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Old 03-10-2013, 09:16 PM   #11
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DnD, you are correct, there are ways around it, but why do we have to keep playing games? Why can't an honest price be given and shown for the retail customer to quickly and easily shop? My main problem with MAP pricing is that it is being used by the manufacturers to protect overcharging by local dealers. Thank you though for the advice, it is greatly appreciated and I really appreciate you taking the time to communicate it. Thank you!
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:23 PM   #12
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DnD, you are correct, there are ways around it, but why do we have to keep playing games? Why can't an honest price be given and shown for the retail customer to quickly and easily shop? My main problem with MAP pricing is that it is being used by the manufacturers to protect overcharging by local dealers. Thank you though for the advice, it is greatly appreciated and I really appreciate you taking the time to communicate it. Thank you!
You're welcome.

While I do believe in your fight and support it 100%. I also understand you have a business to run and customers to serve. I was hoping this method would allow you to do both...fight, improve your bottom line and serve your customers.

Best of luck to you sir in your endeavors!

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Old 03-10-2013, 09:28 PM   #13
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DnD, Good point, and we will have to incorporate this method for parts, we currently use it for MAP pricing with travel trailers, fifth wheels and motorhomes. I still believe though that it is time to stand up and force companies to do the right thing. Thank you again! Good sound advice!!!
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:35 PM   #14
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Mr Durnell...

The way that low price retailers (like Amazon) are able to continue to price lower AND make the prices available for viewing is by making patrons add the product to their shopping cart and then the prices can be visable to the consumer. This is the way around MAP pricing.

You might have your web devs look into that for your site.

I hope that helps you ....

PS..If this works for ya I'll expect a check in the mail!! Just kiddin


Some Honda dealers do the same thing and other mfgrs. as well.
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Any way to get Coastal RV lower their price for us Canadians. We have to pay almost double for the same parts sold in the USA. When the dollar was so different they had a reason to charge more but the dollar is at par. We are getting ripped off and no way to stop it. We cannot stop buying from Coastal because they are the only players in the game in Canada. I am one of the lucky ones that have access to the border. We are only 1/2 drive from a large US RV store. Our local dealership when to Coastal and did get some products at US prices. The dealer showed be his invoice for a part that I ordered. His cost was higher then the selling price in the states. We do have free trade lets so it in our RV parts.
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Dave,

There are several wholesale priced web sites I frequent that have similar "minimum price requirements" displayed on their web site.

The way they handle it is to NOT post the price; but list the item as "Too Low To Display; See actual price in the shopping cart."

The web surfer can then see what he or she will actually pay before they buy and still beat the "price fixers" at their own game.

I have a bit of a complaint about YOUR web site.

In the past, a shopper could actually see the wholesale (dealer invoice) price of options in addition to the dealer invoice price for the camper before you changed your format (under duress from the manufacturers I know).

Now, you configure your camper and a salesman emails you a price for the entire unit. This makes it very difficult to compare apples to apples when shopping for the best price. If you MUST continue this practice; please instruct your sales people to individually price base price and options so the buyer is informed about actual option impact on the total price.

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