Shop Around before trading in

Apr 28, 2021
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I’m upgrading my 2017 Sprite Major (excellent condition) to a 2021 model, the dealership offered me £7500 trade in.
I rang a few We buy any caravan companies and was offered between £11,250 - £12,000. I settled for £11,800.
Worth shopping around before trading in.
 
Jan 19, 2002
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Ouch that's a huge difference and you know that as businesses they are all going to sell on at some level of profit!
 
Jan 3, 2012
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We did that a few years back got few we buy any caravans companies to give a price for our Elddis Crusader Super Sirocco Twin Axle Caravan the price between some were at least £2,500 difference we settle on a price
 
May 7, 2012
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It is worth shopping around as what you get for your caravan in part exchange may depend on how well the salesman or dealer is doing and what they need to sell. The model you are buying can affect this as the profit margin can vary on different models. Dealers can sell everything they can get hold off and possibly did not need to give a good figure for the trade in as the new one would go for a good price anyway although some are reputed not to want deals without a trade in except for their oldest models as they need to keep a sensible stock level.
Possibly the buyers are more confident in their ability to turn them round now as prices on the resale is far better but historically they have been regarded as pretty poor. Always remember they have to build in the cost of visiting you so those a long way off can run up quite high costs getting the caravan back to their base.
 
May 29, 2018
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A year ago we were offered a PX price for our Major 6TD which was £6500 lower than what we had bought it for 2 years earlier.

Today, I sold it, to a dealer for cash, it’s now 3 years old for only £4500 less than new.
 

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