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Old 10-08-2011, 02:55 PM   #1
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Help Selling my mom's Airstream

Hello fellow airstreamers!

I am trying to sell a beautifully restored airstream for my mom and just posted it in the classifieds. It has gotten a ton of looks, but no one has replied with any interest. Can anyone out there give me some advice on what might make it sell quicker? It might be overpriced, even though more was put into it than I am trying to sell it for.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks!
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Old 10-08-2011, 03:00 PM   #2
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Hello fellow airstreamers!

I am trying to sell a beautifully restored airstream for my mom and just posted it in the classifieds. It has gotten a ton of looks, but no one has replied with any interest. Can anyone out there give me some advice on what might make it sell quicker? It might be overpriced, even though more was put into it than I am trying to sell it for.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks!
A 1976 Airstream Safari is 23 feet long, not 22 foot.

It indeed is beautiful, but things being things, you might do very well at half that price, since the trailer is 35 years old.

Sorry, but you did ask.

Or try EBAY. You can always reject any bids.

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Old 10-08-2011, 03:11 PM   #3
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I haven't seen it in classifieds yet. Year & size?
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Old 10-08-2011, 03:28 PM   #4
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Hi Vance,

It looks like you listed the rig yesterday and the price is significantly higher than "Typical Market Value". The lack of response may indicate that your price is too aggressive.

Few, if any ever get back their overall investment when selling. Have you researched the market for current pricing trends?

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Old 10-08-2011, 03:43 PM   #6
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Thanks...maybe I will try EBAY as well!
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Vance your ad goes to great length to describe the decorations done. Very little is mentioned about any upgrades to the systems or to any major repairs done to the structural parts of the trailer. Unless those issues have been addressed no one is going to look at that trailer with any serious thought towards purchase.

The decor I'm sorrry to say is very dark and busy making the already small space of a 23 ft trailer seem even smaller. Please don't be offended but it may not be to anyones tastes but your mothers.
The pictures do show that some of the decorations are already failing (peeling and breaking off). I would also be concerned about all those tiles. The stresses that a trailer experiences while travelling down the road may cause all those tiles to crack or fall off.
All this is of course is just my opinion so please don't take offense.
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Old 10-08-2011, 03:44 PM   #8
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And it is a 1976 23 foot Airstream Safari! Thanks for the feedback!
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Nice tile work. I would reshoot with brighter lighting, possibly ambient lighting from the windows and show a more neutral window treatment to be more restful and perhaps use an afghan or pillows to tone down the stronger patterns. It's always easier to have a prospective buyer see themselves in a less elaborate decor than to find just the right person that shares fondness for an existing style. At least that is what realtors say when they are selling a house. But you only need one buyer, so give it some time too. Competitive pricing is also a good course to research and try to match or better if possible for a quicker sale.

Did you know there are many opportunities to rent an Airstream for a photo shoot? Perhaps with your location that might be another option for you to generate income from your mother's Airstream.
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ah i did not know that..how would one go about renting it for a photo shoot? Thanks
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I have seen people ask right here on the forums. Perhaps someone who has had success in that will chime in about their experience. There are some super pictures in the gallery of models and Airstreams as well. They are really super. You know what they say a picture is worth a thousand words, and maybe dollars???
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ah i did not know that..how would one go about renting it for a photo shoot? Thanks
Google photographers in the Denver metro area. Then start calling them, explain your situation, and ask them for names of "Prop Stylists".

After visiting with a group of them, I'll bet you'll come up with a couple of good leads.

That said, I've been in the advertising business for over forty years, and I could count on one hand, the number of times a situation like this came up (outdoor living/camping).

That doesn't mean, though, your investigative work will go for naught.

Good luck!
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