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Deb and Ed M

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Posted: 03/01/22 09:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

In 2004, we bought a new Class C from a local dealer and had been happy with their prices and service; so when we pondered buying a new TT, I talked to a salesperson at that same dealership. Clearly, things had changed in 10 years, and "because I was a returning customer, they would cut their $4000 in upcharges, in half" for me.

Needless to say when I found the same trailer, used, at another dealer who had zero upcharges (Curtis Trailers in Schoolcraft, MI - gotta give them a shoutout because they were so pleasant to deal with!) I immediately purchased it.

I didn't bother to yell or insult the first dealer - I simply choose to vote with my feet.

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Posted: 03/01/22 10:31am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I agree, vote with your feet and your dollars. The sellers of anything will learn soon enough potential customers have become extremely annoyed at price gouging.


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monkey44 wrote:

I agree, vote with your feet and your dollars. The sellers of anything will learn soon enough potential customers have become extremely annoyed at price gouging.


With the stock market tanking and gas prices rocketing, I think it's going to be a long dark spring for the RV dealers that aren't willing to work with customers.


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BurbMan wrote:

We just bought our 2008 from a local dealer. He knew I was serious when I pulled out my moisture meter and said this needs to be fixed here and here, and this is what I'll offer you for it. He took my offer and agreed to make the repairs. Called me twice to come up and see the coach while it was apart in the shop so I could see they were fixing it correctly. Took delivery last weekend.

A recent Wells Fargo dealer survey published in the new issue of RV Business shows that 15% of dealers saw a DECREASE in sales during the pandemic. Makes you wonder how anybody could see a sales decrease in the hottest market in the history or RVs EVER, then I read stories like this and understand who the 15% of dealers are...


What brand of moisture meter do you recommend? It sounds like people favor the ones that don't have pins

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Re Reading this thread I am reminded of a campground chain KOA
Though the name means Kampgrounds Of America

Most RVers call it "Keep On Adding"
SLides +++
Air conditioners +++
Pets +++
And so on and so forth.


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I liked where they wanted to sell me added insurance for $5000.00 when the new trailer I bought already had factory insurance for three years. I refused the offer and was bombarded with the salesman's pitch for 40 minutes before he finally pushed a paper in front of me to sign off on the offer.

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midnightsadie wrote:

you should have made up your counter offer . fee for shopping there store ,millage for driving there, your time,etc


Yup, and add on a bunch of things you found wrong with it. Do it right and you can make the salesman cry and thank you for taking it off of his hands.lol


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Laughing in their face & letting them know that in 24 hours you can be still in town picking up the rig or 500 miles away looking at others gets their attention & a much sharper pencil.

Being in the middle of a soft buyers market & dealing with a rare upmarket rig is added incentive as well.


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