Dealers Methods / Motives

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  1. Larrynwin

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    I have been waiting since last autumn to buy a brand new RV . I have been in constant contact with two dealers who both expected recent new RVs to arrive from the US. Both have arrived in the last couple of weeks . One has made me a good trade in offer on my RV against a new model , but the other dealer would not sell me the one which I preferred that is now being openly advertised on his website for £95k , which by the way was priced to me at £102k. ??
    I naturally will not now go back to the latter dealer but do not understand why my money was basically rejected in these difficult times and the price was £7k different. :Doh::Doh:
     
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    Possibly, maybe, because he no longers wants your part ex as he is short of money. Only reason I can think off.

    Peter
     
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    I don't know the situation here but one of the reasons that so few of the RV dealers now put prices in the ARV magazine is the fluctuation in the £ to $ rate.

    They may quote you a price here on one particular day that can fluctuate by several hundreds of £s (up or down) by the time the RV arrives in this Country.
     
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    The price offered to me was just a few days ago and the reduced price has appeared since. The offer on the trade in was relatively low to reflect current values, which I do not question.
     
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    Sounds the wrong way round to me! If the pound/dollar is like the euro the p/x value in relation to new would go up.

    Or have I got it all wrong?

    Peter
     
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    Irrespective of pound/dollar I do not question the trade in price. The bit that I did not understand that 5 days ago the price for the new RV was £102k and this weekend has appeared on the dealers website at £95k.
    Also 5 days ago I could not buy the RV and yet today it is for sale, weird !!
     
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    Advert already paid for, embarassing to get phone calls as soon as ad appears, may get better deal on someone elses trade in - or hopefully for dealer - no trade-in at all?

    Just thoughts.
     
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    Website costs nothing and easliy changed!

    Peter
     

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