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Old 09-17-2018, 12:57 PM   #1
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New member in the process of doing our build sheet for a 19. We are excited! For us that's the easy part. Confusion is the best route to take for our payments? Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 09-17-2018, 01:14 PM   #2
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Welcome Bryan and Connie,
Purchasing a custom Escape is similar to having a child, there is the anticipation build up until delivery. We are here to help you deliver a healthy Escape. The only bad question is the one unasked.....
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Old 09-17-2018, 01:37 PM   #3
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New member in the process of doing our build sheet for a 19. We are excited! For us that's the easy part. Confusion is the best route to take for our payments? Any help would be appreciated.
We just sent two personal checks in the mail, one when the build began, one when it was completed, and left a thousand or two balance to pay with a credit card when we got there for pick up. At the time they would accept that final payment on a card up to $3,000. Not sure if thatís still the policy.

We may not have gotten the very best exchange rate, but it seemed like we did, relying on ETIís bank. Our way was simple and essentially no fee other than stamps.

It seems to be very trusting to send all or most of the money before delivery, but knowing this company and the owners the way we do, I would feel comfortable making full payment in advance at any point. The exchange rate would suggest striking while the iron is hot, as one member says.
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Old 09-17-2018, 01:39 PM   #4
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and to add to above, when mailing from US you will need double postage. It will arrive within a week for about a $1
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Old 09-17-2018, 01:50 PM   #5
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New member in the process of doing our build sheet for a 19. We are excited! For us that's the easy part. Confusion is the best route to take for our payments? Any help would be appreciated.
I used my credit card to make the down payment, then mailed a cashiers check for what was my best guess on the balance, based on current exchange rate. The ETI folks helped me with that estimate. Then when we picked it up, they figured the final balance, which was just a couple hundred, and used the credit card for that as well. Really easy, no stress!!
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Old 09-17-2018, 02:35 PM   #6
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For ours we sent two personal checks. One for the deposit and the other for the bulk of the payment (I just estimated) . When we pick up the trailer we pay the remaining balance with credit card. If you are planning to make any part of the payment with a credit card be sure to double check with ETI on what the max amount you can put on a credit card.
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Old 09-17-2018, 05:00 PM   #7
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Sending a check to ETI will probably get you close to as good of an exchange rate that you will find. As for the fluctuation in the exchange rate, it could be anywhere. Loren
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Old 09-17-2018, 05:39 PM   #8
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Actually, the bank that ETI uses charges a 2% money exchange fee. On $30,000 that is $600. Personally, I would not call that nothing. Look into some of the online wire exchanges, there are discussions about this in the forums.
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Old 09-17-2018, 06:23 PM   #9
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CC for deposit, personal check for most of the balance (Tammy told me how much to send), CC for what was left when they shipped the trailer. Worked fine for us.
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Old 09-18-2018, 08:55 AM   #10
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I paid my initial deposit with a credit card. For the balance I used TransferWise.
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