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Old 05-05-2017, 11:55 AM   #15
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2015 Internarional Signature 23D

Listed for $55,000 including extra power cords, heavy duty tank hoses, Equalizer hitch, etc.

Paid $55,000

Purchased from Arkansas and shipped to Wisconsin.

Perfect condition; fabulous trailer.
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Old 05-05-2017, 12:14 PM   #16
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My 2 cents on overpaying:

I really believe that if a buyer is willing to pay a given amount, it's worth it to that buyer. That's not necessarily overpaying. Think about it - prices might trend upward (private market, dealer, NADA, wherever) because current buyers start paying more than previous buyers. (Downward price trends of course work the same in reverse.)

Have the new buyers overpaid? Maybe. Or maybe demand is such that a higher price is justified. Values also are reported as average price paid in xx recent months - so some paid less, some paid more - some got a better deal, and some others got what they wanted by paying more without losing it to another buyer because demand is up.

P.S. If you paid 2 cents for the above opinion, you may have overpaid.
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Old 05-05-2017, 12:28 PM   #17
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My 2 cents on overpaying:

I really believe that if a buyer is willing to pay a given amount, it's worth it to that buyer. That's not necessarily overpaying. Think about it - prices might trend upward (private market, dealer, NADA, wherever) because current buyers start paying more than previous buyers. (Downward price trends of course work the same in reverse.)

Have the new buyers overpaid? Maybe. Or maybe demand is such that a higher price is justified. Values also are reported as average price paid in xx recent months - so some paid less, some paid more - some got a better deal, and some others got what they wanted by paying more without losing it to another buyer because demand is up.

P.S. If you paid 2 cents for the above opinion, you may have overpaid.
Yes. The value of something to an individual buyer is what he will actually pay. The problem is when a lot of purchasers are not individual buyers, but dealers buying trade-ins at a very deflated value because they will make their money selling the same trailer marked up AND they are counting on financing a used Airstream that can't be financed at conventional outside sources due to low valuations which they assist by reporting their trade-in purchases which are below value (of course, because they are in business to make a profit).

I feel we got ours for a very fair price. We did not get a "bargain." However, we missed out on another well-priced Airstream by waiting 24 hours too long to go see the trailer.

It took us a while to find another one in our price range, condition, size, weight and within 500 miles, but once we did, we did not make that mistake again and we went prepared to purchase on the spot. From what I'm reading, it looks like in my area of the country for used Airstreams under ten or twelve years old, the market is pretty competitive.
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Old 05-05-2017, 01:19 PM   #18
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1)Month purchased: May

2)What is the make and model of your Airstream? 2015 Signature 27FB

3)How much was your Airstream listed for?$68,000

4)What did you actually pay?$64,000

5)What area of the country did you purchase it? Southeastern US

6)Condition and/or upgrades? Stores outside in FL 2nd AC, inverter, - now stored in a climate controlled garage in AZ.
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Old 05-05-2017, 01:57 PM   #19
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payed price

1,1988 excella 32 ft.
2 asking $7500.00
3 paid $7500.00
4 all stock inside with new elc. roof vent.
5 sat outside and had to replace small amount of front flooring.
6 everything works.
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Old 05-05-2017, 03:11 PM   #20
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1)Month purchased: November

2)What is the make and model of your Airstream? 2005 Safari 30' Bunkhouse

3)How much was your Airstream listed for?$34,000

4)What did you actually pay?$32,000

5)What area of the country did you purchase it? Missouri

6)Condition and/or upgrades? Well used condition. Added about $6500 in subfloor repair, a thousand or so in tires/ fan replacements/new skylight, plus a crazy amount of renovation costs (only because we wanted to).
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Old 05-05-2017, 05:54 PM   #21
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1)Month purchased: AUGUST

2)What is the make and model of your Airstream? 2016 BAMBI 16'

3)How much was your Airstream listed for? $39,000

4)What did you actually pay? $38,000

5)What area of the country did you purchase it? NEW MEXICO

6)Condition and/or upgrades? ONLY 200 MILES, UPGRADED: LARGER TIRES, ELECTRONICS, BACKUP CAMERA, HITCH
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Old 05-05-2017, 05:55 PM   #22
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Old 05-05-2017, 06:23 PM   #23
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This is an interesting thread for me, since I may be selling a 2015 25 foot Flying Cloud in the Seattle area in the near future. I don't want to be either uninformed or unreasonable when I set a price!
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Old 05-05-2017, 07:47 PM   #24
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1) purchased Feb 2017
2) 2016 26U ( new/dealer demo in stock over 12 months)
3) listed 85900 (117,700 Canadian)
4)paid 62100 ( 85,000 Canadian)
5) Ontario/Canada
6) backup camera / new Michelin tires/ 2 new batteries and new water pump on delivery day
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Old 05-05-2017, 08:48 PM   #25
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Bought a 2001 Safari, 25SS in January. Flew from Long Beach, Ca. to Seattle, drove to Port Townsend, Wa. People were showing up to view it as we signed the deal. He held it for me because he wanted someone who would appreciate it and travel with it which I am. Just retired and touring the country. Purchase price was $24000. Decent shape, but had brakes redone, bearings packed, added greater battery cap. to 240 a.h. A bit grimy inside with some wear and tear, but everything but the range worked. The range door was broken, so added a top of the line Atwood stainless. Having a couple of small roof leaks fixed. Painting the interior, replacing curtains with roller shades, had carpet torn out and replacing with vinyl tile. Full timing while working on the inside.
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Old 05-06-2017, 08:32 AM   #26
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(1) Foley dealer listed at $135k could go $107

(2). This is for


a new 2017 30 foot Classic twin.

(3). Found same unit at Motorhome dealer in Fl at $90k different color inside otherwise all seem.

(4). This unit purchased in April 2017. Also this one equipped with solar panels and a bike rack. Panels about a $2000 option.

(5). Now with the additional savings of sales taxes between prices this is one hard deal to beat.

(6). To get the remainder of the 2 year warranty for second owner would have to go to AS dealer and pay between 250 to 400 for a 100 point check up on trailer. Chose not to do this put good replace insurance on it Thur Good Sam club.
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Old 05-06-2017, 02:01 PM   #27
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Value rests only with the buyer and seller; if they are happy, no-one overpaid!

Maybe this thread should also include comparable data on private sales; amount asked, amount accepted, etc. We based our asking price on a range of similar units posted on Airstream Classifieds, and accepted an amount equal to the average.
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Old 05-07-2017, 06:41 AM   #28
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Value rests only with the buyer and seller; if they are happy, no-one overpaid!

Maybe this thread should also include comparable data on private sales; amount asked, amount accepted, etc. We based our asking price on a range of similar units posted on Airstream Classifieds, and accepted an amount equal to the average.
True, but market data is helpful when trying to establish price points and market demand/supply etc. I think it is helpful to have data on overall sales and then more specified data to make/model/condition etc. What particularly interests me is the used market since I believe one of the driving factors for the new market is ease of financing.

What you do for list/sale price makes sense to me and seems reasonable.

I could be wrong, but it just appears that there is an RV market (and I'm wondering if used sales are up across the board) and then there's a separate Airstream market that behaves differently. Maybe it is due to the brand or the availability of the vintage trailers. I'm not sure. I'm just trying to understand it.
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