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Old 10-09-2015, 05:11 PM   #1
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Hi all. We are planning on buying a Columbus 377MB from a dealer that is very highly regarded on this site. Very long story short we will be paying cash but will not be prepared to do so for another couple of weeks. The dealer gave us a price today and said there is going to be a price increase come Monday. Not sure if anyone here would know but is this for real or just a salesman ploy to make us commit today? I'm not sure who is on these sites that may know if anyone. Thanks.
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Old 10-09-2015, 05:14 PM   #2
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Don't be pressured.
Go back to them when you are ready and request the same deal or walk.
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Old 10-09-2015, 05:16 PM   #3
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I would tell the dealer that the agreed-to price is what you're willing to pay, and not a penny more. They'll cave because they want to make the sale. That's always been my experience, anyway... They'll do anything and say anything to make you jump. Salespeople don't generally like me. I wear that like a badge of honor.
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IMO, it's a salesman ploy and I'd rethink buying from that dealer. Also I don't know of any dealer that is highly regarded on this forum.
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IMO, it's a salesman ploy and I'd rethink buying from that dealer. Also I don't know of any dealer that is highly regarded on this forum.
I got a good laugh out of that last sentence...
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Old 10-09-2015, 05:22 PM   #6
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You guys are quick. Thanks. And there is one dealer on the dealer review section that gets almost all positives. Especially for their service. Its the main reason we are in New Jersey and buying from then and having it shipped to Florida.
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If it is RVW I would ask to talk to Mr Durnell, he is the owner and explain you want to purchase from him and it will be a few days to get you hands on the money. See if they would accept a deposit to hold the order. I'd be almost certain he will accept the order for the price you were given today. If the RV you want is in their inventory it won't make any difference but if you have to order it there could be a legitimate reason. A little story, I used to be a regional sales manager for a large truck body manufacturer. They wouldn't tell dealers about price increases until just a few days before the effective date. I asked the plant manager why they didn't give the dealers a chance to close an order before a price increase. Get this, his answer was, "if we did that we may be covered up with orders". I told him "well we certainly don't want that to happen".
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Old 10-09-2015, 05:56 PM   #8
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Yes. It is RVW. And I have heard a lot of good things about Mr. Durnell. We can put a deposit on it to order it but if we do, and we cant come up with the money for some reason, we don't want to lose the deposit.
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I guess it would depend on how much deposit they would want. Production costs won't take an immediate jump on Monday and having worked in sales for manufacturers for many years some of them will accept an order at the old price for a product within a reasonable time of a price increase after the effective date (7-10 days). They recognize that the cost of a price increase may make the difference between an order or a loss. I would say a call directly to Dave would be in order to see where they stand.
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We can put a deposit on it to order it but if we do, and we cant come up with the money for some reason, we don't want to lose the deposit.
a deposit is also called good faith money...

If you do not uphold your end of the deal then YES you do lose the deposit... otherwise what is the point in making a deposit???
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