Originally Posted by Xpresser
So was chatting with a sales person at Couch's and told him we are going to order a Cedar Creek 34RL2 but will probably wait until spring of 2017. Our reason is that we are in Oregon and Couch's is 2400 miles away. We want to drive out there to pick it up and then bring it back, camping along the way to find the bugs that we need to write up and turn in for warranty work. We won't be able to make that trip until spring of next year. Anyhow when I told him that he said that now is the best time to order/buy because the prices go up in the winter time. When I asked him why he said, "because that is when all the RV shows are".
So...is this true or just another sales tactic to get me to buy now? When I told him that I can't make the trip out there until spring he stated they have free winter storage and I can order/pay for it now and then pick it up in the spring. Not sure if I'm too crazy about the idea of a trailer sitting for months in a dealers lot, while I make payments on it and not being able to use it. Plus the 1 year warranty clock ticking away as it sits there.
Any opinions? Thank you!
1. Yes prices are higher at shows as it costs so much money to put units in a show. Shows are usually put on by a for profit promoter, who makes big money...ie..you can always buy the same unit for less money at the dealers lot. In addition why buy a unit that 1000's of people have walked in and out of
2. Why would consider buying somewhere other than the dealer in your hometown? Who will you beg and plead with to get something fixed in the middle of next camping season? Surely not the dealer who you didn't buy it from.
3. Dealers as a rule don't make money on warranty work, so they really prefer that you buy from them if you expect them to work on it. The factories often don't re-imburse for all the time, parts, and engergy required to complete a warranty repair
4. Take the time to work with a local dealer....except for freight all dealers pay the same for a unit.