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Old 02-01-2012, 02:10 PM   #21
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Same here with Coates. Just ordered a new 365saq from Jason. Won't have for 2 months, at least. They were the same as rvnation once I figured 500 in fuel for me to go get it. Thats not even considering my time and possible issues getting it home. Once you pick it up, its yours. If something happens when they are delivering to your dealer; not your problem.

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Old 02-01-2012, 02:45 PM   #22
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Take the readout from your internet deal, and use it as a bargaining chip for a dealer price. If the internet seller can sell it for x amount, then the dealer should come close to that price.
Exactly what we did!! We managed to find a local dealer - within 60 miles, who beat the internet price by a couple hundred $$. We sent out e-mails to all four Rockwood and Flagstaff dealers within 150 miles of our home, and asked them to give us a price on an identical model and WHY we should buy it from them instead of the internet dealer. We did our homework, probably for a year, before we pulled the trigger. We found the best deal we could find and it really wasn't all that difficult.

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Old 04-13-2012, 09:26 AM   #23
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I handed my local (small) dealer a copy of an internet add and asked how close he could come. He agreed to match it. I suspect that this is not uncommon.

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Old 04-13-2012, 06:11 PM   #25
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I firmly believe in local ! and thats all IM going to say about IT !
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:27 PM   #26
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Originally Posted by Great Horned Owl View Post
I handed my local (small) dealer a copy of an internet add and asked how close he could come. He agreed to match it. I suspect that this is not uncommon.


on the West Coast, it's not only uncommon, it doesn't happen at all.
i've never read any post about a West Coast dealer matching a price from a dealer like RVW or RVDirect. and i've been on RV forums for the past 6 years.

they simply laugh at you and tell you to drive to the Midwest, if you want prices like that.
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:44 PM   #27
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This may be hard to believe but my dealer beat RVW price by more than $1,400.

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Old 04-13-2012, 07:54 PM   #28
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Our local dealer beat RV Wholesalers by a few thousand dollars, they don't always have the best price. I had a lot of other issues with my dealer, but when it came down the price, no one could beat it.
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Old 04-13-2012, 08:06 PM   #29
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We ordered ours with RVdirect as none of the local dealers would even touch the Internet price. One dealer was a brand new FR dealer and the salesperson pretty much didn't want to talk anymore after showing the quote. So, during the decision process...the owner's wife from this dealer called and she told us what to look out for from an Internet dealer, what we should expect from a PDI from them and if there were any warranty issues they would be happy to fix what ever we needed.
She also said she would be happy to answer any questions we had if we were unclear on anything after the PDI.
Maybe they know how to play the game
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Old 04-13-2012, 11:00 PM   #30
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I live Alberta, Canada. I bought a trailer from the US and saved between six and seven thousand dollars. No one up here will even come close to the US prices. For that much money I will worry about warranty when the time comes.

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