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Old 08-24-2009, 09:03 AM   #15
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They have a nice '48 Liner on their site, except the interior looks kind of gutted/empty.
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All of Airstreams on his website are listed as being in Charlotte North Carolina. However, each picture has a different background. Is he selling these or is he just a middleman?
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From Greg's site content, he does both. Here is the address to his home page Vintage Airstream Classifieds | New & Used Airstream Trailers For Sale It states you can run an ad on his site ($30 for 4 weeks listing, including up to 15 pictures) or he will buy your unit and resell it. I do not know whether he has any actual employees to do repair work or farms it all out. His restoration ad shows two different techs but we do not know if he has any owned facility or employees.
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Old 08-29-2009, 12:51 PM   #18
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Has anyone ever purchased a vintage Airstream from
vintage - airstream dot com ?

I'm looking for a fully restored 1960's model and I found one there that I like, except it is in NC, I am in Chicago. They advertise shipping anywhere in the World, does anyone have experience with purchasing and shipping long distance?

Thanks guys!
We're also in Chicago, lemmie know if you'd like to tour our '62 sometime. I bought ours from TrailerWorks, in South Carolina. A good buying experience, and my opinion is that if you don't know what you're looking at... crawling around underneath and kicking the tires all day does no good.

I made the decision largely on the good reputation of the seller rather than inspecting it first, and was pleased with what we found. It's always a blast to pick up one of these oldies and bring it home for the first time - we've done it twice - so enjoy the unexpected problems and quirks, and let me know if I can help with anything (happy to lend a hitch if you don't have one yet, for example.)
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From what I've seen, there's not a single post in this thread proving this guy is a scheister. Unless someone has a personal first-hand bad experience with Greg, that they would like to post, I could give a rat's flying snotball if the WBCCI has heartburn with him, or whether he was banned from this site, unless the Mods would like to expound on the reason he was banned.

His website looks professional to me, and his rigs look nice. The prices are a bit high, IMO, but if someone is willing to pay then more power to him. I don't know the guy from Adam, but the one thing I can't stand is speculation and he said/she said.

I could go on, but I'd probably get myself in trouble. Anyone care to post a first-hand experience?
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Old 08-29-2009, 01:41 PM   #20
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From what I've seen, there's not a single post in this thread proving this guy is a scheister. Unless someone has a personal first-hand bad experience with Greg, that they would like to post, I could give a rat's flying snotball if the WBCCI has heartburn with him, or whether he was banned from this site, unless the Mods would like to expound on the reason he was banned.

His website looks professional to me, and his rigs look nice. The prices are a bit high, IMO, but if someone is willing to pay then more power to him. I don't know the guy from Adam, but the one thing I can't stand is speculation and he said/she said.

I could go on, but I'd probably get myself in trouble. Anyone care to post a first-hand experience?
Thanks, Frederic!
I don't know Greg or his situation either, but I fully agree that too often I'm swayed by some pretty generic hearsay.

I find the Chikusho's email exchange and Tikiman's experience informative, whereas Tslanier's contribution is a bit too vague to be helpful, IMO.
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Old 08-29-2009, 04:47 PM   #21
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Too bad that a great Airstream refurbishing company has a link....marketing only....they are fine. Find an owner/seller and deal direct.
My understanding is that the restoration company no longer uses the marketing services of that website.

It is also my understanding that many of the trailers shown on the site have long been sold. It is helpful to keep those pictures up as a reference (Colonial Airstream does the same). But it would seem to be better to mark them as sold rather than give the impression that they are still available.

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IMHO, anyone who files an ethics grievance with the WBCCI is by definition "suspect".

That process as used within the WBCCI is used as a means to silence anyone who disagrees with incompetent management. In this most recent case, the means by which the WBCCI forum was acquired was described in very clear terms and Mr. Vintage complained about the light being shone in his direction.

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The thread is: "Ever bought from Vintage-Airstream.com?"
But reading this you would think it is "was Greg the grievance filler" or "is the WBCCI making a fool of it's self (AGAIN) by letting someone else manage it's forum"
Someone is looking to buy a trailer and they are considering Vintage-Airstream.com. Maybe politics could take a back seat for just one thread.
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I'm looking for a fully restored 1960's model and I found one there that I like, except it is in NC, I am in Chicago. They advertise shipping anywhere in the World, does anyone have experience with purchasing and shipping long distance?

Thanks guys!
Yes we have; and had it shipped to New Zealand. We are happy with our purchase, true to advertising but he left the manuals out before shipping and has refused to post them to us even though we offered to pay extra. My advice is to get him to arrange shipping for you as we arranged ours then the responsibility is still his until it reaches your door. We have found that this person will abdacate his responsonsibilities if given an opportunity but he does find and service top end vintage airstreams. Overall it wasn't a pleasant purchase experience but we are along way from the USA and you will have alot more control buying in your own country.
Just to add i offered to fly over and collect the manuals which were part of the package and he threatened to SHOOT me if i trespassed onto his property!
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Yes we have; and had it shipped to New Zealand.
Wow GEOTEC, an Airstream in NZ that sounds like a great combo! We were in NZ in May and stayed around Rotorua. I imagine NZ would be a great country to Airstream in!
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Personal character shows itself when no one is looking. Character matters when you are selecting people to do business with. Doing business with local people you know and they have a reason to believe you might do further business with them, helps you make good business decisions.
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Thumbs up You guys are the best.

I have to say all of you who contribute your time to help us newbies, are the greatest! Thank you for all you do! We still have not shot the dart but will this spring.
We have broadened our criteria, big time!

We have included late models also in our search!
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Please we have volunteers to check out trailers maybe you can find one here. also you must see it in person and check out that everything really works.
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