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Old 06-13-2014, 08:26 AM   #15
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Mary&Kent - Lin and I went through the same process you're going through. We "shopped" online from Jan.-April 2011. We looked here at the Classifieds, and on a site called RVTrader.com. We found one or two to go look at and settled on ours from a seller on RVTrader. We went to visit them with cash in hand. They turned out to be wonderful people who had maintained their / our Excella well. We love the Airstream experience. 39 states and 2 provinces so far.
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Mary&Kent - Lin and I went through the same process you're going through. We "shopped" online from Jan.-April 2011. We looked here at the Classifieds, and on a site called RVTrader.com. We found one or two to go look at and settled on ours from a seller on RVTrader. We went to visit them with cash in hand. They turned out to be wonderful people who had maintained their / our Excella well. We love the Airstream experience. 39 states and 2 provinces so far.
Thanks Greg & Lin ~ we will keep looking till we found our dream AS and will keep our eyes open
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Old 06-13-2014, 10:30 AM   #17
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HI Mary & Kent:

Welcome to the AS family....
After reading the different posts here there is no question this was a scam! I had a similar scam selling tractor in Whitehorse, till I asked if an RCMP buddy of mine in Whitehorse could come and look at it. All of a sudden tractor was not longer for sale!

As for your search for a Trailer. We purchased ours through Danny Quintero at Airstream Adventures in Seattle. He is a very good to work with and does a ton of sales into Canada. We found him to be very honest and he really wanted to make sure we knew everything about the unit we were interested in (even all the bad things) before we even went down to look at it. Danny and the Branch are very used to dealing with clients via long distance so you will not have an issue there.

It might be worth your while to call him and tell him what your looking for. If he hasn't got what you are looking for at least he can keep his ear to the ground. That's the nice thing about this dealership - they have a huge inventory in their 4 or 5 locations and will move units from one location to the other just to allow clients to look at them.

My guess would be the majority of AS units in Western Canada come from Airstream Adventures - at least the ones I know of mostly have!

Good Luck!

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Old 06-13-2014, 10:47 AM   #18
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Welcome guys! My wife and I are in the same boat. We're looking to purchase our first Airstream in the Fall around Oct. Right now we've got a lot of stuff to get rid of, like 3 vehicles and a house worth of stuff. You clearly don't need one more person telling you it sounds fishy from all the great replies here.

But I wanted to welcome you, and say good luck in your search! I'm sure you are filled with excitement. I feel like a kid who knows christmas is only 25 days away. I wish I could wave a wand and get to it already, lol. Lots of work to be done.

Enjoy the search. And welcome again.
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Old 06-13-2014, 10:48 AM   #19
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All kijiji ads have a "report ad" button on the top right corner. They do check up on ads and take down scams so it's worth spending the second it takes to report them.

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HI Mary & Kent:

Welcome to the AS family....
After reading the different posts here there is no question this was a scam! I had a similar scam selling tractor in Whitehorse, till I asked if an RCMP buddy of mine in Whitehorse could come and look at it. All of a sudden tractor was not longer for sale!

As for your search for a Trailer. We purchased ours through Danny Quintero at Airstream Adventures in Seattle. He is a very good to work with and does a ton of sales into Canada. We found him to be very honest and he really wanted to make sure we knew everything about the unit we were interested in (even all the bad things) before we even went down to look at it. Danny and the Branch are very used to dealing with clients via long distance so you will not have an issue there.

It might be worth your while to call him and tell him what your looking for. If he hasn't got what you are looking for at least he can keep his ear to the ground. That's the nice thing about this dealership - they have a huge inventory in their 4 or 5 locations and will move units from one location to the other just to allow clients to look at them.

My guess would be the majority of AS units in Western Canada come from Airstream Adventures - at least the ones I know of mostly have!

Good Luck!

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Hi Doug ~ thanks for the advice and i just tried to call AS NW asking for Danny but he is not working today and will try next week.

By the way, did you purchased a new one from him or a used one? may I ask how the discount/negotiate rate look like thanks in advance.

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Hi Andy:

Thank you for the reminder. By the time I went into Kijiji and search for this ad and was gone lol.....Did you did it ?
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Thank you for your warm welcome, yes I just feel like I am a kid and dreaming for my desire gift and look forward to Christmas and hoping the gift will be there under the Christmas tree with my name on it :0
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Hi Doug ~

By the way, did you purchased a new one from him or a used one? may I ask how the discount/negotiate rate look like thanks in advance.

Mary
We purchased a used Unit from them and were very happy with the deal and service we received. Tell Danny that the Barber's recommended him and he better live up the the billing....lol
Hope this helps

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Thanks Doug ~ definitely will use your name
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Hi Andy:

Thank you for the reminder. By the time I went into Kijiji and search for this ad and was gone lol.....Did you did it ?
No, I didů.. I can't stand scammers and if I can get them cheesed off that someone is reporting their crap, then good.

As far as I'm concerned any website selling any large ticket items should have some sort of verification process. The scammers are just pulling ads and pictures of the net and it's a free for all.

Again, never but never sent cash or money to anyone via Western Union or by mail for a deposit, even if the seller is screaming at you that someone else is pulling into the driveway to take YOUR trailer. All the scammer wants is the $500-1500 your sending as a deposit.
The scammer is counting on the amount being too low for you to overcome your embarrassment and phone police. They also know that being from another jurisdiction, the police will tell you it's a life lesson.

If we all follow the Golden Rule, "If it sounds too good to be true, then it's a scam" we wouldn't hear about these @$$h0le$ ever again.

Glad you weren't taken.

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Thanks Tony ~ I am treasure that I have been working at the Bank for the past 20 years which have a great sense of alert about fraud and scam. For sure with the Big $$$ of purchase I cannot afford anything goes wrong. Me & Kent will rather deal with the dealer that will be more safe

Really thankful for all the source in this forum.

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