Price/Negotiating results FYI
Just completed negotiating and buying new 2012 Flying Cloud 30. I traveled far and wide via Internet, phone and on foot locally. With the 2013s coming out I was able to contract the 12 for 21% under MSRP. Be sure to know the sticker price as I found most MSRP quotes were high and in some cases, very high. Airstream says to ask to see the sticker price, all Streams from the factory have one pasted right on--just like your local auto dealer (well it may not be on the window, but it's there when shipped from Ohio). I was quite surprised to see the variance quoted for the same std/op equipment on the same unit from different dealers. Once you have the $$ from Airstream in hand, you can compare apples to apples while shopping for your deal. One other note, there are some bad actors out there. One dealer wanted a $10,000 deposit to just talk price--not order one from the factory--just to negotiate on existing units out there he might be able to get his hands on for me. And, yes, the wife and I ran, didn't walk, the other way.