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Old 01-20-2016, 09:26 AM   #1
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Down side to lower exchange rate

Although the US $dollar has continued to grow in relation to the Canadian dollar and the exchange rate makes Escape trailers a great buy, there is a down side to this disparity. For those who show their trailer to a potential purchaser and Escape sends a check when the trailer is eventually purchased, the $200 Canadian bird dog fee is now reduced to $140 US.....the good news is gas is now below $2/gallon.
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Old 01-20-2016, 09:33 AM   #2
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Jim another downside will be the price, mentioned before, that Escape is going to have to charge when so many of the parts they use are in USD. Bound to go up. For us Canucks wanting a new Escape that won't be pleasant. Guess we'll be waiting many years before (if) we get a new one.

On our current trip we really have to budget carefully as everything we buy is nearly and soon will be 1.5 times the price in our dollarettes

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Old 01-20-2016, 09:47 AM   #3
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Yes, I feel sorry for you guys north of the border.....
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Old 01-20-2016, 10:12 AM   #4
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It's all so Loonie.
I'm just trying to figure out how you run a business giving up 43% of your retail price. There aren't those kind of margins in products these days. If CA allows it, I guess I'd keep everything sent in at Wells F in US $.
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Although the US $dollar has continued to grow in relation to the Canadian dollar and the exchange rate makes Escape trailers a great buy, there is a down side to this disparity. For those who show their trailer to a potential purchaser and Escape sends a check when the trailer is eventually purchased, the $200 Canadian bird dog fee is now reduced to $140 US.....the good news is gas is now below $2/gallon.
I am always pleasantly surprised when we get one of these checks in the mail. I figure it is like a bonus, because the fact of the matter is that I enjoy showing off our trailer and bragging up Escape. I am sure part of this is that "Every sow thinks her pig is the whitest" (as my mother used to say), so I just know that my Escape is the best trailer ever. But another part is thinking back to when we showed up at Eric and Mary's house to look at Blue, and how gracious they were, especially given that we knew absolutely nothing about trailers. It seems only fair to pay it forward and to be as helpful as we can be to folks who are interested in our trailers.
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It's all so Loonie.
I'm just trying to figure out how you run a business giving up 43% of your retail price. There aren't those kind of margins in products these days. If CA allows it, I guess I'd keep everything sent in at Wells F in US $.
Hi: Greg A... Brass buck$ are still better than no buck$ at all. The love for an Escape is priceless!!! Alf
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Don't get me wrong, I enjoy showing BlackJack, when I ordered my 21' a couple of years ago I was only one of less than 1/2 dozen Escape owners this side of the Mississippi. Thus I did a booming business demonstrating my 19' Escape, one day I even had 2 visits. I think I sold 6 or 7 Escapes.
Long story short, I had Escape apply 5 of my total referral fees for a discount on BlackJack's build sheet.
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Old 01-20-2016, 10:38 AM   #8
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Although the US $dollar has continued to grow in relation to the Canadian dollar and the exchange rate makes Escape trailers a great buy, there is a down side to this disparity. For those who show their trailer to a potential purchaser and Escape sends a check when the trailer is eventually purchased, the $200 Canadian bird dog fee is now reduced to $140 US.....the good news is gas is now below $2/gallon.
Is this really the down side as you see it?
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Old 01-20-2016, 11:13 AM   #9
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A $200 referral fee still gets me $200.
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Don't get me wrong, I enjoy showing BlackJack, when I ordered my 21' a couple of years ago I was only one of less than 1/2 dozen Escape owners this side of the Mississippi. Thus I did a booming business demonstrating my 19' Escape, one day I even had 2 visits. I think I sold 6 or 7 Escapes.
Long story short, I had Escape apply 5 of my total referral fees for a discount on BlackJack's build sheet.
Huh, I hadn't really thought of it that way in terms of being one of few that own an Escape trailer. Yeah, that'd be a nice little side business and income.

How many referral fees will you be using on your 5.0TA?
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