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Old 12-08-2014, 05:22 PM   #1
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airstream classified is LAME

i have tried to contact two person on the classified site through their Contact The Seller contact form.

I HAVE gotten nothing back from either request. Has anyone gotten a response from a person selling something on the site.

both did not include phone number which is not a smart thing to do in my opinion but its there choose.
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Old 12-08-2014, 05:29 PM   #2
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I have had some respond but not others. I finally found ours on RVT.com. Good luck with your search, it can be frustrating at times.
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Old 12-08-2014, 06:01 PM   #3
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I recently sold my B190 on the classifieds here. I found that some emails from prospective buyers went into my junk mailbox. I wonder if that's what happened to your email response and they're not checking there. Too bad they didn't give a phone number - so they wouldn't miss out on a possible buyer.
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Old 12-08-2014, 06:10 PM   #4
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Carl - you might try sending sellers a PM via the forums, these look a lot less like spam to some e-mail programs.
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Old 12-08-2014, 06:17 PM   #5
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I have sent a couple of dozen PMs to classified posters and never got a response back. It seems many ads are placed by one hit wonders. They join just to place an ad and then disappear. There should be a requirement to have a certain number of varified post prior to posting an ad. Every other board I am on has this requirement. Also a valid phone should be required.
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Old 12-08-2014, 06:30 PM   #6
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I sold my first two Airstreams with Airstream Classifieds. I always include my phone number and am happy to answer any questions. I would rather talk than text or PM. That could be since I am over 60.
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Old 12-08-2014, 06:57 PM   #7
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Has anyone gotten a response from a person selling something on the site.
All I can tell you is that a few years ago we sold our 1960 Pacer with an Airsforums Classified. Got dozens of responses--to which we promptly responded--and ended up getting our asking price.

Your mileage may vary.
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Old 12-08-2014, 07:17 PM   #8
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I bought my A/S through the Forum Classifieds years ago, and it went well. I think that if you post an ad, then you are asking people to contact you, and should be glad to get those contacts. If you then can't take the time to respond, you are simply rude. Maybe these people are not real Forum members, and simply don't care.
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Old 12-08-2014, 07:30 PM   #9
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Odd. I used the A/F Classified section in September and sold my trailer within 36 hours of the time I posted it. The buyer PM'd me and we quickly did email/phonecall/meetup.
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Old 12-08-2014, 07:38 PM   #10
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As someone who is actively searching for a first AS, I've contacted probably five individuals who had placed a for sale ad in the classifieds here. Four members returned my query and I had a good conversation with them. The one individual who didn't reply turned out to be a small time dealer.

On a side note, as a Canadian it's getting tough to purchase an AS in the US because of the falling oil prices which lowers the value of the Canadian dollar. About 14% down today compared to the US dollar.
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Old 12-08-2014, 07:41 PM   #11
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Old 12-08-2014, 09:24 PM   #12
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I Wouldn't Call It LAME

Hey Carl,
I see you're literally in the next town over from me. I found the classifieds to be most helpful for me. I bought mine after calling the seller within 40 minutes of them posting the ad. I sure learned a lot in the 4 months plus that Kay & I were actively looking. I still follow the classifieds to see what's out there. Pretty slim pickins if you are looking for a newer model right now.

I'm not going to go into how frustrated we were when we were looking. There's quite a few "re-sellers" out there just looking to make a quick buck. They don't give a rats a%$ about you, nor this community of true AS folks that will bend over backwards to help you at a moments notice. Shame...

I am in total agreement with you on not including a reach #. If you want to sell your item, ya better be able to talk to your potential buyer, and that means giving him/her a means of communication. I'm in the IT industry in support of the DHS. No failya to kommunikate.
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Old 12-09-2014, 06:49 AM   #13
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While the Airstream classifieds can certainly be frustrating due to non responsive posters it also can work very well. I sold my Bambi II to a fellow that misrepresented (he was a reseller/broker that lied about that) himself in less than 48 hours. Price was right and he paid in cash. I had my phone number in my ad. I found my Safari and successfully contacted the seller within 1 hour of their posting. It went so quickly because they posted their phone number. So it can work smoothly if proper contact information is provided by all parties.
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Old 12-09-2014, 07:23 AM   #14
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Yes, we sold our 28' in a couple days. Putting in a contact # is very important.
However, I have looked at many ads w no contact listed, I just pass them by as it is too much trouble to try to contact those without easy contact #'s.
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