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LuckeyUs

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Posted: 09/17/19 12:14pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We purchased our last RV at 65% of the MSRP. Ads are also at approx 65% of the MSRP. A salesman told me that Grand Design does not give much off the MSRP. Is this true or another salesman’s ploy to get more out of us?


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"Much off" is the key phrase... When a brand is popular like the Grand Designs are, then the MSRP and actual purchase price will be a lot closer together than a brand that the dealer needs to get off of the lot.

As in "I can give you 10% discount on this Grand Design or if you come over here I can give you 65% off of this XYZ brand"

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Posted: 09/17/19 12:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

LuckeyUs wrote:

We purchased our last RV at 65% of the MSRP. Ads are also at approx 65% of the MSRP. A salesman told me that Grand Design does not give much off the MSRP. Is this true or another salesman’s ploy to get more out of us?



You purchased your last RV at 65% off MSRP?

There is nothing special about Grand Design, I'll be damned if I would pay a premium for one. Nothing more than a mass produced trailer made from the same materials and components as most all of the others, including a lot of Lippert stuff. Even the great factory service and support is going by the wayside after the purchase by Winnebago. They had plenty at the Hershey show already falling apart before they sold them. Hard to believe they put them on display that way but they had plenty of folks who could not see past the plastic bling and the LED mood lights.

* This post was edited 09/17/19 12:49pm by Bert Ackerman *

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Posted: 09/17/19 12:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Bert Ackerman wrote:

LuckeyUs wrote:

We purchased our last RV at 65% of the MSRP. Ads are also at approx 65% of the MSRP. A salesman told me that Grand Design does not give much off the MSRP. Is this true or another salesman’s ploy to get more out of us?



65% off MSRP?


One letter makes a big difference. The OP is say at 65% OF MSRP or 35% OFF of MSRP.


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schlep1967 wrote:

Bert Ackerman wrote:

LuckeyUs wrote:

We purchased our last RV at 65% of the MSRP. Ads are also at approx 65% of the MSRP. A salesman told me that Grand Design does not give much off the MSRP. Is this true or another salesman’s ploy to get more out of us?



65% off MSRP?


One letter makes a big difference. The OP is say at 65% OF MSRP or 35% OFF of MSRP.


Yea it does LOL. Never heard it talked about that way.

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Posted: 09/17/19 01:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

65% OF MSRP. Same as 35% OFF MSRP.
I still would like to know what discounts people have been offered on their purchase of a Grand Design. Thanks!

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Whatever he is willing to give you. If inventory is turning over quickly then discounts will be harder to negotiate. If sales are slow the buyer is in the driver's seat. Sharpen your bargaining skills, go in prepared and be ready to walk. Remember, MSRP is a mythical starting point. No two dealers will be the same.

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This isn't for everyone and the selection is less but our last two trailers were new left overs. That's where you get some good discounts. The MSRP of our trailer now was almost 31k. The original dealer list price was 26k. We got it for 16,5k. At the time I found about 15 identical trailers around the country and this one was the third cheapest and it had a couple of upgrades that the other trailers didn't have.


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google that trailer and hunt the net for sold units see if one comes up. call the bank and see what loan value is.

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As a person with actual experience with Grand Design, I got 30% off MSRP and a front bedroom AC installed. GD also worked with me and corrected an issue with my awning three months out of warranty. I had a very nice 30 minute conversation with the VP of customer service. I emailed him about the issue, included my VIN number. He called me back after getting my phone number from their records with the help of the VIN. I don't have any issues with any of the installed equipment and we really enjoy using it. The salesman who told you that was blowing smoke - like some forum posters here. Grand Design isn't the one your dealing with - it's the dealer who already owns the trailer or will own it and can get it a a specific price. If you have a General RV dealer in your vicinity, they are a high volume GD dealership and therefore can be dealt with.

The trick is to not be a buyer on your first visit to the dealership, and have them show you different models and brands. When your ready to deal, pull out your phone and calculate 30 - 35 percent off the MSRP on your phone - or whatever number your comfortable with. I did this and it was significantly lower than the number they put in front of me. I simply showed them my phone and said this is where I'm at - and when they asked if I would be a buyer at that number, we asked for a minute to discuss. When they came back, we told them we would buy at that number if they threw in a front AC with thermostat. They accepted, we bought. You just have to be ready to walk away - they will call you back.

If you are interested in GD, then check out their owners forum here. You can talk with actual owners of the model your interested in and get the pros and cons from them. Good luck and feel free to PM me.


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