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Old 09-01-2015, 06:43 PM   #11
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Did you sign a contract with the specified percentage or flat rate brokerage? If so then the more they get so do you. There also is a catch in that if you want to be aggressive and get out of it then some pressure needs to be put on them with that in mind. Starting high with hopes that someone might offer less is not always the best course to take.

I have always priced my units at close to what I want to get out of them and did not wiggle much when it came to offers. What I did however was sell my units within a few weeks of listing them.

My motto has always been first in the bath comes out the cleanest. There is a market and demand and on the tail end of the season a limited window to move the unit. What might help in your case in the fact that a dealer is selling, thus buyers might feel more secure in the purchase. You need to dictate the terms and what you expect. They are under no pressure to sell, so they can be greedy.

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Old 09-01-2015, 09:05 PM   #12
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When I traded my previous trailer, which I had purchased from the same dealer as my current trailer the owner of the dealership, which is a mom and pop small business over 40 years old, and whom we know from church, said he has to make at least $3500 on a transaction to say in business. So that is $3500 on the trade in and $3500 profit on the new trailer. I paid $11,500 on the 26BH as a very slightly used trailer less than a year old and traded it for $10,00 two years later. That was a great deal. He made his profit on the 27DSRL, which I ended up paying $19000 after trade in. That included taxes and shipping for the new trailer.

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Old 09-01-2015, 09:22 PM   #13
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If they gave you a price that you would get, does it really make a difference what they sell it for, or what they make? Most will not work on a percentage of selling price because they have no idea how much it will cost them to sell it. If you trust the dealer, you trust the dealer. If you were happy with what they offered you for your RV then be happy and don't worry what they make. When we put our last RV on consignment I was happy with what they gave me, and if they sold it for twice what I got, who cares ?

You want out from under it, you were happy with the amount they offered you, then allow them to work their magic. They know the market and their customers. It is in their best interest to sell the unit, because until then they make zero. Most likely they will not lose a sale because of a few hundred $. Have confidence, isn't that why you choose them to sell your RV ?

Good luck for a quick sale...

It's not unusual to not price a unit, but to tease it...once someone contacts them they can then work the customer, for all the other items they can offer....financing, service etc. If someone looks at the price and says too much and never contacts them, they have no chance to "Sell" the unit...
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Old 09-03-2015, 08:48 AM   #14
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Allot of feedback to my post, and some questions...thanks!

The 3 month consignment contract does not spell out percentages/profit margins, etc. This is one of those situations where I think of all the questions after I sign the contract. Since I consider GK reputable, had purchased this TT from them and made it clear that we'd probably return for another RV when the kids are grown, I guess didn't feel at risk signing the contract without knowing all the nitty gritty details; I'm sure some of you view me as an ignoramus for thinking this way, but it's water under the bridge at this point.

For GK to consider consigning, they said I would need to owe no more than $11,500; my ASSumption is that this number, $11,500, is the number that would give me nothing in return from the sale. Upon GK inspecting my TT, they were very interested and felt it should sell because of it's features (bunk room, outside kitchen and being lightweight) and it's like-new condition; as a matter of fact, we never removed the protective plastic off the entertainment system face or microwave buttons.

It's because of what I say above that baffles me about the price ranges being quoted to at least 2 folks (one of them on this thread) who inquired about it. Another response to this thread said that $3,500 is the magic profit number for at least one dealer out there, but since I'm assuming GK doesn't want to put too much time and effort into selling my TT, but rather in their new inventory, they'd be offering it less for a quicker turnaround.

If GK is like the Honda dealer where we purchased our mini-van, they've probably been following this post...they can feel free to speak up if they want. I hope to get clarification from them today on what their strategy is.

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We traded in a 3 year old TT to a dealer when we bought our new one.
The next week, they had it up on their website for a price that was higher than what we paid for it when it was new! Go figure!

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