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Old 02-12-2020, 02:58 PM   #21
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What state is that.
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Old 02-12-2020, 03:26 PM   #22
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Six of the 50 states do not have a trade-in sales tax credit policy. Those states are California, Hawaii, Maryland, Kentucky, Michigan and Virginia. The District of Colombia does not have a net sales tax policy, either. In these states there is no sales tax savings with a trade-in, and you pay the full tax amount on the cost of a new vehicle. Sales tax is not an issue in New Hampshire, Montana and Oregon, since these states do not have a sales tax.

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Old 02-12-2020, 03:59 PM   #23
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The best part of trading in, if you get a reasonable offer, is the time savings. I just traded in my popup for our new Roo. I did not have to fix any of the little things I was going to in the spring, I did not have to make everything look pretty, and I did not have to spend any time dealing with all of the crazies from Craigslist or RV Trader, etc. wanting to see the unit or wanting to try and scam me out of my title. Plus, I did not have to do any paperwork with the DMV.

I also did not have to pay for a second storage space while trying to sell my pop up after I bought the Roo.

Could I have made $2K more selling it myself. Probably. But, how much of my time would I have spent to get the money. If more than 16 hours I would not have come out ahead.

In the end, look at the total cost of the transaction and do what works for you. If you feel you are getting a fair price for the trade in, then don't worry about it.
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Old 02-12-2020, 06:33 PM   #24
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Well I havenít been in this game as long as a lot of you. We just faced the same scenario two months ago. Had a unit that was a 9 on a 10 scale. All I could get for trade in was 6k. We opted to sell ourselves. My wife listed on a few yard sale sites and we had it sold within 2 weeks for 9500. We had several inquired about it. No one even haggled us over the price. We may have just got lucky but I would try to sell myself before letting the dealer take my lunch money.
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Old 02-12-2020, 07:19 PM   #25
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Trade in also depends on how old the RV is. If it is old like 7 to 10 years old. You wonít get much trade value from dealer. If itís only 2 years old you may do well all dependent on how good of a price you got on that one when you bought it.

I traded August of 2018, and the trailer I was trading in was a 2016. I got $2,000 less than what I paid for it brand new. I also did well on new one saved 13,000 over any other camper same year, model, and add ons. Now both were new when I bought. 1st one off the lot. 2nd I ordered exactly what I wanted.
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Old 02-20-2020, 08:00 PM   #26
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The internet is your best tool, punch in your model number and check other dealers who may be selling the same unit, obviously using some adjustments for features but after a short while you will realize a realistic price.

The dealers od course will try to get it for a cheap as they can and as you said you understand that they need to make a couple dollars reselling your trade. I have discovered and you would be surprised how many dealers just find a secondary wholesaler and won't even deal with it, once again a reason for them to offer a low trade in value.

Its a numbers game and your best weapon is education and the more you are educated the better chance you have. Don't be afraid to get up and walk out, set your number and don't sign until you get it. Another thing is and I did this last year set a maximum time limit, I bought a new camper 3 years ago and negotiated for almost 4 hours, after 2 years of battling over some warranty issue I cut my losses and traded it in on a different unit, of course at a different dealer, when I sat down to negotiate my latest purchase the first thing I told the guy was he had 1 hour to close the deal, no going back and forth to the "manager" for his blessing, he made his first offer, I countered with my offer, an offer I new was legitimate due to research, and bam the deal was done in less then an hour.

The other big thing is have your financing in order as well, look at your local bank or if you belong a credit union. So how I do it, I come in and tell them it is a cash deal and all you want is the out the door bottom price. after you get that price is when you can divulge how you are going to pay for it, watch what they do and be careful because I had a dealer add money to the bottom line when they found out I was using my own bank, a practice that is illegal in NY sate.

I have 4 different dealers within15 minute of my house, I bough my most recent unit at a dealer 1 1/2 house from my house so do not be afraid to find the right dealer as well.
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