Van for sale, still???

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  1. GWAYGWAY

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    I got a call from the Motorhomedepot agent who is advertising my van for £21995 and an agreed payment of £19000 to me, he said the agreement is halfway through its life and He will Still buy it for stock at £17500 which is up £500 since he first offered it , as a buy to sell.
    I have a sneaky idea that a buyer is asking about it, and he is trying to get the extra bit for himself. AM I BEING CYNICAL? It is due for MOT this week and I will be getting that done so I can still use it. but the price I want will not drop that low or am I being unrealistic?
     
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    I thought motorhome depot were just brokers and did not have stock, just get the commission on a sale.
     
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    I'd say no you're not :)
     
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    They will also buy them at knockdown prices, which always makes me think , which ones are they going to push , yours or theirs(n):(
     
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    With weather improving no better time to sell if it's priced right. Nothing wrong with being sceptical but realism has to be a part of it as well if you want to move on....
     
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    Reminds me of a certain woman who had her house up for sale and she knew we were very interested in it and made up a story that another potential buyer had come to view the house and made a higher offer - to get us to up our offer, which we did, she then got slightly more than what the house was up for originally - later found out we were the only ones who had ever viewed the house - and the surprise of the story is that the woman selling the house was my own sister ! Moral of the story = never trust anyone, especially family !
     
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    Well, as they say, you can chose your friends but you can't chose your family. Shame on her. (n)
     
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    A word comes to mind sneaky .
     
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    It sound like if he has interested buyer,good luck what ever you decide.
     
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    You're right to be cynical
    The seasons hardly started and buyers are buying
    Motor dealer = shark
    Don't get bitten
     
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    Can you give me her number just in case we ever decide to sell... :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    That is EXACTLY how I think it is, he has a client on the hook somewhere, they negotiate the sale and YOU do not get to see or talk to the buyer, (to find out how much they are selling it for) I think his next move is to offer a lowered price as the 'person ' has made a lower offer to them and they want me to be flexible, I would have sold it for 20-21000 with all the bits and the new MOT. A certain Hymer dealer sucked through his teeth and said £14000 trade max without looking at it. Another van the same but older sold by a dealership went for £22500. The Hymer man would only sell the new(very dear) one at the 'proper price' as they will sell anyway and will all go at that price.
    Why do you think I want to get as much as mine will bring so that I can go to Germany and get a NEW one there at£14000 less than here just for RHD and an oven and it will have most of the option I want on it the UK ones are EXTRA.
    Treasure Island strikes again, an I do not want to be dealer fodder here, either way selling or buying.
     
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    How long you had it up for sale? How desperate are you for a sale? Willing to loose the sale for the sake of £1500?
     
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    why would you let someone make money selling something they dont own.
     
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    It isn't just £1500 I would lose that would be on top of his £3000 commission for the sale from the sale price plus any finance deal he set up, I would lose out big time from my buying price not long ago , into his pocket. Horse trading is still alive I think and looking into the horses mouth is still applicable.
     
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    Many dealers will offer to sell your car or Motor Home on your behalf with a guaranteed return to you as there are many customers who would rather buy from a dealer for all the Warranty and associated benefits such as part exchange and finance.

    I had as much as a third of my stock from customers who wanted more than I was prepared to pay but was happy to give them their price on a sale or return basis.

    You get more money back because I don't have to tie up stocking money, better cash flow and improved profit from reduced stocking costs. No risk to the dealer if it doesn't sell, simply return the goods to the customer.

    I hope this explains it........ it ain't Rocket Surgery....... Griff
     
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    It is all about how much you have to pay to change at the end of the day, if the deal you have set up will wait then OK, if you might lose it then I would take the lower offer

    I don't think the deal will be making him as much as you think, if the same MH is for sale on a dealers forecourt for £22K even they might expect to sell for £20K, your dealer I would have thought should be priced somewhere between a private sale and a dealer so around £20K maybe, with wriggle room downwards if needed

    Have you put yours on here to try and sell?

    I don't think the £17500 sounds too bad if it then also saves you the MOT and tax / insurance, I would expect a private sale to be an absolute minimum 10% below dealer prices and more like 20%

    Just my opinion, but you did ask :)
     
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    I know how it works, i just dont get how people think its a good idea... i recently sold my 7.5 tonner . had MHD on the phone trying to sell it for me, they didnt grasp the fact that i would rather not sell it , than give money to someone who had had no stake in the job at all... by the time you pay their fee whatever you would have got extra is gone.. i just dont see the point , other than the fact they appear to be driving prices up, which only benefits them , as anyone else is buying and selling in the same market.

    Doing stuff on SOR is great if you have a plot, i have done it with bikes , but just swapping your name for someone elses on an Ebay ad and wanting 10%, not for me , id rather lose my own money and be done with it .
     
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    Well besides all I have posted thus far there are many who can't abide the thought of tyre-kickers coming around to pick holes / criticise in their pride and joy and then leave ridiculously low offers or possibly be taken for a ride by con-men.
     
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