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Old 12-09-2014, 07:42 AM   #15
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Are not all ad's required to have a contact email address not connected directly with Air Forums?

I'm now in the process of making a purchase and and that process has worked very well so far.
If wanted or needed phone numbers could be provided through the emails.

An aside...too many ad's are not updated in a timely fashion.

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Old 12-09-2014, 08:07 AM   #16
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How did you all handle the transactions? Cash, Cashier's check? I will probably be selling mine in the spring when my wife is done with the custom curtains and I probably re-zolatone. I'm nervous about a transaction that large - plus I'm assuming I'll be creating a taxable event.

I also have tons of extras - stabilizers, matching leg-o-matics, few spare parts. Would you sell that as a complete package or part those out?

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Old 12-09-2014, 04:05 PM   #17
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The Airstream classifieds aren't lame imho, but a lot of the people who post ads there sure are lame! So many have no pix, or very few, taken with a fuzzy phone, and so many images end up sideways, upside down, etc. They can't even clear the junk out of the way before they take the pictures! I think a lot of the ads get posted by people with no computer skills, and they can't get any part of the process right. Then they don't include a phone number, and say their too-high price is "firm."

So many people have no sales skills. No idea what their trailer's worth. No clue at all about how to show it, how to negotiate, etc. And then they grouse because they can't sell their trailer.
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Old 12-09-2014, 04:12 PM   #18
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The Airstream classifieds aren't lame imho, but a lot of the people who post ads there sure are lame! So many have no pix, or very few, taken with a fuzzy phone, and so many images end up sideways, upside down, etc. They can't even clear the junk out of the way before they take the pictures! I think a lot of the ads get posted by people with no computer skills, and they can't get any part of the process right. Then they don't include a phone number, and say their too-high price is "firm."

So many people have no sales skills. No idea what their trailer's worth. No clue at all about how to show it, how to negotiate, etc. And then they grouse because they can't sell their trailer.
There is a woman currently on Facebook complaining about not being able to sell her 3 year old trailer. She is asking what a new one cost. I suggested she do some research and see what others are actually selling for.
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Old 12-09-2014, 04:36 PM   #19
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When I was looking for an AS, I had half a dozen that I inquired about. some had an e-mail address, but they didn't reply.

One in particular would get back to me in a week or so, and anawer my questions. I wondered if he really wanted to sell it.

Another called me after a week to tell me they had sold it already. (Thanks, I would have given you $5,000 more than your asking price.)

Several more never bothered to reply. I often wondered if they even received any of my messages.

I had these same results on E Bay, too.
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Old 12-09-2014, 05:48 PM   #20
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I have sold two airstreams and purchased two airstreams thru the classifieds.
Works both ways, some people call about one for sale and never call back, some never answer my calls. Nothing to get up tight about that is just the way it is.
Dealing with the public in general can be a real pain in the posterior.
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Old 12-09-2014, 06:02 PM   #21
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It has worked fine for me.
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Old 12-09-2014, 09:15 PM   #22
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Hey Carl--just saw your post & wanted to write back our experience...We rented an AS last June for 2 weeks & loved it (after researching our trip for a yr first).--We rented a 22' Int. (2013) & toured Yellowstone & Tetons.
Anyhow, after we got back, my wife looked at the classifieds ads on a daily basis...over a 4 month period. If there was a model we liked, I usually called the number & asked for more Pics (I believe a seller can only include 6 or 7)---and that was how we "kicked tires" tried to do our "due Diligence", etc. ---but it finally paid off .---So keep at it & if phone # was not included, so be it, --seller mistake or spam. It's logical to think that if legit seller, then a phone # and/or email would have been given.----Like i said above, it is a lengthy process, with a lot of Q & A's ..as you look for your model --Wish you lots of Luck!
Btw, this is my initial post, as I am truly a "newby", but it is very educational, and you learn more each day !!
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Old 12-09-2014, 09:30 PM   #23
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Hey Carl--just saw your post & wanted to write back our experience...We rented an AS last June for 2 weeks & loved it (after researching our trip for a yr first).--We rented a 22' Int. (2013) & toured Yellowstone & Tetons.
Anyhow, after we got back, my wife looked at the classifieds ads on a daily basis...over a 4 month period. If there was a model we liked, I usually called the number & asked for more Pics (I believe a seller can only include 6 or 7)---and that was how we "kicked tires" tried to do our "due Diligence", etc. ---but it finally paid off .---So keep at it & if phone # was not included, so be it, --seller mistake or spam. It's logical to think that if legit seller, then a phone # and/or email would have been given.----Like i said above, it is a lengthy process, with a lot of Q & A's ..as you look for your model --Wish you lots of Luck!
Btw, this is my initial post, as I am truly a "newby", but it is very educational, and you learn more each day !!

was that the rental deal out in vegas, Air2go or something like that.. they include the denali truck and trailer.??

thought about that but wanted to stay east coast.

My inquiry was to someone selling or had listed a brake controller.. not a TT..

but still if you list something make an effort to respond and i do agree you must be a member for at least 60 days before posting.

thanks for all the info.

and thanks to shamrockboat for the info..
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Old 12-09-2014, 10:08 PM   #24
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Hi from AZ. . . not to beat a dead horse, but as we were preparing to drive to Central California to look at a FC 28 my wife wanted & found on RVT, one popped up on forum classified just 7 miles from home. Seller posted his email & phone, so contact was easy & immediate, giving him a cashiers check in person 2 days later sealed the deal. If I ever get my act together to sell the 25, I'll do the same. There are quite a few dealers selling slightly used ASs on RVT. good luck, Craig
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Old 12-10-2014, 02:16 PM   #25
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I tried finding an AS in the classifieds over the past three months. Found many we were interested in and were willing to travel far to locate the right one. From the nearly 20 ads I contacted I did not receive a single response. Ended up finding a gently used model about 400 miles away on craigslist and it worked out terrific.
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Thank you everybody for your responses. My husband and I are having the same problem, we have contacted no less than five sellers on the site and have not heard back from any of them. I try to be patient, but I know Airstreams can sell fast and we would be awfully bummed to miss out on an opportunity. We are greatly looking forward to joining this community, hopefully somebody will answer before summer is out!
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Old 05-20-2015, 07:43 PM   #27
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I've checked the ads daily for quite a while, then stopped (bought our MH). Lately I've been checking again and I'm disappointed with some of them. Unfortunately, though, there isn't much else to check if one is interested in an older Airstream.

If you have an ad posted, please look at it with a buyer's eyes. Is your item properly described? If you are selling a coach, do you have the pictures a buyer wants to see? If you can't post all of the pictures (and you probably can't), have you posted a link to a site that does have all of the needed pictures? Have you posted a way to contact you? If so, how often do you check that contact point? If you post a phone number you should answer it immediately OR return a call as soon as possible. If you provide an edress you should be checking it several times a day and answer people as soon as you see the email.
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Old 05-21-2015, 03:06 PM   #28
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I think there should be phone numbers on ads and when a unit sells it should be removed or marked SOLD.. I see units on here for weeks on end knowing they are not available. Will probably not use this classified site when i get ready to buy a unit myself, too many issues and when I have inquired did not get a respond one way or the other , so I am OUT.
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