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Old 06-09-2016, 10:43 PM   #1
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Negotiating with a wholesaler...

Can it be done? Or are the prices given at say, Couch's RV Nation the rock bottom?
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Old 06-09-2016, 10:58 PM   #2
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Couch's doesn't negotiate. Price is the price. They don't have time, selling too many units. Profit is obviously low on any unit.

If you want to try, go ahead. I predict they won't budge.
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Wholesale is just a term, it implies they have some special deal or arrangement with the manufacturers which they do not.............None of those guys are wholesale, they're just dealers the same as any other. You can get the same pricing or better at many dealers in the local market around them. Don't limit yourself to a couple because they use "wholesale" in their name or ads. I have successfully beaten their pricing in western PA and MD before, and it was easy.

If you're going to travel for savings also look at dealers in IN and MI as well as OH. One of the things they use to their advantage is the transport from factory cost savings, which is a big chunk of the lower prices they can offer.

Wholesale Here in PA they could not use the word "wholesale" by law.
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Thanks for the tips!
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Thanks for the tios!
What specific brand are you looking at?
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What specific brand are you looking at?
We are looking at the Silverback 37bh. Want something with a bunkhouse, 1 1/2 baths and an outdoor kitchen. We really like this one because of the big sofa and no dining table.
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Another factor is that we have a 2007 Rockwood 2701ss that we'd want to trade. REALLY do not want the hassle of selling privately.
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Old 06-10-2016, 08:27 AM   #8
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Another factor is that we have a 2007 Rockwood 2701ss that we'd want to trade. REALLY do not want the hassle of selling privately.
This opens up a Whole Different Door! Youroo!!
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Another factor is that we have a 2007 Rockwood 2701ss that we'd want to trade. REALLY do not want the hassle of selling privately.

The only thing else I will offer is you may want to reconsider trading it in. Any RV dealer is going to offer you about $2000 to $3000 in real numbers for that 2007, and if its in any type of decent shape you can get more out of it easily. The trade always muddies up the water.
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The only thing else I will offer is you may want to reconsider trading it in. Any RV dealer is going to offer you about $2000 to $3000 in real numbers for that 2007, and if its in any type of decent shape you can get more out of it easily. The trade always muddies up the water.
Agreed!

When we bought our 2012 2701SS this year we explored the idea of trading in our 2008 Starcraft ST 2700BH. With no slide the dealer REALLY didn't want the trade and offered us $5k. I checked the market, priced it to sell at $10400 and sold it four days later for $9500.

We considered the risk of a delayed sale and the costs were minimal... $70/month at the storage lot and less than that to insure it if it took more time. If necessary I would have lowered the price by $500/wk until it eventually sold.

Yes, it was uncomfortable to have two trailers on our hands at the same time. But it sure as hell wasn't $4500 worth of uncomfortable.
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