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Saturday, April 04 2009
Because I bid on RVs everyday and in some cases several times a day, I have a pretty firm grip on the market as far as RV values are concerned.  That's why so many dealers across the country call me for help or have their potential customers call me to unload their units.  Even in volatile markets like these, I still do a pretty good job keeping track of values so I can give you the most money I can for your property. 

Today I received a call from a good buddy and colleague in North Carolina.  We've been doing business together for the last 4 or 5 years and he called today for advice and to check his own math more than anything. 

Apparently James was working with a buyer today who wanted to trade his unit in for a newer model.  The buyer had proclaimed he could get a hefty price for his trade in from a competitor and was looking for a match trade.  James was having trouble with the math because in his gut, it felt like too high of a number so he called me to bounce the numbers off my head. 

Well, it just so happened I received a RV bid request last night from this very here website for nearly the same exact unit with a just a few differences.  I worked the numbers and had an up to the minute estimate of what the unit would bring but just to make sure, I double checked with another dealer I know who moves alot of that same product.

Turns out James's gut was correct.  The number that buyer proclaimed he could get and what three other guys in the business would offer were simply not the same.  In a booming market a couple thousand here and there don't make that big of a deal but in a market like this, it takes careful evaluation to stay in the business.  Just taking a look around at how many dealers and manufacturers have gone out of business in the last 6 months reinforces that statement. 

When it boils down to it, you might get more for your RV somewhere else but I'm going to be pretty close most of the time just because I think it's the fair and right thing to do. I'm not interested in making a killing on your deal, I'm interested in making a career out of doing lots of deals.

If you're ready to sell your RV, you're just a short form away from making that happen.

Catch ya later,

Posted by: Jerry AT 07:26 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email