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Old 01-10-2007, 10:54 PM   #29
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At least you still have the trailer. Sometimes people will show up with a fake money order, or cashiers check, hook up to the trailer, leave, and are never seen again. So, while you are kicking yourself, it could have been much worse.
Good point Over. Nick A - My fingers are crossed that Tampa will call you back. K
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Old 01-11-2007, 05:07 AM   #30
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Thanks for the heads up. I guess we need to resist the impulse to call it 'SOLD' until the check is received and clears the bank.

Peolpe like that just make it tougher for honest folks.
No one could not have said it better. I am in a business and for past forty years I have been honest with the buying public. First person to place money in my hand gets it no matter what, because I am here to sell. Good statement Mark. Thanks, "Boatdoc"
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Old 01-11-2007, 05:23 PM   #31
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HEY, Everyone!
The buyer who came up to see it today bought it this afternoon, with no questions at all. He already had a 23 ft International, and wanted a little more space, so he was familiar with he was looking at. He was very happy. Now I have to get something to roll away in for this next summer. I was hoping for a nice motor coach; I tried for years to talk my dad into buying one when I was a kid, and he always said he didn't want one because the drivetrain would not get enough use to justify the expense. (I think the answer to that is to USE IT MORE OFTEN, Dad!) Now I can get what I wanted, if I can get something at the right price... Any suggestions, Argosy or Excella??? I think I like paint better than clear coat finishes.
Thanks for everyone's input!!
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Old 01-11-2007, 07:42 PM   #32
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A happy buyer and a happy seller! What more can you ask for. Glad things worked out for you Nick.
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Old 01-11-2007, 09:17 PM   #33
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You can't always trust people or checks!

A friend of mone put her camper (SOB) for sale on the internet last summer. She got an offer from a guy in Fla, who told her he would send her a cashiers check for half of the money and enough to cover having it shipped to him. Well, he didnt lie, she got it in a couple of days. It was in a brown envelope, no return address. She was so excited, she didnt pay close attention. She didnt have time to put it in the bank that day, so when her husband got home she showed it to him. Something she didnt notice, the check was from a bank in Ca. Her husband was suspicious and so they took it to the local police station and he went with them to the bank. The teller told her, yes it is a cashiers check, but it isnt any good. It apparently is a new way to rip people off. The police in fla said they get you to ship whatever they buy, usually something big and by the time you figure out the check is bad, its too late. So be careful. Make sure the check is good and that it clears!!
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Old 01-12-2007, 02:46 AM   #34
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John and Tammy,
You are definately right about checks. I'd be suspicious of anyone who sends a check, whether bank check, cashier's check, etc. and includes money for the trailer to be shipped. The buyer of my '77 from Germany wired money from his bank to a shipping company who then wired it to my credit union in a temporary account. When the money was verified that it was indeed in the bank and secure, the trailer was free to be picked up. It was not picked up for at least 3 weeks afterwards. I would not have let the trailer go if a shipping company showed up at my door with any kind of check and would have balked at cash unless it was checked out by my bank ahead of time. Scams today have had people take a bad check, the person would pay for the shipping out of their account and would then lose not only that money but also the trailer. That's a slap in the face.
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Old 01-12-2007, 06:06 AM   #35
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Congratulations on the sale. I vote for your next toy to have PAINT. It's still an Airstream.
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Old 01-12-2007, 07:25 AM   #36
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This bad check stuff works both ways. I wonder if any of you see the scams on ebay where its obvious that the trailer for sale is a scam and you send money to the guy and get nothing. How do some of you by cars and homes? Do you walk in with $50K for a truck in cash or $250K+ in gold for a home? I doubt it - you require them to assume risk and expect the item up front. But for you - no way.......

I say all this because of the last trailer I bought from the owner - he required me - like some of you are saying - to wire the money directly to his account 48 hours before I could even get to pick up the trailer - what a warm and fuzzy feeling. I had already had a certified bank check drawn out and talked with his bank - even had my financial institution call his and do the banking thing over their network - NO GO - he wanted cash in his account. DON'T TRUST THOSE CHECKS, yet you walk into a store and swipe your debit card - do they say "come back tomarrow and pick up your groceries."?

These deals are a warm and fuzzy for both parties that are honest today - but some of the criminals out there have learned how to dupe the honest dealer on each end. There is nothing wrong about checks - business has been done that way for years - you need to understand the process and how the money is transfered - then make it clear to the buyer your intentions on closing the deal - there will be a waiting period until it clears and the product is transfered.
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