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Old 07-16-2008, 07:09 AM   #15
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craftsman said "Sometimes old just means distrustful, suspicious and a little senile."

Umm - OUCH. That stung a bit ! You might want to take a look at Andy's post immediately prior to yours. "Sometimes" there are reasons.

Good reasons - younger folks might not always quite understand, yet.
I know - I was bullet proof, once. So much so that I let a full-blooded gypsy "New & Gently Used RV dealer" on the east side of I-45 in North Houston con me on a vintage Excella -"Why are you so worried? The clear title your so worried about is in my safe at home!!" - to the tune of a $9K loss. Sometimes old can also mean that "this ain't our first rodeo" too.
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Old 07-16-2008, 07:37 AM   #16
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Old people don't bother me too much. Personally I don't think people should run for the presidency until they are at least 65 years of age - but that's another thread topic for another time.
I would try to contact the owner and work out a plan so that you can hand them cash and they can hand the title over to you in person. Protect yourself!
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I would try to contact the owner and work out a plan so that you can hand them cash and they can hand the title over to you in person.
Bypass the middleman... You have the phone number for the actual owners, and know about when they will be back. If it's the traielr I saw in the classifieds, it's pretty clean, and would be worth the wait.
And don't feel like the Lone Ranger as far as not being trusted enough to take possession of a piece of equipment, even if you have cash in hand. I bought a boat once, that I had to send the previous owner pictures of every couple of months to show him I was taking care of it.
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craftsman said "Sometimes old just means distrustful, suspicious and a little senile."

"Sometimes" there are reasons.

Good reasons - younger folks might not always quite understand, yet.
I know - I was bullet proof, once. So much so that I let a full-blooded gypsy "New & Gently Used RV dealer" on the east side of I-45 in North Houston con me on a vintage Excella -"Why are you so worried? The clear title your so worried about is in my safe at home!!" - to the tune of a $9K loss. Sometimes old can also mean that "this ain't our first rodeo" too.
C'mon Whitsend
Would ya tell us more about this?
The rest of the story please.

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Old 07-16-2008, 01:00 PM   #20
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Sometimes old just means distrustful, suspicious and a little senile.

Gosh, I guess I'm getting old cause Craftsman's statement fits me.

I had my Airstream listed for sale, probably still do as some of these ad sites are progressive in nature, and got around 100 hits. No one was willing to come and see it before complaining about price, age, condition, etc - etc.
I got down right tired of hearing it over and over - Decided not to sell it - might turn it into a chicken coop. And ya know what, It might just be the sweetest little "250" still on the road. Gonna be some mighty lucky chickens.
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Sometimes old just means distrustful, suspicious and a little senile.

But then donít discount the old Greek proverb: Old age and treachery will overcome youth and skill.

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Janet, Thanks for the offer! Maybe I should hire you and Stephanie to close the deal. Bet they wouldn't give you guys the run-around. (I'd hide around the corner and watch!) This might work out for the best, anyway. There are a couple of very nice Holiday Ramblers that are newer, larger, and better for winter living available in the Vancouver area for the same or less $$$. I realize re-sale value would not be as good, but - - . Darol
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I got scamed by some YOUNG people once... 'course I was young then, also and didn't know any better.

Seems the "old folks" were trying to be careful not wanting to make any mistakes for their friends. I agree with Andy about when younger, you were able to recover more quickly. Financial dealings & mishaps could hurt but you had more time to rebound. Perhaps not so with these folks.

Reminds me of a George Carlin routine where he talks about age milestones. He said that those that are 90 & above have one thing in common with preadolescents... they measure age in half's.. Ask a 5 year old and they'll say with pride "I'm 5 & 1/2!". A 91 year old... "made it to 91 & 1/2!" (with the same amount of pride)
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Stop the train!! Didn't mean to start an age war - after all I'm 61. And it was NOT a matter of $$$ on their part. There was a new diesel pickup, another newer 29' WB Airstream in the yard, and boasts about an aluminum jet boat. No, it was a matter of selecting the "right" buyer and I wasn't it. I have nothing against getting older, although I probably won't have the chance what with lukimia lurking in my bones, but I would like to enjoy what's left with nice toys. I'll keep looking. Darol
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I am a SENIOR an I was taught to be open minded toward everyone. If I don't understand something rather than blow off a buyer you try to come to a resolution so everyone leaves happy. If you decide not to sell something tell them and why, you don't make lame excuses.
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Hope the two teachers from Florida don't make the trip and get the same treatment.

That would make your $75.00 and a lost day a drop in the bucket.
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