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Old 03-08-2013, 11:26 PM   #1
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Price of Escape trailer - is it negotiable?

The title says it all - are those prices I see on their web a negotiable price or is it non-negotiable? Anyone with experience purchasing their trailers?
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Old 03-09-2013, 12:13 AM   #2
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Never occurred to me to ask, given how far they go to fulfill my requests.
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Old 03-09-2013, 12:44 AM   #3
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I doubt it -- 4 years on this forum, and the topic's never come up.

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Old 03-09-2013, 08:25 AM   #4
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Negotiation happens because of competition. Escape doesn't have any competition. Yes, there are other all molded trailer manufacturers but none exactly like Escape. If you don't like the selling price at one car dealership you can threaten to drive across town and buy elsewhere. That doesn't happen with all molded manufacturers because none use dealers; all trailers are sold manufactured direct to customers.

You may be able to negotiate based on options or what you don't want in a spec trailer (for instance, maybe you don't want the awning or A/C). But, there will be a base price and I don't believe that's negotiable.
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That's a interesting point , there are many things the that its assumed the price will be negotiated , trailers are usually one of them. However when we bought ours it just didn't seem like it was negotiable and I was so happy with the service that I didn't ask
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Right now Escape has several trailers listed on their website, already built, ready for delivery. Possibly you may have some wiggle room with those, but on one being made, I doubt it. Reace will occasionally not charge you for an option, but that seems to be in the process, the stated price is stated.
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Old 03-09-2013, 10:44 AM   #7
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You can always ask.
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Old 03-09-2013, 10:45 AM   #8
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Yes, and please let us know the results!!
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While I didn't negotiate on the price, when I asked Reace how much the labor was going to cost to add a cell antenna & amplifier and a back up camera to the trailer (I supplied the items), he said since I also ordered almost every option they offered, the would be no cost for my additions.

Another advantage of not pushing for the best deal possible is it allows Escape to offer what must be the best service I've ever seen. Reace brought parts to repair my refrigerator to a rally, spent a couple of hours at Chilliwack fixing a problem caused by another dealers "repair" at no cost, in short, the trailer is well worth the list price (which happens to be less now than in 2011 when I bought mine!)
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I am a huge proponent of negotiating cost where I know there is room for it. It did not even enter my thoughts with Reace, as I knew from dealing with him that he was a very fair guy. He offered a price (and a smokingly good introductory one at that), and I accepted.

Doing custom home building and renovations, I will never negotiate on a cost. If you want a price change, you change the scope of work. I am very fair with my pricing, often favouring the customer, and will not take money out of my pocket to give to the customer.
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