found even came close to having the options we wanted. And thanks to many on this board, I now "know better" in regards to what is a good deal and what isn't. I overpaid on our last trailer but won't be this time around. I already have two quotes well north of 30 percent off MSRP, which to many is a good deal already but I haven't even started dickering yet!