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Old 10-10-2007, 09:11 AM   #1
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Frustration trying to sell

We are trying to sell our airstream. I have had it on this site for a while now and nothing but interested people with no money.
It is in wonderful condition and priced right.
I can contacted groups within our range, we have had calls.
negative comments were we are so far south in Florida. that is it. We had planned to be at Perry rally but I needed surgery and could not make it.
I thought this was best location for selling, anyone with another idea?
We need to move this and get on with life.
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Old 10-10-2007, 09:19 AM   #2
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You are welcome to list it on my site for free. THISOLDRV.COM | Online Community for RV Owners, Classifieds, Forums, DIY, How To's, Reviews, Member Profiles, BlogsTHISOLDRV.COM | Online Community for RV Owners, Classifieds, Forums, DIY, Repair.

We don't get the traffic this site does, but it's another "free" way to promote your RV.

Failing that, have you considered consignment with a local dealership?
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Old 10-10-2007, 09:27 AM   #3
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Hi Bill and Nancy -- It is a slow economic period for everyone with house sales and fuel prices putting many people at a disadvantage. I would think that a 28' Excella would have appeal and good travel ability. 1999 should be reassuring in terms of newer = fewer problems. You can also list your ad for free at the VAC site - The Vintage Airstream Club.
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Old 10-10-2007, 09:32 AM   #4
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Nancy:

Don't give up. There is a buyer for you out there somewhere and I think you've posted your trailer in the best possible place. No where else are you going to find truly informed shoppers for an Airstream who can appreciate all that you and Bill have done to your trailer. In my estimation you've got a fair price on it and I can tell that you are aggressively trying to get it sold by lowering the price.

We are one of the ones you mentioned about inquiring about your trailer but are hindered by the distance. We totaled our trailer and have the money in hand but have been looking for the "perfect" trailer - one that has all (or as close as we can get) to what we want and at a good price. We (or Jimmy) have traveled approximately 3,000 miles just last week looking at Airstreams just to get there and find that they are not what they were represented or depicted to be. (And yes, we unsuccessfully looked into finding someone to do an inspection for us before going.)

I understand your impatience but the right person will come along to love your trailer. And once again, if it weren't for the close to 1,400 miles I think we would have been a lot more interested. Your buyer is out there. Just hold on a bit longer.

ps. Hope you're feeling better and have recovered from your surgery.
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Old 10-10-2007, 11:02 AM   #5
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There will be a buyer who is not hindered by the distance - I should know - I bought mine from a guy in Maine and I'm in California. Can't get much farther than that. Have you put it on Craigslist? That's where I found mine....
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Old 10-10-2007, 11:04 AM   #6
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I am barely computer user....don't know how to find or use a Craigs list.

You did travel far, amazing.

But what agreat trip, I love Maine. We also love Florida, so much to see here. It is like a foreign land compared to our birth state of Michigan.
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Old 10-10-2007, 11:25 AM   #7
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It is the area we are in. I have had people come into our shop in North Fort Myers with bald tires, frayed belts, engines knocking, and have to opt not to get a tire plugged for $5. They just don't have any money here. Home foreclosures are at a record high here, unemployment is above the national average, and the people that are working are getting the bare amount of hours the employers can get away with just to keep them there.
There are not even any cars on the roads, and the annual influx of Snowbirds has failed to materialize as of yet.
One hour up the road, in Sarasota, traffic and business are, while less than usual, a lot more than here.
Do you have your trailer parked where it is visible from the road, with a for sale sign on it? It may help if you could do that. I know there is an Airstream parked in a storage lot on US 41 in North Fort Myers, is that yours?
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Old 10-10-2007, 11:30 AM   #8
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If we are in the same area, we sure are seeing things different. Fort Myers had the highest rate of tourism in a while during this summer and while I am out to theraphy twice a week, traffic is awful. I would say snowbirds came early this year.
Our airstream is safely in our yard under our careful eye. It looks nothing like the one on 41, it is in really good shape.
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Old 10-10-2007, 11:39 AM   #9
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Craigslist is a worldwide classified listing. You can post your listing free and include a photo. If you have someone close by to you maybe they can help you with it, posting a photo, etc. Go to craigslist (dot) com
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Old 10-10-2007, 11:48 AM   #10
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As you try to sell it.....SELL IT! Don't simply list is FOR SALE but SELL IT!!! Tell folks why it's such a good buy. Tell us what it is that you have for sale and why I (or anyone else) should buy it. I'm looking for an A/S and I don't even know what it is you have for sale. I'll bet there are others that feel the same way. You never know what is reading your msg. - they may be looking for exactly what you have to sell but you've got to tell them you have it for sale.

Good luck with it.
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Old 10-10-2007, 11:51 AM   #11
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Goodness, I was looking for ideas here but yes it is for sale and it is listed in the Classified section forum.
Classic Excella, 28 ft. 1999
see classified for details.
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This is where a moderator sweeps in on their cape and declares, "I know CPR*, I can help!"

Here's bina's classified: Airstream Trailer & Motorhome Classifieds - 28 ft. Classic Excella 1999 - Powered by PhotoPost Classifieds

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Old 10-10-2007, 12:15 PM   #13
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ALSO, sprinkling fairy dust so we all breath a great sigh of relief and laughter.
Thanks much
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Old 10-10-2007, 02:56 PM   #14
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Imho...

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Originally Posted by pilgrim
As you try to sell it.....SELL IT! Don't simply list is FOR SALE but SELL IT!!! Tell folks why it's such a good buy. Tell us what it is that you have for sale and why I (or anyone else) should buy it. I'm looking for an A/S and I don't even know what it is you have for sale. I'll bet there are others that feel the same way. You never know what is reading your msg. - they may be looking for exactly what you have to sell but you've got to tell them you have it for sale.

Good luck with it.
Opinions are NOT like ***holes, everyone has MORE than one....
It looks like a wonderful Airstream. What may be leaving potential buyers cool is their own thought "Gee, why would someone sell an Airstream this nice? Is it really this nice?" ............ ANSWER that potential question so it doesn't get asked. Some possible reasons:
  • got a new 34 tri-axle and spouse will kill me if I don't sell this one
  • bad health forces sale of our beloved Airstream... want to know someone who will love it CAN afford it
  • won the lottery and can afford a $3 million dollar moho... sharing our good fortune
  • too many hobbies.. it was the yacht or the Airstream... we're water people
  • eyesight is shot, can't drive anymore
Airforum Classifieds? One disadvantage. Most of the people here HAVE Airstreams. (Some have 2 )

Do more than one thing if you're serious about selling it: craigslist, the local paper, consignment to a dealer, rvtraderonline.com, or even hang fliers on bulletin boards and telephone poles. Billboard the unit... Huh? What do you think would happen if you put a huge banner across the rear end with "Airstream for Sale - Yes You CAN Afford it" and your phone number - then slowly drove it through town, and parked it for one night each in several high-end campgrounds... or even Wal-Mart?

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