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valhalla360

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Posted: 02/01/20 10:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

In addition to the OP not knowing how overhead impacts pricing and other business issues.

One guy told you this...he could have been talking out his &$%W&.


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Funny how everyone thinks the Big Bad RV Dealer is out to get you every time... Sure, there are the Snakes out there... But, if you fall for it, then, well.....

In the end, you either take the deal on the rig or not.. You either inspect the rig yourself or pay someone to inspect it for you..

I have dealt with a big time dealer and a family owned dealer in the 2 travel trailers I bought brand new each time in the last 18 years..

Both transactions were perfectly acceptable for me and I got the trailer I wanted at that time for the price I was willing to pay..

I saw the MSRP price on both rigs and I got them for far less than that. In the end, I have no idea what the dealer profited on the deal, but that's up to them to keep the doors open.. I made them an offer, they accepted, done deal... If they didn't accept, and I didn't want to deal anymore, I have every right to walk out and try some place else..

It's called doing business and being able to pay your employees and manage to keep the lights on..

I know I make more money for my company than they pay me... I guess that's why them employ me...

Anyway, in the end, you have total control in what you buy and what you don't buy.. Don't like the price, go elsewhere.

No matter who you ask, you will always find someone who got a better deal than you did... but, you will also find that you got a better deal than someone else... Be happy with that and enjoy..

Good luck!

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As a retired new car dealer, I can assure you that it would be extremely rare for some part-time dealership gopher to actually have a clue as to what the dealer is paying for product. He might well think he does. I can assure you very few people working for me did and none of them were part-time lot boys.

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I bought my latest new TT after shopping for the best deal. Nobody had a gun to my head to make the purchase. We CHOSE to purchase a TT. It is not a necessity, it is a luxury. If you don't want the dealer to make any money to pay his employees, don't buy luxury items.
I am sure that the OP makes a profit at whatever he does or else he is a trust fund baby that does not understand business. Why can't the dealers make money like the OP does?


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Posted: 02/02/20 06:48am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It's total up to you to make the best deal that is acceptable to both parties. What you think the dealer should do is irrelevant.

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Lynnmor wrote:

The real question should be: What is a $100,000 RV really worth considering the manufacturer made a profit selling it for $50,000? Since much less that $50,000 in materials and labor was used, is it any wonder these things are of low quality?

I'm doubtful that a $100K MSRP RV sold for $50K new... Although I did read it on the internet, so it must be true.


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spoon059 wrote:

Lynnmor wrote:

The real question should be: What is a $100,000 RV really worth considering the manufacturer made a profit selling it for $50,000? Since much less that $50,000 in materials and labor was used, is it any wonder these things are of low quality?

I'm doubtful that a $100K MSRP RV sold for $50K new... Although I did read it on the internet, so it must be true.


Yes, I would put as much credibility in this story as the people getting 25 mpg pulling a 20k lb trailer.

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I used to work for a very large company. When they first sent me to mgmt school I noticed that Thursday afternoon on the syllabus was the topic "Negotiations". I and every other attendee looked forward to that course, thinking 'o boy, I'm gonna learn from professionals how to screw my car dealer on my next auto purchase".

It wasn't anything like that. The takeaway was that there is a price where both parties in a deal walk away happy and it is our job to find that point. A Good Deal is one where everyone walks away happy.

If you are happy with the RV deal you got, don't beat yourself up thinking you could have gotten 2 more nickels because someone on the inturweb said you didn't 'win' the sale.

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Exactly CFerguson. Negotiations are most successful when both parties feel like they got a good deal and are happy. Whether it's buying a car, trailer, or negotiation a defense contract (which is my line of work). It has to be win-win for both parties, or it stalls.

As far as slamming folks for taking discounts, like OP does, you need to look at it differently. Dealers are well aware of the game. Why do you think MSRP is so different with different dealers on same models? They offer the discounts because consumers have come to expect them. They raise the MSRP a little if need be, or drop it a little, to show an even better deal. These discounts are already factored into their bottom line price they will accept for the unit. Even if they only paid 50% of the MSRP on the unit, don't forget there is interest they are paying while sitting on the lot, there's prep that has to be done before it goes out the door etc.. all that factors into their equation.

The job of the salesman (and dealer) is to make as much money as possible legally. The job of the consumer is to get the best deal they can get, and when both parties are happy, the contract is signed, and they both smile and walk away.

Why that is perceived as bad is beyond me.

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JALLEN4 wrote:

As a retired new car dealer, I can assure you that it would be extremely rare for some part-time dealership gopher to actually have a clue as to what the dealer is paying for product. He might well think he does. I can assure you very few people working for me did and none of them were part-time lot boys.

True this;
My wife was the company comptroller for a Skyline rv/mobilehome dealer some years ago.
No one but the dealer owner or his ceo knew how much monies the dealer had to give the trailer mfg for a certain line. Not even the wife knew this number.
And not every dealer got the same price. Generally... dealers with higher sales got the better mfg prices over mom and pop that sold 4-5 units a month.

I always check dealers price for a certain unit in a 200-300 mile area around me. This gives me a good idea what I'll have to give for that unit.


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