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Old 02-09-2007, 11:37 PM   #1
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Is it worth it?

Hello everyone! I hope this thread is in the right place. I am looking to sell my '57-'58 26' Overlander. I simply do not have the time, money, or knowledge to invest in it. My question is, would it be cost efficient to at least polish the skin and paint the frame/axles/tongue etc.? If I do it myself, I don't think it would cost much and I might get a greater return. Thanks for your advice/opinions--Marvin
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Old 02-09-2007, 11:39 PM   #2
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depends what kind of condition it is in. how's the floor? is this going to be a project trailer for someone or a trailer where they can hook up and go? if it's not in hook up and go shape, i'd sell it as is.

polishing is a lot of work but can add to the wow factor.
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Old 02-09-2007, 11:42 PM   #3
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The floor is soft near the door. The trailer is missing quite a few appliances. I was just going to make it into storage but I need moneyThe trailer is the one in my avatar. Definitely a project trailer. Hey, does anyone know the original frame color on this trailer?
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Old 02-09-2007, 11:48 PM   #4
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i'd just sell it as is then. it won't fetch anymore compared to the effort and time you'd have to put into it.
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Old 02-09-2007, 11:49 PM   #5
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Thanks for the advice! I really didn't look forward to polishing it anyways.
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Old 02-09-2007, 11:54 PM   #6
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Hello everyone! I hope this thread is in the right place. I am looking to sell my '57-'58 26' Overlander. I simply do not have the time, money, or knowledge to invest in it. My question is, would it be cost efficient to at least polish the skin and paint the frame/axles/tongue etc.? If I do it myself, I don't think it would cost much and I might get a greater return. Thanks for your advice/opinions--Marvin
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no, not at this time.

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Old 02-10-2007, 08:06 AM   #7
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I also think you should stick an ad right here in the classifieds. Some good representative photos and description, it should be gone quick if you sell it fairly.
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My thoughts would be that if it didn't cost much and wasn't a huge inconvenience, then why wouldn't you take some basic steps to make it look more attractive? Then again, I may have watched too many editions of "Designed to Sell".

If you can at least reduce the number of objections that a buyer would raise in their mind (translates into cost/effort), then you may not get a lot more money but maybe you can sell a little more quickly.
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