Bailey freeze prices for 2010 model ranges

It’s that time of year where those who would consider purchasing a new caravan will have one eye on the 2010 models, mindful that a new year usually brings new prices.

Bailey Caravans of Bristol however have announced a price freeze on it’s popular Ranger, Ranger GT60 and Pageant 2010 models ranges. This means the recommended retail prices will remain unchanged from current levels. The price list from 15th February 2009 will now continue into the new model year. This is certainly an unusual move when compared to the habitual year-on-year increases seen in the caravan market.

There is another factor to consider with regard to caravan prices. With the short term 15% VAT window due to finish at the end of this calendar year, the best way to gain from the price freeze is to order before the tax change. Bailey have explained that in order to receive the 15% rate customers must order, pay for and collect their caravan prior to 31st December 2009, after which time the VAT rate will revert to the 17.5% level.

Earlier this month Caravan Times reported how stock levels of 2009 models were significantly lower than usual due to the increase in ‘staycations’. With this in mind availability prior to Christmas is likely to be strictly limited and potential purchasers have been advised ‘to contact their local retailer to ensure they don’t miss out’.

The only model in Bailey’s portfolio of caravans with a price increase is the Senator Series 6. This will incur a 2% rise in price effective from 1st September as a result of the increasing cost of components unique to this product range.

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