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Old 05-03-2006, 12:22 AM   #1
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Too Good of A Deal?

I hope the seller doesn't see this.....I found an 06 30' Classic in Wyoming that only been used twice, garage kept, EXACTLY what I was looking for...I could not have ordered it better myself.

Thing is....it's priced below 05 LOW BLUE BOOK! I'm not complaining! It's a screeeemmmmmming deal and I'm going there with check in hand, fully expecting to bring it home.

I'm guessing he's priced it to sell fast...I hope....

Anyway...any thoughts on what to look out for? Unless it was in a flood or wrecked and fixed, it's the deal of the century.

A little nervous in CA
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Old 05-03-2006, 12:24 AM   #2
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Old 05-03-2006, 12:33 AM   #3
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I hope the seller doesn't see this.....I found an 06 30' Classic in Wyoming that only been used twice, garage kept, EXACTLY what I was looking for...I could not have ordered it better myself.

Thing is....it's priced below 05 LOW BLUE BOOK! I'm not complaining! It's a screeeemmmmmming deal and I'm going there with check in hand, fully expecting to bring it home.

I'm guessing he's priced it to sell fast...I hope....

Anyway...any thoughts on what to look out for? Unless it was in a flood or wrecked and fixed, it's the deal of the century.

A little nervous in CA
Mike
You indicated that it was kept in a garage but there is still the question of whether or not it was winterized properly in the event the garage was unheated. If possible, try to test the water system by hooking it up to a water source or engaging the water pump and tank. There are also some great checklists of other things to look at in other threads in this forum. Here is one to get you started: http://www.airforums.com/forum...ight=checklist

Good luck and let us know how you make out!
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Old 05-12-2006, 08:33 PM   #4
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Lost It!

The seller called with a ridiculous story about a problem with the water system...told me he was taking it off the market because it might have to go back to the factory...said I should keep looking, that it might takes months to resolve the problem.

My opinion, he had someone else tell him they'd pay him a lot more than the asking price and he didn't have the guts to tell me the truth. He had told me he would hold it for me and give me first right of refusal. I think he priced it too low and didn't want to admit it and didn't want to tell me about getting more money. It really sucks because the trailer couldn't have been more perfect if I'd ordered it myself.
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Old 05-12-2006, 11:06 PM   #5
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If it smells like a pig...hum guess what its a pig.... You knew it was a stinky deal on your first post. Keep hunting my friend. I looked for a year and got serious about an AS over 1800 miles from home! But it smelled like a pig listen to you gut. We ended up buying our 30' Safari 2 weeks ago, 600 miles from home. I knew it was right deal immediately. Use the force Luke.
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Old 05-13-2006, 12:54 AM   #6
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Thanks AZ, I needed that!

Thanks AZ

You're right. I've been fuming about this all day but I've also been looking and already have a couple potential deals that are much closer to home and less money because they're a little older. That guy has embraced the dark side and the bad karma will haunt him.

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Old 05-13-2006, 01:20 AM   #7
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Hey flynmike ,It was a too good to be true for sure and it was.The part to remember is that you did smell somthing fishy,so your on your toes,and who knows if you would have ever made the deal and he pulled his fast one before you drove across country and were really fuming when you got there !!You were saved the nightmare really.Dont worry you will find the right deal ,keep your eyes peeled for it,ll happen .

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Old 05-13-2006, 05:44 AM   #8
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I hope the seller doesn't see this.....
Mike...sorry to hear your deal fell thru. There are plenty of "fish" in that proverbial "sea" so don't stress over it. There is lots of good advice in this thread which I won't repeat but I will add something else myself...you might want to consider not posting so many details to the forum until AFTER the deal is made. Perhaps the seller, after he made the verbal agreement with you, did some research online and saw your post. Or perhaps he even looked up the blue book himself. Who knows. The important thing is it sounds like you have "moved on".

Best of luck with your search!
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you might want to consider not posting so many details to the forum until AFTER the deal is made. Perhaps the seller, after he made the verbal agreement with you, did some research online and saw your post. Or perhaps he even looked up the blue book himself. Who knows. The important thing is it sounds like you have "moved on".

Best of luck with your search!
Yep, loose lips sink Airstreams.
Keep at it Mike. Many of us could tell some horror stories of deals gone bad, uninformed or wicked sellers, day late and dollar short type things, etc.
Mine was an Ebay deal from He11 for which I still carry a non paying bidder remark behind my name.
Your Airstream is out there. And we're all rooting for you.
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These post are full of wisdom......and myrth! "Loose lips sink Airstreams".....now there's one I won't forget soon! Still laughing. Bill
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Keep lookin Mike, I believe that when something doesn't work out it wasn't meant to be. A deal better for you is out there waiting for you just be patient and don't let it get you down when a deal falls through.
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Mike, you will become so good at finding deals that your problem will be where to keep all the Airstreams and how to make a decision which one to take where.

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Old 05-13-2006, 09:23 AM   #13
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Mike,
I have a like-new 2005 30' SO Classic for sale due to health-related issues. You can see my ad on www.rvonline.com.
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See, there's another one. Opportunities will abound if you're patient and can walk away from a smelly deal. Its spring/early summer, its the best time of year to be looking.

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