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Author Topic: Got a beautiful "almost new" leather RV sofa for the Eagle  (Read 7055 times)
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« on: April 02, 2011, 02:59:08 PM »

Allrighty...  Just starting back home from a long 7 hour (one way) drive to get an "almost new" leather RV sofa that came out of a 2006 Newmar Mountain Aire.  According to the owner, it is a $2,495 sofa.  Unfortunately, it turned out to be kind of an unpleasant deal though.  The gentleman had advertised the sofa for $500 and had lowered it a few days later to $400.  While I was on the phone with him and found out how far away he was,(350 miles) I paused, letting him know I would have to consider whether or not it was worth the trip.  He then said "I'll knock off $100 since you are the only one who has called and you have to come so far."

But when we got there and I held out $300, he freaked.  "What?  I need $400, not $300.  I had it advertised for $500!"  I told him "No, it's in there for $400 and I can show you if you would like."  He said, "Yes, show me!".... So I did.  After coughing a little pride and attitude, he pulled up on his pants and went in to ask his wife if it was okay to sell it for what he said.  Roll Eyes

She came storming out with major attitude saying "NO WAY!  We can't sell it for $300!"  He then turned and shook his head to me saying "No, we can't do that."  I then said, "Boy, I sure wish I knew you were going to change the deal before I left Charlotte 350 miles ago."  Then the wife turned and asked him if he told me $300.  He said, "Well, I guess I did because he showed me the ad for $400 and I said I'd knock off $100."  So the queen waved her hand and said "Give it to him!  We don't go back on our word."  Then she quickly disappeared back into the house, cussing and grumbling all the way.

The good news is we got a GREAT deal on a nearly new beautiful leather RV sofa...  Woohoo!  And the wife and I both like the color, can you believe it?  

Now we start the 7 hour drive home... Wink
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« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2011, 03:08:34 PM »

You are dealing Marc not to rain on you but you better measure that couch most of those are made to fit in slides I have one and it is to wide for a 96 inch bus


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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2011, 03:14:06 PM »

No worries Clifford, I already measured it up.  It will fit nicely where we have it planned to go.
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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2011, 04:12:50 PM »

Are you going to go ahead and raise the roof while you have the roof off to drop that sofa into place? Grin Grin Grin LOL....Just kidding hope it fits through the door. I am soon to be doing the same thing but I know I will have to go through the front windshield.
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« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2011, 06:02:13 PM »

No way I could get my couch through the door! The king sized bed probably won't either!
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« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2011, 06:14:42 PM »

Hopefully the armrests can be removed.  If so, it should make it.  It has the jacknife bed, not a fold out type.
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« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2011, 08:11:04 PM »

i.m.h.o i really think it was dirty pool to take the extra $100 if you had already agreed on the $500 price as the man did not know you had seen the $400 price and thought he was selling at $400, i would of given him back the $100.
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« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2011, 08:25:12 PM »

i.m.h.o i really think it was dirty pool to take the extra $100 if you had already agreed on the $500 price as the man did not know you had seen the $400 price and thought he was selling at $400, i would of given him back the $100.


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I can't believe what I'm reading here! The guy said he'd knock $100 off it since Marc, had to drive so far to get it. And $400 (advertised prize) - $100 = $300!

Enjoy the new couch Marc!
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« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2011, 10:42:14 PM »

The ad I called on was for $400.  I was not sure at that price that I would want to make the 350 mile trip or spend $150 in gas.  That's why he then dropped $100 without my even asking to make the sale.  You're nuts if you think I should have paid more than he offered it for after I made the drive strictly based on the $300 deal!
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« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2011, 04:24:54 AM »

Marc.... No way should you feel bad about not giving him that extra $100.00.. He made a deal with you for $300 so why someone thinks you should pay $100 more puzzles me.. I would have done exactly as you did...and paid the agreed amount of $300..

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« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2011, 06:24:02 AM »

Any pictures Marc? Thanks! Grin
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« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2011, 06:41:29 AM »

just looks like he thought he was selling at $500 and gave discount to $400
 i would of done the Christan  thing and given him the $100  heck it's a $2500  couch.
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« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2011, 06:43:11 AM »

 Grin Not any more! Grin
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« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2011, 06:56:02 AM »

2500 bucks is the RV inflated price I bought a white leather J couch still in the wrap from George at Northwest RV Surplus for 400 bucks fwiw it is in Matt's Eagle now Marc did ok

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« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2011, 06:59:27 AM »

Clifford, is it bolted down? I need a good J lounge Cheesy Where's he parked? Grin Sorry, Couldn't help myself Grin
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