Please tell me that not all Motorhome Dealers are the same!

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  1. Ant&Debs

    Ant&Debs Read Only Funster

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    Just had an interesting afternoon. Stopped at a Small Motorhome Dealer on the South Coast nipped in as I liked the look of a A Class, showed him my car as part exchange he seem interested so I said I would come back in the afternoon with other half. Had a good look around, dealer seemed very pleasant and we even got a cup of coffee.

    He said that he was waiting for a few calls back ref value of car and said that he would ring me back. So just as was pulling up home phone rang but could not get to it in time. When I checked my voice mail it said you have 1 message 8 mins long:Sad: Sounds bad!

    Anyway it was the dealer and he said that he had a couple of questions to ask me and asked that I call back. Short 8 Mins I thought then i realised he had not put his phone down and he continued talking to one of his staff, saying that he could tell me this and tell me that and that it would knock the price of the part ex, this continued in a similar vein for the remainder of the 8 mins!

    Needless to say I wont be calling him back nor will he be getting a deal from me!

    Moral of the story Dont Forget To Put The Phone Down:Rofl1:
     
  2. Douglas

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    In answer to your question... In my experience there is no such thing as an honest dealer..

    They are just like politicians...

    Doug...
     
  3. mikel

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    It's annoying to hear about your experience but as mentioned it seems to be the norm, makes you very cross indeed !
     
  4. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Oh come on, where's the FUN in that.

    Get thinking, surely you can wind him up with all that knowledge.
     
  5. mikel

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    Quite agree with Hill.

    DO NOT delete the message. Call them up and suggest that public disclosure has its price.

    You could be the owner of a very cheap A Class and keep your car as well !

    If you need anymore advice ........................
     
  6. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    I am not far from Hastings, come in land and have a look at my A Class's:Smile: got six from memory ranging from Budget to Expensive! They are all on the web so let your fingers do the walking and feast your eyes:Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Peter
     
  7. Ant&Debs

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    Thank you Peter does that include coffee?:Wink:
     
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    same as always, the bad few, if you cant get what you want at johns cross, give a look on web for p and p campers and cars, gosport, i have had 3 motors from them over last 10 years, budget to magic, honest, careing, and dam fine fellows, no i am not one of them, nor do i work for them, 35 years plus as a family concern, :thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    Sorry to hear you had a rough time with the dealer.. i can tell you from personal experience that they are not all the same as i have just brought my first motorhome from johns cross motorhomes and found them ace to deal with.. even if andy does need a lift up to reach things :Rofl1:... give them a go..
     
  10. Jaws

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    That fone call is just TOO good an opertunity to pass up on !!!
    You simply MUST go and make out the deal is still on
    Let him finish all his shpeel and then just say.. Pretty good ! When you rang me and forgot to put the fone down that is JUST what you said to your companion..

    Now then, here is the deal I am offering you..
    Start by saying you would never dream of letting the tape get in to the wrong hands and you cannot blame them for trying... However, as you are shortly giving the answerfone to a good friend you cannot vouch for what they might do with it.
    Go on to say 'I think it might be to your advantage if we said £XXXXX was a FAIR price for your van ( at least £2500 cheaper ) and £XXXX was a FAIR price for the trade in'1 ( just look up your car on Autotrader and see what they go for retail .. )

    Nowt like scamming a scammer !!
     
  11. Molls-Phot

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    I'm intrigued. We're they in Portsmouth, Southampton or somewhere else?
     
  12. lazydays

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    Beware, the recession is upon us and sales are far and few between. The sale's people are all wolves dressed up in sheeps clothing.

    would like to know who the dealer was?
    :Angry:
     
  13. American Dream

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    Fortunately I don't use them and probably never will.....

    BTW I've always avoided/hated salesmen..:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Good luck though.
     
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    I love this story... I would just keep the message and record it and go and see him. Play on his embarrassment..
     
  15. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

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    As long as you don't mind instant! :thumb:

    Peter
     
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    Moral of the story Dont Forget To Put The Phone Down In this INSTANCE its a good job for you he didnt :thumb::thumb:
     
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    Come on, don't be shy - NAME AND SHAME, 'cos I for one would love to e-mail them and ask for advice about something or other!! :Laughing:
     
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    what ya doing looking at an A class thought you where about to pick up your new fifth wheel
    Hope nothing has gone wrong with it
     
  19. SC 05 OUT

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    sounds like a u tube moment to me
     
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    Why not go back to the dealer offer to do thge deal then when che has finishedc the bullxxxxx play him the message and ask if he would like to reconsider in light of it and the fact that sometimes messages can be put on the web for all to hear.
     
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