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Old 12-14-2016, 06:31 PM   #21
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My recollection is that ETI has sometimes had to raise prices, but has also lowered prices when the cost of the their materials declined. Sometimes they were announced and sometimes not. When we purchased our first Escape, the Canadian dollar was worth about $1.02 - $1.05 US dollars. When we ordered the second trailer the Canadian dollar was only worth about .90 US Dollars. The recent small price increase is probably offset by recent currency fluctuations.

In short, I think price fluctuations are just part of the game when we buy from a small manufacturer in a foreign country.
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Old 12-14-2016, 06:48 PM   #22
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Price Increase

Prices change all the time. If you go to the store or call and inquire about a product and it's price and return a week later, you shouldn't expect to be able to buy the item at last week's price just because you "saw" or "called" about the product. If you had signed some kind of commitment then I could understand your point.

I hope you call Escape and express your concerns and maybe you can work out something that would be agreeable to both sides. Good luck in your search for a trailer.
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Old 12-14-2016, 06:56 PM   #23
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They are trying to project their cost on a product that will probably be manufactured in late 2017 or 2018. That's tough in today's world.

The price will probably go up again before you get your trailer so look at it as an investment.
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Old 12-14-2016, 06:58 PM   #24
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Not sure if it is across the board, but the 5.0 TA is up $1,200 too. None of the options have changed price, at least for the time being.

There is absolutely no commitment by a seller to commit to a previous quoted price, unless it is written down, and a contract in place. I am sure many people saw the previous quoted price, but that alone is not reason for Escape to commit to giving everyone who saw it that price.

I do realize that even that small of an increase is disheartening, but in the scheme of life, and if an Escape trailer was that high on the priority list, it would not dissuade me. Heck, they raised the price on me by $4k for the new model, and though I would rather not pay it, it offered what I wanted, and was willing to pay the price.

Seeing the post from the OP was the first and only one to date. It would seem that he only joined and posted to grumble. I certainly hope he takes the time to listen to others here and comes back, after realizing that Reace and Tammy are folks with lots of integrity, and run a very respectable business.
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Old 12-14-2016, 07:59 PM   #25
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Thanks to those that recommended I talk with Tammy directly. I did, my concerns were satisfactorily addressed and I submitted my order! Tammy indicated that price increases for some options are under consideration as well.
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Old 12-14-2016, 08:02 PM   #26
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Thanks to those that recommended I talk with Tammy directly. I did, my concerns were satisfactorily addressed and I submitted my order! Tammy indicated that price increases for some options are under consideration as well.
Great to hear, and congrats on your order. You are going to love your trailer, and make lots of fun memories with it.

Is there much for camping right near Westfield. I am not at all used to the road system around there, and when I was there last June, it took my full attention just to figure out where to go, where to merge/diverge etc. Lots of interesting stuff, but boy is it busy compared to Calgary and area. I do ask, as sometime I would love to venture down the eastern seaboard, sticking as close to the ocean as possible, but with trips in (or out) too.
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Old 12-14-2016, 08:12 PM   #27
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Thanks to those that recommended I talk with Tammy directly. I did, my concerns were satisfactorily addressed and I submitted my order! Tammy indicated that price increases for some options are under consideration as well.
Good for you. Glad you got it worked and and now you can join the rest of us as we wait for our turn to post pics of our trailer as it goes through the construction phase. Welcome to the Escape forum.
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Thanks to those that recommended I talk with Tammy directly. I did, my concerns were satisfactorily addressed and I submitted my order! Tammy indicated that price increases for some options are under consideration as well.
Congrats on your order and I know you will love your 21'.

Back in 2011 when our first Escape was bought by someone else (they sold it to us eight months later), they had to pay more than the Canadian dollar price. By the time we ordered our Escape three years later, the saving for Americans was several thousand dollars if the total was, say, $36000 Canadian. Now it is even much better. Escape is doing well and Americans are doing well on this. The bad news is for Canadian buyers unfortunately.
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Old 12-14-2016, 08:45 PM   #29
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Thanks to those that recommended I talk with Tammy directly. I did, my concerns were satisfactorily addressed and I submitted my order! Tammy indicated that price increases for some options are under consideration as well.
Mike, I'm sure that as you go through the process and finally pick up your trailer and meet Tammy and Reace (unless you are opting for delivery) you will understand why so many of us think so highly of them, and you will agree that Escape's concern for customers is second to none. You will also find most of the people on this forum will happily answer any questions you may have.
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mscharpf, I am so glad to see that you placed your order. I have never seen a company so willing to work with their customers like ETI. In my opinion they have gone above and beyond the call of duty many times and with some of the modifications they are doing for buyers, I am shaking my head in disbelief.

One thing Reace has a big juggling act with is the exchange rate. Since 2014, it has really gotten wild and a lot of their inputs come from the US. We put our money down in Sept. of 2014 and there were no price increases when we picked up in Sept. of 2015. I can't speak highly enough of Reace and Tammy and working with Escape trailers was one of the best buying experiences we have ever had. I sure can't say that with some of the vehicles I have bought. One memorable experience was where I had the finance manager backed into a corner and roared at him that I ought to wring his fat neck. Loren
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