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Old 07-15-2013, 01:35 PM   #11
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My problem with Camping World is the same one I have with Sam's Club. You have to pay to be a member to get lower prices and I don't buy enough to justify it. Nice stores to knock around in though.
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Old 07-18-2013, 11:11 AM   #12
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One reason is that if you have to return something any CW will do it, If something breaks try sending it back to ebay and you have to pay shipping which makes up the difference in price, also CW never questions on returns, they just give you another one if it broke or you decided after you got home you didn't like it. Also they have a lot bigger over head then someone working out of their house. But you can not beat their customer service. Why do people buy campers from dealers and not wholesalers? Service, service, service.
X2 you can't beat ACTUAL customer service. I'll pay the markup for something the store will return without an act of congress
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Old 07-18-2013, 12:01 PM   #13
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Camping World has great sales from time to time including free shipping, discount coupons etc. Sure, you can prolly find an item cheaper on-line, but as mentioned, the service aspect is worth a few pennies more.
Ditto on the above. We recently used a $40 off coupon on a Fantastic fan, which made the price lower than what we could find anywhere else. And if you buy something from them, you almost automatically get a $10/off coupon on another purchase - will show up in your email. This makes them pretty competitive.

Problem is Sales personnel vary from store to store, and within the same store, but by and large they are a friendly bunch, and seem pretty knowledgeable about their products!

My biggerst complaint is exorbitant prices on installation. They recently quoted me $185 to install shocks on my Solera (me providing the shocks) which involved removing four bolts, and replacing them - and unobstructerd access to the old shocks. If I had a lift, I could do the job in 10 minutes. They wanted to charge me for 2 hours labor. Unreasonable to say the least.
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Old 07-18-2013, 01:27 PM   #14
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Ditto on the above. We recently used a $40 off coupon on a Fantastic fan, which made the price lower than what we could find anywhere else. And if you buy something from them, you almost automatically get a $10/off coupon on another purchase - will show up in your email. This makes them pretty competitive.

Problem is Sales personnel vary from store to store, and within the same store, but by and large they are a friendly bunch, and seem pretty knowledgeable about their products!

My biggerst complaint is exorbitant prices on installation. They recently quoted me $185 to install shocks on my Solera (me providing the shocks) which involved removing four bolts, and replacing them - and unobstructerd access to the old shocks. If I had a lift, I could do the job in 10 minutes. They wanted to charge me for 2 hours labor. Unreasonable to say the least.
I spent a good part of my life working in my trade (mechanic) and it always amazed me how people would pay $500.00 an hour for a lawyer but gripe about paying the mechanic and shop for the use of their knowledge and equipment.
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Old 07-18-2013, 02:17 PM   #15
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My problem with Camping World is the same one I have with Sam's Club. You have to pay to be a member to get lower prices and I don't buy enough to justify it. Nice stores to knock around in though.
If you don't save what it costs each year camping world will refund the difference. Also if you are a member you get free shipping when shopping online.
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:15 PM   #16
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A lot of time Camping World is a little more expensive. I would pay a little more to have a product now rather than waiting a few days in shipping. It if it a lot more....I just wait and buy it online. I have found Camping World to have lower prices on some sale items.
I bought 2 - Maxx air vents cheaper at Camping World than anywhere online....even amazon. I am also shopping sewer hose supports and amazon was more than CW.
I always take sales tax and shipping into account with the pricing.
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Old 07-22-2013, 10:07 PM   #17
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Yes camping world has nice stores, the only problem is it several hours and a border crossing away. I can't justify the huge shipping and brokerage costs from camping world. $32.00 item and then $47.00 in shipping and brokerage at the door. A high end bath and home store had the same item for $39.00 in store and ten minutes away.
I buy from US suppliers all the time and have never come across such huge extra costs. I even emailed them about it and heard nothing back.
What I have bought for the most part has been a savings. My local RV dealer had the dometic ice maker in stock for $299.00 and we got 15% off . The regular price at camping world is $299.00 and on sale at $250.00. I ended up paying $257.00 local.
So always remember to shop around.
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I recently purchased some items from CW, they were actually priced cheaper than Walmart. I am a good Sam member and that helps too. After our purchase they emailed me a 10 dollar coupon just for shopping at their store. Which I printed it out from my email. Went back there today to get a 3 piece rug, Item #70490 on sale for
$39.99 and also bought 1 wheel chock and get one free, Item #26247 on sale for $3.99. They ran out of the small wheel chocks, but they offered me the bigger wheel chock for the same deal, buy one get one free, Item # 56859 on sale for $7.64. Their Customer Service is awesome.

Like the others have done, its surf and shop, compare the prices, whichever is best, I would think CW would match a price if you can bring it in? Haven't tried it, but wondering if anyone else might have?
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We don't buy enough to justify the membership costs. We dropped GS three years ago, seemed to cater more to longer-term campers than weekend warriors like us.

Plus I have never had an enjoyable experience at the CW in Indy. Found the folks in the parts and goodies department to be unknowledgable about camping, mostly teenagers.

Fortunately, my dealer, which is way closer, is as well stocked as CW and priced as well or better. Plus the parts guy has been there ever since we have done business, along with the ses, finance, and service staff. They know us and all their customers on a first name basis, and what trailer they own. Most knowledgable folks I know.
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Yes camping world has nice stores, the only problem is it several hours and a border crossing away. I can't justify the huge shipping and brokerage costs from camping world. $32.00 item and then $47.00 in shipping and brokerage at the door. A high end bath and home store had the same item for $39.00 in store and ten minutes away.
I buy from US suppliers all the time and have never come across such huge extra costs. I even emailed them about it and heard nothing back.
What I have bought for the most part has been a savings. My local RV dealer had the dometic ice maker in stock for $299.00 and we got 15% off . The regular price at camping world is $299.00 and on sale at $250.00. I ended up paying $257.00 local.
So always remember to shop around.

I agree, not much incentive for us Canadians to buy due to the brokerage and shipping fees. I'll shop in person if I'm in the area, otherwise, it's not worth it.
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