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Old 07-20-2007, 09:05 AM   #1
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Shipping cost for an Airstream?

I was browsing thru eBay Airstreams this morning, one of my favorite passed times. I come upon this 1974 Ambassador AS. It is being sold by a trailer hauler. Well to make a long story short the owner of the AS decided that the hauling charge was too high for him after the fact and would not pay. The hauler took it from Pensacola FL to Jacksonville, FL a distance of 358 miles. The hauler is charging $4000.00 for the haul. This seems off the wall for that distance; I had a quote of $400.00 for a distance of 259 miles. I thought that wasn't bad. I did in the end pick it up with a friend. Is this guy off the wall with this rate or what?


eBay Motors: airstream ambassador (item 200131014905 end time Jul-29-07 21:49:29 PDT)

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Old 07-20-2007, 09:39 AM   #2
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What I read from the description is that the complete shipping cost to Europe was going to be $4K, and the person walked away. Why someone wouldn't get a complete quote on shipping is beyond me.

Looking at the pictures, I find it hard believe someone would pay $4K for that unit to start with. More money than sense.

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Well that makes more sence than.

I agree the unit wasn't a keeper at 4K maybe at $1500. I am sure that the cost of refitting it in Europe would be much more than here. The buyer wasn't thinking when he didn't get a full quote.
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It's back.

Apparently another shipping cost problem.

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Old 08-02-2007, 08:02 AM   #5
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I saw that one too. A "weirdness" I noticed with the listing is the seller won't release the trailer to the highest bidder when they go to pick it up unless the winner has already left feedback for the seller. Now why on earth would anyone leave feedback for a seller prior to completing the transaction? I wouldn't touch this one at all -- if its too good to be true then chances are high it will be a problem.
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I saw that one too. A "weirdness" I noticed with the listing is the seller won't release the trailer to the highest bidder when they go to pick it up unless the winner has already left feedback for the seller. Now why on earth would anyone leave feedback for a seller prior to completing the transaction? I wouldn't touch this one at all -- if its too good to be true then chances are high it will be a problem.
I agree there is something very fishy in St. Petersburg and Jacksonville.

Besides the AS is in horrible condition. Unless you looking for a full monty.
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Old 08-02-2007, 12:10 PM   #7
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Something does indeed seem fishy in Jacksonville.

It sold for $1726 the last time....... For parts, it would be worth it.

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This guy's English sounds like it has a Nigerian accent, or maybe just poor grammar. It's hard to tell, but I would be wary.
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