This is sort of long, but its also good
Most know i have been looking very hard a change of pace and go with a new Class A, the brand i decided on was a Damon Astoria, most bang for the buck so to speak
So i have found one in Tyler, super price, dead on floorplan i want and everything was going great
198,000 down to 129,000 so i felt it was a good deal
last Thursday i was heading to Dallas to look at an older RV 1998 vintage, (i am a sucker for ladies, as she was royalty in her day, SMC Serengiti, 40 footer)
but as we were tooling down the road i spotted another Damon dealer, as was curious if they had the floorplan i had found and what there price would be, plus my trade values, etc etc etc.
so off we go and walk in the place, and find the lone salesman and ask about the floorplan we are looking for, he does not have one, but has a few other brands that are close and would we like to look em over. Sure i have nothing to do.... So he asks of we would buy today if he has what we are looking for, (i hate those questions, i mean if he beats my other deal then sure, but i am not going to tell him the deal numbers yet), I tell him he has to work it so i don't pay over 900-1000 per month for 15 years, ( this is easy if my trades are valued right and he doesn't stick me with a higher price, plus i already had financing for xxx amount at 5.65%)so we come back in after getting the nickle tour and are ready to go. but he asks if we could wait while he calls the other five stores, OK. sure no problem, I should have left right then.
so he goes to calling everybody but the Pope to find this floor plan, and no one has it except a guy in OK and my guy in Tyler.
so he says he has to see if they can get it and if they can run a credit check and talk about my trade and what I want for trade in allowance
1 Hr later its all done and i said we got to GO eat and run in to Dallas.
he says he will call us
Now i want to to brag, but my credit is in the top 13% of the country
so off we go to big D
i see my royal lady and am aghast, that it is in such bad shape.
so we go get a burger at Joe willies
on the way home , we stop back by the rv place and have to SEARCH for our sales guy
, wait 10 minutes and he finally comes bouncing around with a sheet and out loudly praising the deal on the paper
WELL, it was not such a good deal in my eyes and was no where near the 129,000, from the other place, (this i kept to myself and I hadn't at the time decided if i would even buy the other one yet)
so he tells me they gave me way over on my Rv and truck, but the cost from the other dealer they were buying it from was still a set price,
all in all it was a not so good for me deal. So like all my big purchases i tell him i want to go home and sleep on it and if its still a good deal the next day i usually do it, if it cant wait, then its not a good deal.
he insists on 1k to hold the deal and they will head out in the am to go get my new rv.
Again i said no and recanted the sleep on it, he was not happy so we left and promised to call back around 830 the next day and say yes or no
so Friday, comes around, and i had decided about 0100 i wasn't doing the deal , i was up late doing pros and cons
so at 830 the next day i called and said NO, and thank you and was very polite. WOW was he pizzzed off
he started off saying i came to him and they over allowed on my trades, etc etc and i had to buy it. so i said NO and good day and hung up
about an hr later he called again and angry and said we had to buy it and it was a great deal, and he was not sure why we said NO, but he wanted us to buy the rv and he had found us financing and all the good stuff
I said no and that i already had financing and it was 965 a month 15 years, so he really got pizzed and angry and said i had to buy the rv. so i reminded him , i was under no obligation and i wouldn't be buying it from him, for certain now because of the attitude.
i think they bought the rv from the other dealer even though i said not to the day the before and he was in HOT water.
needless to say I also decided that night to not buy the other guys as well and keep my rig setup and save some more $$
so it looks like i will be a forest guy a bit longer