Buying your conversion van can save you money if you know how to buy an one and how you want it to be equipped.
Making a large household purchase such as a new van can be a mind-boggling experience. Should you wait for the next big custom van show that’s within driving distance, or should you go to your local dealer?
Arming yourself with some conversion van basic buying knowledge can make a huge difference and make you a savvy negotiator.
With so many options available, it can be difficult to know where to even start. Here are some suggestions for finding your dream custom van while also saving you time and money.
Arrange for financing in advance of negotiating with the dealer if you will be financing the purchase price. This puts you in the position of knowing exactly how much you can actually spend on your new van.
Once you have established how much you are willing to spend, search your options on the Internet. Many times, you can purchase the conversion van you desire straight from a dealer or designer and have it delivered.
Purchase your new customized van from a reputable company that has been in business for years and has a solid hold in the market. Check out their website for comments from prior customers. Another good place to look is with the Better Business Bureau. If they have a good rating, then you are on the right track. If they have a bad rating, stay away, far, far away.
When you hear “the price we are giving you is good for today only,” it generally means business is slow. It’s a tactic to make a sale today. If they truly want to sell you a new conversion van, you will still be able to get the same price on the same unit within a reasonable amount of time after that day. Have realistic expectations, but you should have some negotiation room when buying a new RV.
Ask questions. Make sure you understand what comes with it and what costs extra. By establishing a good understanding of your expectations, you begin building a relationship with the salesperson. When you are happy with your purchase and the service you received, the company builds countless future customers every time someone admires your new custom conversion van. This is priceless advertising, so a reputable dealer is motivated to do business.