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  1. emmitdb

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    Hello everybody.
    I suppose the title gives it away that I'm a tyke?

    We've been tuggers for years but we are seriously (and SHE means SERIOUSLY) considering buying a motorhome.
    My question is, and I dont expect you to give me specific prices, how much discount in percentage terms should we expect of a dealer when buying second hand, without part xing on a 'van advertised at about 25thou. Assume if you will that our target is not a one off and we can and will walk away.

    Its a serious question (money always is to a Yorkshireman) but I'm making it a personal challenge not to pay over the odds.
     
  2. Larrynwin

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    Hello Emmitdb welcome, cannot advise on discount this is a personal thing on how much you are able to screw em down. Hope you can soon become two axle travellers :Smile:
     
  3. hilldweller

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    If it's a good van maybe zero. If he want to shift it, who knows.

    Best you can do is serious searching to see what's on offer to give a realist price guide.
     
  4. SC 05 OUT

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    I went through this process this year buying my first m/h, I was truly shocked by some of the dealers "take or leave it" attatude, they seem to be able to ot sell unprepared grotty vans at almost new prices, I walked sevairal times, and upset a few dealers. I traveled far and wide and in the end bought privately, at least you can see the house of the seller and pay to have the van checked.

    There are good dealers I found two ( out of about 10) but they never had then van I wanted
     
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    Tend to agree many dealers have taken off quite a lot already if a good van to try and shift them, they tend to give extra on ones they want to lose. Guess why.


    Dave:thumb::thumb:
     
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    Hi emmitdb and:welcome:

    regards
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  7. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

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    Not having a P/X does not neccesarily give you any advantage in purchasing, some one with a desirable P/X will have a greater advantage than you.

    As to a discount, you get what you pay for, knock the price and you could knock the reconditioning quality, for example with a good profit margin a dealer migh fit new tyres if the old ones are a bit marginal, say 5000 miles left.

    If the van you are looking at is desirable, no chance as he will be able to sell it to some one else for a better price.

    If you find the one you want, just buy it and enjoy, just check the dealers reputaion, thats what counts.

    Peter
     
  8. GIBLA53

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    Hi i would say 10% but that depends on many factors -dealer overheads etc etc. Probably you are aware of sites like Caravan Finder(which is also for M/H) these can offer some super bargains some dealers or private postings the website has mushroomed over the last few years and lists most makes. Alan
     
  9. kickstart

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    Welcome to the fun site from a fellow Yorkshireman hope you find what you are looking for and choose wisely, as they say here, tha dunt get owt for nowt, and if it looks too good to be true it usualy is, as Peter says if you deal with a reputable dealer and he makes a profit he can afford to look after you and should do. best of luck:Smile:
     
  10. Landy lover

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    Worth bearing in mind that most dealers offer finance and will get a kick back from the finance company so offering a cash deal or going in with your own finance arrangements can give you less purchasing power - its a case of working out the best deal for you both ways. Most dealers will totally deny the fact they get a bonus from finance but the salesmen I know do. Always worth haggling on free accessories that you need as obviously you will be looking at the retail price they will be looking at cost - happy haggling.
     
  11. Terry

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    Hi & welcome from another Yorkshire pud :Rofl1: NO set % discout but if you do not ask you will not get :Sad::thumb:
    Best advise is find the LAYOUT you like with the van type :thumb: then scrounge around all the adds in auto trader / ebay for a general idea on the advertised prices.:thumb: This will give you how much to pay :thumb: Remember you can always make an offer and walk away leaving your phone number ! This may prove a good idea but also you may miss your van :Eeek: There will always be another but set your budget and stick to it. Layout is the single most important thing or you may end up wasting £1000s on a wrong van.
    PAYS your money & make your choice but most important ENJOY :thumb:
    terry
     
  12. Jim

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    Don't be afraid to "insult " the dealer with an offer. Don't be rude, the low offer should insult, not the way you make it :Smile:Remember the deal will almost always be somewhere between your offer and the asking price. Offer really low prices and some dealers will insult you back, don't worry its only a game, but the money is real:BigGrin: Remember that a good deal should leave you both happy, the dealer has lots of on costs and needs to make a living as well. best of luck:thumb:
     
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    And there's sort of the other side.

    OK, private sale, but we technically, looking about, payed over the odds for Winne, but for us she's an exceptional vehicle, condition, history etc etc and the perfect layout for us. It didn't help she'd only been advertised 2 days and the owner could see, dispite best efforts, how keen we were. That said, between the mags, a show and ebay I've yet to see either another Winne RC28 (the model we wanted/have) or anything else close to what we have, so.....

    No regrets, eyes open and having loads of fun:thumb:
     
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    How Much!!

    Don't buy in this country - I bought my motorhome in Germany 3 years ago for £10k less than list price and got £3k worth of extras for free!!!

    UK Motorhome/Caravan vendors ususally will not budge on price cos they know some mug will come along and pay through the nose eventually.

    Another tip - if you do buy abroad, take out insurance (using the engine number as vehicle ID) and take a trip to Greece/Scandinavia etc. (Anywhere which covers 5000+ miles) and when you get back to UK you won't need to pay any VAT on your van.:BigGrin:
     
  15. Sam

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    I've just bought mine from a dealer. I thought being the end of the season they would give a decent discount, but not the case. In fact, the only thing I got was an upgrade from a 6 month road licence to a 12 month road licence:Eeek:

    I still went for it because it was a really good price anyway and it was right for me. It also meant the dealer went around fixing all sorts of little things and got it perfect for me on the day of delivery and did it with a good grace.

    I guess you need to look around long enough to build up a sense of what is a good price. A lot of dealers will put it up high expecting to negotiate down - some won't so will be more inflexible on price.

    The thing that gave me most reassuarance, is I called up the importer for the MH I wanted to buy and asked them for advise on whether it was a good price. If you ask nicely people will always help :Smile:

    Best of luck
     
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    I've just bought mine from a dealer. I thought being the end of the season they would give a decent discount, but not the case. In fact, the only thing I got was an upgrade from a 6 month road licence to a 12 month road licence:Eeek:

    I still went for it because it was a really good price anyway and it was right for me. It also meant the dealer went around fixing all sorts of little things and got it perfect for me on the day of delivery and did it with a good grace.

    I guess you need to look around long enough to build up a sense of what is a good price. A lot of dealers will put it up high expecting to negotiate down - some won't so will be more inflexible on price.

    The thing that gave me most reassuarance, is I called up the importer for the MH I wanted to buy and asked them for advise on whether it was a good price. If you ask nicely people will always help :Smile:
     
  17. haganap

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    All depends on the van you wish too buy, what type, how desirable and how sellable if you don't buy it.

    If you give a description of what van you are looking at then Im sure many will tell you what too expect.
    When buying from dealers though, expect very little unless you stumble accross one that must be moved.

    I buy and sell privately and get an independent hab check done, saved about 6k on dealer price and got a shed load of extras.:thumb:
     
  18. madbluemad

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    I emailed a dealer in the us earlier in the year and asked him what his best price was for an rv that I had been looking at. He immediatley offerd me $1000.00 dollars off the advertised price.

    The rv was pobabley overpriced anyway :RollEyes:

    Cheers
    Jim
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