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Old 09-01-2015, 03:01 PM   #1
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Angry Price gouging of RV owners!!!

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I have posted below an email I sent to PPL Motor Homes. This is the ad for outdoor led lighting for your camper. About a week ago I purchased this same light strip for under $20. Please tell everyone of your RV buddies to BEWARE!!! of rv parts stores trying to gouge their customers. Do your homework BEFORE buying anything rv related.

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I have been a good customer for a lot of years. This ad you sent to me is the most outrageous example of price gouging I have ever seen. You can go to a lot of web sites and buy this item exactly as advertised for less than $20. What in the #%@**** makes you think that I would ever buy from you again. Your customer ratings just went down to a big fat 0 (ZERO)!!! Yes I will tell everyone about this.
Your Humble X- customer
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Old 09-01-2015, 03:09 PM   #2
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Thanks: Ha I never ever buy from places like that. Lots of other good places to buy stuff. Later RJD
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Old 09-01-2015, 03:11 PM   #3
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I'm not sure I'll quite doing business with PPL because they charge more for this itme than their competitors.

Perhaps you could post where you found this item cheaper, I might be interested in buying one.
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Old 09-01-2015, 03:11 PM   #4
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Please copy and paste the following web address into your favorite browser.
I have posted below an email I sent to PPL Motor Homes. This is the ad for outdoor led lighting for your camper. About a week ago I purchased this same light strip for under $20. Please tell everyone of your RV buddies to BEWARE!!! of rv parts stores trying to gouge their customers. Do your homework BEFORE buying anything rv related.

LED Light Strip for your RV-pplmotorhomes.com



"Dear Sirs

I have been a good customer for a lot of years. This ad you sent to me is the most outrageous example of price gouging I have ever seen. You can go to a lot of web sites and buy this item exactly as advertised for less than $20. What in the #%@**** makes you think that I would ever buy from you again. Your customer ratings just went down to a big fat 0 (ZERO)!!! Yes I will tell everyone about this.
Your Humble X- customer
Karen"
It's called "due diligence", Miss Karen......you wouldn't buy a car, or boat, or tires, or even a toaster without looking at pricing from several sources, would you? RV's and all the parts that go on 'em or in 'em are really no different. With the internet, all can be found, compared and purchased at competitive prices
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Old 09-01-2015, 03:13 PM   #5
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Good catch, but unfortunately it's nothing new. It's what's called a free market, and it's common place. Many items sold by one company can usually and easily be found for less in this age of "finger walking thru the web".
Whenever I'm looking for, or see an add for a new item, I'll try and get part # and manuf., then go directly to Amazon.
Almost always find it cheaper than the price being asked. Can't remember the last time I purchased anything from Camping World. While not outragious in price, I've found huge savings on a lot of items they list, even "on sale", by just going to Amazon.
But, companies like the one you found will still try to get as much as they can. Free enterprise...
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Old 09-01-2015, 03:16 PM   #6
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Maybe I am missing something but I just looked on 5 different sites and the Kit (799530774795) is between 150 to 200 dollars on all other sites. It seems that the 99 dollar deal they sent you was in fact a good deal. i would email them and apologize if I were you...........
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Old 09-01-2015, 03:20 PM   #7
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I have 2 of these in my Billiard room I paid about $18 bucks for each on EBay. The RV dealers always price gouge for anything related to an RV. It's ridiculous what they charge. I never buy anything from a RV dealer because of their price gouging practices and my next RV purchase will be from a wholesaler not a dealer. Dealers all rate a 0 in my book.
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I'm not sure I'll quite doing business with PPL because they charge more for this itme than their competitors.

Perhaps you could post where you found this item cheaper, I might be interested in buying one.
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Old 09-01-2015, 03:21 PM   #9
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You can buy the same strip, but maybe not the same UPC code, for a lot less on other sights. I purchased the same lights and controller but no ac adapter for $13 Canadian.
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I think that the OP may be comparing two different items, 10 to 15 dollars difference is common, not 80 dollars on a 100 dollar item. It does pay to shop around for sure. I am frugal.....not cheap!
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