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Posted: 02/27/12 02:43pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We bought a brand new 2008 in May 2009 from a dealership that was closing its doors. They gave us everything, including the paperwork between the dealership and Gulfstream. MSRP $265,000. Dealership paid Gulfstream $170,000. We paid dealership $120,000.


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I was lucky to get 30% on my ordered Dynasty. Dimartini's in CA. I was at SC show and found Tim online while going over all the dealer bids for that day and called him. He beat them all and also was able to get some upgrades that weren't offered standard at the time.

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The benefits of public companies. If you want higher level details here you go:

Winnebago Industries Fiscal info.

That will show what Winnie made or lost last year.

Page 19 shows a profit of $11M on $496M in sales, or a net profit of 2.4%. Pretty skinny. The "truer" per cost is Gross Profit of 8% or $39.7M.

Not a bad margin if you're selling groceries but it would suck compared to jewelry or software margins.


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Effy wrote:

Also, MSRP is always inflated. A bit like the department store always offering 50% off. Shock value intended to promote sales. Manufacturers know what unit cost is and what the sale price is to a dealer with their profit baked in. MSRP gives further profit margin to the dealer and further cloaks what actual unit cost is. I would guess that manufacturers sell units to dealers at about 40-50% of MSRP maybe more depending on unit. But I am no dealer and have never met one who will fess up. Retired or otherwise.


I can buy the 40-50% numbers.

This is why trade in values drop so fast. Dealer is not going to give more for trade-in than another new unit will cost her.

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