Sellers RV Centre set up at the Lloydminster Agricultural Exhibition Association’s Showcase over the weekend, marking the business’s 25th year at the event.
Owner Sarah Sellers said the event went well considering the current economy, with attendance on par with her expectations.
“We come here every year, attendance seems like it’s okay and we’ve had a lot of people through here,” she said.
“It’s positive and it’s nice to see everyone and see all the traffic and everyone coming through.”
Sellers said it wasn’t a record year by any means, but RVs were being sold and the business went in with an aggressive approach to its sales to help out those interested in making a purchase on the weekend.
Prices were slashed on all the inventory onsite and if anyone wanted to go holidaying, Sellers wants to make it as easy as possible for them.
Sales were all over the map at the Showcase, she said, with people buying all sorts of the inventory and she noted that some of the larger trailers were also moving.
“The dollar has hit us a bit— our Canadian dollar isn’t as strong as it was last year—but we went in extra aggressive just to try and give back and do the best we can for the community.”
The Showcase isn’t just good for people browsing or looking to buy, but it’s also vital for Sellers RV, as it’s the start of the business season for them each year and it starts the momentum that carries it through the rest of the year.
Sales vary from year-to-year and Sellers said they move anywhere from 13 to 50 RVs over the Showcase weekend.
Coupled with the fact the Sellers RV has no indoor showroom at its store, the event gives the opportunity to show off goods in an indoor environment.
“So it’s exciting to get all the trailers in here; we light them all up, we decorate them, make them look homey and try to get everyone in the camping spirit,” Sellers said. “It’s usually snowy, lots of times there are snowstorms this weekend; it’s pretty cold out to be thinking about camping so we try and get the camping spirit going on by bringing everything indoors and decorating it up and making it all look nice.”