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Old 01-06-2012, 09:36 AM   #1
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Fix it or forget it

As newbies and people who do not like to barter..... Here is the situation.... We did our research on trailer makes and styles very thoroughly and truly believe we have made the right choice for us in the 23j. We have one physically available to us and have verbally agreed on a price, but not having read the helpful thread about getting the best price and because actual prices on the Internet are confusing to say the least, we had no real clue. Our dealer quoted a price on the phone and we ( did I tell you we are not barter wavy). Did get that price down by 500.00and verbally agreed. But because of the Christmas season and their accountant now away, we do not go in to sign the papers till the end of the month ( dealer is also an hours drive away so not so easy to just pop over ) Anyway in the meantime we find that the price agreed to is perhaps the actual msrp. Even as newbies we know that you should not being paying that rate but now we wonder is this.....do we forget the price and go with the agreed amount or is there still a way to fix it and get a better deal?
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Old 01-06-2012, 09:50 AM   #2
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I'd say forget it. Cleveland, Ohio RV show is starting this week. This is the first RV show of the year also this show is when manufactures break out their new models. Consider midwinter sales are slow, the new models will be on lots soon. So bargaining should be on your side
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If you haven't signed a contract, my opinion (with absolutely no legal training) is that you have the right to change the deal, or walk away from it completely.

Jayco last year - and I guess this year - at least showed on their web site Jayco's MSRP. The dealers "list price" may be significantly different from that.

Just be careful. RV dealers are like car dealers. And it is even harder without the label of exact equipment and list prices for each that is required for selling new cars, but not for RV's.

Getting 20 per cent or so off of Jayco's true MSRP should be pretty easy.
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Walk away... No one pays MSRP...
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Old 01-06-2012, 11:31 AM   #5
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In this recession 20 to 30% should be easy.
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Old 01-06-2012, 11:39 AM   #6
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In this recession 20 to 30% should be easy.
As Canadians can we expect the same prices or will be be expected to pay more?
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We do expect that the dealer needs to make a profit and the sales person needs to make a commission so we want to pay a fair price without being taken for an "expensive ride"!
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Yes, they need a profit but don't forget they also make profit from return business, supplies, and accessories. then theres prep charges, accessory install labor. They are never on the loosing end. If you don't have a WD hitch have them throw one in, or some other accessory.
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Don't pay MSRP. Do a little research on the web. Plug in the brand, model and year and google it. Don't know how it works crossing from US to CAN but worth a call to a stateside sales group. I am pretty sure that RV Direct does CAN transactions through Albany and somewhere in the midwest. Should come in about 25-35% less than MSRP depending on options selected.
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Don't pay MSRP. Do a little research on the web. Plug in the brand, model and year and google it. Don't know how it works crossing from US to CAN but worth a call to a stateside sales group. I am pretty sure that RV Direct does CAN transactions through Albany and somewhere in the midwest. Should come in about 25-35% less than MSRP depending on options selected.
Yes we did get a quote from them which is how we found out that the price we agreed to was at the msrp so we thought we would take this price to our dealer and see if we can renegotiate but we wonder about the ethics of doing this as we had verbally agreed on the price before knowing what we now know. It was quite a shock to see that the difference was well over 5000.00
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