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Old 11-23-2013, 01:19 PM   #11
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I see you're from Houston... I'm up in Tyler myself... Coming down to Rayford Crossing RV Resort for six days the 23rd of next month... Got kids and grandkids to see....

Good luck with your search... To tell the truth - I like you was blown away with my final price... Totally wasn't prepared for it but jumped on it with both feet....
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Old 11-23-2013, 01:20 PM   #12
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I can speak first-hand on negotiating for a Berkshire.... In 2011 I ended up purchasing a 2008 Berkshire 360 with 19K miles on it....... I found it online at Lazydays in Tampa, FL...

The initial asking price was $189K.... After some back and forth that was lowered to $156K which sounds like a good deal BUT being the determined salesman myself, I still wanted more... After a few hours more the price then became $126K... I decided to then play my last card - CASH !!!

I told them that I was tired of the back-and-forth and I wanted to know their final and best CASH price.... A short 30 mins later we settled for $89K cash.... All in all not a bad negotiation... We've now had it for 2.5 years and absolutely love it... Took a 4,000 mile 31 day trip this past July....

The moral is - their "best" price isn't always their BEST price....


AND I would like to hear more about your specific tactics in this kind of negotiation.
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Old 11-23-2013, 01:22 PM   #13
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Contact me on PM and we will figure out a way to talk....
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Old 11-23-2013, 01:23 PM   #14
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Plasma800...

I see you're from Houston... I'm up in Tyler myself... Coming down to Rayford Crossing RV Resort for six days the 23rd of next month... Got kids and grandkids to see....

Good luck with your search... To tell the truth - I like you was blown away with my final price... Totally wasn't prepared for it but jumped on it with both feet....
AHhh cool! My brother lives up that way in Lewisville. We're an old Texas family, and my wife's... even older than that. Her family has been in Houston for something like ... before it was houston. haha

Rayford crossing.. that's gotta be near the woodlands yes? My other brother lives right off rayford and sawdust near 45.
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Old 11-23-2013, 01:26 PM   #15
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Old 11-23-2013, 01:34 PM   #16
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Old 11-23-2013, 01:37 PM   #17
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LOL! I think it's pretty darn hilarious when you just whip out a briefcase full of hundreds haha
Briefcase?

I will have you know it's called a "travel bag"......
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A couple things I've learned about negotiating a deal throughout my years on any kind of vehicle.

You have to let them know you are a serious buyer.

You have to mention you are leaving to visit another dealer or model.

On motorhomes, it's better to negotiate extras rather than a few bucks on the price. Like washer/ dryer, cargo slides, in motion sat. It cost way more to have them install them after the sale.

And the most important, you must walk away from it at least twice because of price. And let them know that's why you are leaving.

And one tip I would like to bring up if you are financing. Negotiate a lower interest rate rather than another $5000 off the sticker. Even a few points on interest will lower you monthly bill more than a 2k to 5k drop in price.


Have fun, shopping for one is almost as much fun as owning one.
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Old 11-23-2013, 03:19 PM   #19
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HOLY COW, you just made my negotiation heart strings flutter my friend!
Try to negotiate from a position of strength. Even something so simple as sitting across from them in their office puts you at a disadvantage. It seems to make them more in control of the dealings; YOU want to be in control. Put them on the defensive immediately.

I used to call a half dozen dealers, describe the exact car I wanted and tell each one that by the end of their business to call me with their BEST price. Tell them they won't get a chance to give a "better" BEST price later.

Then when the calls come in, take the lowest one and buy it.

This can make them cry: When I bought my last Cadillac I told them the absolute most I'd pay. The said absolutely NOT. I walked out.

Three hours later they called and said they accepted my price. I said fine bring the car and paper work to my house and we'd close the deal at my kitchen table. Said NOPE we can't do that. I hung up.

20 minutes later they showed up in my driveway with the car and the paperwork.

Sadly, you have to treat most of them like dirt. Don't ever let them think you REALLY want the unit. They are trained to spot this, and will use it against you.

I NEVER test drive a vehicle; that's simply a ploy to get you excited. Drives them totally bonkers when they can't get you in the vehicle. If you must test drive, do it AFTER you've settled on a price or even JUST before you write the check (or sign the loan papers). And when you DO test drive it, (in the case of a MH) Weigh it, weigh it WEIGH IT. It'l cost you 10 bux at a truck stop.

Above all don't be concerned about hurting their feelings; you are only a dollar sign to them.

These are Boowho's rules of hard-assed negotiations. YMMV.

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and I'm sick of disgusting airports, crappy food, hotels, and man.... airplanes are the worst.. The last flight I had a super nasty guy right nearby who continued to pass gas as if he were at home.. he also didn't speak any english or very little, and I thought.. this is the last damn time I do this... I'm trapped in a sardine can, breathing this guy bodily odors.... what in the hell am I doing here! haha.. so I'm hot on the trail my friends..
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I will NEVER get on another airplane, stay in a filthy hotel room or "schlep" baggage. Travelling that way is like crawling in a sewer; travelling is a coach is pure luxury.

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