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Old 08-01-2016, 11:45 AM   #11
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No matter how you look at it plan to take a beating. NADA values are worthless and you won't see anything close to that. The dealer could have sold this to you new for at least 30% off the "list" price. If you paid more than that you started out in the hole. You will be looking at around 50% off the "list" on a trade.
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Old 08-01-2016, 11:49 AM   #12
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Check with your state DMV before you let a dealer play the "trade-in tax" line. I've never seen it publicized but here in DE you can get your purchase tax money back when you sell a vehicle yourself. DMV has all the forms. You have to send them your bill of sale within 30 days of the sale.
Same here. I have the form sent in already since I sold mine before buying, and have already called. I will be getting a refund equal to same $$ I would have gotten had I traded it in, except I sold it for $4,000 more than they offered for trade in.

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Old 08-01-2016, 12:09 PM   #13
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I sold my old TT on Craigslist. It was 3 yrs old and in good shape. I included my WDH and a starter pack of stuff ie Lynx levelers, sewer hose etc and sold the TT as ready to camp. I got $3k more than best dealer offer and $3k less than paid new out the door tax, tags and title. I owed on my loan still. I was upfront with the buyer. They knew they would not get the title until after I used the money they paid to pay off the loan. We did an electronic transaction at their bank to have them pay my lien holder directly. Their bank gave me a cashiers check for the remainder of the money. They took the tt that day and agreed to meet up again when the title came in. Big went very smoothly. It took about a month to sell on Craigslist. We then took that money as a down payment on the new fiver. It's your best way to get the most out of your lacrosse.
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Old 08-01-2016, 12:22 PM   #14
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No matter how you look at it plan to take a beating. NADA values are worthless and you won't see anything close to that. The dealer could have sold this to you new for at least 30% off the "list" price. If you paid more than that you started out in the hole. You will be looking at around 50% off the "list" on a trade.
We were told by one salesman that you should be able to purchase new for about 70% of MSRP plus tax and plates. Our 2017 Sunseeker cost us pretty close to that figure. We we were also told that you will be lucky if you can get 50% of the NADA retail price for a trade-in. Mainly because it may take the dealer a year or better to sell the used RV
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Old 08-09-2016, 10:43 PM   #15
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I had a pretty decent offer on my old TT. It was 2k more than the dealership offered, however in my state you only pay tax on the trade difference so I traded it. Was 6s and easier.
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Old 08-13-2016, 08:01 PM   #16
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lost almost 50% on my trailer when I traded it in with extras. Used it twice. One week each.
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Old 08-21-2016, 10:09 AM   #17
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Negotiate a cash deal with no trade in. Once you have the price, ask what they will give you for your trade in. Don't be surprised at the low price.
In many states you only pay sales tax on the purchase price after deducting the trade in, so there is an advantage to trading.
We traded. They gave us more than the value and they came way down on the sale price of the new one.
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CW gave me 10% less than I paid for the TT 1 year after purchased new. The new 5er was discounted 27% from MSRP (a fictional number IMO).
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Old 08-21-2016, 08:15 PM   #19
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When we bought our new-to-us Rockwood this spring the dealer was reluctant to take our trailer in due to the fact that it didn't have a slide. They offered us $5k; we turned it down.

I put the trailer on Kijiji for $10,400 and sold it four days later for $9,500.

You get lambasted on a trade in, which is why we don't do them anymore. The cost is a small risk, a little less certainty and a delayed payback. But the payback is worth it.
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