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Old 05-20-2014, 10:24 AM   #11
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I have shown my trailer lots of times, but never really worry about the referral thing. I just like to help out. The cheques are nice to get, but I bet a few have been missed over the years.
When we bought our Escape, I made a special effort to inform Tammy the name of the person who's Escape I had viewed, and I hope/understand that they did receive a referral cheque from Escape. Since owning our Escape, I have shown it on a number of occasions to others, and just this spring I received my first referral check from Escape. There have also been a number of others who viewed our trailer, but I have no idea whether or not they eventually purchased from Escape. But I am not terribly concerned about it. I agree with Jim that it is best not to get too worked up about the referral issue. Keeping a list of showings and sending it to Escape for them to check against their sales seems a bit excessive to me. Treat the checks as a pleasant unexpected bonus for showing your Escape, and you will not be disappointed.
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Old 05-20-2014, 10:27 AM   #12
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I have shown my trailer lots of times, but never really worry about the referral thing. I just like to help out. The cheques are nice to get, but I bet a few have been missed over the years.
Jim I certainly know how you like to help out going out of your way last year to show me yours. Maybe at the rally you should ask Alf for a referral fee

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Old 05-20-2014, 10:30 AM   #13
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Jim I certainly know how you like to help out going out of your way last year to show me yours. Maybe at the rally you should ask Alf for a referral fee
Darn tootin', I will Adrian. Well, at least get a wobbly pop outta him, or sumpin'.
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Old 05-20-2014, 10:50 AM   #14
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There was a seller on "the other" fiberglass RV site that was selling tours of his Scamp for a fee to prospective buyers at $35.00 a tour!
The post has since been flagged and is being pulled.
Maybe this is a way to make sure you get your "finders fee/recommendation" up front! ;-)
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Old 05-20-2014, 11:15 AM   #15
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We have shown our trailer to numerous people over the years and Reace and Tammy have been so good to Eileen and I we would feel guilty about taking a commission from them. Like Jim we feel we are doing the prospective buyers more of a service then Escape because of the quality of the trailers they build. Just my two cents...

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Old 05-20-2014, 11:31 AM   #16
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I agree Doug!!
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Old 05-20-2014, 11:37 AM   #17
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But I am not terribly concerned about it. I agree with Jim that it is best not to get too worked up about the referral issue. Keeping a list of showings and sending it to Escape for them to check against their sales seems a bit excessive to me. Treat the checks as a pleasant unexpected bonus for showing your Escape, and you will not be disappointed.
I agree completely. I don't mind showing our trailer and we meet some very nice people along the way. I was just curious as to whether ETI asks the question.
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Old 05-20-2014, 12:19 PM   #18
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ETI's build schedule is so full now I doubt they need the added paperwork that it takes to follow up on referrals and their mete.
I don't expect a reward for showing off something I'm proud of, but to each their own.
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It's also hard to justify trying to claim a sale because you briefly showed the inside of the trailer and gave the viewer a brochure, as I've done numerous times. Sometimes I write down my name, but I wouldn't count on the viewer keeping the card, or remembering. Wouldn't be ETI's job to interrogate the buyer.
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Jim I certainly know how you like to help out going out of your way last year to show me yours. Maybe at the rally you should ask Alf for a referral fee

Eight more days of waiting for us and ten days to our first camping trip

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Hi: emers382... I hope you like "Black Olives", cause that's what my RV Tech. put in!!!
As for giving Jim Bennett a "Wobbly Pop"... I don't want to contribute to "Juvenile Delinquency". See you on the 28th. Alf
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