Haggling

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Barbara Hughes, Mar 14, 2015.

  1. Barbara Hughes

    Barbara Hughes Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2015
    Messages:
    63
    Likes Received:
    67
    Location:
    Penrith
    One for all members that have bought a new MH from a dealer...We're thinking of buying a new van ,what is the best discount if any, we can expect from a dealer ,or will they not negotiate on price ? Or will they include any extras eg lux packs/comfort packs ? Like a good deal if I can get one
     
  2. NickNic

    NickNic Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2014
    Messages:
    5,432
    Likes Received:
    11,107
    Location:
    Kettering
    There isn't a set "best discount." It depends on a lot of things. Just to name a few examples: the type and value of the van, how much the dealer needs the sale, how you are financing the purchase, the time of year and probably most of all how good you are at negotiation. It's the same as buying a car, never ever pay the windscreen price.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  3. Judge Mental

    Judge Mental Funster Deceased RIP

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2009
    Messages:
    6,782
    Likes Received:
    6,034
    Location:
    Sarth London
    Buy a quality German van in Belgium or Germany... automatic approx 1.40 advantage plus dealer discounts on top of 17% achievable...uttter madness buying here IMO

    Want to know more just ask:)

    Uk market a joke to put it mildly...you will just meet with resistance and BS.....maybe the pathetic offer of a "free" awning..

    Vote with your feet, many of us do and would never go back..
     
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2015
    • Like Like x 7
  4. Glandwr

    Glandwr Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2014
    Messages:
    618
    Likes Received:
    1,691
    Location:
    the Berwyn Mountains
    If you are considering a continental van bear in mind that the pound has appreciated considerablly against the euro in the last 6 months and unless the dealer has dropped his price he will have a very fat profit margin. Once you have settled on a make and model you can look it up on the site below to see what it sells for in euros and go armed with that knowledge.
    http://suchen.mobile.de/fahrzeuge/search.html?scopeId=MH&lang=en

    Dick
     
    • Like Like x 3
  5. Brian_K

    Brian_K Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2015
    Messages:
    272
    Likes Received:
    246
    Location:
    Durham
    There is some truth in this, just last weekend I was offered a £1300 discount on a Bailey Approach 625, screen price £44715. My daughter recently got a lot more than that off a Kia Sportage at less than half the price of the 625.

    Having said that I'm about to do a deal on another Bailey model, after getting a slightly better price on my van and negotiating a few freebies. The fact the dealer is only a few miles from home and has a good reputation swayed me.

    Brian
     
    • Like Like x 2
  6. Carol

    Carol Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2007
    Messages:
    10,349
    Likes Received:
    14,773
    Location:
    North Wales.
    Or another angle, which dealer is in reasonable distance to me so won't need to travel big distances for warranty checks or going back to get problems sorted out. I see you are based in Penrith, a long way if the dealer is a couple of hundred miles away.
    Also a dealer that has a solid reputation is better than one just after a quick buck, I think I would get as good as deal as I can from a reputable dealer within a manageable distance.
     
    • Like Like x 8
  7. Bobby22

    Bobby22 Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2013
    Messages:
    1,055
    Likes Received:
    3,137
    Location:
    Scotland
    • Like Like x 1
  8. Allanm

    Allanm Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2013
    Messages:
    3,032
    Likes Received:
    4,102
    Location:
    Cotes d'armor, France
    We got £3500 off the screen price of just over £56k on our van that was in stock and we collected it a week later, taxed registered and with a bottle of champagne in the fridge.
    Seemed a good deal to me.
    Allan
     
    • Like Like x 1
  9. Judge Mental

    Judge Mental Funster Deceased RIP

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2009
    Messages:
    6,782
    Likes Received:
    6,034
    Location:
    Sarth London
    Its nonsense..only applies to UK market..and still nonsense!:D

    vote with your feet, bag a bargain and better quality into the bargain.

    buying in The UK even if dealer at the end of your road:rolleyes:( honestly.... such confidence you have!lol) Its like the victim of abuse, going back to the abuser and asking "please sir what have I done wrong?"they see you coming a mile off and expect it as they mostly sell, low tech, cheap flash, wood frame, overpriced and overweight rubbish:oops:
     
    • Like Like x 2
  10. ABZSteve

    ABZSteve Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2014
    Messages:
    730
    Likes Received:
    802
    Location:
    Aberdeen
    too much sauce again for an old man to handle by the looks of it. NAFC.
     
    • Like Like x 5
  11. ABZSteve

    ABZSteve Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2014
    Messages:
    730
    Likes Received:
    802
    Location:
    Aberdeen
    Hi, Don't think think there is a best discount but you can negotiate. You may be able to negotiate a discount and some extras. I negotiated approx 10% plus a couple of extras. Read Jim's guide it may help. Don't worry about distance either but keep it to what you are comfortable with. There is a network of mobile fitters for warranty work. My MoHo is coming from quite a distance away but two local dealers have agreed to do anything they can to help if a warranty issue arises. This is also backed by Manufacturer and dealer. If they can't do it, the dealer I purchased from can't do it so it would have to back to the manufacturer anyway. Best advice I can give is, if you are happy with the deal, then it's a good one. You will get loads of great advice on here from more experienced folks than me but also be aware of the scaremongering "I know better than you" kind of folks. Good luck (y)
     
    • Like Like x 2
  12. Barbara Hughes

    Barbara Hughes Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2015
    Messages:
    63
    Likes Received:
    67
    Location:
    Penrith
    Thankyou for all for your interesting input ...Just can't wait to get it sorted and off in whatever model we decide to to purchase :)
     
    • Like Like x 3
  13. ABZSteve

    ABZSteve Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2014
    Messages:
    730
    Likes Received:
    802
    Location:
    Aberdeen
    Take your time deciding. We were set on a u-shaped lounge but a chance meeting with a guy at the NEC changed our minds. We never seen it before but a lightbulb came on and we both changed immediately. It took us almost 12 months to decide and we believe we got it wrong. Thankfully we handn't purchased yet.
     
    • Like Like x 4
  14. Bobby22

    Bobby22 Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2013
    Messages:
    1,055
    Likes Received:
    3,137
    Location:
    Scotland
    In what way is it nonsense, I only posted a link to some tips on how to do "haggling" and answer the OP question.

    The OP didn't say what she was going to buy either British/European here or anywhere else....gees a brek
     
    • Like Like x 3
  15. Snowbird

    Snowbird Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2009
    Messages:
    10,132
    Likes Received:
    16,338
    Location:
    Liverpool.
    Haggling....Its hardly British is it. I suppose its a spin off from this multi cultural society I keep hearing about :).
     
    • Like Like x 3
  16. Judge Mental

    Judge Mental Funster Deceased RIP

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2009
    Messages:
    6,782
    Likes Received:
    6,034
    Location:
    Sarth London
    I was talking about advice gleaned from pages of MMM nonsense, thats what I meant, no personal comment on you whatsoever?lol
    The biased Magazine that cant review vans properly and give anything like the necessary information for peole to make an informed decision OR be assed to run and moderate a forum property? gets short shift from me I'm afraid...:)
     
    • Like Like x 3
  17. alfandM

    alfandM Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2012
    Messages:
    1,009
    Likes Received:
    990
    Location:
    sweden
    GoodLuck on your quest Barbara what ever you decide,(y)
     
    • Like Like x 1
  18. sallylillian

    sallylillian Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2011
    Messages:
    777
    Likes Received:
    496
    Location:
    Falmouth, Cornwall
    So true, I watched the video of the jerk do a walk round on the "Luxury MotorHome of the year 2015". N+B Flair. I had recently ordered one and spent some time examining the extras and going to a German dealer. The reviewer points to the open locker containing a large black plastic tank. "Huge fresh water tank" he says. Idiot, its the black marine tank, and a valuable extra to make a point of for interested followers.
    In answer to the post, go to Europe and look for 15% plus off the Euro list price. Save mega bucks and find dealers who know what they are talking about unlike many UK ones who from my small experience have absolutly no conception about the products they sell.
     
    • Like Like x 4
  19. Judge Mental

    Judge Mental Funster Deceased RIP

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2009
    Messages:
    6,782
    Likes Received:
    6,034
    Location:
    Sarth London
    Good advise but I bet you will just meet the usual resistance and BS!lol

    I want to get the new Ford Fiesta red Econetic S model, so popped into dealer on way back from brighton yesterday, have arranged test drive for Tuesday as they have demonstrator on the way....

    So we sat down to discuss figures, I told him I always come here as closest dealer but never buy as you never get anywhere near rival dealers. This invigorated him to offer a paltry less than £400 discount on a 16k plus car. Got home, went on line, and two well known online brokers offered discounts of £3.5k, car delivered to my door.

    Have printed quotes to show dealer after test drive. So a broker can make his commission, supplying ford dealer his, and I still get a £3.5 k plus discount. How can they do it and not my local dealer. Motorhomes no different
     
    • Like Like x 2
  20. Robert Clark

    Robert Clark Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2014
    Messages:
    5,584
    Likes Received:
    9,725
    Location:
    East Sussex
    I hate the word haggling
    Much prefer 'negotiation' as it refers to two people working together to achieve a common goal - one buying and the other one selling
     
    • Like Like x 5

Share This Page