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Old 03-17-2008, 11:11 PM   #29
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NICE, I wonder what he will say? He is never going to make that mistake again, the forums people are going to drive him nuts!!
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Old 03-17-2008, 11:13 PM   #30
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Old 03-17-2008, 11:41 PM   #31
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NICE, I wonder what he will say? He is never going to make that mistake again, the forums people are going to drive him nuts!!
I don't think it will be much of a drive. More like a short putt.
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Old 03-18-2008, 09:10 AM   #32
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I just sent this guy the following message, just to jerk his chain a little. I'll post back if I get an answer.

"Don't 50's Airstream trailers have thirteen upper panels front and rear? That looks like a 90's Airstream. Are you sure it's a 50's?"
I sent him a similar e-mail pointing out that it was a composite of models from the 1970's and that it was a Hallmark Christmas ornament and that his "white trash" remark was offensive and he replied for me to "lighten up". I'm sure he will respond similarly to you as he did to one other who was offended by the "white trash" remark.

If there is a such thing as karma, he's got plenty of bad karma coming his way for fleecing folks the way he is.
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Old 03-18-2008, 09:48 AM   #33
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White or otherwise, I can get trashy with the best of them - and I'm darn (can I say damn here?) proud of it! I'm such hardcore trash that my flamingos are original 50's concrete with rebar legs! It's one thing to refer to myself as t-trash in jest, but this this guy really is ignorant trash.

Vacation crib? It sounds like he hasn't grown out of his crib yet.

Oh well, jerks come in all shapes and sizes and the guy who did the eBay listing is a really big one!
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Old 03-18-2008, 09:59 AM   #34
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I woundn't assume he doesn't know his 70's from his 50's, especially if he's been "informed" by several of us repeatedly.

Smart sellers use search terms like 50's, retro, kitch, eames, and vintage to increase their chances of their auction being seen by more people. Add to that, if someone has a Shasta or Silver Streak for sale, they might say "Not an airstream." Why? So people searching for Airstreams will still see the non-Airstream items! So I wouldn't assume he doesn't know it's a 70's model. He might just know that "50's" sells better than "70's".

Besides, 90% of buyers won't care enough to verify they have a hacked up Hallmark Christmas ornament of a 70's trailer.

Sellers do weird things on eBay and Craigslist. I've spelled things wrong at times in ads... on purpose. When I mispell a word as I'm searching (convertable vs. convertible, for example,) I'll slip both spellings in when I'm selling a ragtop - to make sure I catch those bad searches.

Just because buyers don't spell well, doesn't mean their money's no good.
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Old 03-18-2008, 10:08 AM   #35
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Nothing back yet.

We bought one of those little Hallmarks and then were given one as a gift. I think they are really cute.

On the license plate they have "2007". If you blow up one of his photos you can almost make it out.
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Old 03-18-2008, 10:38 AM   #36
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My daughter called me "Texas Trailer Trash" the moment she saw my 1st Airstream (a Safari, I now have a Classic). I took that as a compliment. As for the guy on Ebay, a fool's born every minute.
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The 2007 just means that was the year that it was made. Lots of people collect Hallmark stuff for every year, I still think its a 70's style Airstream LOL
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Old 03-18-2008, 11:41 AM   #38
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Sellers do weird things on eBay and Craigslist. I've spelled things wrong at times in ads... on purpose. When I mispell a word as I'm searching (convertable vs. convertible, for example,) I'll slip both spellings in when I'm selling a ragtop - to make sure I catch those bad searches.
We found our '57 (it's a '56 - not that it matters) Airstreem on Craig's List - no description, no pictures, no price, no info whatsoever. Just a phone number:

"1957 Airstreem for sale - call for more info"


We got the address from a friend that had called, we dropped by to look...the rest is history!

I'd like to think their bad spelling and lack of info was to my benefit ~

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Old 03-18-2008, 12:08 PM   #39
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Yea, the same thing happend with my car, they listed it as the wrong year, umm, by ten years, but that was good for me!!!
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Old 03-18-2008, 12:19 PM   #40
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While perusing Ebay today looking for possible parts for our AS, I saw this ad for a scale model Airstream. While I think the model is nice, the guy's term "O SCALE 50s AIRSTREAM TRAILER~WHITE TRASH VACATION CRIB" irritated me as an AS owner. I'm not overly offended or anything, but come on, that's just plain wrong, right?

O SCALE 50s AIRSTREAM TRAILER~WHITE TRASH VACATION CRIB - eBay (item 380007186088 end time Mar-18-08 22:10:47 PDT)
The term "White trash vacation crib" may refer to Paris Hilton's Airstream on her TV show a couple years back.
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Old 03-18-2008, 01:27 PM   #41
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Well I have to admit that I questioned wether or not to post this thread in the first place but it has proven for some entertaining reading. You guys are seriously funny. I'm sure the seller getting a few emails in regards to the correct year of his "model" and other nitpicky comments from Airstream owners has probably been at the very least a bit irritating to him. So I guess we're even. Thanks to all for the comments and support!
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Well I have to admit that I questioned wether or not to post this thread in the first place but it has proven for some entertaining reading. You guys are seriously funny....
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