Originally Posted by starburst2
Could this dealer get FR to produce a phony MSRP/ invoice sheet just so they could mislead the customer? I suppose so but what is in it for FR other than a PO'd customer once they found out. Could the dealer, we bought from, use some creative copying techniques and reproduce a phony invoice or MSRP sheet? Of course they could. Would they? Who knows but you certainly think you know and that I am making this stuff up. Think what you wish. It is your prerogative to believe the word of your fellow forum members or call them out on it.
Starburst, This is EXACTLY what many dealers do, they print their own MSRP sheets. Our local dealer tried to impart an MSRP price to the slide awnings, leveling system, DVD surround sound, compartment lights, etc etc, all items listed as "standard" by FR. The point Nemo was making is that they will show you an MSRP on an installed option of say $800 when they only pay FR $350 for that option. RVDirect shows you the MSRP that FR lists an option at and once you get your online quote you see what RVDs price is, and it isn't very much over what they pay. They don't ask the huge markups that most other dealers do. For us it was a complete eye opener and very surprising. It was also very telling of the games the local dealer was playing.
In this way dealers will show you an MSRP sheet (which is just a big lie in most cases) for example for our rig it was $149K, then offer to sell you the RV for a big discount at $135K, WOW (most people will say) they are gonna cut 14K off the price. What they don't want you to know is that they paid $102K for that rig. They just made a 33K profit on some unsuspecing buyer.
The MSRP sheet a dealer will show you ALWAYS means NOTHING!