Thank you everyone for sharing your inputs and thoughts. I felt much comforted after everyone's input. I feel much better now, and especially after we've just signed our P&S agreement today!!!
Thanks for the advice on RV show, but we were looking for a lower number model than the Georgetown 378. We got a much lower and concrete price(not just a price range - and tens of thousands lower) with just one additional phone call. I don't know if it's the best price out there, but it certainly works for us!
I am respected and treated like a human there. And NO, we didn't go back to RV direct's affliated dealership to have them match the quote and beat it by $85 dollar.
I was wondering if I was mistreated because they think I wasn't buying an expensive motorcoach. The manager said we have very good discount of 40% off MSRP on $500,000 rigs when I was complaining about their service...not about their price.
I did check Ebay motors before I returned the RV direct salesperson's call as suggested, and mentioned that I saw Terrytown RV and some RVs for sale on ebay motors.
The salesperson shouted in a very SCORNFUL attitude, "how can you compare me to Ebay model?" "How can you compare me with an ebay dealer...." "Ours are brand new...not just models on Ebay" I told the salesperson that the Ebay motors are also brand new and sold from authorized dealers. He just kept screaming.
When I complained about this incidence to the manager, the manager told me that they belong to the most prestigious and premier dealership who's been in the industry for 30 years and have great customer service. They are the largest dealership in the entire industry. It's different when I buy from a proprietary website, etc...since Ebay motors dealers are different and I don't get the same protection as if I were to buy from non-Ebay dealers?
I told him I would have appreciated if the salesperson explained to me why he thinks the units are different from Ebay the way the manager had. Although we might not agree on what's been said, at least I could see where the dealership is coming from. Or, I am fine if they simply say we are different from Ebay dealers without all the shouting and screaming.
Honestly, I don't think Terrytown RV is untrustworthy just because they listed on Ebay.com. They have been in the industry for 35 years as listed on their website - longer than the RV affliated dealership's 30 years!!! NO DEALERS HAVE EVER ASKED ME TO KEEP ON SHOPPING FOR PRICE QUOTES FROM ANOTHER DEALER AS HOMEWORKS BEFORE GIVING ME A PRICE QUOTE!
I called RV direct affliated dealership first on last Friday, was asked to shop for quotes and called back on Monday, then was mistreated on Monday and told to shop for 1 additional week because I only called 4 other dealers and this meant I didn't do ENOUGH SHOPPING.
In addition to their attitude of shouting and screaming, I really disagree with business practice of making customers shop for other dealer's best price before giving out a quote. If you haven't make the other dealers do their work and ask their managers for the best possible quote, then the RV affliated dealership will give you a high price tag.
If you made the other dealers do their work, ask their managers for the best possible quote, and told them that you are serious about purchasing from them, then the RV direct affliated dealership will match the price?
It's not fair to customers to have to keep bugging other dealerships for their best quotes before RV direct affliated dealership will give you a reasonable quote. The way the salesperson explains it to me was that if you don't do your "HOMEWORK", then the price is definitely in the $100,000's....It's just because you didn't do your HOMEWORK/SHOPPING.... If you did your HOMEWORK or "SHOPPED/WORKED HARD ENOUGH", then you can get a good price....
The idea of getting price quotes that are tens of thousands apart just because you didn't do your homework is scary. Why can't they just give out a more reasonable quote from the beginning.... I understand that many dealerships say that they will match others quote, or that they will not be undersold...but their price quotes are not bad from the very beginning........AND they do not ask the customers to actively search for other dealerships' best price before giving a price quote....