I’ve never made it a secret of the fact that I am no fan of the tactics of a great many RV dealers and RV salespeople. There are a lot of honest, ethical people in the RV industry. But we seldom hear about them, because the sad truth is that there are also a lot of liars and cheats out there. And those bad apples spoil the entire barrel.
However, sometimes the dealer is right. Here’s a case in point; I’ve been exchanging e-mail with a couple for about a year now, who have picked my brain about fulltiming, working on the road, and the best RV for their needs. They plan to go fulltime next summer and are getting close to purchasing their home on wheels.
Back in July they wrote to tell me that they had found the motorhome of their dreams and were negotiating with the dealer. I thought it was a done deal, but after coming to terms, and after the dealer made a couple of changes to the coach that they wanted as part of the deal, they got cold feet and backed out.
I got an e-mail from them a couple of days ago saying they like the dealer and have been back several times looking at other rigs on his lot and the dealer has been very good about showing them units and answering questions, and that they had found another one and they were about to make an offer. Great, I was happy for them. But they wrote yesterday to say they had made a deal, but just before signing the paperwork they backed out again, because they think if they go to the Tampa RV SuperShow in January they might find a better deal. This time around the dealer told them not to come back. They wrote, “I guess he doesn’t want our business.”
Well, I can’t say as I blame him. I’ve owned several businesses and I’ve always tried to go the extra mile for my customers, but something I learned a long time ago is that some customers are not worth having. These two fit that profile. I replied that I don’t think the fulltime RV lifestyle is right for them, because if they are that indecisive about everything in life they will never get out of their driveway because they won’t be able to figure out whether to turn right or left.
It’s Wednesday, so it’s time for a new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of Crazy Days in Big Lake, the third book in my Big Lake mystery series. To enter, all you have to do is click on the Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening.
Thought For The Day – When you are arguing with a fool, make sure he isn’t doing the same thing.