2016....this is the year we take the plunge!!

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  1. Dizzy Izzy

    Dizzy Izzy Funster

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    Became a paid up member today after looking at the site over the past few months.

    It's taken a while but we are now finally in a position to buy a Motorhome.We have looked at quite a few makes and models to get an idea of which layouts would best suit us.We naturally want to get the best we can for our pennies.so can anyone advise.....
    How much room for negotiation on price is there with the dealers on a second hand van?
    Also if we were tempted at one of the shows,what kind of deals are usually on offer?
    Thanks
     
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  2. nomadic

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    If you buy at a Show, do consider the dealers location, and distance he is from you, should you have to return to him for any warranty work.

    Buying with no trade in, should produce a good discount , it all depends on the screen price!
     
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    Hello and welcome!
     
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    In a previous life I sold cars for a couple of years. The screen price was from a guide (Glasses) and possible discount depended on what we paid for the vehicle, what needed to be spent on it etc.
    If there was a deal on offer we could look at the profit in the car and work on that so for instance, worth £40,000. Paid £30,000, needs tyres, service, bit of paint, new fridge. Total spend to retail properly £4,000. Profit now £6,000. Discount for no park ex, to do the deal £1,500. Profit at close of deal £4,500 but given 12mths warranty that may or may not go tits up.
    That's how it works, good luck. (y)
     
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    I'm rubbish at haggling on vehicles so I'll just say welcome to Fun.:welc:
     
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    Me too.....:WelcomeFlag:

    Good luck & enjoy the process:smiley:
     
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    Exciting times.. The trick to negotiating the best price is to know what the vehicle is worth. Once you know that the bartering is easier. How do you know what a vehicle is worth? Well thats not too difficult but it does need a fair bit of research. eBay is a great place to start, but only search for "completed listings" that actually sold (y)

    If you are really stuck when it comes to bartering with dealers; the buyers guide in my signature, describes the negotiation steps in great detail. (y)

    Meanwhile, welcome to the fun :)
     
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    Hi there and welcome to MHF(y)
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    Hello and welcome,

    We have bought five (or is it 6?) vans over the years and bought our first from dealers, but our last 3 we have bought privately. It obviously depends on your budget and if you are going to get any real warranty from the dealer. My only offering would be to get an idea on which make, model, year etc you would be going for and then look at Private Sales (i.e. Ebay) and see what is out there. We have had a couple of great vans especially our latest which we bought privately and saved nearly £10k on the same advertised by dealers and it only had 11,000 miles. You should have a great time looking though (y)
     
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    Thanks for the welcome and advice.Expect many more questions over the next few months as we are complete beginners ......in fact another post coming up in the next few mins.
     
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