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Old 12-16-2016, 07:14 PM   #81
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Guilty pleasure that Spam...my sister-in-law made Musubi as a picnic treat for our hike to see the lava flow on the Big Island this fall. YUM!!

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Old 12-16-2016, 07:53 PM   #84
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coming right up, with a side of Spam...
I was in one of the local markets today. Noticed they had nice looking slices of head cheese brought in from a quaint locker in NE Iowa called Polashek's in Protovin Iowa. The next town over is Spillville. Home of the Bily brothers and a great clock museum. Antonin Dvorak lived with the Bilys when he wrote The New World Symphony. I fished Bohemian Creek up there a couple times for trout. They have a good locker in Spillville too. When you visit out here We will take a day trip and eat so much salty food up there we' ll have the gout. Vi'tame' Vas. Czech for We welcome you.
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Old 12-16-2016, 08:31 PM   #85
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I appreciate all the differing points of view that are presented on this forum. Everyone doesn't agree all the time and that is a good thing but everyone that posts and spends time here does so for one reason and that is to help others the best they can. Keep posting folks. Now pass the poutine please.
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Old 12-16-2016, 10:04 PM   #87
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I appreciate all the differing points of view that are presented on this forum. Everyone doesn't agree all the time and that is a good thing but everyone that posts and spends time here does so for one reason and that is to help others the best they can. Keep posting folks. Now pass the poutine please.
Hi: Mike & Donna... Yummm. Poutine topped with deep fried cubes of Spam. Alf
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Old 12-16-2016, 10:11 PM   #88
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I can't recall any business informing me of possible price increases. Merchants don't give warnings on future grocery store item price increases, nor clothing, booze, movies of anything other than Government run utilities or insurance (at least in BC). The media (news) will often give the heads up on produce price hikes after severe weather.but that's it!
Contractors today, at least the contractors I run across, only give estimates on work or commit to a 'time and materials' contract. After the contract is signed it can still go up due to unforeseen circumstances.
This topic has me puzzled. As far as I'm concerned, the Escape travel trailer is a luxury item, most often custom designed and if, when in the planning stages of customization, the price
goes up before the signature goes down, then that's the way it is.
"I can't recall any business informing me of possible price increases" ...
see it all the time..marketing 101.. inform potential buyers the price will be going up and buy now to lock in the price... was surprised ETI didn't do something similar for anyone thinking about an Escape and prior to just posting the price increase on the website...
sent an email as other buyers with a deposit probably did this week and ETI has been upfront about the base price lock in and options not signed off can increase..no issues with that.
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Hi: Mike & Donna... Yummm. Poutine topped with deep fried cubes of Spam. Alf
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I think I would have mine with some fried chicken tenders if only I could get some squeaky cheese curds around here. Not much chance of that. Life isn't fair.
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Old 12-16-2016, 11:26 PM   #90
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This thread has given me two ideas: 1) Next time I see prices go up at the local gas station, I think I'll go inside and ask the owner if I can fill up at yesterday's gas price because I saw it was lower when I drove past yesterday but there was no notice the price would be going up overnight, and 2) I think I'll go buy some Spam - great at any price....
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anyone up for some poutine??
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This thread has given me two ideas: 1) Next time I see prices go up at the local gas station, I think I'll go inside and ask the owner if I can fill up at yesterday's gas price because I saw it was lower when I drove past yesterday but there was no notice the price would be going up overnight, and 2) I think I'll go buy some Spam - great at any price....
Not the same thing. Apples and oranges. Is it unreasonable to question why the trailer you ordered went up in price before you took delivery? I think not.

Don't get me wrong, we love our Escape, are happy we purchased, and consider Reace and Tammy the salt of the earth - some of the best people we know. It's not all or nothing though. These are business questions, not personal ones.
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Old 12-17-2016, 01:19 AM   #93
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Robert, based on the ETI policy that only the options can go up in price once a deposit is made, I think the gas station comparison is valid. Once you plunk down a deposit the base price is locked in. Also, I don't know many businesses that regularly warn of a coming price increase. If ETI changed the price the same day a price was given out I bet they would honor the lower one. I can understand being disappointed the price went up so soon after you were told the price, but I wouldn't blame ETI.


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Old 12-17-2016, 02:41 AM   #94
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I asked Escape Trailer Inc about this price jump, and they said not to worry about it, your order was before tgis

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Old 12-17-2016, 09:30 AM   #95
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Robert, based on the ETI policy that only the options can go up in price once a deposit is made, I think the gas station comparison is valid. Once you plunk down a deposit the base price is locked in. Also, I don't know many businesses that regularly warn of a coming price increase. If ETI changed the price the same day a price was given out I bet they would honor the lower one. I can understand being disappointed the price went up so soon after you were told the price, but I wouldn't blame ETI.


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I don't disagree with the options part of it Bob. It's not a valid comparison though for the base price. Our base price did go up, just before they started building the trailer. It's been explained above that the reason was, we had switched models. But, we did so 5 months earlier, so I still don't see why that's different than having just ordered that model from the beginning.
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Robert, it seems like your situation was different from that of the first poster on this thread. What did ETI say to justify the increase?


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"I can't recall any business informing me of possible price increases" ...
see it all the time..marketing 101.. inform potential buyers the price will be going up and buy now to lock in the price... was surprised ETI didn't do something similar for anyone thinking about an Escape and prior to just posting the price increase on the website...
If you see business informing buyers of potential price increases all the time I'd like to know how the business do it. In your town do you get the heads up when clothing or food will increase in price? How do they do it? Does each individual store post in in the news paper or some other media? Gas goes up and down here in British Columbia and I'm never informed of the increase until I go to fill up. Likewise at the lumber yard and plant stores and restaurants. Sure, there are sales and we get informed when a price may go down, but not up. Texas sure does "have it goin on"!
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Robert, it seems like your situation was different from that of the first poster on this thread. What did ETI say to justify the increase?


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Yes, it is different. That's the only reason I pointed it out.

We were told at the time that the reason for the increase was that the build would not start until January of 2015, so it was considered the next year's model, and the base price for that model had increased.
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I'm astonished that there is any level of concern whatsoever over ETI raising their prices without consulting its customers beforehand. Seriously? I can just imagine Reace and Tammy drinking their coffee first thing in the morning, reading this Forum just wondering what else it is they have to do to keep us all happy.
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If you see business informing buyers of potential price increases all the time I'd like to know how the business do it. In your town do you get the heads up when clothing or food will increase in price? How do they do it? Does each individual store post in in the news paper or some other media? Gas goes up and down here in British Columbia and I'm never informed of the increase until I go to fill up. Likewise at the lumber yard and plant stores and restaurants. Sure, there are sales and we get informed when a price may go down, but not up. Texas sure does "have it goin on"!
this ain't personal and it ain't a Texas thing...not a local food, clothing, or whatever daily product...as trends illuminate that to the buyer.
was referring to this from a business marketing perspective....professional marketing people know a marketing campaign prior to the actual price increase can be a sales opportunity...for some products and not all, but in this case yes.
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