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Old 12-23-2015, 04:15 PM   #1
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Smile Nice surprise - Referral check

Today's mail included a nice note and a referral check for $147.90 (US equivalent of $200 Canadian) from Escape.
Shortly after returning home from Florida, where we had bought our 5.0TA last February, we let Escape know that we were the new owners and willing to show it. Soon after, we got a call from a man who wanted to check out our Escape. He seemed to like it, but said his wife wanted no part of any RV and he didn't like the idea of having to wait months to get a new trailer. He was a nice guy and showing him the trailer was painless, but we never gave another thought to his visit.
Evidently, he recently took ownership of a shiny new 5.0TA and we got the check, a nice holiday surprise.
Happy Holidays to all of you,
David & Rosemary
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Old 12-23-2015, 05:04 PM   #2
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Today's mail included a nice note and a referral check for $147.90 (US equivalent of $200 Canadian) from Escape.
Shortly after returning home from Florida, where we had bought our 5.0TA last February, we let Escape know that we were the new owners and willing to show it. Soon after, we got a call from a man who wanted to check out our Escape. He seemed to like it, but said his wife wanted no part of any RV and he didn't like the idea of having to wait months to get a new trailer. He was a nice guy and showing him the trailer was painless, but we never gave another thought to his visit.
Evidently, he recently took ownership of a shiny new 5.0TA and we got the check, a nice holiday surprise.
Happy Holidays to all of you,
David & Rosemary
Hi: D&R_MA... Good for you. I figured it wouldn't take long!!! Alf
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Old 12-23-2015, 05:32 PM   #3
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if it was a financial instrument from Canada drawn on ETI account it was a CHEQUE not check


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Old 02-28-2016, 09:01 PM   #4
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Received another referral check today from Escape. I never know when one of these is coming, but it's always a nice surprise when it does.
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Old 02-28-2016, 09:39 PM   #5
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Received another referral check today from Escape. I never know when one of these is coming, but it's always a nice surprise when it does.
Yay! Do they reference who the buyer is? I'm curious if they send them out when the buyer has paid in full or when the trailer is delivered. I'm thinking the second situation as you never know what will happen between the time you order, pay and receive it.

So, party time, party time, party time!
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Old 02-28-2016, 09:43 PM   #6
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Yay! Do they reference who the buyer is? I'm curious if they send them out when the buyer has paid in full or when the trailer is delivered. I'm thinking the second situation as you never know what will happen between the time you order, pay and receive it.

So, party time, party time, party time!
Yep, they reference the buyer in the letter the accompanies the check. It's sent once the trailer is paid for.
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Old 02-28-2016, 10:34 PM   #7
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The referral viewing was a very valuable service and sincerely appreciated by this potential buyer. A purchase decision was quite easy after a very nice owner took the time to show his trailer recently. Of course one must also be lucky enough to get a spot in the next production schedule ...then wait a year to get delivery. Purchasing a new Escape can be a significant exercise in "patience" and planning....all the while those "off the shelf" trailers are calling to you! Pretty similar to the goddess of cheeseburgers beckoning to you while hiking the Muir trail.
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Old 02-29-2016, 12:06 AM   #8
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The referral viewing was a very valuable service and sincerely appreciated by this potential buyer. A purchase decision was quite easy after a very nice owner took the time to show his trailer recently. Of course one must also be lucky enough to get a spot in the next production schedule ...then wait a year to get delivery. Purchasing a new Escape can be a significant exercise in "patience" and planning....all the while those "off the shelf" trailers are calling to you! Pretty similar to the goddess of cheeseburgers beckoning to you while hiking the Muir trail.
Oh I know! (the merits of the referral service) Even though we live 3 hours away from the factory and we've toured the factory, toured the display trailers and had several sit-down chats with customer service, seeing trailers USED and owned by others made a huge difference. We got to see 4, thanks to their generous owners.

Each trailer was well loved by their owners and they knew their trailers inside and out. We fully appreciated each tour and learned something from each one. Seeing the trailers equipped with their personal items made the trailers feel that much nicer and friendlier.

Fortunately, none of those "off the shelf" trailers called to us and said "buy me, buy me, buy me". But I know the patience factor. I'm not known for my patience and that's been very tough at times. So, I spend my time going over lists of what we need to get for it and sorting through what we have already. Then I get to start planning trips!

Good luck in getting through on April 1st! And seeing how much patience you'll acquire waiting. Same to everyone else waiting.
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Old 02-29-2016, 08:45 AM   #9
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When we bought our Casita, they asked us if we would mind them giving prospective buyers our phone number and in the event that a person purchased, we would get $200.

The first weekend we were back in our area after getting the Casita, we were at a campground in NH, and a couple were intrigued by our trailer but refused to come over and look inside, saying they knew that we'd try to get their name and send it to Casita. I was a little puzzled so he told me he had previously contacted Casita before they got their Rockwood and he found there was a referral bonus and he did not want to deal with the arm twisting. Of course, with a brand new Casita, I just wanted to show it off and I promised not to get his name. Nope. No go.

After that experience and a close encounter with Amway marketing when I was in college, I tossed all the business cards Casita gave us, and never mentioned anything about referral bonuses or asked for people's names when they came to look at our trailer. We did get 3 referral checks from Casita, but for me, it was more about the exuberance of sharing my passion for something I loved. Especially if I could tell the other folks were interested it too.

Maybe there are some who figure that they are not about to turn down free money, and I don't fault that approach. It's just not something we did.

I did, however notify Escape of the two trailers we looked at to make sure the kind folks get something for their efforts...
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Old 02-29-2016, 09:01 AM   #10
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I just tell Escape to hold my referral fees to apply against any future purchase.....
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