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Old 11-11-2011, 09:16 PM   #1
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1965 Globetrotter Advice on Selling Price

Hello all,

unfortunately we've decided we're going to have to sell our '65 Globetrotter. Just haven't had the time to do the work we wanted and it's not doing us any good just sitting there...

Will likely be selling online, and we've been trying to price it fairly. The good is the plumbing ( original except for new pump and water heater ) works just fine. New converter installed and all electrical works perfectly. Mostly original interior in very good shape, with the bed in front. Exterior is in very good shape except for two outriggers which had worn through the skin, but I'm told that is repairable. The other issue is there is a small hole in the the rear floor under the sink which tells me it's the start of floor rot. The rest of the floor is solid, as is the rear bumper.

So overall I'd say it's in good shape for it's age. We were thinking somewhere around $6800 would be a fair price to ask. Any input or suggestions on whether this seems fair, and perhaps the best option for where to sell would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 11-11-2011, 09:58 PM   #2
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I can't advise you about the price, but it seems the classifieds here get a lot of viewers.

Don't know if you have it where you live, but Craigslist seems to work well here where I live.
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Old 11-11-2011, 10:03 PM   #3
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Sorry that you are selling your GT.
The asking price sounds reasonable to me considering the condition and that it has not been abused. Good luck. The new owner should be quite excited to get your GT.

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Old 11-11-2011, 11:23 PM   #4
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Why not try an ad here in the Classifieds first? A lot simpler than most sites, and there seems to be good action there on the popular models, such as yours...
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IMO, the key to selling a vintage trailer for top dollar is disclosure. The more information and pictures you can provide the potential buyers, the better...especially with the internet market. You have to figure, an internet buyer has to take your word for the condition and without pictures to back it up - that's kinda difficult.

Also, making it available for inspection helps. AirForums has a network of folks willing to help buyers by being their remote eyes & noses. Here's a checklist of what they may be looking for - it would be helpful for you. so you can address these items in your listing or are prepared to discuss them at a viewing - regardless of where you list it or how you price it.

Another great resource is this Price vs. Condition Guide.

Good luck with your sale ~

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Old 11-13-2011, 07:32 AM   #6
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Thanks for all the input and advice from everyone so far. Lots of good tips, seems like we're in the ballpark as far as value goes. I agree with everyone that lots of photos and honesty are the best policy.

InsideOut- thanks for the supplied links, very usefuful.
The most interesting aspect of the sale will be that we're in a fairly remote location so we may end up having to take the old girl down nearer to a major center in order to be more accessible to buyers. And, we're not sure if this is something that we can sell over the winter here or are best to wait until the thaw in spring.
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And, we're not sure if this is something that we can sell over the winter here or are best to wait until the thaw in spring.
Generally, there are more potential buyers in the spring...everybody gets the itch to hit the road after being cooped up all winter...especially in snowy climates. Also, it can be intimidating for a new owner to retrieve a trailer with snow/ice on the ground.

If you can hang in there until spring, you'll probably do better price-wise too - buyers want immediate gratification - not to pay a bunch of money then let it sit all winter.

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