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Old 05-04-2017, 11:13 AM   #1
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What did you pay if you purchased USED within the last twelve months.

I'd like to just see the data of actual sold prices.

I'll go first:

1)Month purchased: April

2)What is the make and model of your Airstream? 2007 Safari

3)How much was your Airstream listed for?$37,000

4)What did you actually pay?$33,000

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

6)Condition and/or upgrades? Excellent condition. Water heater, furnace upgraded. New tires, new batteries. Polished within last 6 months. Stored indoors during winter months.
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Old 05-04-2017, 01:55 PM   #2
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OK, I'll go...
1)Month purchased: February

2)What is the make and model of your Airstream? 2012 FC 23D

3)How much was your Airstream listed for? $33,000

4)What did you actually pay? $33,000 (couldn't get the money out fast enough)

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

6)Condition and/or upgrades? Excellent condition. Stored indoors since new.
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Old 05-04-2017, 03:01 PM   #3
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OK, I'll go...
1)Month purchased: February

2)What is the make and model of your Airstream? 2012 FC 23D

3)How much was your Airstream listed for? $33,000

4)What did you actually pay? $33,000 (couldn't get the money out fast enough)

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

6)Condition and/or upgrades? Excellent condition. Stored indoors since new.
Doubting this thread will get much traction with most people, but let me just say that THIS was a smoking hot deal. That trailer was worth low-mid 40s for sure. Well done !
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Old 05-04-2017, 06:11 PM   #4
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Doubting this thread will get much traction with most people, but let me just say that THIS was a smoking hot deal. That trailer was worth low-mid 40s for sure. Well done !
To be sure! All this! I sure haven't seen anything that year close to that price range in that condition. Awesome!
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Old 05-04-2017, 06:42 PM   #5
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1)Month purchased: September

2)What is the make and model of your Airstream? 2000 Safari Twin rear

3)How much was your Airstream listed for?$29,400

4)What did you actually pay?$29,400

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

Grat shape. Redone interior. Was ready to camp.
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Old 05-04-2017, 07:24 PM   #6
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1. February

2. 1991 EXCELLA 25

3. $16,500 OBO

4. $15,000

5. Arizona

6. Well used, not abused, new flooring and pex water piping, seller said it was ready to camp but he was on another planet or they camp diferent in Az?

Optional info, offered 12k but worked our way up to 15k, other potential buyers drove up as I was putting cash in sellers hand saying they have been trying to get ahold of him for days. Lol they were the lucky ones.
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Old 05-04-2017, 07:44 PM   #7
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1)Month purchased: October 2015

2)What is the make and model of your Airstream? 2014 23D International Sig

3)How much was your Airstream listed for? 52000

4)What did you actually pay? 52000

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

6)Condition and/or upgrades? Excellent condition, Had only been camped in 6 nights
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Old 05-04-2017, 08:07 PM   #8
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1)Month purchased: May 2016

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

3)How much was your Airstream listed for? $42,500, but not listed yet by owner

4)What did you actually pay? $36,500

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

6)Condition and/or upgrades? Excellent condition, 1 owner purchased new in 2007, stored indoors. All maintenance records since new. New water heater, all LED lights, custom lounge built, all cushions recovered with sunbrella material, all counter tops and dinette table recovered with boomerang laminate, larger ss bathroom sink. I have only replaced the tires since purchasing last year.
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Old 05-04-2017, 09:03 PM   #9
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I'm looking so interested
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Old 05-05-2017, 01:28 AM   #10
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I did hesitate a little at posting my purchase price because I got such a great deal. I did not hesitate for a moment when I spotted the deal on RVTrader.com. My guess is that the owners hadn’t researched the current market and had asked a consignment dealer about selling the camper for them. The dealer told them that they would sell it for $39k and give them $31k. They opted to sell it themselves for $33k. I emailed them immediately and started driving shortly after (before I had even confirmed that they would sell it to me). Showing up with cash in hand and prepared to tow away that day were the determining factors. I hope that I didn’t make anybody uncomfortable about their purchase, I was just lucky this time.
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I did hesitate a little at posting my purchase price because I got such a great deal. I did not hesitate for a moment when I spotted the deal on RVTrader.com. My guess is that the owners hadnít researched the current market and had asked a consignment dealer about selling the camper for them. The dealer told them that they would sell it for $39k and give them $31k. They opted to sell it themselves for $33k. I emailed them immediately and started driving shortly after (before I had even confirmed that they would sell it to me). Showing up with cash in hand and prepared to tow away that day were the determining factors. I hope that I didnít make anybody uncomfortable about their purchase, I was just lucky this time.
I think that's awesome! I feel you should be proud of making such a great deal. I'm thrilled with our purchase and even though we had to react quickly, I feel we also paid a fair market price for our area.

After our experience, I feel especially the used market is red hot and you have to be prepared for any decent deal that comes your way.

Sounds like you did just that!
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Old 05-05-2017, 06:05 AM   #12
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I did hesitate a little at posting my purchase price because I got such a great deal. I did not hesitate for a moment when I spotted the deal on RVTrader.com. My guess is that the owners hadnít researched the current market and had asked a consignment dealer about selling the camper for them. The dealer told them that they would sell it for $39k and give them $31k. They opted to sell it themselves for $33k. I emailed them immediately and started driving shortly after (before I had even confirmed that they would sell it to me). Showing up with cash in hand and prepared to tow away that day were the determining factors. I hope that I didnít make anybody uncomfortable about their purchase, I was just lucky this time.
On the contrary, so many times I've seen people say they are serious buyers only to then "have to find one within 100 miles" hem and haw over it and then complain that someone beat them to it.

You are the perfect example of why if you're​ "serious" then do all the research, know your market and be READY to go at a moment's notice to get the one that's right for you.

Congratulations and well done
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Old 05-05-2017, 06:32 AM   #13
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I really think this would be an informative thread if it's kept up to date. Unfortunately I also think quite a bit of folks overpay and feel sheepish posting their purchases. I have been involved with Airstreams for quite a while and honestly the asking prices on almost every unit, especially the "vintage" units is way out of wack IMO.
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Old 05-05-2017, 07:23 AM   #14
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I really think this would be an informative thread if it's kept up to date. Unfortunately I also think quite a bit of folks overpay and feel sheepish posting their purchases. I have been involved with Airstreams for quite a while and honestly the asking prices on almost every unit, especially the "vintage" units is way out of wack IMO.
I really do hope it is kept up to date. I believe it would truly give a good scope on valuation, because from what I've seen so far, there isn't a source that is anywhere close to accurate.

There probably is quite a bit of overpaying. I believe there is also quite a bit of undervaluing going on in the trade-in side at dealerships because they're able to confuse folks with those wildly inaccurate NADA "values," buy them on trade-ins for next to nothing, and report that as a "purchase." This affects private purchasers who want to finance and can't on a unit sometimes only five years old from their local bank or credit union (why would they want to risk lending on something the NADA values at $14,000 and the sale price is $30,000?) and then forces Airstream buyers out of the private market into a dealership so they then purchase and finance at the dealership.

At least, this is what appears to be the case sometimes.
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